The 13th session of Bhutan Dialogue was held on 13 December 2018 with Dorji Dhradhul as the guest speaker.
Dorji Dhradhul, the Dzongda (Governer) of Gasa Dzongkhag since April 2015, is a writer, a Desuup (Guardian of Peace) and a social worker among other things in his professional career that spans over 20 years.
He completed his Masters of Science (Agriculture Extension) from the University of Reading, United Kingdom and studied at Peridiniya University in Sri Lanka for his undergraduate studies in Baclelor of Science (Agriculture). He has worked at various capacities in areas of agriculture research, policy and development. agriculture marketing and cooperatives before he was appointed as the Gasa Dzongda in 2015.
He is also a writer and has published numerous articles in Kuensel and research papers. He also authored ‘Escapades Awakenings’ – a novel that presents a uniquely different take on life in Bhutan, moving beyond the clichéd descriptions and traditional tales to lift the veil of misty romanticism and offer a glimpse into the stark realities of its society.