Social Science Baha announces the first Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya being organised in partnership with the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies and the Britain-Nepal Academic Council. The inaugural edition of the conference is being held at Hotel Shanker in Kathmandu from 18 to 22 July, 2012.
The 2012 conference is divided into three parts. The first three days, 18-20 July, 2012, will be devoted to Inequality and Affirmative Action: Situating Nepal in Global Debates. This part of the conference is by invitation only.
For the fourth day, 21 July, 2012, eight parallel panels will be organised where researchers will present papers on various social science disciplines and topics. Participation in this part of the conference is by pre-registration only.
The fifth and last day of the conference, 22 July, 2012, will be devoted to a morning session that will consist of a policy dialogue entitled Health and Nature: A Policy Dialogue on Ayurveda and Medicinal Plant Conservation.
Support for the conference has been received from Goldsmiths, University of London; Yale University; Social Inclusion Research Fund; Open Society Foundations and the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
For more information, visit the conference website.