Save the date for the first Himalaya Program event of the 2017-18 academic year! Join us for a lecture by Deepak Thapa, director of the Social Science Baha research institute in Kathmandu, and a well-known political analyst and commentator.
Friday, September 15
Time: 5:30PM – 7:00PM
Location: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall, UBC
Nepal has been undergoing a political transition since the end of the Maoist conflict in 2006. Over 10 years later, a new constitution has been implemented and one of the three mandated elections to various levels of government has been complete. Dissension on the contours of federalisation is on the wane, and the country appears to be moving ahead. The talk will discuss whether this means if the transition is coming to an end, and what the contours of the Nepali state are likely to be in the future.
The talk will be followed by a reception.
This event is co-sponsored by the Himalaya Program, the Centre for India and South Asia Research, the Institute of Asian Research, the School of Public Policy & Global Affairs, and a SSHRC Partnership