Tenth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference

Organized by the Nepal Study Center, UNM

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Capitol Ballroom A

Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30am   Welcome

8:30 – 11:00am   Session 1: Education and Health Issues
Chair: Ishwar Chandra Awasthi, Giri Institute of Development Studies, India
  1. Schooling infrastructure and education outcomes in Nepal
    Vinish Shrestha, Emory University, USA
  2. Emerging from the darkness: The effect of school construction on educational and health outcomes in Nepal
    Vinish Shrestha, Emory University, USA
  3. Parents’ decision-making on the consumption of private tutoring of private and public school going children: A game theoretic approach
    Sakib Mahmud and Tanzeem Iqbal Ali, University of Wisconsin-Superior, USA.
  4. How do household conditions affect children’s educational attainment: The case of Bangladesh.
    Nusrat Farah and Mukti Upadhyay, Eastern Illinois University, USA
  5. The impact of domestic violence on health outcomes: A survey of Nepal
    Soumi Chowdhury, Alok Bohara & Brady Horn, University of New Mexico, USA
  6. Low-skilled migration and educational investment in Nepal
    Rashesh Shrestha, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
Discussants (The number shown within parentheses below is the serial number of the paper in the above list): TBD

11:00 – 12:30pm   Session 2: Democracy, Inequality and Conflict Issues
Chair: Mahendra Lama, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

  1. Bringing new divisions, creating alternative distances: Democratization project in contemporary Bhutan
    Mari Miyamoto, University of London, UK
  2. Inequality and conflict in Nepal revisited
    Ravi Bhandari, Saint Mary's College, USA
  3. Importance of land and water to the culture of First Nation: A study of the Chilcotin First Nation
    Tashi Sherpa, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Discussants (Number within parentheses is the serial number of the paper in the above list): TBD

12:30 – 2:00pm   Nepal Study Center Presentation & Lunch Break

2:00 – 5:00pm   Session 3: Climate Change and Disaster Management
Chair: Sakib Mahmud, University of Wisconsin-Superior, USA

  1. Disaster management in mountain economy – A case of Uttarakhand State of India
    Ishwar Chandra Awasthi, Giri Institute of Development Studies, India
  2. Comparing impacts of man-made and natural disasters in Nepal
    Naresh Nepal and Prakash Adhikari, University of New Mexico and Central Michigan University ,USA
  3. Relief, distributive justice and examples of a small initiative
    Ramraja Thapa, Spokesperson, Samajbadi Janata Party, Nepal
  4. Archiving the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
    Sarah Calhoun and Gary Hausman, Yale University and Columbia University, USA
  5. Aiding the distressed compatriots: Scope, impacts and potential of support activities by Nepali diaspora community post-Nepal earthquake 2015
    Pradip Thapa, Everest International School, Japan
  6. Adaptation to climate change in Nepal: The state of institutions, governance and policy
    Sunil Tankha, Institute of Social Studies Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  7. Assessing the impact of climate change on farmland values
    Samrat Kunwar, University of New Mexico, USA
Discussants (Number within parentheses is the serial number of the paper in the above list): TBD

5:00 – 6:00pm   Session 4: Trade and Migration
Chair: Mukti Upadhyaya, Eastern Illinois University, USA

  1. A move beyond breadwinning: Men’s friendships after migration
    Sarita Fae Jarmack, Independent Researcher, Germany
  2. Trade routes in Himalayan Regions: South Asia-China cooperation-integration context
    Mahendra Lama, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Discussants (Number within parentheses is the serial number of the paper in the above list): TBD

Conference ends at 6:00 p.m.