- May 19, 2016
- Posted by: soscbaha
Social Science Baha (SSB) is an independent, non-profit organisation set up with the objective of promoting and enhancing the study of and research in the social sciences in Nepal. Established on 1 January 2002 with the primary focus of starting a social science library, the SSB has since diversified its activities and taken up other activities as well, namely, i) hosting lectures, discussions, workshops, and conferences; ii) publishing books, occasional papers and journals; and iii) conducting research.
New Lecture Series established
Social Science Baha is pleased to announce the establishment of a trust fund with the donation of US$ 30,000 from Nanda Raj Shrestha, Professor of World Cultures and Resources at the School of Business and Industry at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The trust fund will support the Nanda R. and Pamela L. Shrestha Lecture Series: Honouring Nepal Scholars.
The Lecture Series will provide an opportunity for contemporary scholars to celebrate and extend the work of scholars in the social sciences, humanities and the arts, both Nepali and foreign, who have contributed to a better understanding of Nepal and Nepali society.
A geographer by training, Professor Shrestha is the author of the seminal book, Landlessness and Migration in Nepal (1990), among many other publications.