Lecture Series

As part of the Social Science Baha Lecture Series, the Baha has been providing a forum to local and visiting scholars to present their work and interact with the larger public in an open lecture format. The Lecture Series is a not a periodic event but rather is held whenever there is someone ready to make a presentation. The following are the lectures hosted by the Baha so far.

Note: Audio versions of lectures are available online from Lecture Series XXI onwards, and also available are abstracts from Lecture Series XI and later.

Lecture Series LXXIV—Peter H. Hansen: ‘Summits of Modern Man and Thresholds of Climate Change: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment’ Apr 23, 2014
Lecture Series LXXIII—Christophe Jaffrelot:‘The Crisis of Secularism in South Asia: Towards an Indo-Pakistani Convergence?’ Apr 21, 2014
Lecture Series LXXII—Philip Oldenburg: ‘The Judiciary as a Political Actor in Pakistan’ Mar 24, 2014
Lecture Series LXXI—Awadesh Coomar Sinha: ‘The Issue of Indian Nepalis’ Mar 19, 2014
Lecture Series LXX—Tristan Bruslé: ‘Is There Such a Thing as a Nepalese Diaspora?’ Mar 12, 2014
Lecture Series LXIX—Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya: ‘Self-Determination and Its Contestations: The Indian Experience’ Oct 28, 2013
Lecture Series LXVIII—William Ruger: ‘The Path to Prosperity for Developing Economies’ Aug 06, 2013
Lecture Series LXVII—Yasmin Khan: ‘India’s Second World War’ Apr 16, 2013
Lecture Series LXVI— Magnus Hatlebakk: ‘Agrarian Relations and Rural Poverty’ Mar 25, 2013
Lecture Series LXV— Gautama V. Vajracharya: ‘Revisiting the Concept of ‘Prana’ in Nepali and Indian Art’ Feb 28, 2013
Lecture Series LXIV—Johan Galtung: ‘Peace: Four Components’ Feb 14, 2013
Lecture Series LXIII—Mark Liechty: ‘‘Something Big and Glorious and Magnificently Insane’: Hippie Kathmandu’ Jan 09, 2013
Lecture Series LXII—Roger Jeffery: ‘Access to Appropriate Medicines: Challenges for Nepal’ Dec 20, 2012
Lecture Series LXI—Neil De Votta: ‘The Rise of China and Its Implications for Indo-Lanka Relations’ Dec 13, 2012
Lecture Series LX—John Whelpton: ‘Christianity and Nepali Society’ Dec 04, 2012
Lecture Series LIX—Barbara Nimri Aziz: ‘The Mystery of Shakti Yogmaya: Politics or Religion?’ Nov 02, 2012
Lecture Series LVIII—Mara Malagodi: ‘Kathmandu Journey: Sir Ivor Jennings in Nepal (28 March-24 April 1958)’ Jul 26, 2012
Lecture Series LVII—Rachel Stevens: ‘Nepal Diary: Reflections and Impressions’ Jul 05, 2012
Lecture Series LVI—Jeevan Raj Sharma: ‘Border Effects: Analytical Issues in Border Crossing’ May 29, 2012
Lecture Series LV—Nathalie E. Williams: ‘Migration during Armed Conflict: A New Look at Variability in Migration Decisions’ Apr 19, 2012