Social Science Baha
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Day 2: 23 July

Date: 23 July

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2015

Social Science Baha organised The Fourth Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya in partnership with Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic CouncilCentre for Himalayan Studies-CNRS.

Day 2: 23 July (Thursday)
SESSION 5: 9 – 10:30 am
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A5
Nepal in Transformation: Changing Women’s Roles and Responsibilities
Panel B5
Societal Conflict and Post-Conflict Trends
Chair: Meena Poudel
Policy and Programme Advisor, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Chair: Jeevan Raj Sharma
Lecturer in South Asia and International Development, University of Edinburgh
Meena Acharya
Senior Advisor
SAHAVAGI
Prakash Bhattarai
PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Madhuri Rana Singh
Visiting Faculty, Department of Conflict Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University
Prabin Nanicha
Shrestha
MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University
Binda Pandey
Deputy Member of ILO Governing Body from Workers’ Group
Sandeep Basnyat
PhD student, Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand
BREAK: 10:30 – 11:00 am
SESSION 6: 11:00 am – 12.30 pm
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A6
Cultural Investigations and Politics
Panel B6
Land and Politics in Nepal: Anthropological Investigations
Chair: Hari Sharma
Social Science Baha
Chair: Katharine Rankin
Professor of Geography, University of Toronto
Ramawatar Yadav
Former Vice-Chancellor, Purbanchal University, Nepal
Jacob Rinck
Doctoral Student, Socio-cultural Anthropology, Yale University
Gerard Toffin
Distinguished Emeritus Director of Research, CNRS, Paris
Sujit Shrestha
Emory University, USA
Anne Mocko
Assistant Professor, Concordia College
Amy Leigh Johnson
Doctoral Student, Anthropology, Forestry and Environmental  Studies, Yale University
LUNCH BREAK: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
SESSION 7: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A7
Investigating Technology-Society Links in Nepal: An Eclectic Proposition
Panel B7
Identity Politics: Old and New
Chair: Yogesh Raj
Martin Chautari
Chair: Sambriddhi Kharel
Social Science Baha
Birat Ghimire
Universal Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd
Sambeg Panthi
Pokhara University
Shyam Krishna Shrestha
Consultant Country Coordinator, Terre des hommes Germany Southasia Program
Anita Shrestha
PhD Scholar, Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Nischal Regmi
Martin Chautari
Shailesh B. Pandey
Senior Researcher, Martin Chautari
Krishna P. Adhikari
Research Fellow,
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford
David Gellner
Chair, Britain-Nepal Academic Council
Harsha Man Maharjan
Researcher, Media Research Unit, Martin Chautari
Kumar Khadka
PhD Student, International Conflict Management Program, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
BREAK: 3 – 3:30 pm
SESSION 8: 3:30 – 5:00 pm
HALL A
HALL B
Panel A8
Citizen and the State
Panel B8
Engaging with Higher Education Reforms in Nepal
Chair: Mahendra Lawoti
Professor of Political Science,
Western Michigan University
Chair: Tanka Subba
Vice-Chancellor, Sikkim University
Prapanna Maskey
Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
Pramod Bhatta
Director of Research, Education Research Unit, Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
Khem Shreesh,
Sanjay Sharma &
Rooja Bajracharya
Independent Researchers
Devendra Uprety,
Pratyoush Onta,
Lokranjan Parajuli
Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
Pawan Kumar Sen
Interdisciplinary Analysts,
Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur
Pratyoush Onta,
Krishna Adhikari,
Lokranjan Parajuli,
Devendra Uprety
Martin Chautari, Kathmandu
Ramesh Rai
Tribhuvan University
BREAK: 5-5:30 pm
PUBLIC PANEL SESSION: 5:30 pm
HALL B
Panelists:
Bhaskar Gautam
Martin Chautari
Mallika Shakya
South Asian University
Austin Lord
Cornell University
Jeevan Baniya
Social Science Baha
Earthquake 2015 and Social Scientists: Reflections from the Field and Afar
Moderator:  David Gellner, University of Oxford
This panel discussion was partially supported by The Asia Foundation