Social Science Baha

25 July: Panel Presentations

Day 2: 25 July (Thursday)

Panel 4
9 – 11 am

Chair: Sudhindra Sharma, Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Analysts

Sudeep Jana Thing
PhD Candidate, Faculty of Humanities at Curtin University, Western Australia
Politics of Conservation and Space: National Park and Sonaha Ethnic Minorities
Soma Kumari Rana
Programme Officer (GESI), SSMP/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Nepal
Shiva Kumar Shrestha
Senior Programme Officer, SSMP/HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Nepal
Decentralising the Farmer-to-Farmer Extension Approach to the Local Level: Challenges and Opportunities
Christopher Butler
PhD candidate, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Water Unites, Water Divides: Resistance to the West Seti and Upper Karnali Dams in Nepal

Discussant: Christie Lai Ming Lam, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University

BREAK: 11 am – 11:30 am


Panel 5
11:30 am – 1 pm

Chair: David Gellner, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oxford

Gérard Toffin
Senior Researcher, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Paris
Caste in Contemporary Nepal: Hierarchy and Equality
Kanako Nakagawa
Research Assistant, Institution for Advanced Social Research, Kwansei Gakuin University
Cultural Politics in the Markets: A Case from Inter-Caste Negotiations at Meat Business in Kathmandu
Ajaya N Mali
Tutor, Nepā School of Social Sciences and Humanities
The Newar Town and the Festival

Discussant: Sujeet K Karn, Department of Social Sciences, University of Hull

LUNCH: 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Panel 6
2:30 – 4 pm

Chair: Mahendra Lawoti, Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University

Khem Raj Shreesh

Sudhindra Sharma
Executive Director, Interdisciplinary Analysts
Paul Collier and Nepal’s Prospects for Coming Out of the Conflict Trap
Sujeet K Karn
Department of Social Sciences, University of Hull
‘Grief Arising Out of Violent Death is Like Swallowing a Hot Chilli’: A Nepali Case

Discussant: Mara Malagodi, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

BREAK: 4 – 5 pm

5 – 6:30 pm

Moderator: Hira Vishwakarma, Executive President, Dalit Studies and Development Centre

Mahendra Lawoti
Professor, Department of Political Science, Western Michigan University
Democracy in Trouble? Political Elite’s Attitude and Behaviour and Regime Instability in Nepal