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July 27, 2017 – Programs and Sessions with Time, Hall, Speakers and Panelists and Discussant
Day 1: 27 July (Wednesday)
SESSION 1: 9 – 11 am
Opening Remarks: Nirmal Man Tuladhar,
Social Science Baha
Opening Remarks: Katsuo Nawa, Nepal Academic Network (Japan)
Panel A1
Panel B1
Chair: Krishna Adhikari, BNAC
Discussant: Andrew Haxby, University of Michigan
Chair: Michael Hutt, School of African and Oriental Studies
Discussant: Swatahsiddha Sarkar, University of North Bengal
Sanjaya Mahato
PhD Candidate, Graduate School for Social Research (GSSR), Institute of Philosophy and Sociology – Polish Academic of Sciences (IFiSPAN)
Women and Competency in Electoral Competitions in the Nepalese Elections after 1990 Ajapa Sharma
Candidate for MPhil
in Modern Indian History, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Becoming Nepali: Projects of Self- Making in the Writings of Laxmiprasad Devkota, Balkrishna Sama and Bisweshwor Prasad Koirala
Thakur Prasad Bhatta
PhD Candidate, Kathmandu University, School of Education
Decentralised Planning in Nepal: Stakeholders’ Perspectives on District Development Plan Lokranjan Parajuli
Senior Researcher and Head, Publications, Martin Chautari 
Marx Supplants Manu: ‘Manifesto’ of an Activist in the Late Rana Nepal
Manoj Suji
Research Associate,
Social Science Baha
Micro-hydro as Common Property: An Analysis of Local Institution and Development Balram Uprety
Assistant Professor of English, St. Joseph’s College
“Aren’t we too wheels of this nation-chariot?”: Orature as an Alternative ‘Her-story’ of the Nation
BREAK: 11 – 11:30 am 
SESSION 2: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Panel A2
Panel B2
Chair: Katsuo Nawa, University of Tokyo
Discussant: Noah Coburn, Bennington College
Chair: Jeevan Baniya, Social Science Baha
Discussant: Ang Sanu Lama, Social Science Baha
Sujeet Karn
Social Science Baha
Jessica DiCarlo
Master of Development
University of California,
Berkeley (expected)
Katie Epstein
Masters of Arts in
Energy and Resources,
University of California, Berkeley (expected)
Bikash Adhikari
Forest Action Nepal
Krista Billingsley
Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, University of Tennessee
Rishikesh Pandey
School of Development and Social Engineering, Faculty of Social Sciences, Pokhara University
Kalyan Bhandari
Lecturer in Events, Hospitality and Tourism at the University of West of Scotland
LUNCH: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
SESSION 3: 2:30– 4:30 pm
Panel A3
Panel B3
Chair: Sambriddhi Kharel, Social Science Baha
Discussant: Ajapa Sharma, Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Norms and Forms of Development: Following Financial and Technical Assistance in The Health Sector in Nepal 
Chair: Jeevan R. Sharma, University of Edinburgh
Discussant: Deepak Thapa, Social Science Baha
Babika Khawas
Ph.D. Candidate,
Department of
University of North Bengal
Shiva Raj Adhikari
Associate Professor, Tribhuvan University
Rajen Upadhyay
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Namchi Government College
Radha Adhikari 
Research Fellow, School
of Health in Social
Science, University of
Obindra Bahadur Chand
Research Associate,
Social Science Baha
Swatahasiddha Sarkar
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of North Bengal
Linguistic Situation in Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalayas: Interstices between Identity, Difference and Belongingness Kapil Dahal
Lecturer, Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology, Tribhuvan University
Ian Harper
Professor of Anthropology of Health and Development, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
Sushil Baral
Health Research and Social Development Forum (HERD)
Rekha Khatri
Independent Researcher
The Global Fund in Nepal
Open Panel: 5 pm (Public Session)
Academic Journal Publishing in and about Nepal: Some ReflectionsModerator
Janak Rai,
Tribhuvan University

Pratyoush Onta, Editor, Studies in Nepali History and Society
Man Bahadur Khatri, Editor, Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
Heather Hindman, President, Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, publisher of Himalaya
 Michael Hutt, Contributing Editor, European Bulletin of Himalayan Research