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Lectures on the Current Situation in NepalJune 09, 2005
Public joint lecture organized by the Britain-Nepal Academic Council
Human Rights: The Current Situation in Nepal
President, NGO Federation Nepal
Democracy Derailed: What Next for Nepal?
Reader in Political Science, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
SOAS Vernon Square campus V211, 6 p.m.
(off Penton Rise, near King’s Cross and Angel tube stations:
See http://www.soas.ac.uk/contact/location.cfm?navid=1110 for map)
Thursday June 9th 2005
Arjun Karki is President of the NGO Federation Nepal and of the NGO, Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN). He received his PhD, entitled ‘The Politics of Poverty and Movements from Below in Nepal’, from the School of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia in 2002. It included analyses of the bonded labour (kamaiya) question, of land rights movements, and of the Maoist insurgency. He has edited (with D. Seddon) The People’s War: Left Perspectives (Adroit, 2003) and (with B. Bhattarai) Whose War? Economic and Socio-Cultural Impacts of Nepal’s Maoist-Government Conflict NGO Federation of Nepal, 2003).
Krishna Hachhethu is Reader in Political Science associated with the Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS), Tribhuvan University. He is the author of Party Building in Nepal: Organization, Leadership and People (Mandala, 2002) and State of Democracy in Nepal (SDSA/N and International IDEA, 2004), and the co-author of Leadership in Nepal (Adroit, 2001), Women and Governance: Re-imagining the State from Gender Perspective (Nepal Chapter) (S2, 2002), and Nepal: Local Leadership and Governance (Adroit, 2004). He has contributed articles to several academic books and journals published in Nepal and abroad. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, thanks to the EU Asialink Programme MIDEA (The (Micro)Politics of Democratisation: European-South Asian Exchanges on Governance, Conflict and Civic Action).