Asian Symposium: Nepal and Himalayan Geographies: Driving the debate on sustainability, disaster and infrastructure SESSION 1

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Asian Geography Specialty Group, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, Development Geographies Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: 8212, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Galen Murton, Katharine Rankin
Chairs: Galen Murton

Call for Submissions

The Nepal and Himalayan Geographies paper panels are sponsored by The Asian Geography Specialty Group (AGSG) as part of its two-day symposium, "Highlighting Asian Geographies." The symposium as a whole will highlight Asia's importance in the 21st century, inter-regional connections within and outside Asia, and cross-disciplinary and cross-scalar approaches to understanding the region.


Geographers of Nepal and the Himalaya have been convening informally at AAG over the past two years to discuss common points of interest across different geographic subfields (physical geography, human geography, human-environment, GIS). The related themes of sustainability, disaster and infrastructure have emerged as both shared research interests for geographers of Nepal and the Himalaya, as well as key questions of global concern that can benefit from Himalayan perspectives.

The Nepal and Himalayan Geographies group invites proposals for short papers that stake out research directions and critical questions in Nepal and Himalayan geography at the interface of sustainability, disaster and infrastructure. Papers should clarify how critical conversations on Himalayan worlds can furnish insights on these key themes that will be of interest to wider communities of geographic scholarship.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Parveen Chhetri*, California State University Dominguez Hills, How treelines from the Nepal Himalaya are responding to climate change? 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Rajesh Bista*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Conghe Song, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Crop Raiding from Community Forestry to Agriculture in the Mid Hills of Nepal: Implications to Community Forestry Sustainability 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Dhananjaya Katju*, Texas A&M University, An unquiet countryside: Power networks, legislation, institutions, and environmental governance in the Manas Tiger Reserve (Assam, India) 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Rajiv Ghimire*, School for Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Netra Chhetri, School for Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University, Translation of Climate Smart Agriculture from global narratives to local realities: Lessons from Nepal Himalayas 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Milan Shrestha*, Arizona State University, Alton Byers, University of Colorado, Boulder, Glacial Floods, Infrastructures, and Sustainability in the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park and Buffer Zone, Nepal 20 9:20 AM

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