Keynote Speaker, Panels And Sessions

Keynote Speaker:

Fragile and Unstable but Propitious: Challenges of Development Catch Up and Democratic Consolidation in Nepal

Dr. Swarnim Waglé: Chief Economic Advisor, UNDP Regional Bureau for Asia & the Pacific

Special Panels:

Panel I: Gender Based Violence Research and Practice in South and Southeast Asian Regions

Moderator: Dr. Nafisa Halim

Panel II: Asian Populations & Health

Moderator: Dr. Janani Thapa

Panel III: Covid-19

Moderator: Dr. Siobhan Yilmaz

Panel IV: Women & Entrepreneurship in South East Asia: Bridging the Gap

Moderator: Dr. Rimu Chaudhuri

Panel V: Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Women: Studies in India and Nepal

Moderator: Dr. Sreyasi Chakravarty

Panel VI: Undergraduate Research

Moderator: Dr. Soumyajit Chakraborty

Paper Sessions:

Session 1: Gender Studies

Moderator: Dr. Disha Shende

Session 2: Renewable Energy

Moderator: Dr. Samrat Kunwar

Session 3: Human Trafficking

Moderator: Dr. Mohammad Mashiur Rahman

Session 4: Environment & Natural Resources

Moderator: Dr. Sakib Mahmud

Session 5: Income & Health Inequality

Moderator: Dr. Vinish Shrestha

Session 6: Environment & Health

Moderator: Dr. Rajan Bishwakarma

Session 7: Finance, Trade & Econ. Development

Dr. Veeshan Rayamajhee

Session 8: Democratization, Conflict, & Post-Conflict Processes

Moderator: Dr. Prakash Adhikari


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Saturday, December 4th
12:00 AM

A Decade Long Maoist Insurgency and the Loss of Child Health in Nepal

Khusiman Pun, University of New Mexico
Kira M. Villa, University of New Mexico

12:00 AM

An Eight-Year Analysis of Child Labor Trafficking Cases in the United States: Exploring Characteristics, and Patterns of Child Labor Trafficking

Letsie Nthabiseng Claudia, Arizona State University
Bandak Lul, Arizona State University
Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Arizona State University

12:00 AM

An interdisciplinary approach to understanding water resources in the Jhikhu Khola catchment, Nepal

Ben Wilkins, University of Otago
Doug Hill Hill, University of Otago

12:00 AM

Biogas adoption in Nepal: drivers and challenges

Hari Katuwal, Tarleton State University

12:00 AM

Can Remittances Finance Clean Energy in Developing Countries? Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Gazi Hassan, Australian National University
Sakib Mahmud, University of Wisconsin- Superior

12:00 AM

Causes of socioeconomic inequality in Nepal: evidence from a panel study

Rajendra Dulal, Bloomsburg University
Shankar Ghimire, Western Illinois University
Kul Kapri, Rowan University

12:00 AM

Defending Polyandry and An Exploratory Note from Lachung Valley of Sikkim, India

Chakrabarti Anjan, University of North Bengal
Rimu Chaudhuri, Heritage Business School
Arindam Chatterjee, Chatterjee

12:00 AM

Diaspora’s Role in Nepal’s Development: Potential in the 2020’s

Ambika P. Adhikari, Arizona State University
Keshav Bhattarai, University of Central Mi

12:00 AM

Does rural out-migration influence forest product use and household participation in community forest management?

Rajesh Bista, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Conghe Song, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

12:00 AM

Effect of COVID 19 pandemic on Pharmaceutical Industry in terms of Inventory and Logistics Management

Basu Shubhabrata, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
Rimu Chaudhuri, Heritage Business School

12:00 AM

Gender, Inequality and Agency - The women’s narratives on claiming justice

Varsha Gyawali, Coventry University

12:00 AM

Household Debt and Female Labor-force Participation in India

Abhradeep Karmakar, University of New Mexico

12:00 AM

Human Trafficking in Manipur: A Study of Tribal & Nepalese Survivors

Niumai Ajailiu, University of Hyderabad

12:00 AM

India’s FDI to Nepal: Analysis of Trajectory, Nature, Causes, Outcomes

Dasgupta Nandita, University of Maryland Baltimore County

12:00 AM

Landslide Associated to Unplanned Road Construction – An Inevitable Problem in Nepal

Bhandari Medani, Gandaki University

12:00 AM

Natural Disaster and Assets Recovery: Empirical Evidence from Nepal’s Earthquake

Nirmal Kumar Raut, Central Department of Economics

12:00 AM

Nature of Health Insurance Demand in India

Purohit Brijesh C, Madras School of Economics

12:00 AM

Nepali Diasporas need different stand on global initiative for upscaling forest resource and ecological restoration

Bhubaneswor Dhakal, Christchurch Health and Development Study

12:00 AM

Public Preferences for Air Quality Improvement: Are More Exposed More Likely to Pay?

Khatiwada Niraj, University of New Mexico
Alok K. Bohara, University of New Mexico

12:00 AM

Relationship between Life Expectancy, GDP, and Public Health Expenditure in Bangladesh from 1974 to 2019: A Vector Autoregressive (VAR) Model

Naher Samsun, University of New Mexico
Md Atiqur Rahman, University of New Mexico

12:00 AM

Role of Women in Achieving Household Food Security in South Asia

Karkora Tejeswar

12:00 AM

Sexually Ambivalent Gorkha and Pink Migrations from North-East India

Anup Shekhar Chakraborty, Netaji Institute for Asian Studies

12:00 AM

State Capacity and Armed Civil Conflict: Evidence from a decade-long Civil War in Nepal

Nishant Yonzan, City University of New York

12:00 AM

Toilet as ‘mainland’ of institutions: A study of toilets in Tribhuvan University Clock Tower Building

Anisha Bhattarai, Social Science Baha
Giri Kiran, Buddha Subba Music HD Television

12:00 AM

Urban Water Security in the Darjeeling Himalaya, India

Chhetri Aashish Aashish, University of Calcutta
Lakpa Tamang, University of Calcutta

12:00 AM