|Seventh HPRC 2012 Announcement, Conference Details, and Coordinators
ANNOUNCEMENT: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Seventh Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference (HPRC 2012)
A focus on SAARC countries: South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation
Nepal Study Center, University of New Mexico
DATE: October 11, 2012
VENUE: The Madison Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin Madison
The Nepal Study Center is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference. The Conference will be held in Madison, Wisconsin at the University of Wisconsin’s 40th Annual Conference on South Asia ’s (October 11--14, 2012) -- pre-conference venue on October 11, 2012.
(Attention: We also encourage you to attend the Annual Conference on South Asia which begins on October 12th at the same venue. )
We invite you to send an abstract of your research, recently completed or in progress, in the field of development, democracy, governance, or environment. We consider these fields broadly as encompassing socio-economic growth (macro or sectoral), political transition, institutional development, governance and administrative reform, poverty and income distribution, education and health, regional development, gender and ethnicity, trade and remittances, aid and foreign direct investment, resource and environmental management, public-private partnership in technology and investment, child labor, and many other issues. The papers are expected to have important implications for public policy in one or more countries of the Himalayan region or South Asia.
SPECIAL SESSION: South-South Cooperation and Development
The conference will include a session on the wider issues of international development and sustainability, environment, and global health as part of NSC's initiative on Global South theme to foster exchange of knowledge on the low income economies from the three continents: South Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
The submission deadline is July 10, 2012.
FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
September 20th. Please attach a word document (not PDF), and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers accepted for presentation and delivered at the conference in person will be considered for publication at the Himalayan Research Papers Archive.
|FOR ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION METHOD, GUIDELINE, AND OTHER CONFERENCE VENUE AND TRAVEL DETAILS
Students (non-SAARC) $35.00;
SAARC Countries (currently working and/or residing) $25.00
Wednesday October 10th from 5:00PM - 6:30PM. Come and join us for a happy hour to meet with other participants and form linkages and network. Basic snacks will be provided by the NSC.
FOR CONFERENCE RELATED INQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT:
Nepal Study Center Secretariat
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
Alok K. Bohara, Professor, University of New Mexico
Vijaya R. Sharma, Department of Economics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jeffrey Drope, Department of Political Science, Marquette University
Mukti P. Upadhyay, Department of Economics, Eastern Illinois University
Jennifer Thacher, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico
Nepal Study Center, University of New Mexico
Department of Economics
MSC 05 3060
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA
Professor Alok K. Bohara <email@example.com>
Nepal Study Center: http://nepalstudycenter.unm.edu
Dr. Alok K. Bohara is a professor of economics at the University of New Mexico (UNM), and the founder of the Nepal Study Center at UNM. His research focus is in the areas of environment and development and their relationships with poverty and conflict. His is currently interested in looking at the ways of using the information communication technology (ICT) to alleviate poverty (health, education, and the environment). He is interested in undertaking initiatives to foster global scholarly connectivity to promote interactions among the scholars with policy research interest on the Himalayan region.
Dr. Mukti Upadhyay is a professor of economics at Eastern Illinois University. He specializes in development economics with a focus on macro and international aspects of development.
Dr. Vijaya R. Sharma., Faculty in the Economics Department of University of Colorado, worked from 1975 to 1990 in the field of industrial sector policy, planning, and programs in Nepal and was an active member of the task force to prepare the Seventh Five-Year Industrial Development Plan and the 1987, Industrial Policy.
||Dr. Jeffrey Drope, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Marquette University
Dr. Jennifer Thacher, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico. She specializes in environmental economics and empirical modeling and non-market valuation.