Tenth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference (HPRC 2015), 44th Annual Conference on South Asia

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Tenth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference (HPRC 2015)
Nepal Study Center, University of New Mexico
A Focus on South Asian Countries

DATE: October 22, 2015

VENUE: 44th Annual Conference on South Asia, at the Madison Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin

The Nepal Study Center http://nepalstudycenter.unm.edu/index.htm is pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference, on October 22, 2015, in Madison, Wisconsin, to be held as part of the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia (October 22-25 2015). Participants in the HPRC 2015 will be required to register for the Annual Conference on South Asia. To register, please visit :http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/ and establish a unique login for your participation in the Preconference and full conference.

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), violent conflict and political processes, 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, climate change, bio-diversity, sustainable community development, public-private partnership in technology and investment, child labor, and many other issues.

Global South: Papers dealing with South-South cooperation, such as interaction among different regions of the world or among countries from different continents, would be particularly welcome.

Disaster Management: In the light of the recent earthquake event that damaged substantial numbers of life and property in South Asia, we also welcome research papers on policy related preparedness and management of natural disasters.

Poster Session: We also plan a poster session on promoting graduate and undergraduate research. We especially urge faculty to use this opportunity to showcase student research output, including field work of students under ‘study abroad’ programs.

The extended abstract submission deadline is June 30, 2015. We expect that the authors whose abstracts are accepted will confirm their participation by July 24 and submit a copy of their full paper for presentation by October 8, 2015.

For abstract submission guidelines, submission-related logistics, hotel accommodations, travels, past proceedings, and photos etc, please click here:


If you are accepted the Annual Conference on South Asia can provide a letter for your visa application. We will direct you to them once your submission to the HPRC 2015 has been confirmed.

Nepal Study Center Secretariat
1915 Roma Ave. NE, MSC 05 3060
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone: +1 (505) 277-5304

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
Sakib Mahmud, Department of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Superior
Shikha Silwal, Williams School of Commerce, Economics and Politics, Washington and Lee University
Prakash Adhikari, Department of Political Science, Central Michigan University

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