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Nepal Studies Initiative Launches!

March 13, 2015


The South Asia Center at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies is pleased to announce the launch of the University of Washington Nepal Studies Initiative, funded in part by a Title VI US Department of Education National Resource Center grant.

The Nepal Studies Initiative serves as an academic home for Nepal studies, and a base for students, faculty, professionals, and community members in the Pacific Northwest with scholarly ties to and interest in Nepal. Originally called the UW Nepal Group, the Initiative was formed in 2013 in response to a critical mass of students and faculty from an impressive range of disciplines and departments with a collective desire to make Nepal a more prominent part of South Asia studies, and the broader UW community in general.

The UW Nepal Studies Initiative seeks to foster inclusive engagement with scholars, student groups (such as the UW Nepalese Student Association), and other Nepal and Himalayan studies centers as we further develop our programs. Please do reach out to us to share your ideas and interests; and please join us in planning next steps as we deepen existing connections between the UW and Nepal.