Seventh Annual Himalayan Policy Research Conference (HPRC 2012)

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

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Special session:  South-South Cooperation and Development (South Asia, Africa, and Latin America)


DATE:  October 11, 2012

VENUE: The Madison Concourse Hotel, Wisconsin

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: July 10th, 2012; Final Paper Submission deadline: September 20th, 2012; Conference date: October 11, 2012. Visit conference webpage for details.)


Please visit  conference website for a simple step-by-step guideline (log-in procedure, uploading etc)
For any technical questions, contact NSC Secretariat: Naresh Nepal:

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Please direct your queries to:
Naresh Nepal
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
Global connectivity and policy research focus on SAARC nations
Department of Economics
MSC 05 3060
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001, USA
Ph:  505-277-5903/5304(w)
Fax: 505-277-9445;
Professor Alok K. Bohara <>
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