Yale Himalaya Initiative

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Himalaya Initiative

The Yale Himalaya Initiative brings together faculty, students, and professionals across Yale University whose work focuses on the Himalayan regions of Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, and China, as well as the Tibetan cultural areas that traverse the borders of all those states.

We engage with the Himalaya as a significant transnational space for research and practice. Its location at the edges of the traditional area studies units of South, East, and Southeast Asia demands creative academic approaches.

We aim to create the first comprehensive, interdisciplinary University-led initiative in North America that explores the Himalaya as a transregional whole, while recognizing its ecological, social, and political diversity. <more> …


November 4, 2015
In response to the earthquakes in Nepal this spring, the Yale Himalaya Initiative began a collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (...
May 12, 2015
Yale Responds to Nepal Earthquake: ‘Our Commitment Will Continue’ In the days since a deadly 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, causing devastation across a 5...