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> …

For the Spring 2015 Seminar Series poster click here.  

News

February 10, 2015
Spanning thousands of miles, and connecting the great Asian powers of China and India, the Himalayan region is among the most ecologically and culturally diverse parts of...
March 25, 2014
The third Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies Conference was held at Yale University on 14 –16 March, 2014. The conference explored a range of ecological, social and...