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> …

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February 13, 2018
By: Amanda Mei The Yale Himalaya Initiative is now an associate member of the Himalayan Universities Consortium (HUC) under the International Centre for Integrated Mountain...
December 3, 2017
By: Amanda Mei Conservationist Dekila Chungyalpa mobilizes communities to work on environmental projects in the Himalayas—with the help of religious leaders. Since Dekila...