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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April 26, 2018
Written by: Amanda Mei Program Director Alark Saxena has been accorded the 2018 Inspiring Yale Award. The Graduate and Professional Student Senate recognized Alark for his...
April 24, 2018
Written by: Amanda Mei Over the past decade, Prajjwal Panday has researched the complex interactions between land, water, human, and climate systems in the Hindu-Kush...