Reconnecting to the Himalaya: Connection and Conflict, A Roundtable Discussion with UBC Graduate Students

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This event is currently scheduled to happen in-person, and is subject to change depending on UBC and British Columbia health guidelines. Refreshments will be provided.

How do students from the Himalayan region reflect on their experience of knowledge acquisition and their changing positionalities in Western academia? Drawing on a wide range of perspectives from Anthropology, Journalism, and Environmental Studies, this roundtable explores how graduate students affiliated with the IAR Fellows Program and UBC Himalaya Program connect, disconnect and reconnect back to the region in the course of their studies, research and life beyond the university.

Through this roundtable, the panelists consider how both connectivity and disconnectivity help them reflect on their changing relations with the Himalaya itself, and not in a negative light, but rather understanding these ebbs and flows as inherent to the process of knowledge transmission and communication in a globalized world.

This event is co-sponsored by the UBC Himalaya Program and IAR Fellows Program.


  • Shaurya Kshatri: 1st year Master student, Journalism, Writing and Media; 2021-2022 IAR Fellow
  • Simone Rawal: 2nd year Masters Student, Resources, Environment and Sustainability; 2021-2022 IAR Fellow
  • Anudeep Dewan: 2nd Year PhD Student, Anthropology
  • Bendi Tso: 6th Year PhD Student, Anthropology; 2021-2022 IAR Fellow

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