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Harvard South Asia InstituteĀ Nepal Studies Program



The South Asia Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the Nepal Studies Program, with generous support fromĀ Jeffrey M. Smith, who is a Principal Shareholder with the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. The 3-year program will focus on a different faculty-led topic of interest each year, and engage with scholars and practitioners both on the ground in Nepal and in Cambridge.

In the first year, starting in 2017, Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, will lead a study on earthquake preparedness, with events upcoming both in Kathmandu and Cambridge.