THE HIMALAYAS 

GEOPOLITICS & ECOLOGY

OF MELTING MOUNTAINS

4 PANELS, 16 EXPERTS FROM 16 INSTITUTIONS

29th - 30th October 2020

#MeltingMountains

SPEAKERS

Kunda Dixit

Nepali Times/ NYUAD

Sophia Kalantzakos

NYU/ NYU Abu Dhabi

Dipak Gyawali

Former Minister,Water Resources, Nepal

Yifei Li

NYU Shanghai

Judith Shapiro

American University 

Dan Lewis

Huntington Library

Ruth Gamble

La Trobe University

Shailee Basnet

Mountaineer 

Alex Davis

The University of Western Australia

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Shen Hou

Renmin University

Brian Eyler

STIMSON Center

Jayanta Bandyopadhyay

Professor  (Retired ) IIM Calcutta

Bryan Tilt

Oregon State

University

Selina Ho

National University of Singapore

Charles Siebert

NYU Abu Dhabi

Alton Byers

INSTAAR

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

30 

Oct 

29 

Oct 

Day 2 

3:15pm - 4:45pm GST

The Himalayas: Hotspot of Geopolitics?

Panelists: Alex Davis, Dipak Gyawali, Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Ruth Gamble

Moderator: Sophia Kalantzakos

4:50pm - 5:35pm GST

Melting Glaciers, Lake Formation and Implications on the Himalayas

Keynote Speaker: Alton Byers

Moderator: Kunda Dixit

4:30pm - 5:30pm GST

The Non-Human Himalayas

Panelists: Charles Siebert, Dan Lewis, Shailee Basnet

Moderator: Shen Hou

6:00pm - 7:00pm GST

Contested Waters: China-India Environmental Politics on the Roof of the World

Panelists: Brian Eyler, Bryan Tilt, Judith Shapiro, Selina Ho

Moderator: Yifei Li

Day 1 

eARThumanities at NYU Abu Dhabi

@2020 Geopolitics & Ecology of Himalayan Water