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Prof. Dr. Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director - KSL

Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula served as the Attorney General of Nepal with sparkling notice of the society in 2012. He served the Government of Nepal as a Convenor of the High-Level Taskforce Reforming the Security Agencies of Nepal (Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department) in 2009. He is currently teaching as a professor of legal philosophy, international law and criminal justice at Kathmandu School of Law. He has been a visiting professor of several universities in South Asia as well as China also a recipient of several awards, including SAARC Law Scholar Award in 2012 from Madhava Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy & Society of Indian Law Firms for outstanding Contribution to the development of Legal Education in Nepal, and the Grand Forum of the Most Honourable Jurist from Renmin University of China Law School, in 2014, for recognition of his outstanding lecture on Asian Version of International and as an outstanding Asian legal academic. He has authored several books of which Jurisprudence: The Legal Philosophy with Special Reference to Oriental Laws was awarded by the Bar Council of Nepal as the Best Book of 2012 and had been prized with 75000 by Nepal Lawyers Club and Shanker Lal Kedia Foundation in 2016.

Prof. Dr. Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director - KSL

Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula served as the Attorney General of Nepal with sparkling notice of the society in 2012. He served the Government of Nepal as a Convenor of the High-Level Taskforce Reforming the Security Agencies of Nepal (Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department) in 2009. He is currently teaching as a professor of legal philosophy, international law and criminal justice at Kathmandu School of Law. He has been a visiting professor of several universities in South Asia as well as China also a recipient of several awards, including SAARC Law Scholar Award in 2012 from Madhava Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy & Society of Indian Law Firms for outstanding Contribution to the development of Legal Education in Nepal, and the Grand Forum of the Most Honourable Jurist from Renmin University of China Law School, in 2014, for recognition of his outstanding lecture on Asian Version of International and as an outstanding Asian legal academic. He has authored several books of which Jurisprudence: The Legal Philosophy with Special Reference to Oriental Laws was awarded by the Bar Council of Nepal as the Best Book of 2012 and had been prized with 75000 by Nepal Lawyers Club and Shanker Lal Kedia Foundation in 2016.

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Prof. Geeta PathakProf. In-Charge (ILRSC) -KSL

Prof. Geeta Pathak is a Professor of Law at Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University. She has her LL.M in Human Rights from University of Hong Kong in 2001. She did her Law degree from Nepal Law Campus. Her teaching profession started from 2001. She served as Head of Department, LL.M program in 2001, Member of South Asian Law Schools’ Forum for Human Rights (SALS Forum), Member of Supreme Court of Nepal Bar Association; Secretary of Comparative Law, Nepal Bar Association. She is also the Coordinator of Master of Human Rights and Democratization Program (MHRD) Asia Pacific Region, which is a joint collaboration between University of Sydney, Kathmandu School of Law and other renowned universities in the region. She is also Chair of Human Rights-Based Access to Justice consortium. (HRBA2J). She is visiting faculty of MHRD intensive program at Sydney. She has also served as Director of Centre for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd). She is also regular coordinator of South Asian Teaching Session of Humanitarian Law (SATS), which is a joint collaboration between ICRC and Kathmandu School of Law. She has been contributing as a resource person for the Embassies such as Denmark, Switzerland and Norway in Nepal. Her research expertise is on Human Rights, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Law. She is the residential resource person for ESDR since the first residential school in 2005.

Prof. Geeta PathakProf. In-Charge (ILRSC) -KSL

Prof. Geeta Pathak is a Professor of Law at Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University. She has her LL.M in Human Rights from University of Hong Kong in 2001. She did her Law degree from Nepal Law Campus. Her teaching profession started from 2001. She served as Head of Department, LL.M program in 2001, Member of South Asian Law Schools’ Forum for Human Rights (SALS Forum), Member of Supreme Court of Nepal Bar Association; Secretary of Comparative Law, Nepal Bar Association. She is also the Coordinator of Master of Human Rights and Democratization Program (MHRD) Asia Pacific Region, which is a joint collaboration between University of Sydney, Kathmandu School of Law and other renowned universities in the region. She is also Chair of Human Rights-Based Access to Justice consortium. (HRBA2J). She is visiting faculty of MHRD intensive program at Sydney. She has also served as Director of Centre for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd). She is also regular coordinator of South Asian Teaching Session of Humanitarian Law (SATS), which is a joint collaboration between ICRC and Kathmandu School of Law. She has been contributing as a resource person for the Embassies such as Denmark, Switzerland and Norway in Nepal. Her research expertise is on Human Rights, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Law. She is the residential resource person for ESDR since the first residential school in 2005.

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Prof. Krishna Prasad OliMember - National Planning Commission

Prof. Krishna Prasad Oli, based in Nepal and China. After studying Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental law, Biology, Philosophy and Geography, Krishna pursued a career in academia and conservation organizations. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Social Development and Western China Development Studies in Sichuan University in China and at Asian Study Centre in Xizang Minzu University, Xianyang, China. He is also a visiting professor at Kathmandu School of Law and Department of Environment at Tribhuwan University and Adjunct faculty at Akamai University, USA, Hawaii.

Prof. Krishna Prasad OliMember - National Planning Commission

Prof. Krishna Prasad Oli, based in Nepal and China. After studying Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental law, Biology, Philosophy and Geography, Krishna pursued a career in academia and conservation organizations. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Social Development and Western China Development Studies in Sichuan University in China and at Asian Study Centre in Xizang Minzu University, Xianyang, China. He is also a visiting professor at Kathmandu School of Law and Department of Environment at Tribhuwan University and Adjunct faculty at Akamai University, USA, Hawaii.

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Dr. Chen XiaochenDirector - International Studies Department of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China

Dr. Chen Xiaochen is also a researcher with Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). Graduating from Peking University in International Relations, he once served as a senior journalist of comments at China Business News (CBN), a leading Prg financial daily in China. He co-founded China Institute for Strategy of CBN, then served as the Director Assistant of CBN Institute. He was appointed as Acting Deputy Director in Oct. 2014. He joined Chongyang Institute in March 2015 where he is mainly responsible for studies on global governance and the Land and Maritime Silk Road initiatives.Mr. Chen is the author of two books: U.S. Rebalancing at the Next Stage and This Road for Africa. He is also a frequent columnist and interviewee in the media.

Dr. Chen XiaochenDirector - International Studies Department of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China

Dr. Chen Xiaochen is also a researcher with Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). Graduating from Peking University in International Relations, he once served as a senior journalist of comments at China Business News (CBN), a leading Prg financial daily in China. He co-founded China Institute for Strategy of CBN, then served as the Director Assistant of CBN Institute. He was appointed as Acting Deputy Director in Oct. 2014. He joined Chongyang Institute in March 2015 where he is mainly responsible for studies on global governance and the Land and Maritime Silk Road initiatives.Mr. Chen is the author of two books: U.S. Rebalancing at the Next Stage and This Road for Africa. He is also a frequent columnist and interviewee in the media.

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Prof. Dr. Arun GuptoPrincipal - Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto, is the founding member and principal of the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, Nepal. Before this, he was a professor of English at Tribhuvan University. His areas of study are literary theory, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies, and his current research is on South Asian art and religion, culminating in a documentary project entitled ‘The Art of the Lake’. He speaks fluent English, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, and Awadhi. He obtained Ph. D. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1998, M.A. in English Literature from Drew University, NJ, USA, in 1994, M.A. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University in 1984, Post-Grad Diploma in French from University of Calcutta, India, in 1980, and B.A. in English and Political Science from St. Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur, India, in 1976.

Prof. Dr. Arun GuptoPrincipal - Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto, is the founding member and principal of the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, Nepal. Before this, he was a professor of English at Tribhuvan University. His areas of study are literary theory, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies, and his current research is on South Asian art and religion, culminating in a documentary project entitled ‘The Art of the Lake’. He speaks fluent English, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, and Awadhi. He obtained Ph. D. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1998, M.A. in English Literature from Drew University, NJ, USA, in 1994, M.A. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University in 1984, Post-Grad Diploma in French from University of Calcutta, India, in 1980, and B.A. in English and Political Science from St. Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur, India, in 1976.

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Prof. Dr. Mizanur RahmanFormer Chairman - National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman Professor and former Chairman of Law, University of Dhaka. Dr. Rahman is also a pioneer in curriculum designing and introduction of Clinical Legal Education in Bangladesh and a pioneer of Street Law in Bangladesh. He has been acclaimed as one of the Best Human Rights educationists in Bangladesh by advocates-participants of the Human Rights Training Programme for Lawyers (offered by the Bangladesh Bar Council). He received of the ‘Best Law Teacher in South Asia’ Award in 2010. He is also the former consultant to UNICEF, ILO, UNDP, The World Bank, etc.

Prof. Dr. Mizanur RahmanFormer Chairman - National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Bangladesh

Prof. Dr. Mizanur Rahman Professor and former Chairman of Law, University of Dhaka. Dr. Rahman is also a pioneer in curriculum designing and introduction of Clinical Legal Education in Bangladesh and a pioneer of Street Law in Bangladesh. He has been acclaimed as one of the Best Human Rights educationists in Bangladesh by advocates-participants of the Human Rights Training Programme for Lawyers (offered by the Bangladesh Bar Council). He received of the ‘Best Law Teacher in South Asia’ Award in 2010. He is also the former consultant to UNICEF, ILO, UNDP, The World Bank, etc.

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International Conference - Asian Association of Law Professors

Participants from The Kathmandu Dialogue will automatically be registered for the participation in the First International Conference on
Realising Asian Century: Understanding International Law & Governance
conducted by Asian Association of Law Professors (AALP).

Date of the Conference: 9th – 10th July 2019

Details for participation in the conference for Kathmandu Dialogue delegates will be provided along with the acceptance letter.

  • Day 1 01 July 2019
  • Day 2 02 July 2019 Theme: Asian Approach to International Relations and International Law
  • Day 3 03 July 2019 Theme: Politics, Linguistics and Communications in Asia
  • Day 4 04 July 2019 Theme: Philosophy and Religion in Asia
  • Day 5 05 July 2019 Contemporary Issues in Asia
  • Day 6 06 July 2019
  • Day 7 07 July 2019 Investment and Foreign Aid
  • Day 8 08 July 2019
  • Hall A
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMInauguration Session By Mamta SiwakotiProgram Officer

Inauguration Session of The Kathmandu Dialogue 2019

Distribution of Kits
12:00 PM - 01:00 PMDistribution of Kits By Organizers
Lunch Break
01:00 PM - 02:00 PMLunch Break
Cultural Reception
05:00 PM - 08:00 PMCultural Reception By Organizers

Cultural Reception

  • Hall A
Breakfast
Breakfast
Asian Approach to International Relations and International Law
08:00 AM - 10:30 PMAsian Approach to International Relations and International Law By Prof. (Dr.)Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director and Principal, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMIs this an Asian Century?
Entangling the Asian Century Conundrum
10:15 AM - 12:45 PMEntangling the Asian Century Conundrum By Ravi Prakash VyasAssistant Professor, Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal
Is International Law International?
02:15 PM - 04:00 PMIs International Law International? By Panel Session
Participants will prepare a regional framework which might work in connection of South Asia and China
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMParticipants will prepare a regional framework which might work in connection of South Asia and China By Mr. Ravi Prakash Vyas
  • Hall A
Breakfast
Breakfast
Politics and Language
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMPolitics and Language By Gaurab K.C & Pranab KharelAssistant Professor, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal.
Regional Organisations and Mechanisms
11:00 AM - 01:00 PMRegional Organisations and Mechanisms By Panel Chair: Prof. (Dr.) Khadga K.CProfessor at Tribhuvan University
Variance in styles of democracy in Asia
02:00 PM - 04:00 PMVariance in styles of democracy in Asia By Prof. (Dr.)Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director and Principal, Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal
Study Time
05:30 PM - 07:30 PMStudy Time
  • Hall A
Breakfast
Breakfast
Renaissance reformation vis-a-vis Orientalism / Colonialism vis-a-vis Religion and Culture
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMRenaissance reformation vis-a-vis Orientalism / Colonialism vis-a-vis Religion and Culture By Prof. (Dr.) Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director and Principal, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Socratic Dialogue: Debate and Dialogue between Teacher and Students on Asian and other Philosophies
11:00 AM - 01:00 PMSocratic Dialogue: Debate and Dialogue between Teacher and Students on Asian and other Philosophies By Prof.Dr.Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director and Principal, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Panel Discussion  on Religion in Asia (Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity)
02:00 PM - 04:00 PMPanel Discussion on Religion in Asia (Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity) By Dr. Purvo Santro, Muhammad Amir Rana
Case Study Presentation- Juxtaposing Religion and International Law- Legality of Nuclear Weapons case, Justice Weeramantry’s Dissenting Opinion
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMCase Study Presentation- Juxtaposing Religion and International Law- Legality of Nuclear Weapons case, Justice Weeramantry’s Dissenting Opinion
Study Time
05:30 PM - 07:30 PMStudy Time
  • Hall A
Breakfast
Breakfast
Tackling Climate Change in Asia: Common but Differentiated Responsibilities
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMTackling Climate Change in Asia: Common but Differentiated Responsibilities By Deepak Gyawali, ‘Pragya’, Ajaya Dixit
Terrorism in Asia: Cause/Origin/Solution
11:00 AM - 01:00 PMTerrorism in Asia: Cause/Origin/Solution By Yugichha SangroulaAssistant Professor, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur
Social Media in Connecting or Dividing Asia
02:00 PM - 04:00 PMSocial Media in Connecting or Dividing Asia By KD Alumni Panel
The Way Forward in Realizing Asian Century
04:30 PM - 06:30 PMThe Way Forward in Realizing Asian Century By Prof. (Dr.)Yubaraj Sangroula, Prof. (Dr. ) B.R. Deepak
Study Time
06:30 PM - 07:30 PMStudy Time
  • Hall A
Breakfast
Breakfast
Sightseeing- Hiking to Namobuddha
08:00 AMSightseeing- Hiking to Namobuddha
  • Hall A
Breakfast
Breakfast
Business and Human Rights
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMBusiness and Human Rights By Prof. Geeta PathakKathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur
Assistance/Interference with reference to Foreign Aid
11:00 AM - 01:00 PMAssistance/Interference with reference to Foreign Aid By Mizanur Rehman
Nexus of International Politics and Economics : BRI
02:00 PM - 04:00 PMNexus of International Politics and Economics : BRI By Prof. (Dr.)Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director and Principal, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, Nepal
Activity
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMActivity
Study Time
05:30 PM - 06:30 PMStudy Time
  • Hall A
Discourse on Asian Model of Governance
08:30 AM - 10:30 AMDiscourse on Asian Model of Governance By Muhammad ShahbudinReader in International Law & Human Rights, University of Birmingham, UK
Connecting Africa and Asia
11:00 AM - 01:00 PMConnecting Africa and Asia
Group Discussion on Asian Model of Development- Representing all participating countries.
02:00 PM - 04:00 PMGroup Discussion on Asian Model of Development- Representing all participating countries.
Presentation based on Group Discussion
04:30 PM - 05:30 PMPresentation based on Group Discussion
Alumni and Ambassadors election
05:30 PM - 07:30 PMAlumni and Ambassadors election
Cultural Reception
07:30 PMCultural Reception

Testimonials

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Raymond Muhekyi
Raymond MuhekyiMakerere University School of Law, Uganda

“Kathmandu Dialogue was friendly atmosphere with both open minded professors and facilitators who made learning fun and exciting, making it an indispensable experience in not only getting a deeper understanding of contemporary issues in South Asia but also in international law.”

Prateek Mago
Prateek MagoInstitute of Law, Nirma University, India

“The Kathmandu Dialogue is one of those few opportunities which will acquaint you with the practical and the contemporary relevance of international law. It will make you analytically think about the usage of international law in day-to-day life. A must attend for all international law enthusiasts.”

Md. Aakib Sadat Chowdhury
Md. Aakib Sadat ChowdhuryLeading University, Bangladesh

"The international law practicing is divided into two parts - those who have taken the opportunities like the Kathmandu Dialogue and those who have yet to take them. A program that introduces you to a wide spectrum of possibilities in International Law in the most structured of ways, Kathmandu Dialogue is up there with some of the top summer schools currently present in this field."

Aditya Pandey
Aditya PandeyFIMT - School of Law , GGSIP University, India

"The Kathmandu Dialogue is a journey that brings the best in you, its a place where you make friends for life, push yourself to attend the session at 8 AM and then work all night on your projects, still you never feel exhausted, The KD is a platform where you learn, grow and widen the horizon of your thinking."

Registrations!

Sorry, Registrations for the year 2019 are closed.

Due to the overwhelming applications, the list of selected individuals will be published only by
20th May, 2019.

Late Bird Registration Deadline was : 30th April, 2019

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