Nepal: Response, Relief & Recovery

2015-05-29 03.02.27TRAS Speaker Series is very pleased to present:

A evening with Professor Mark Turin

Date:  March 4, 2016

Time:  Doors open at 7:00 pm – talk at 7:30 pm

Location:  Sutherland Secondary School, 1860 Sutherland Avenue, North Vancouver (free parking)

Cost:  By Donation.  (Handicrafts and baked goods will be on sale) Proceeds to TRAS

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Event Details:

In this presentation, anthropologist, linguist and broadcaster Mark Turin will share insights from his 25 years living and working in Nepal and the greater Himalayan region. Mark’s richly illustrated talk will position the nation’s response, relief and recovery, following the catastrophic earthquakes of April and May, 2015, in a deeper historical and social context. Reflecting on Nepal’s extraordinary ethnic and linguistic diversity, Mark will speak to the creativity and resilience of the country’s citizens in the face of mounting uncertainty.

Speaker bio:

Mark Turin is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at UBC, where he also serves as Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Mark was an Associate Research Scientist with the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University, and the Founding Program Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative. He directs the Digital Himalaya Project, of which he is a co-founder, and the co-editor of the longest running open-access journal of Himalayan studies, entitled HIMALAYA. Follow him on Twitter: @markturin

Mark and his wife Sara were instrumental in bringing to TRAS the ‘Twin your Toilet’ reconstruction project in Dolakha.

This special event is co-hosted by the new Global Perspectives Program at Sutherland Secondary School in North Vancouver.


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