London: BNAC’s Annual General Meeting held on 17 April 2018 elected a new team of officers for four years as follows:
Chair: Dr Krishna Adhikari (Oxford University/Centre for Nepal Studies UK), General Secretary: Dr Punam Yadav (UCL present, former London School of Economics) and Treasurer: Dr Fraser Sugden (University of Birmingham).
Left to right: Newly elected chair Krishna Adhikari and secretary Punam Yadav (Photo Sara Parker)
Krishna Adhikari severed the committee as the General Secretary before taking over David Gellner as the Chair. The meeting thanked the outgoing Chair, Treasurer Dr Celayne Heaton Shrestha, and executive committee member and founding Chairman Prof Surya Subedi for their service. According to the BNAC constitution, David Gellner as the IPP will remain in the executive board.
General meeting, chaired by David Gellner (Photo Sara Parker)
It was agreed to joint hold the Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) in University of Edinburgh and Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh in 2019. 2020 Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference) will take place in IoE, UCL.
The meeting also agreed to continue with the PhD Dissertation Prize for 2019. This year prize went to Dr Marina Korzenevica’s paper ‘Young People Navigating Political Engagement through Post-war Instability and Mobility: A Case from Rural Nepal’
During a presentation prior to the meeting (Photo: Krishna Adhikari)
The meeting thanked the out-going officers for everything they had done in their 3.5 year tenure, and also the organizers of the Durham Nepal Study Days (Nepal Conference).