Himalayan Studies@Berkeley

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The Institute for South Asia Studies is proud to announce the establishment of a new endowment, the Berreman-Yamanaka Fund. Established in memory of famed UC Berkeley Anthropologist, Prof. Gerald Berreman, by his wife, Prof. Keiko Yamanaka and family, the goal of this endowment is to support Himalayan Studies across Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

The official launch of this new program took place on Oct 14, 2016 and included a half-day symposium where leading scholars of this region presented papers. The symposium was followed by a reception that celebrated the life and career of Prof. Berreman. Details given below. 

Oct 18, 2017Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā"?
Prof. Robert Thurman delivers the inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World
 
Mar 22, 2017Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
Country Representatives from The Asia Foundation discuss democracy, stability, and sustainable development in South Asia
 
Mar 16, 2017Adaptation and Recovery after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: A Smallholder Household Perspective
Professor Isha Ray and Dr. Robin Marsh discuss their most recent work in Nepal
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Oct 14, 2016Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Professor Gerald Berreman
A Symposium for launching the Berreman-Yamanaka Fund and HimalayanStudies@Berkeley
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Mar 10, 2016

Multiple Temporalities: South Asian Historiography and Its Transcultural Implications. 
A talk by Dr. Axel Michaels

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