“The Kathmandu Dialogue” ‘2019 International Summer School’ The Asian Century – Understanding Geo-Economics and Geo-Politics in Asia
“The Kathmandu Dialogue” is an International Summer School being organized at Kathmandu, one as a global event and a yearly event with an idea to host young international law and relations enthusiasts in the lap of the Himalayas where they can discuss, deliberate, debate and find solutions for issues collectively and learn from internationally recognized faculties. Thus, we are inviting students pursuing Bachelors & Masters in Law, Political Science, International Relations or any other Social Science field to apply. The summer school is also open to young scholars and academicians who are no more than 6 years in their profession. The theme of the program shall be The Asian Century – Understanding Geo-Economics and Geo-Politics in Asia
Objective of the International Summer School
The major objective of this program is to provide a meaningful platform for students, to make themselves genuinely qualified to represent themselves in National, Regional and International programs and to develop an interest to represent their country in the days to come. – Initiative for increased Asian academic and professional discussions on issues of International Law, its prospects and challenges in the Asia Pacific. – Development of research and consistent dialogue on different facets of international law, the role of regional organizations, and regional mechanisms, the position of developing countries and growing powers. – Promote intellectual debates and develop academic institutions.
This program is specifically being designed for academic assistance and encouragement of students to critically debate, write and discuss international law issues. For that purpose, this program we believe will address the absence of a platform of understanding international law from a different perspective, respective states position in international affairs, conducting in-depth research, ability to give legal reasoning’s on International Law, including Human Rights, Rights of Refugees and Humanitarian Law.
What separates this program from the various other summer schools is its relaxed and diverse modality. The Kathmandu Dialogue encompasses maximum interactive sessions and provides students an opportunity to bond and truly engage in the issues provided. The Dialogue is, thus aimed towards nurturing a feeling of mutual cooperation among the students of diverse culture, background, streams, and nation. Modalities included in the dialogue are:
Lecture Sessions | Panel Discussions | Conference Panels
Focus Group Discussion |Games | Debates
Trekking | Cultural Programs
Date and Time frame
The Summer School program will be conducted from 1st – 10th July 2019. The program will be conducted in a residential setting in outreach campus of Kathmandu School of Law. The program shall be practical in all senses and session shall be visual aid-supported. 30th June 2019 till 11th July 2019 shall be travel dates for arrival and departure respectively to Kathmandu, Nepal.
Limited financial assistance for registration fees is available although participants are expected to make arrangements for their travel arrangements to and from Kathmandu themselves. Nepalese’s participants from outside Kathmandu Region will be provided Bus Fare if requested.
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Maximum of 35 international delegates shall me admitted and 15 seats are reserved for Nepalese delegates.
Who can Apply?
- Students pursuing Bachelors & Masters in Law, Political Science, International Relations or any other Social Science field are eligible to apply.
- Young scholars and academicians who are no more than 6 years in their profession.
International delegates are required to pay 350 USD as registration fee inclusive of food & accommodation.
For Nepalese Delegates – NPR 20,000/-
- Is this an Asian century?
- Nexus of international politics and economics
- Asian philosophy and logic
- Tracking climate changes in Asia
- Politics and language
- Social media
- Can there be an Asian model of governance?
- Is international law international?
- Regional organizations and mechanisms
- China vis-à-vis India – regional and global dialogue
- Asia and belt and road initiative
- Assistance or interference with reference to ‘foreign aid’
- Religion in Asia
- Terrorism in Asia: Cause | Origin |