Call for Abstracts!

Call for Abstracts!

2017 marks 70 years of bilateral friendship between the United States and Nepal.  Since 1947, the United States has worked with Nepal to support inclusive and effective governance, promote political stability and economic development, and increase coordination to make positive contributions to domestic and broader regional security efforts.  Our friendship is based on open dialogue, and we want to hear from you!

The U.S. Embassy, in collaboration with Tribhuvan University’s Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) program, is hosting a symposium in Kathmandu to discuss the potential of the U.S.-Nepal relationship for the next seventy years.  If you are interested in presenting at the symposium, send us an abstract of your topic.

What are the Guidelines for Submission?
Abstracts should be 1 page maximum and outline what you would like to present and how it directly relates to the U.S.-Nepal relationship.  Your discussion topic must fall into one of three categories:  1) Economic development and trade; 2) Political/Diplomatic Relations; or 3) Partnership in Regional and Global Challenges.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
Academics, students, freelance journalists, youth political activists, scholars, researchers, and subject-matter experts are all encouraged to apply.  We are seeking candidates passionate about future opportunities of cooperation between our two countries, and ready to offer a fresh, innovative vision of how we can strengthen our relationship in the coming 70 years.

Who Will Attend and Where?
We will host the symposium in Kathmandu in December, with more information on the location and date coming soon. We expect a large audience of youth, researchers, diplomats, government authorities, and students to attend the symposium.

When are Submissions Due?
Deadline for submissions is November 10th, and presenters will be notified by the end of November of their inclusion in the symposium. Please send submissions to