CFP – Sustainable India in New Zealand

CFP: NZIRI conference 2016, Sustainable Environments in 21st Century India
The New Zealand India Research Institute is organizing a conference at Massey University, Palmerston North on April 1&2, 2016, titled “Sustainable environments in 21st century India.”  “Environments” are a key site for meaning-making, the construction of identity, belonging and community, hence provoke controversies and raise issues over access, equity and the legitimacy of policy and power.   We use the term “sustainable environments” to encompass the scale, diversity of meanings and the complexity of 21st environments.

The conference aims to bring together scholars from New Zealand, India, Australia, and beyond to foster interdisciplinary discussions on issues related to natural resources and environmental policies, sustainable cities and built environments, climate change, energy policies, sustainable business, social responsibility, livelihoods and resilience, among others against the backdrop of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to be implemented from 2016. Potential themes that we invite contributors to address are suggested below, but they are not exhaustive of the range of possible contributions that engage with environmental questions. Further details may be found here:

The organisers invite papers that address key issues related to 21st century sustainable environments across a diversity of contexts in India, preferably in ways that recognise the inherent linkages between economic, social, and political impacts. Please submit the title and abstract of your paper (max 250 words) and a short CV to and by January 15, 2016. The conference committee will not be able to offer any travel grants, but in some cases may offer accommodation.

Contact Info

Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies
c/o John Metz, Treasurer
1586 Rockhurst Lane
Cincinnati, OH 45255-2637

ANHS Kathmandu Research Center
54 Kantishree Marg, Baluwatar
Kathmandu, Nepal.