'Space, Time and Violence: Post-conflict in Nepal's Borderlands'

2013-01-21 by

Kate Hohman Billmeier, a doctoral candidate in development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and an adjunct instructor in UAA’s Department of Political Science, delivers a lecture titled “Space, Time and Violence: Post-conflict in Nepal’s Borderlands,” based around themes from her thesis.

About the thesis: In Nepal, the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signaled to the world that the war between the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (CPN-M) and the state had officially ended.

However, this thesis argues that in Nepal, post-conflict peace is not experienced in the same way all the time, all over the place. As this thesis argues, the intersection of temporal and spatial factors in Nepal has produced unique forms of violence that challenge the discourse of post-conflict peace in that country.

Based on one year of ethnographic fieldwork in Nepal, this thesis examines the fluidity of violence in the post-conflict period, specifically in the central-eastern Tarai Region between 2007 and 2009.

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