International Conference on
“National Development: Opportunities and Challenges for the Diaspora”
Saturday, March 22, 2014
O’Donnell Hall, NMSU Campus
Funding provided by:Associated Students of New Mexico State University, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Arts and Sciences Council, Graduate School, International and Border Programs, BA Techno Links Corporation, Breign Infotech, All Time Tax. NeSA NMSU presents:
Dr. Ambika P. Adhikari is a Program Manager (Research) at Arizona State University (ASU). He is also a Senior Sustainability Scientist at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and a Faculty Associate at School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. Dr. Adhikari received his Doctorate in Urban Planning from Harvard University (1990), and obtained postgraduate degrees and fellowships (SPURS Fellow, 1987) at MIT and University of Hawaii (Master of Architecture, 1980). He worked as a Senior Planner in Arizona and Program Manager for international projects at DPRA in Toronto and Washington DC. He was a Nepal Country Representative of the Switzerland-based IUCN; International Union for Conservation of Nature from 1997-2000. He has published several books and articles in international and national journals. Currently, Dr. Adhikari is a Patron of NRNA, an organization of the global Nepali Diaspora.
Special Guest Speaker
Dr. Megha N. Parajulee currently serves as Cotton Entomology Project Leader and Professor at Texas A&M University System AgriLife Research Cotton Entomology Program in Lubbock. Dr. Parajulee is native of Gorkha, Nepal. He received his BSc (Ag.) from Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University, Solan, India (1987), and Master of Science (1991) and PhD (1994) in Entomology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has extensive research experience and expertise in ecology and population dynamics modeling of arthropod pests. He was awarded Texas A&M Vice Chancellor’s Award in Research Excellence (2009) and Texas AgriLife Research Faculty Fellow Award (2010), and Texas A&M University System Regents Fellow Award (2011).
Dr. Doleshwor Bhandari has been working at the University of New Mexico’s (UNM) Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) since July 2008. His research focus has been economic impact analysis, economic modeling, statistical analysis and health related studies. Before joining BBER, Dr. Bhandari earned his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia. His dissertation research analyzed the impact of spatial interactions between Missouri counties on the local labor, housing and public goods markets. Mr. Bhandari obtained a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 2003. Before joining the master’s program, he worked for nine years in various community development programs in Nepal.
Schedule of Events:08:00-09:00 Registration
The NeSA would like to thank the Graduate School Dean Interim, Dr. Loui Reyes, and the head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Graduate School, International Border Program, Campus Activities, and College of Education for their support. Special thanks to the faculty, staffs and the students and the presenters who have tirelessly worked in making the sixth NeSA NMSU International Conference a success. We could have not done it without you.