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Nepal’s Earthquake Topic of Talk at UW-Casper

October 9, 2015
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George Varughese

George Varughese, senior visiting scholar in global studies at the University of Wyoming, will discuss last April’s devastating earthquake in Nepal Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in Room 420 of the Union/University Building at Casper College. The talk is free and open to the public.

Head of the Asia Foundation in Nepal, Varughese was in Nepal when the earthquake hit. He will discuss “Nepal’s Earthquake: Development and Reconstruction.”

Varughese works to support transitional political processes, facilitate conflict transformation and peace building, broaden economic opportunities and safeguard women’s rights and security. He has managed development programs since the civil war ended in Nepal.

“The earthquake has complicated development and politics across the country,” says Varughese, who will discuss pre- and post-earthquake issues in Nepal.

This presentation is part of the statewide UW Global Studies lecture series, which marks its seventh year in partnership with Wyoming colleges and communities. The series is sponsored by the UW Global and Area Studies Program and Center for Global Studies in partnership with the Wyoming Humanities Council, UW Outreach School and UW-Casper.

For more information, contact Jean Garrison at (307) 766-6119 or

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