Tibet between China and India: Hydrology, Environment, and Development

Thursday, February 20, 2014
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Following upon last week's workshop on introducing Central Asian subject matter into course syllabi, this week we will expand on one such example. Using a chapter from Brahma Chellaney's 2011 book, Water: Asia's new battleground, we will discuss ways of reformulating Central Asian issues into lecture material for a geography course on development and the environment. Chellaney's chapter on The Tibetan plateau positions this region according to its hydrology, between China and India. In the Central Asia Workshop, we will consider how Tibet might also be positioned in an educational role between the environment and development.  

The Central Asia Workshop is an interdisciplinary discussion group sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia. The goal of the workshop is to encourage research on Central Asia by creating a space where students, faculty, and affiliates can discuss research, theory and ideas with others who have experience or interest in the region. The workshop is a forum for exploring recent research and classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives that inform work in Central Asia. Weekly discussions are led by members on a rotating basis, and topics are determined by group interests.
UCLA students can receive class credit
  for HIST M287
. Enrollment 
 is through PTE number from Prof. Nile Green. 










Sponsor(s): Program on Central Asia

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