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Talk with Tilak Pathak on February 21, 2016 on Updates on Nepali Politics: Discourse of Federalism, Protest in Madhesh and the New Constitution

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Washington Nepal Forum (WNF) is organizing the following program on Sunday February 21, 2016. It is open to all.
Updates on Nepali Politics: Discourse of Federalism, Protest in Madhesh and the New Constitution
Tilak Pathak, Journalist / Op-ed editor, Kantipur daily and Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington D.C.
February 21, 2016 (Sunday), 2 – 4 pm
Venue: SIS Building (SIS 120), School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016
Mr. Tilak Pathak is an op-ed editor and analyst at Kantipur Daily, Nepal’s largest Nepali-language daily newspaper. He is also chair of the Center for Media Research, a Kathmandu-based think tank that conducts research and training related to media, as well as a lecturer on politics and mass media at several Nepali colleges. From 2013 to 2015 he served as an editor on politics at Nagarik Daily, the country’s second-largest Nepali-language newspaper. He has authored / co-authored books and articles on media, political parties, constitution writing, and the peace process. During Nepal’s 2005 coup, Mr. Pathak co-founded “United We Blog,” a site that provided vital political information to the public during the country’s media shutdown. For his incisive reporting, he was named “Best Reporter” in 2005 by Kantipur Publications. Now, he is working as Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC.
At the event he will explain the process of promulgating the new constitution that created dissatisfaction and protest in the Madesh and undeclared economic blockade by India. Based on his journalistic experience, he will talk about the discourse of federalism, identity politics, and its impacts on Nepali politics.