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Arunachal Pradesh Presentation: Research Opportunities in North East India
November 2, 2012

A seminar on ‘Research opportunities in the geopolitically significant and ethnically diverse North East region of India’ was organized and presented on November 2, 2012 at College of Public Health Auditorium. This event was sponsored by the Center for India Studies, USF World in collaboration with the Asian Alliance, the International Center for Cultural Studies USA Inc. (ICCS) and the School of Social Work.

Dr. Joram Begi, Director of Higher Education for the State of Arunachal Pradesh in India, and Fulbright Scholar, Shri Vijay Swami visited the USF campus to speak in an open forum about opportunities for research collaborations between USF and the Research Institute of World Ancient Traditions and Cultures (RIWATCH) RIWATCH, based in Arunachal Pradesh. It is an institute that works to research and document the geopolitically significant and ethnically diverse North East region of India. Dr. Begi and Shri Vijay Swami are both leaders in RIWATCH, serving as Chairperson and Executive Director, respectively. The forum discussed topics related to the health of indigenous populations and socio-economic and cultural issues in Arunachal Pradesh and the North East region of India. Speakers, USF faculty and students had a vibrant discussion on how sustainability works in Arunachal Pradesh and the creation of international learning opportunities for students interested in this area.