A Discussion on Central and South Asia

A Discussion on Central and South Asia 2018


In March 2018, the University of Nebraska Central Administration and the University of Nebraska at Omaha held an open discussion for faculty, staff and graduate students across its four campuses interested in the countries and cultures of Central Asia and South Asia. 

Hosted by the UNO Center for Afghanistan Studies, this event provided a forum for information-sharing and collaboration among faculty, staff and graduate students interested in any country in the region, including research, teaching or other forms of engagement with individuals, educational institutions, governments, or the private sector.

Competitive Applications

The University of Nebraska’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost now invites applications for research projects and teaching initiatives that build on the successful Central and South Asia Discussion. Learn more about the 2018-19 Competitive Applications.

For our purposes, Central Asia and South Asia includes:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

Combined, these countries contain more than 1.8 billion people.  

Discussion Objectives

The goals for the Discussion on Central and South Asia included the following:

  • Enable faculty, staff and graduate students with expertise or interest in any country or region of Central or South Asia to meet each other and become acquainted with each other’s expertise and/or research.
  • Identify possible networks or teams of people across multiple NU campuses who might collaborate on research projects, serve as specialists in courses or research, or otherwise share their expertise with others across NU.
  • Enhance the university’s international collaborations and global engagement.
  • Identify individuals and resources that may be useful to those teaching about or conducting research in or about Central or South Asia.