We cordially welcome Dr. Suresh C. Chalise as Visiting Scholar at the Department of Political Science at the South Asia Institute. He holds a research scholarship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) and will stay from January 7th – April 7th at the SAI. Suresh C. Chalise earned his Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, India and undertook post-doctoral research at the Universities of Dortmund and Gießen, Germany. He served as Ambassador of Nepal to the United States (2007-2008) and to the United Kingdom (2010-2014) and is affilitated with the GP Koirala Foundation for Democracy, Peace and Development in Kathmandu/Nepal, an independent think tank for the promotion of peace, democracy and development.
We are united in grief for Pandit Dr. Parameshwara Aithal, who passed away on 3 January 2020. Dr. Aithal worked as Sanskrit lecturer at SAI for many years and is an honorary member of the institute. A detailed obituary written by Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels is available here. The family´s obituary is available here.