The Earthquake in Nepal: Reflections on Relief & Recovery One Year Later


Monday, April 25, 2016, 1:15pm to 2:30pm


Ash Center Lobby, Suite 200 North, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA

On April 25, 2015, the Gorkha Earthquake struck Nepal, causing extensive damage and taking the lives of thousands. In this panel discussion, speakers will draw on their research to discuss how relief and recovery have progressed in the year since the disaster occurred.


  • Erica Kelly, MPP16, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Yoko Okura, MPP17, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ashley Thompson, MDes17, Harvard Graduate School of Design
  • Oscar Natividad, MDes16, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Closing remarks by Mohan Das Manandhar, Chairperson of Nepal Energy Foundation

Moderated by Arnold M. Howitt, Faculty Co-Director of the Program on Crisis Leadership and Executive Director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School.

Co-sponsored by the Program on Crisis Leadership (Ash and Taubman Centers), Harvard Kennedy School, and the Harvard South Asia Institute.


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