Dhirendra Nalbo, PhD

Dhirendra Nalbo has been an affiliated faculty member with SIT Nepal since 2022. He is also a co-founder of the Open Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal. As a faculty member there, he teaches courses on critical epistemology and methodology, and field methods, and co-directs the writing and research diploma program.

Courses Taught

Educational Policy and Practice in Nepal

Select Publications

“Peacebuilding During Wartime: A study on forest governance in Myanmar’s Kachin State.” Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. (under review)

Nalbo, D. (2022, April 19). Nepal in the New World Order. Nepali Times. https://nepalitimes.com/opinion/nepal-in-the-new-world-order

Nalbo, D. (2021, September 22). Dhirendra Nalbo: “we can all be thinkers and writers.” The Record. https://www.recordnepal.com/dhirendra-nalbo-we-can-all-be-thinkers-and-writers

Nalbo, D. (2021, August 18). Women, Men and Violence. Kantipur Daily.

Nalbo, D. (2021, June 10). The future of democracy and peace. The Kathmandu Post. https://kathmandupost.com/columns/2021/06/10/the-future-of-democracy-and-peace

Nalbo, D. (2021, March 7). Asia’s new Cold War. Nepali Times. https://nepalitimes.com/news/asia-s-new-cold-war

Nalbo, D. (2021, April 8). “Generation Z” and Future for Democracy in Myanmar. Nayapatrika National Daily.

Nalbo, D. (2020, November 5). Rethinking our conservation model. The Record. https://www.recordnepal.com/rethinking-our-conservation-model

Nalbo, D. (2020, November 9). Political parties and social change. Kantipur National Daily.

Nalbo, D. (2020, October 23). Why must we remember those who have died of Covid-19. Kantipur National Daily.

Select Presentations

Nalbo, D. (2023, December 24). Media and Good Governance. Center for Media and Research Center, Kathmandu.

Nalbo, D. (2021, March 24). ECOCIDE: Leveraging the Law to Prevent Environmental Destruction. The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.

Nalbo, D. (2021, January 14). Intersections with Indigenous Issues: Environmental Conflict & Security. [Panelist]. Worchester University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Nalbo, D. (2020, December 8). Contemporary Political Scenario and Regimes Changes in Nepal. [Speaker]. Department of Conflict, Peace and Development, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.

Nalbo, D. (2020 July). Pandemic, State and Peace in Nepal. [Speaker]. Department of Conflict, Peace and Development, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu.

Nalbo, D. (2020 August). Impact of COVID-19 on SDG 16 in Nepal. [Speaker]. Working Group on “SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions,” organized by three universities in Nepal, Kathmandu.

Current Research Interests

Violent conflict and peace
Environment and climate change


  • PhD, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, George Mason University
  • MA, Conflict Resolution, University of Bradford
  • MA, English, Pokhara University
  • BA, English, Sociology and Anthropology, Tri-Chandra Multiple College
Dhirendra Nalbo, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in International Education

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