Conversation with a Maoist Revolutionary: Baburam Bhattarai to speak in Washington DC

Dr. Bhattarai speaks at a mass rally in Nepal

The Sigur Center for Asian Studies Presents:

Title: Conversation with a Maoist Revolutionary

In the Sigur Center’s Lecture Series on Subnational Asia

Speaker: Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Minister of Finance, Nepal

Baburam Bhattarai is Nepal’s Finance Minister. He was the second in command and chief ideologue of the Maoist guerillas, who led a decade-long armed uprising against the state and the monarchy.  Dr. Bhattarai was instrumental in bringing his party to a successful peace process. Dr. Bhattarai is a senior member of the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist’s Secretariat, the highest governing body of the party. After just one month in the Finance Ministry, he has released an ambitious 2009 budget aimed at poverty alleviation.  He is the author of The Nature of Underdevelopment and Regional Structure of Nepal: A Marxist Analysis (2003), Politico-Economic Rationale of People’s War in Nepal (1998) and Nepal’s Principles of Revolution. Bhattarai received his B.A. in Architecture from Chandigarh (India) in 1977 and completed his Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi) in 1986.

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2008

Time: 11:30 – 12:45 pm

Place: Lindner Family Commons, The Elliott School of International Affairs, 6th Floor, 1957 E Street, NW

RSVP: Please RSVP with your name, organization/GW affiliation, and e-mail to by Tuesday, October 7, 2008.


2 responses to “Conversation with a Maoist Revolutionary: Baburam Bhattarai to speak in Washington DC

  1. Wow, this looks awesome! I’m unclear though – does one have to RSVP and be approved to attend? That’s what it looks like from the “RSVP” note at the end of the announcement.

  2. Yeah, I would think that’s probably what it means. If anybody wants to go, I would suggest RSVP-ing ASAP.

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