The Bhutan Society organises several events each year, in London and elsewhere, for Society members. The back catalogue of events over the last 5 years can be found   here

Upcoming events

Views of Bhutan

Thursday 10 May 2018: 7.00 pm

National liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1


We welcome three speakers to give their views on aspects of Bhutan today:

Dr Frances Harris - Building Resilience to Earthquakes in Bhutan

Ms Tashi Yangzom - Food Safety and Related Issues

Mr Kinzang Dorjic - Challenges and Opportunities of Development in Bhutan

Earthquakes

Following earthquakes in Bhutan in 2009 and 2011, and the major earthquake in Nepal in 2015, there is more awareness of the possibility of a large earthquake in Bhutan. Dr Harris of the University of Hertfordshire will summarise work from a research project on Building Bhutanese Resilience Against Cataclysmic Events (BRACE) funded by the UK research councils and the Department for International Development (DFID) and outline some of the potential impacts of an earthquake and the measures being taken to mitigate its effects.

Food Safety

Tashi Yangzom is a current Chevening Scholar here studying for an MSc in Food Policy at City University in London. She has served as Food Safety Officer at Bhutan Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, under Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, for last six years and has worked in initiatives to promote human and animal health. Tashi will discuss aspects of the global food system and issues experienced in the UK and elsewhere which can point to ways to resolve some of the food issues of Bhutan.

Development in Bhutan

Kinzang Dorjic also has a Chevening Scholarship from the British Government and is currently at the University of Buckingham studying for an MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy. He is from the Mongar Dzongkag and, after an undergraduate degree course in Australia, has worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he has had responsibility for Bhutan's relations with countries in Europe. He expects to return to the MoFA and maintain contact with Europe. He will share his thoughts socio-economic development in Bhutan.


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