Journalist to lecture at CSUSB Palm Desert Campus on peace and conflict in Nepal


A lecture, titled “Reflections on Peace and Conflict in Nepal,” will be given by journalist Kunda Dixit on Monday, Dec. 9, at Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus.

 Kunda Dixit

Kunda Dixit

The lecture will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater, 37-500 Cook St.

Dixit, born in Nepal, is one of the country’s leading journalists and editors and is an international authority on journalism in Asia.

He is the founding editor and publisher of the “Nepali Times,” and co-publisher of “Himal” magazine.

Dixit will speak about the peace and reconciliation process occurring in Nepal following the “People War” fought between 1996 and 2006.

Dixit will share his first-hand observations of this gripping episode in the history of Nepal.

Some of Dixit’s books include “People War: Images of the Nepal Conflict 1996-2006,” “Never Again” and “People After War: Nepalis Live with Legacy of Conflict.”

The lecture, which is free and open to teachers, students and the public, is co-sponsored by the Porter History-Social Science Resource Room at the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, Pitzer College and the Fulbright program.

Parking will be paid for by the Porter History-Social Science Resource Room.

For more information about the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, contact Mike Singer in the campus’s Office of Public Affairs at (760) 341-2883, ext. 78107 or