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Panel 1: Responding to disasters: The politics, policies and processes of disaster mitigation and management
Dr. Jennifer Leaning (Moderator)
François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Dr. Vincenzo Bollettino
Director, Resilient Communities Program, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Mr. Brabim Kumar
Immediate Past President, Association of Youth Organizations Nepal
Co-Founder, Nepal Policy Center
Executive Member, Equal Access Nepal
Ms. Emily Troutman

Panel 2: Monitoring disaster response: Aid accountability and the role of citizens and institutions
Dr. Mark Turin (Moderator)
Chair, First Nations and Endangered Languages Program
Co-Director, Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies
Associate Professor, Anthropology
University of British Columbia
Dr. Bijay Acharya
Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
Mr. Ben Smilowitz
Executive Director, Disaster Accountability Project
Mr. Ujwal Thapa
President of BibekSheel Nepali
Co-founder,Entrepreneurs for Nepal

Panel 3: Communicating disasters: Emergent forms of media engagement
Ms. Subina Shrestha (Moderator)
Correspondent, Al Jazeera English
Mr. Gyanu Adhikari
Co-Founder, The Record
Mr. Kunda Dixit
Editor, Nepali Times
Ms. Joanna Jolly
Journalist, BBC South Asia