Lekh Nath Paudel

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Lekh Nath Paudel works on “International Politics of Financialization of Remittances in Nepal” as a SNSF Doctoral Fellow at Centre for Study of History and Globalization, Institue of Political Studies, University of Lausanne. He holds two Master degrees in International Security (University of Geneva) and Political Science (TU). Before joining the project, he was working as a faculty member at Master Program in International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD), Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He has in-depth research experience as a participant in a number of projects such as Security Sector Reform: A Step Stone Project, a joint effort of DCAF and Constitutional Assembly-1 of Nepal for security sector reform in Nepal, the Small Arms Survey research project Small Arms Smuggling Routes in Nepal (2014), the UNIL project on the Political Economy of Remittances in Nepal and beyond (2016). He also has contributed columns in various national dailies and magazines in Nepal. His research interests: IR theories (critical approaches to IR and nonwestern epistemologies), International Political Economy, financialization studies, debt and credit relations particularly in the Global south.