My Republica

Tom Robertson

The author is an environmental historian and executive director of the Fulbright-Nepal office in Gyaneshwor. Views are his own and don’t reflect Fulbright program policy.

What to Teach Our Students?

Published On: February 24, 2020 10:29 AM NPT By: Tom Robertson

At a recent meeting of Nepali high school and college educators, I was asked what we should be teaching our students. I was asked because I’ve taught in a government high school in Nepal and at a US engineering campus. As the director at Fulbright, I worked with top Nepali and American students.

Engineering Nepal’s reconstruction

Published On: August 8, 2018 01:00 AM NPT By: Tom Robertson

Nepal needs engineers who know how to communicate, not just with policymakers and other experts but with villagers

Unnatural disasters

Published On: October 15, 2017 01:30 AM NPT By: Tom Robertson

In one country a 7.8 quake leaves a path of devastation, collapsing homes and twisting roads; in another, the same magnitude earthquake takes few lives and destroys almost no buildings.