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IP Scholar's Asia, Singapore Management University (SMU) : Investment Treaties and International IP Agreements Panel with Prof. Bryan Bryan Mercurio, Mr. Yogesh Pai, Dr. Gargi Chakrabarti.


Congress of European Intellectual Property Institute Network (EIPIN) at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (April, 2015)

at European Patent office(EPO) Munich, Germany for 16th European Intellectual Property Institute Network (EIPIN) Congress.


At The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) of European Union, Alicante, Spain February,2015


National Trainer on Electoral Education : Trained 50 Youth on Electoral Education workshop conducted by YUWA in support with U.S. Embassy Youth Advisory Council Nepal, 2013, — at Hotel Himalaya


Delivering judgement in IPKM court: IPKM Class of 2015, first mock trail


Sharing my experience of writing with aspiring writers, June, 2014, at Thames International College, Kathmandu


With Lawyer's of SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan, Philippines-2011

International Election Observer: Interviewing Election Officer, Chiang Mai province, Thailand


International Election Observer: Interviewing Officer, Chiang Mai province, Thailand


Interviewing Ex-Combatant, Magaragadi VDC, Bardiya District, Nepal, 2013


Interviewing Ex-Combatant, Magaragadi VDC, Bardiya District, Nepal, 2013


Representing Nepal on behalf of Forum for Protection of Public Interest (Pro-Public) in South-Asian Strategic meeting of NGO forum on ADB, July, 2013; Bangladesh.

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