Evnur is a Master's student in Development Studies at York University. She completed her BA Bilingual, Hons. in International Studies at York University's Glendon College. For her research thesis, she will focus on South Asia and India’s development aid to Bhutan. She assumes that Bhutan is a unique country where deep spiritual values mix well with western knowledge and practices. She is interested in multi-dimensional context of Global South-South development relations and contradictions in these non-traditional aid regimes. She is aiming to explore the intersection of new regional powers, layers of democracy, critical socio-political and spiritual ecology, Bhutan’s national identity and GNH, biodiversity degradation management, gender parities, and sustainability of development projects. She will also analyze sustainable consumption, circular economy and material use in Bhutan. She is currently a member of the editorial board of the Peace Magazine, Toronto.
Keywords: Global South-South development relations; new regional powers; BRICS; Bhutan; sustainability of development projects; critical socio-political and spiritual ecology; GNH, sustainable consumption; circular economy