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Dipak Pant

Professor of Economy and Anthropology specialised in sustainability

Fee Range: II. €/$ from 5.000 up to 10.000
Languages: English, Italian, Nepali

*Fee ranges are an estimation for a live keynote speech in an European venue, they can vary significantly depending on the specific requests of the clients, the type of performance, the preparation time and the travel time which is requested. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


Anthropologist and economist, lectures at Italian and foreign universities.

Born in the central Himalayas (Nepal), Professor Pant pursued higher education in India and Europe.

He was the founder of the Interdisciplinary Unit for Sustainable Economy at LIUC University (Castellanza, Varese), the first center for sustainable economic studies in Italy which he coordinated from its beginning in 2000 til its merger within the LIUC Business School in 2017. He was co-founder of the NHU Sustainability Center at the Nan Hua University of Taiwan in 2016. He has long experience as a consultant for strategies for sustainability and as a trainer for entrepreneurs and managers of governmental, business and charitable organizations (NGOs).

A tireless world explorer, he is regarded as the pioneer of ‘Extreme Lands Program’ which conducts ethnographic field surveys, economic studies and collaborative economic and social development planning in the most marginal and difficult terrains of the world. He is credited with shaping the global development debate by linking social and environmental sustainability with market competitiveness through the strategic concept of ‘place-brand’.

In addition to his role as the leader of Interdisciplinary Unit for Sustainable Economy and Extreme Lands Program, he lectures on sustainability issues, development planning and global human security issues in some West European, Chinese and US scientific institutions. His field experience, insight and informed perspective are regularly sought by the business community, scientific organizations, governments and NGOs.

His values: Pro Nature, pro Humanity, pro Culture, pro Entrepreneurship

His Concern: Human vulnerability reduction, ecosystems integrity, sustainable livelihoods, ethical international order, global peace.

What he offers you

By exploring vastness, diversity and complexity of human conditions in our world that is ever getting closer by transportation, technology and economic globalization, he clearly conveys the far reaching implications for organizations, communities and nations. He explains how unprecedented risks, challenges, and opportunities are emerging out of the global churning of eco-systems, ethnic identities and economies. The originality and freshness of his first-hand real-life experience and the profoundness of his reflections and vision are unparalleled.


  • Planning with People
  • The Future of World-system and Earth-system
  • Next Economy
  • Strategic Importance of the Extreme Lands
  • Ethnicity, Nation-state and Globalization
  • Inter-cultural Dialogue, International Business and Global Human Security
  • Consciousness Revolution and Economic Re-organization
  • Place-brand

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