Conversations

The Druk Journal Conversations are held with the release of each new issue of the Journal. The purpose of the conversations, as an objective of the Journal itself, is to encourage critical thinking among all sections of Bhutanese society. The idea is to build a community of thinkers through frank and open Conversations, in an informal atmosphere, which will continue to discuss and debate the ideas and issues raised by the Journal.

The Druk Journal aims to be a platform or space for citizens to engage in discussion on various topics of interest and importance to Bhutan. Bhutan has gone through several stages of development, from infrastructure to social services, and has reached the Age of Information. Given the rapid political transition our society has seen, it is time for Bhutanese citizens to share the responsibility of governance.

Imagine a society with only politicians and business people. It is critical that Bhutan develops the creative sector as a sub-sect of culture, culture being a sub-sect of the humanities and social sciences. GNH (or Gross National Happiness) means a balanced society.

It is in this spirit that the Druk Journal—through such conversations as well as analytical and constructively-critical articles seeks to provoke serious thought and discussion among citizens on wide ranging subjects that go beyond the usual domains of politics and business, to also include those from the social sciences, humanities, culture, and other fields.


Conversation Videos: Urban Bhutan – the Story

The first Druk Journal conversation for the latest issue ‘Urban Bhutan – the Story’ saw three speakers who contributed...

Conversation Report: Urban Bhutan – the Story

The first Druk Journal conversation on the fall 2020 issue – Urban Bhutan – the Story was held on...

Conversation Videos: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

The second Druk Journal Conversation on Bhutan in the Age of Technology had three speakers who contributed to the...

Conversation Report: Bhutan in the Age of Technology

  The first-ever online Druk Journal Conversation was held on June 30 on the spring 2020 issue – Bhutan...

Coneversation Report: Tourism in Bhutan

The Conversation on “Tourism in Bhutan” was held on October 28, 2019 – attended by government officials, parliamentarians, political...

Conversation Report: Educating Bhutan

The Druk Journal Conversation on the issue “Educating Bhutan” took place on July 29th with members of the Academic Board...

Conversation Report: Transforming Bhutan’s Economy at Sherubtse College

After conduct of two successive seminars on ‘Transforming Bhutan’s Economy’, Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD) took the...

Conversation & Seminar Report: Transforming Bhutan’s Economy at Gedu College of Business Studies

A Druk Journal team conducted a conversation and seminar on “Transforming Bhutan’s Economy” at Gedu College of Business Studies...

Conversation Report: Transforming Bhutan’s Economy at Thimphu TechPark

The Druk Journal held the first Conversation on the 8th issue, ‘Transforming Bhutan’s Economy’, at TechPark Thimphu on Friday,...

Druk Journal Conversation: Sherubtse College

Civil society and Democracy On April 17 and 18 we organised two Conversations at Sherubtse College in Kanglung, one...

Conversation Reflects 10 Years of Democracy

Reflecting 10 Years of Democracy Phuentsholing, March 29, 2018 The Druk Journal Conversation on “Democracy in Bhutan” attended by...

Conversation Report: Civil Society

9 February 2018 With democratisation, the discussions on civil society are picking up. More so after 21 CSOs received...

Conversation Report: The Sustainability of Bhutan

June 24 2017 The Conversation on the “Sustainability of Bhutan” (Druk Journal 5) was attended by 47 participants in...

Conversation Report: Youth Matters

It is not even a town. It is a small settlement in Paro that you usually drive through in...

Conversation Report: on the 2nd and 3rd Issues of the Druk Journal

14th September 2016 The third issue of the Druk Journal, carrying the theme Bhutan and Modernity: Responding to Change,...

Conversation Report: National Identity

28th April and 28th July 2015 The launch of The Druk Journal The Druk Journal was launched on 28th April 2015 on...