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Prof. Dr. Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director - KSL

Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula served as the Attorney General of Nepal with sparkling notice of the society in 2012. He served the Government of Nepal as a Convenor of the High-Level Taskforce Reforming the Security Agencies of Nepal (Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department) in 2009. He is currently teaching as a professor of legal philosophy, international law and criminal justice at Kathmandu School of Law. He has been a visiting professor of several universities in South Asia as well as China also a recipient of several awards, including SAARC Law Scholar Award in 2012 from Madhava Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy & Society of Indian Law Firms for outstanding Contribution to the development of Legal Education in Nepal, and the Grand Forum of the Most Honourable Jurist from Renmin University of China Law School, in 2014, for recognition of his outstanding lecture on Asian Version of International and as an outstanding Asian legal academic. He has authored several books of which Jurisprudence: The Legal Philosophy with Special Reference to Oriental Laws was awarded by the Bar Council of Nepal as the Best Book of 2012 and had been prized with 75000 by Nepal Lawyers Club and Shanker Lal Kedia Foundation in 2016.

Prof. Dr. Yubaraj SangroulaExecutive Director - KSL

Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula served as the Attorney General of Nepal with sparkling notice of the society in 2012. He served the Government of Nepal as a Convenor of the High-Level Taskforce Reforming the Security Agencies of Nepal (Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department) in 2009. He is currently teaching as a professor of legal philosophy, international law and criminal justice at Kathmandu School of Law. He has been a visiting professor of several universities in South Asia as well as China also a recipient of several awards, including SAARC Law Scholar Award in 2012 from Madhava Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy & Society of Indian Law Firms for outstanding Contribution to the development of Legal Education in Nepal, and the Grand Forum of the Most Honourable Jurist from Renmin University of China Law School, in 2014, for recognition of his outstanding lecture on Asian Version of International and as an outstanding Asian legal academic. He has authored several books of which Jurisprudence: The Legal Philosophy with Special Reference to Oriental Laws was awarded by the Bar Council of Nepal as the Best Book of 2012 and had been prized with 75000 by Nepal Lawyers Club and Shanker Lal Kedia Foundation in 2016.

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Prof. Geeta PathakProf. In-Charge (ILRSC) - KSL

Prof. Geeta Pathak is a Professor of Law at Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University. She has her LL.M in Human Rights from University of Hong Kong in 2001. She did her Law degree from Nepal Law Campus. Her teaching profession started from 2001. She served as Head of Department, LL.M program in 2001, Member of South Asian Law Schools’ Forum for Human Rights (SALS Forum), Member of Supreme Court of Nepal Bar Association; Secretary of Comparative Law, Nepal Bar Association. She is also the Coordinator of Master of Human Rights and Democratization Program (MHRD) Asia Pacific Region, which is a joint collaboration between University of Sydney, Kathmandu School of Law and other renowned universities in the region. She is also Chair of Human Rights-Based Access to Justice consortium. (HRBA2J). She is visiting faculty of MHRD intensive program at Sydney. She has also served as Director of Centre for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd). She is also regular coordinator of South Asian Teaching Session of Humanitarian Law (SATS), which is a joint collaboration between ICRC and Kathmandu School of Law. She has been contributing as a resource person for the Embassies such as Denmark, Switzerland and Norway in Nepal. Her research expertise is on Human Rights, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Law. She is the residential resource person for ESDR since the first residential school in 2005.

Prof. Geeta PathakProf. In-Charge (ILRSC) - KSL

Prof. Geeta Pathak is a Professor of Law at Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University. She has her LL.M in Human Rights from University of Hong Kong in 2001. She did her Law degree from Nepal Law Campus. Her teaching profession started from 2001. She served as Head of Department, LL.M program in 2001, Member of South Asian Law Schools’ Forum for Human Rights (SALS Forum), Member of Supreme Court of Nepal Bar Association; Secretary of Comparative Law, Nepal Bar Association. She is also the Coordinator of Master of Human Rights and Democratization Program (MHRD) Asia Pacific Region, which is a joint collaboration between University of Sydney, Kathmandu School of Law and other renowned universities in the region. She is also Chair of Human Rights-Based Access to Justice consortium. (HRBA2J). She is visiting faculty of MHRD intensive program at Sydney. She has also served as Director of Centre for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd). She is also regular coordinator of South Asian Teaching Session of Humanitarian Law (SATS), which is a joint collaboration between ICRC and Kathmandu School of Law. She has been contributing as a resource person for the Embassies such as Denmark, Switzerland and Norway in Nepal. Her research expertise is on Human Rights, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Law. She is the residential resource person for ESDR since the first residential school in 2005.

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Prof. Krishna Prasad OliMember - NHRC Nepal

Prof. Krishna Prasad Oli, based in Nepal and China. After studying Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental law, Biology, Philosophy and Geography, Krishna pursued a career in academia and conservation organizations. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Social Development and Western China Development Studies in Sichuan University in China and at Asian Study Centre in Xizang Minzu University, Xianyang, China. He is also a visiting professor at Kathmandu School of Law and Department of Environment at Tribhuwan University and Adjunct faculty at Akamai University, USA, Hawaii.

Prof. Krishna Prasad OliMember - NHRC Nepal

Prof. Krishna Prasad Oli, based in Nepal and China. After studying Agriculture, Animal Science, Environmental law, Biology, Philosophy and Geography, Krishna pursued a career in academia and conservation organizations. Currently he is Adjunct Professor at Faculty of Social Development and Western China Development Studies in Sichuan University in China and at Asian Study Centre in Xizang Minzu University, Xianyang, China. He is also a visiting professor at Kathmandu School of Law and Department of Environment at Tribhuwan University and Adjunct faculty at Akamai University, USA, Hawaii.

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Dr. Chen XiaochenDirector - International Studies Department of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China

Dr. Chen Xiaochen is also a researcher with Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). Graduating from Peking University in International Relations, he once served as a senior journalist of comments at China Business News (CBN), a leading Prg financial daily in China. He co-founded China Institute for Strategy of CBN, then served as the Director Assistant of CBN Institute. He was appointed as Acting Deputy Director in Oct. 2014. He joined Chongyang Institute in March 2015 where he is mainly responsible for studies on global governance and the Land and Maritime Silk Road initiatives.Mr. Chen is the author of two books: U.S. Rebalancing at the Next Stage and This Road for Africa. He is also a frequent columnist and interviewee in the media.

Dr. Chen XiaochenDirector - International Studies Department of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies at Renmin University of China

Dr. Chen Xiaochen is also a researcher with Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY). Graduating from Peking University in International Relations, he once served as a senior journalist of comments at China Business News (CBN), a leading Prg financial daily in China. He co-founded China Institute for Strategy of CBN, then served as the Director Assistant of CBN Institute. He was appointed as Acting Deputy Director in Oct. 2014. He joined Chongyang Institute in March 2015 where he is mainly responsible for studies on global governance and the Land and Maritime Silk Road initiatives.Mr. Chen is the author of two books: U.S. Rebalancing at the Next Stage and This Road for Africa. He is also a frequent columnist and interviewee in the media.

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Prof. Dr. Arun GuptoPrincipal - Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto, is the founding member and principal of the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, Nepal. Before this, he was a professor of English at Tribhuvan University. His areas of study are literary theory, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies, and his current research is on South Asian art and religion, culminating in a documentary project entitled ‘The Art of the Lake’. He speaks fluent English, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, and Awadhi. He obtained Ph. D. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1998, M.A. in English Literature from Drew University, NJ, USA, in 1994, M.A. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University in 1984, Post-Grad Diploma in French from University of Calcutta, India, in 1980, and B.A. in English and Political Science from St. Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur, India, in 1976.

Prof. Dr. Arun GuptoPrincipal - Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Nepal

Prof. Dr. Arun Gupto, is the founding member and principal of the Institute of Advanced Communication, Education and Research, Kathmandu, Nepal. Before this, he was a professor of English at Tribhuvan University. His areas of study are literary theory, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies, and his current research is on South Asian art and religion, culminating in a documentary project entitled ‘The Art of the Lake’. He speaks fluent English, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, and Awadhi. He obtained Ph. D. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, in 1998, M.A. in English Literature from Drew University, NJ, USA, in 1994, M.A. in English Literature from Tribhuvan University in 1984, Post-Grad Diploma in French from University of Calcutta, India, in 1980, and B.A. in English and Political Science from St. Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur, India, in 1976.

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Mr. Muhammad Amir RanaDirector of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) - Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Amir Rana was a founder member of PIPS when it was launched in January 2006. He has previously worked as a journalist with various Urdu and English daily newspapers from 1996 until 2004. He has also been affiliated with the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore as a visiting fellow. He has also given lectures at several universities and security institutes in Pakistan and abroad. He has worked extensively on issues related to counter-terrorism, counter-extremism, and internal and regional security and politics. He has published widely in national and international journals, professional publications and magazines. He writes regularly for Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper. He has also been invited to appear as an expert on the electronic media, including CNN, BBC World, Al Jazeera English, Voice of America, Al-Arabia and other Pakistani and international news channels. He is also the editor of Pakistan Annual Security Report, PIPS’ English research journal ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’ and Urdu monthly magazine Tajziat.

Mr. Muhammad Amir RanaDirector of Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS) - Pakistan

Mr. Muhammad Amir Rana was a founder member of PIPS when it was launched in January 2006. He has previously worked as a journalist with various Urdu and English daily newspapers from 1996 until 2004. He has also been affiliated with the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore as a visiting fellow. He has also given lectures at several universities and security institutes in Pakistan and abroad. He has worked extensively on issues related to counter-terrorism, counter-extremism, and internal and regional security and politics. He has published widely in national and international journals, professional publications and magazines. He writes regularly for Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English newspaper. He has also been invited to appear as an expert on the electronic media, including CNN, BBC World, Al Jazeera English, Voice of America, Al-Arabia and other Pakistani and international news channels. He is also the editor of Pakistan Annual Security Report, PIPS’ English research journal ‘Conflict and Peace Studies’ and Urdu monthly magazine Tajziat.

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Prof. Dr. Tara Prasad SapkotaDean, Faculty of Law, TU - Nepal

Prof. Dr. Tara Prasad Sapkota isa former dean at Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University .He is a graduate from the very same university and also bears a degree of MA in Political Science (TU), LLM and Ph.D. from Japan.

Prof. Dr. Tara Prasad SapkotaDean, Faculty of Law, TU - Nepal

Prof. Dr. Tara Prasad Sapkota isa former dean at Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University .He is a graduate from the very same university and also bears a degree of MA in Political Science (TU), LLM and Ph.D. from Japan.

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Dr. Khadga K.C.Program Coordinator of Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University

Dr. Khadga K.C. is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. He did Masters` and PhD from the Nagasaki University, Japan 2009. His PhD Dissertations was on, "Foreign Aid and Democratization in Nepal". His postdoctoral research was also on International Role in Democratization in Nepal. Dr. K.C. is a visiting SUSI short term scholar at US Foreign Policy at the University of Florida, Harvard, The Chicago University and the MIT. He was also Japan Foundation Fellow at Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan (May, 2012- March 2013). His areas of interests are modernization and democratic theories, democratization, security discourses, foreign policy, international relations, global governance, Japanese affairs among others.

Dr. Khadga K.C.Program Coordinator of Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University

Dr. Khadga K.C. is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Masters in International Relations and Diplomacy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. He did Masters` and PhD from the Nagasaki University, Japan 2009. His PhD Dissertations was on, "Foreign Aid and Democratization in Nepal". His postdoctoral research was also on International Role in Democratization in Nepal. Dr. K.C. is a visiting SUSI short term scholar at US Foreign Policy at the University of Florida, Harvard, The Chicago University and the MIT. He was also Japan Foundation Fellow at Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan (May, 2012- March 2013). His areas of interests are modernization and democratic theories, democratization, security discourses, foreign policy, international relations, global governance, Japanese affairs among others.

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Dr. Atindra DahalAssociate Professor, KSL - Nepal

Dr. Atindra Dahal is currently working in the capacity of Associate Professor at Kathmandu School of law and has done PhD on Issues of Nation Building as continuous effort in pursuing higher education after earning M. Phil. in English Literature & Philosophy, M.A. in English Literature and Philosophy and M. A. in political science respectively. Dahal has capaciously produced research based academic writings. As of now, 30 of his academic research papers are published in various prestigious journals from nation and abroad. Quite regularly, he delivers guest classes in different areas of political psychology and communication paradigms to academic and corporate practitioners and associates as well. He is also the Editor of Kathmandu School of Law Review.

Dr. Atindra DahalAssociate Professor, KSL - Nepal

Dr. Atindra Dahal is currently working in the capacity of Associate Professor at Kathmandu School of law and has done PhD on Issues of Nation Building as continuous effort in pursuing higher education after earning M. Phil. in English Literature & Philosophy, M.A. in English Literature and Philosophy and M. A. in political science respectively. Dahal has capaciously produced research based academic writings. As of now, 30 of his academic research papers are published in various prestigious journals from nation and abroad. Quite regularly, he delivers guest classes in different areas of political psychology and communication paradigms to academic and corporate practitioners and associates as well. He is also the Editor of Kathmandu School of Law Review.

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