Ashok Gurung, Senior Director, India China Institute
Ashok Gurung is the senior director of India China Institute (ICI) at The New School. He is responsible for the overall development, management, and coordination of ICI programs and projects in India, China, and the United States. Ashok has over fifteen years of international development experience as an educator, researcher, manager, grant-maker, policy analyst, activist and training facilitator with civil society groups, academic institutions, foundations and multi-lateral organizations, and governments in over 40 countries worldwide. Recently, he was the program officer for the International Fellowships Program, the largest global leadership initiative ($280 million) of the Ford Foundation. He holds a MA in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, a BA in International Service and Development from World College West in Petaluma, California, and a Certificate in Norwegian Culture and Society from the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway.