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  • Ashok Gurung

    Associate Professor of International Affairs

    Email
    gurunga@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    H - 72 Fifth Avenue

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    Ashok Gurung

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    Ashok K. Gurung is Associate Professor at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program of International Affairs at The New School in New York City.  He is engaged with teaching, research, writing, and public debates on questions involving politics and practice of dignity, equal rights, equity, and sustainable futures, especially in South Asia and China. 

    As one of the founding directors of India China Institute (ICI) at the New School, New York City (January 2005-July 2019), Gurung was responsible for establishing and directing ICI, including a distinct global network of scholars and institutions focused on China and India. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses on sustainable development, politics and social justice at The New School as well as Columbia University. He has designed and directed field-study program for students from the World College West, Columbia University, and The New School.  Among various global engagements, Gurung was the program officer for the International Fellowships Program, the largest innovative global leadership initiative ($280 million) of the Ford Foundation (2000-2003).  Since 2015, he is a Steering Committee member of the Himalayan University Consortium convened by the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal. He is also an advisor to Samata Foundation, a think-tank committed to ending caste-based discrimination and a Trustee of the Darnal Award for Social Justice in Nepal. 

    A native of Nepal, Gurung holds an MA in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University and a BA in International Service and Development from World College West in Petaluma, California.  


    Future Courses

    Flat-fee IFP CE
    NINT 0013, Summer 2022

    Past Courses

    Flat-fee IFP CE
    NINT 0013, Summer 2021

    International Fieldwork
    NINT 6000, Summer 2021

    Politics of Dignity and Equity
    NINT 5466, Spring 2022

    Rethinking Sustainable Futures
    NINT 5467, Fall 2021

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