Dr. Ram Thapaliya

Chairman, Institute of crisis/ Disasters Management (TU)

Dr. Ram Thapaliya is faculty member of the Master's Program in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies and Crisis Management Study at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He holds a degree in Law from Tribhuvan University, and a Master's degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (USA). He has been awarded a Ph.D. in Crisis Management from Atlantic International University (USA). His research interests include the international security, identity based conflicts and crisis management of both natural and human-made disasters.

He is an advocate of Nepal's strategic foreign policy engagement and has served as an international secretary of the Party's Foreign Relations Department and is also a Goodwill Ambassador of the USA, as awarded by former President Bill Clinton. He has developed security, disaster risk management educational curriculum and materials and has experience in utilizing the course curriculum and materials in working with local and national stakeholders.

Currently he holds the position of chairman at the Institute of Crisis/Disasters Management (TU) Masters in Crisis and Disasters Management Study Program. During 2015, Dr. Thapaliya served as the Honorary Disaster Management/and Security Advisor to the former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.