Dr Anjoo Sharan Upadhyaya, Professor of Political Science & Director, Centre for the Study of Nepal holds a Master’s and Ph.D. in Political Science and has done post-doctoral research at London School of Economics and Politics, Woodrow Wilson Centre or International Scholar (Wash DC). She has also obtained an International Diploma in Conflict Resolution from Uppasala University, Sweden. Apart from teaching, she has served as Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Head, Department of Political Science & and Research Director, Institute of Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity (INCORE), UU/The United Nations University, UK. She has served as a Member, International Planning Study Team, United Nations University, Ulster University to conduct a feasibility study to create a UNU Centre for Ethnicity & Conflict Resolution. She has been a Guest Scholar Woodrow Wilson Centre for International Scholars, Washington DC; Member, Academic Council of the United Nations System (ACUNS); Commission on International Conflict Resolution at the Council of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA), Kyoto; an Invited Subject Expert by the Ministry for Nationalities and External Relations, Republic of Daghestan. Prof Upadhyaya has been a Visiting Professor at the Poli Sci dept Concordia University, University of Magdeburg (Germany) and Karlstad (Sweden). Professor Upadhyaya has published extensively on themes related to issues of Self-determination, ethnicity, conflict, federalism, gender and development and have lectured in various centers of learning in India and abroad.