Dr. Shiva Hari Dahal has more than fifteen years of work experience in the field of conflict resolution, human rights and development and statebuilding. His work has focused on policymaking, including the constituent assembly and legislature parliament in Nepal. He has worked as a visiting research fellow at United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Switzerland and has published works on conflict and security issues. He holds an MA in international peace studies from University of Notre Dame, USA, and a PhD in conflict analysis and resolution from George Mason University, USA. Dr. Dahal has taught graduate-level classes as a lecturer at Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is a Senior Associate at Asia Conflict and Security (ACAS) in Hong Kong. At Nepali Diaspora Investment Fund Inc., Dr. Dahal holds the position of Secretary of the company.