Attend a special Meet the Leader series event featuring Pushkar Mohan Sharma, AB ’06, independent policy strategist and writer. He will discuss his professional path with particular focus on his work with the United Nations.
This event is co-sponsored by the Career Center’s Government and Public Policy Group. Light refreshments will be provided. Kindly RSVP.
Pushkar is an independent policy strategist and writer working to advance a renewed commitment to the global rights-based international order. Most recently, Pushkar served for three and a half years as the Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General at the UN peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. From 2013 to 2015, Pushkar led the Gaza office for the UN Access Coordination Unit, advocating for adherence to international human rights and humanitarian law with Israeli/Palestinian authorities. He has conducted rights-based analyses and worked on humanitarian relief initiatives for UN agencies in Colombia, Myanmar, and Iraq as well as supporting right to education efforts in India for Pratham, the country’s largest education organization. In 2012, Pushkar led a Columbia University-sponsored research trip to North Korea.
As a playwright, poet, and community organizer, Pushkar’s work has been featured by The Asian American Literary Review, The Wall Street Journal, and DesiLit Magazine. His plays have been produced by Chicago’s Rasaka Theatre and at the New York International Fringe Festival. He produced UNIFICATION, a joint independence celebration for India and Pakistan and a demonstration for peace in South Asia annually in New York from 2009 to 2012.
He holds an MPA in Human Rights from Columbia University in the City of New York (’13) and a BA in International Studies and Drama from Washington University in St. Louis (’06).