Khem Raj Sedhai is a Ph.D. student in Educational Policy and Leadership at the State University of New York at Albany (UAlbany-SUNY). He recently completed a master’s degree in International Relations (MAIR) at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Prior to that, he graduated with Master of Laws (LLM) and Juris Doctor (JD) degrees at Nepal Law Campus at Tribhuvan University.
Khem is a lawyer; global education advisor and international student recruitment specialist; teacher; journalist; and human rights and policy advocate. In the US, he has served in different roles at Syracuse University, George Mason University, InterAction, International Development Institute (IDI), and National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS). He is also working as a Board Member at Engage Nepal, a US-based non-profit. In Nepal, he founded a company to recruit students for foreign universities and led it for 10 years. In this role, he developed, administered, and promoted over 50 direct placement university programs in more than 12 countries including the US. Currently, he is a Graduate Assistant at the School of Education and closely working with Dean Jason Lane, Professor Mitch Leventhal, and Professor Aaron Benavot. His research interests include social justice, human rights, educational equity, teacher education, adult literacy, and international students.