Hari Bansh Jha

Visiting Fellow

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Hari Bansh Jha is a Visiting Fellow at ORF.

Formerly a professor of economics at Nepal's Tribhuvan University, Hari Bansh’s areas of interest include, Nepal-China-India strategic affairs, border issues, conflict and peace, international migration, child labour, human trafficking, among others.


  • Strategic Affairs — South Asia
  • Migration

Current Position(s)

Executive Director, Centre for Economic and Technical Studies, Nepal

Past Position(s)

  • Visiting Fellow, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi
  • Visiting Professor, Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad, Sichuan University, China
  • Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi
  • Visiting Fellow, Institute of Asian Studies, German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Language Fluency

  • English
  • Nepali