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Saurav Jung Thapa

Associate Director of Research, Human Rights Campaign
Saurav Jung Thapa joined the Global team at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in April 2015 as the Associate Director of Research. In this capacity, he manages the research portfolio for the Global team, including reports, quarterly newsletters, country briefings, the export of hate project, blog posts and other knowledge products. HRC is America's largest organization working to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. HRC Global seeks to leverage our domestic work to have an international impact. 

Prior to joining HRC, Saurav served as a technical officer at the United Nations Development Programme in Bangkok, Thailand where he worked on the 'Being LGBT in Asia' initiative, managing day-to-day programming and supervising staff in eight project countries in South, Southeast and East Asia. Before UNDP, he worked as a technical advisor at the Blue Diamond Society, Nepal's leading LGBT rights and health organization, and as assistant to the director of a think-tank at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Saurav has a master's degree in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Hampshire College. He was born and raised in Nepal and now lives in Washington, D.C. with his husband, Sam.
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