Diya Nag is a Senior Program Officer with The Asia Foundation’s country office in New Delhi, India. Diya originally joined the Foundation in 2009 as a junior associate in San Francisco. In her current role, she manages programs and grants in the areas of regional integration and trade facilitation in South Asia, women’s empowerment, and combating trafficking in persons. She also manages the Foundation’s Luce Scholars program in India. Her areas of specialization include law and justice, gender equality, and regional integration.
Prior to this, Diya worked with the United Nations Development Program, engaging closely with the Department of Justice in India, on strengthening justice delivery and legal reforms to improve access to justice for marginalized groups in India. She also has experience in human rights advocacy through her work at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international human rights organization headquartered in New Delhi. At CHRI, Diya’s work focused heavily on police accountability and reform issues where she worked closely with multiple stakeholders advocating for a democratic and accountable police service within the South Asia region. Before relocating to India, Diya practiced consumer law in New York City.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Human Rights and Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University; Juris Doctor with a specialization in Global Law and Practice from the Syracuse University College of Law. Diya is a member of the New York Bar, First Appellate Division.
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