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Sharmila Murthy: Re-Examining Water and Ethnic Conflict in Central Asia

October 13, 2013

Sharmila Murthy, a Fellow at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, delivers her speech at the Realizing the Goal of Water for Life: Lessons from Around the World conference at NLU Delhi, India.

Sharmila L. Murthy is a Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she co-leads the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. She also serves as the Lead Investigator of the Water Sector for the “Project on Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development,” an inter-disciplinary research project with the Sustainability Science Program at the Mossavar‐Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Her research focuses primarily on South Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia. She received her JD from Harvard Law School, her Master in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources from Cornell University. She clerked for the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, was a Skadden Fellow with the Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, and was also a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in India. In the fall of 2013, Sharmila will be joining the faculty of Suffolk University Law School in Boston as an Assistant Professor.

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