James Rasaiah

James Rasaiah

Program Coordinator, Democratic Governance
Contributing Member, Ash Center Staff Identity Group
James Rasaiah

James supports the democratic governance program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His portfolio includes managing communications, public programing, research fellowships, and university-wide initiatives related to civic engagement.

Prior to joining Harvard University, James worked with a small nonprofit to deliver water, education, and food security projects to politically marginalized hill tribe communities in rural Thailand. He holds a master's degree in post-war recovery studies from the University of York, a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Birmingham, and has previously worked in Kosovo and Iraq conducting field research pertaining to conflict, internal displacement, and governance.