James Rasaiah

James Rasaiah

Program Coordinator, Democratic Governance
James Rasaiah

James works to support 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’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, James worked with a small nonprofit to deliver water, education, and food security projects to a marginalized hill tribe community 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.