is General Secretary of NTTP Institute. He had served NTTP-I in the capacity of Executive Director from 2014-15 and program adviser to The Asia Foundation in 2014. Khanal is currently associated with Centre for Social Inclusion and Federalism (CESIF), a non-government think tank, as research director. He has worked as editor of The Himalayan Times for seven years from 2007 to 2014, and as senior adviser in National Planning Commission before joining The Asia Foundation. He holds Master’s Degree in English from Tribhuvan University, received another Master’s Degree from Drew University, USA, in Modern History and Literature and was PhD Student in Emory University, USA, from 2001-2006.