James Sharrock is a researcher and consultant based in Ithaca, New York. He is originally from the UK and studied at LSE and SOAS, University of London. His research interests are humanitarianism, development, UN peacekeeping, the Sudans and Nepal. He has published academic articles on Nepal in Studies in Nepali History and Society journal and the European Bulletin of Himalayan Research. In Nepal he has worked for DFID, the UN and The Carter Center. You can follow him on Twitter @jpshazza.