Ashish Kothari

Kothari is a founder-member of the environmental nongovernmental organization Kalpavriksh. He has coordinated India’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan process, served on Greenpeace’s international and India boards, and chaired a global network on protected areas and communities organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. He has taught at the Indian Institute of Public Administration and is the author or editor (singly or with others) of more than 30 books, including (with Aseem Shrivastava) Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India. He received a master’s degree in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics in 1985.