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MA in International Policy

Suman Kumar

2021 Cohort

Kathmandu, Nepal

Suman Kumar, from Lalitpur, Nepal, is pursuing a master's degree in international policy at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. He graduated from the University of Rochester with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently doing a master’s degree in global affairs from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar. Suman aspires to be a social entrepreneur, addressing pressing global issues through collaborating with cross-disciplinary communities. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, he led several COVID response technological innovation projects in Nepal by spearheading collaborations with research labs from UCSF, Berkeley, and Stanford. Through his manufacturing business, he built machines and equipment for waste-recycling factories for a local government, Nepal’s first aquaponics farm, UN’s research project, and more. He has been recognized by several world leaders such as the Queen of Belgium, Norway's and Belgium's Prime Minister, the UN’s Deputy Secretary-General, and the European Commissioner.


MA in International Policy