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Dinesh Sharma (social scientist and author)

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Dinesh Sharma is a social scientist in the fields of human rights, leadership and globalization. He is the author of "Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President" and “The Global Hillary" and the co-editor (with Uwe P. Gielen) of "The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century.[1][2]

Sharma graduated from Harvard University in 1996 with a Doctorate (Ph.D). in Psychology and Human Development and with training in Cultural Anthropology. He completed a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship in 1999 at Columbia University. Prior to his time at Harvard, he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (1986) and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois (1990).[3]

Sharma has served since 2003 as a senior fellow at the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Research at St. Francis College in New York City.[4] He is an Associate Research Professor (Hon.) at the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, Binghamton University, where he teaches at the Department of Human Development in Harpur College.[5] Sharma also teaches a course at Fordham University at Lincoln Center entitled, “The UN and Global Leadership” (a class also previously taught by Ambassador T. Hamid al Bayati). The course delves into the intricate consensus process at the United Nations, a part of the organizational leadership program.[6][7]

He is the author and editor of seven volumes[8] as well as hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles.[9] He is a regular columnist for Asia Times Online,[10] The Global Intelligencer, and a contributor to many additional news websites (e.g., Al Jazeera English, News Blaze). His book, “Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President,” was rated as a Top 10 Black History Book for 2012 by the American Library Association.

Sharma has a been invited as a lecturer to speak in venues all over the world, including at; the Akademy Ke Polisi PTKI in Jakarta, Indonesia (2013) and Indian Society for International Law, New Delhi, India, (August 2013) and as a panelist at International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa (2012). In 2011, Sharma was invited to tour with Democrats Abroad (DNC) in Ten Countries in the European Union. In 2011, He also received the Medal of Honor from the New York Society for Behavior Research. The honorees are chosen based on colleagues and students’ nominations of those they would like to meet in person.[11]

Sharma was born in New Delhi, India. He currently resides in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife, son and daughter. He is a Board member of the Manhattan Psychological Association.[12] Since 2012, he has served as a host and Producer of Princeton TV. In 2013 he appeared on Princeton TV as a guest to discuss his book "Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century".[13] In addition to being a cultural psychologist and author, for the past decade, Sharma has been a medical consultant for Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients.

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