Dhooleka Sarhadi Raj, PhD (Cantab.) is deeply committed to expanding cross cultural understanding and intercultural dialogue through empathy. Dr. Raj holds a doctorate from University of Cambridge and her work focuses on India and its diaspora by addressing mobilities, global citizenship, tolerance, emigrant infrastructure and the nation-state. Dr Raj is author of Where Are You From? Middle Class Migrants in the Modern World (University of California Press, 2003) and Overseas Citizen of India and Emigrant Infrastructure (article, Geoforum, 2015) which proposes a new conceptual frame to understand mobilities. She has been invited to speak by The Nobel Foundation, UNESCO, Government of Canada, Government of India, BBC, NPR, International Metropolis Project, India International Center alongside University lectures and talks including at Amsterdam, Singapore, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale. She has taught at Yale, Harvard and Cambridge. Previously, Dr. Raj worked at Battelle with the Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health. Most importantly for the NEEV festival, she secretly fantasizes about writing for children!