Dr. Suman Bhattacharjea is the Chair of the PAL Network Steering Committee, and the Director of Research at ASER Centre. Suman has extensive experience in the fields of education, gender, and women’s rights. She has worked with government, private sector, non-government and international organizations in several countries including India, the U.S.A., Pakistan and Mexico. She has taught courses on research design, gender and education and has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books in these areas. She earned her undergraduate degree in Economics (with Honours) from Delhi University, and both M.Ed and Ed.D degrees in Education from Harvard University.