Tarik Karim, Board Member

Bangladesh's Ambassador Designate to India; Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute; President of the American Council for the
Study of Islamic Societies; Former Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States;
Former Bangladesh High Commissioner to South Africa (with concurrent
accreditation to Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and consular jurisdiction
over Zambia and Zimbabwe); Former Ambassador to Iran (with concurrent
accreditation to Lebanon and Syria), Former Deputy Chief of Mission in Beijing (with
concurrent accreditation to North Korea and Kampuchea), and Deputy High
Commissioner in New Delhi; Former Ford Fellow at the University of Maryland-
College Park as Distinguished International Executive in Residence (1999-2009);
Adjunct Faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park, George Washington
University in Washington D.C., and the Virginia International University, Fairfax,
Virginia (2003-2009); Expertise in state fragility, civil society, democratic transition,
human rights, rule of law, governance issues in South Asia, political Islam and
globalization; Senior Advisor at the Center for Institutional Reforms and the Informal
Sector (IRIS) of the University of Maryland until 2005; Listed as a leading expert on
Asia by AccessAsia, National Bureau of Asian Research, and as Area Expert on
South Asia by the Foreign Service Institute of the US State Department’s National
Foreign Affairs Training Center; Occasional guest lecturer at the Foreign Service
Institute (National Foreign Affairs Training Center) of the State Department, the Near
East and South Asia Center of the National Defense University, Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars and the United States Institute of Peace in
Washington D.C, George Washington University and various other universities in
the United States and Bangladesh.  Former Additional Foreign Secretary at the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh with responsibility for the South Asian
region (1995-97); Advocated bold and innovative approaches to normalizing
troubled relations with India and resolving long outstanding problems relating to
water sharing, cross border insurgency and boundary demarcation; Finalized
negotiations resulting in the signing of the landmark 30-year Ganges Water Sharing
Treaty with India in December 1996; Architect of regional cooperation between
Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, and Nepal.
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