Tariq A. Karim


Tariq A. Karim

Ambassador Tariq Karim is a member of the Board of Advisors at the National Bureau of Asian Research. He is the Director of the Centre for Bay of Bengal Studies at the Independent University, Bangladesh.

Ambassador Karim was formerly an advisor to the World Bank for Regional Integration, South Asian Region, during which he shepherded the initiation of power trade between Bangladesh and India, and facilitated talks between Bangladesh, Bhutan, and India for working towards regional energy security. Prior to this, he was Bangladesh’s immediate past High Commissioner to India with the rank and status of a Minister of State, from August 2009 until October 2014.

Ambassador Karim has also served ambassadorial assignments in Washington D.C., Pretoria, and Tehran. Ambassador Karim was at the University of Maryland from 1999 to 2000 as a distinguished international executive in residence, and subsequently from 2002 to 2004 as consultant/senior adviser in the IRIS Centre of the University of Maryland. Ambassador Karim was also an adjunct faculty member teaching courses in Government & Politics, International Relations, and Business & Politics at the University of Maryland, George Washington University and Virginia International University, respectively, from 2004-2008.