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Bharath Gopalaswamy, Director, South Asia Center

Prior to joining Atlantic Council, Dr. Gopalaswamy managed the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament and International Security at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he oversaw developing projects on space security and South Asia. He has held research appointments with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and with Cornell University’s Judith Reppy Institute of Peace and Conflict studies.

Dr. Gopalaswamy holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Numerical Acoustics from Trinity College, Dublin. In addition to his studies abroad, he has previously worked at the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) High Altitude Test Facilities and the EADS Astrium GmbH division in Germany.

Huma Haque, Associate Director, South Asia Center

Prior to joining the Council, she worked at Acumen as a business development associate in Karachi, Pakistan. Before this, she was a project associate for the United Nations Capital Development Fund. Huma has also worked as a management consultant at Accenture in the communications and high tech group.

She holds a Masters in Public Administration, concentrating in international policy and management, from New York University and completed her BA in Hispanic studies and Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Nazia Khan, Assistant Director, South Asia Center

Nazia is an assistant director at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. Nazia graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in political science and Middle Eastern studies. Prior to joining the Council, Nazia worked at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an advocacy group upholding civil rights and promoting interfaith understanding in Oklahoma. She interned for various political campaigns, the American National Elections Studies program, and Middle East public opinion expert Dr. Mark Tessler. She continues to explore her interests in international relations, particularly development and human rights issues in South Asia and the Middle East.