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Nick Langton

Nick Langton

Former Country Representative, India


Expertise: Political, economic, and social reform in Asia, with emphasis on South Asia; law and human rights; community mediation and peace building; and trafficking of women and children.

Nick Langton was formerly The Asia Foundation's resident country representative in India. He left the Foundation in November, 2013.

His extensive experience with the Foundation includes having served as country representative in Sri Lanka/Maldives (1989-1992), Bangladesh (1992-1997), the Philippines/Pacific Islands (1997-1999), and Nepal (1999-2009). He joined the Foundation in 1986 as a program officer in San Francisco and also served as assistant country representative in Bangladesh and Nepal. Prior to joining the Foundation he was assistant director of the Southern Sudan Refugee Assistance Project based in Juba, Sudan. He also previously worked for CARE in the United States and was a Peace Corps Volunteer, trainer, and consultant in Nepal.

A South Asia specialist, his recent work with government and NGOs has concentrated in the areas of conflict transformation, law and human rights, economic reform, women's security, and regional relations. He speaks fluent Nepali and conversational Hindi and Bangla.

Education: B.A. in Asian studies and journalism from The Evergreen State College in Washington; M.P.A. from the University of Washington, Graduate School of Public Affairs.

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