San Francisco, August 12, 2009 — The Asia Foundation announced today the appointment of Nick Langton as its resident Country Director in India, where he will lead the Foundation’s expanded program activities in the country from a fully operational office to be opened in New Delhi this fall. Mr. Langton was most recently the Foundation’s representative in Nepal from 1999 to 2009, where he oversaw programs supporting governance and law, conflict transformation and peace-building, economic reform, and women’s security.
With over 25 years of experience in Asia, Mr. Langton is a South Asia specialist with expertise in the areas of legal rights, community mediation and peace building, and anti-trafficking of women and children. He joined the Foundation in 1986 as Assistant Representative in Bangladesh and Nepal and later served as the Foundation’s Country Representative in Sri Lanka and Maldives (1989-92), in Bangladesh (1992-97), and in the Philippines and Pacific Islands (1997-99). He also held numerous short-term assignments for the Foundation, including in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Mongolia.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Langton served with CARE in the U.S., worked with Ugandan refugees in Southern Sudan, and was a Peace Corps volunteer, trainer, and consultant in Nepal. Mr. Langton received his B.A. in Asian Studies and Journalism from the Evergreen State College in Washington and his M.P.A. from the University of Washington.