Program Associate, The Carter Center
Hari Prasad is a program associate with the Syria Mapping Project at The Carter Center and a research associate at Critica Research and Analysis. Hari primarily focuses on the study of the Middle East and South Asia, particularly focusing on religious movements, political violence, and human rights Prior to his arrival in Atlanta, Hari worked with several different think tanks in Washington DC, including the Hudson Institute, the Stimson Center, and the United States Institute of Peace. He has been published in Foreign Policy, The Wire (India), The New Arab, and Current Trends in Islamist Ideology. He completed his BA at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he earned his MA from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Hari has also taught English in Nablus, Palestine, which also stemmed his interest in human rights overseas and at home. Between work, studies, and family, Hari has travelled through multiple countries in the Middle East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. In his free time, Hari likes to learn how to cook new food, read about human rights, and adopted blacksmithing as a COVID-19 related hobby. As a new resident of Atlanta, Hari seeks to learn more about the city that he now calls home.