Dr. Tahir Ali

Dr. Tahir Ali is a former United Nations official and adviser to humanitarian and development aid agencies and donor governments. Over a 32 year international career he has served in a range of headquarters and field positions dealing with humanitarian diplomacy, refugee protection and emergency and transitional aid programs, including directing aid operations in numerous crisis situations, among them Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Indonesia and Nepal. He is a social anthropologist by training and prior to his UN career was engaged in teaching and research at US universities. He was educated at Cornell University (A.B) and the University of Rochester (Ph.D).