Dr. Mehtab S. Karim is a Distinguished Senior Fellow & Affiliated Professor in the School of Public Policy. During Spring Semester 2012 he was HEC Professor of Sociology at Qaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Pew Research Center, Washington DC (2008-10) and Professor of Demography and Head of Population & Reproductive Health Program at the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan during 2000-08. His earlier appointments include; Senior Research Fellow, at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University; Research Fellow, at Asia Research Center, London School of Economics, UK; Senior Associate, School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Technical Adviser/Consultant, the World Bank, Washington DC and Visiting Scientist, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Professor Karim has conducted research on social and economic development and health & population policies in Pakistan and in South Asia, and has undertaken extensive work on demographic issues in Muslim-majority countries. At present, on behalf of GMU he is working with linkages program with universities in Pakistan and conducting research on South Asian Diaspora in USA. Recently, he received a grant from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan to conduct surveys of attitudes, aspirations and entrepreneurship potentials among youth in cities of Pakistan. He has published more than 60 research articles and book chapters and edited six volumes of international conference proceedings. His other major publications include, The Future of the Global Muslim Population (with Brian Grim, 2011); Islam, the State and Population (with Gavin Jones, 2005) and; Migration in Pakistan: Theories and Facts (with Frits Selier, 1987).
He completed his BA (Honors) in Sociology & Economics from the University of Karachi, Pakistan, earned MA in Social Sciences Research from the University of Chicago and PhD in Sociology/Demography from Cornell University.