Haris Tarin is currently the Director of the Washington DC office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC). He was raised and educated in Southern California where he received his undergraduate degree in Liberal Studies/Education at the California State University of Northridge. Haris is currently pursuing his graduate work at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University.
Haris has been active in the Muslim American community for over 13 years. In his capacity as the DC Director of MPAC he engages various agencies within government including the White House, Department of Justice, State Department, Department of Homeland Security and offices on Capitol Hill.
He has spoken at various conferences, media outlets and symposiums on topics such as Islam and the role of the Muslim American community in the public sphere, Muslim American Identity, US-Muslim World Relations, Role of the Muslim American Community in Policy Formation, Religion and Public Life, and Civic Engagement.
He is also co-founder of the Ehsan Center, a multi-generational dynamic Muslim American community established in Southern California to develop an indigenous Muslim American identity and experience. Haris was a first responder to the disaster zone in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina with Islamic Relief.
He currently resides in Washington DC with his wife, Ghada Khan, and two children Hanan and Rayyan.