M. Bari Khan has been active in Islamic affairs and the Muslim communities in New York for many years. Bari is one of the original founders of the Islamic Center at NYU, one of the leading university based Islamic organizations in the United States, and is active in several South Asian and Islamic community groups today. Upon his graduation from NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, Bari joined City Hall under Mayor David Dinkins, one of the first Mayors to endorse diversity initiatives in the City and recognize Muslim holidays. Today, he works as a Director of Finance at the NYC Health Department and most recently worked on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election campaign. Besides his professional work in public service, Bari is a parent advocate in the Upper Westside and has chaired the PTA Diversity Committee for the past 5 years at PS199 (the only school in Manhattan to win the coveted National Blue Ribbon School Award). He lives in Manhattan with his wife Rifat and two daughters, Maha and Suha. After 35 years as one of the founders of the ICNYU, Bari remains as committed as ever to enhancing the understanding of Islam and empowering Muslims in the City of New York.