Tom Kessinger is the General Manager of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture located in Geneva. From 1988 to 1996 he was president of Haverford College, Haverford, PA. He has also been a tenured member of the faculties of the Universities of Virginia and Pennsylvania. His Ph.D. is from the University of Chicago in South Asian History and Anthropology. During the late 1970s and into the 1980s he was with the Ford Foundation in India and Southeast Asia. His major publication is Vilyatpur 1948-1968: An Historical Case Study of Social and Economic Change in a North Indian Village.