Archer K Blood Center for Democracy is named after Archer Kent Blood, a US State Department diplomat who famously protested against the atrocities committed by Pakistani Army during the Bangladesh War of Independence in 1971. Founded in 2017, the Archer K Blood Center for Democracy aims to discuss democracy and political issues affecting Bangladesh. The organization has been fashioned like a think tank. It’s main purpose is to discuss, analyze and influence issues like human rights, labor rights, freedom of expression, freedom of association, voting right, parliamentary election, civil society, economic development and related issues in the context of Bangladesh.
The center also aims to influence external factors of Bangladesh politics, such as, US foreign policy, South Asian politics, foreign aid and trade, United Nations, international interest groups, etc. Archer K Blood Center for Democracy also keen to issues like policy formulation, research, advocacy concerning social policy, political strategy, economics, military, technology, and culture of Bangladesh.
The center has no physical address.
President: Dina Siddiqi, PhD
Executive Director: Kausar Mumin