Gautam Adhikari is a "senior consultant at the National Endowment for Democracy and director of the Asian Centre for Democratic Governance. He served as executive editor of The Times of India and was a senior consultant at the World Bank. He was a resident fellow at Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics, and Public Policy (1987–89) and a Shapiro Fellow at George Washington University’s School for Media and Public Affairs (1998). In 1998–99, he served as project director of the NED’s new global initiative, the World Movement for Democracy. His publications include Press Councils: The Indian Experience and India: The First 50 Years (editor)." 
- Director, M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence
- Strengthening Democratic Governance, A Report by the Asian Center for Democratic Governance, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 17-18 March 2002.