• The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Speaker for 2019
    Sat, Nov 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium
    Shahidul Alam
  • ALI ASGAR (TARA)
    Between Lands & Territories
    Love, Loss and Survival

    Tue, Oct 15, 2019
  • NEW DIRECTIONS
    IN BANGLADESH
    STUDIES
    Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Chowdhury Center logo     Fostering Bangladesh Studies. Improving Quality of Life.

The Chowdhury Center mourns the passing of Sir Fazle Hasan Abed. We were privileged to have him inaugurate the Center on March 30, 2015. 

An icon of international development and pivotal figure in Bangladesh, Sir Abed was a social worker who founded BRAC, the world's largest NGO, in 1972. Today BRAC operates in more than 69 thousand villages of Bangladesh and has helped about 110 million people who live below the poverty line. For his contributions to social improvement, he was honored with numerous national and international awards. Our heartfelt condolences to all of Sir Abed's near and dear ones.

A video-recording of Sir Abed's inaugural Chowdhury Center lecture, A Quite Revolution, may be viewed here

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