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January 21, 2024

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center’s e-Newsletter for Spring 2024 is out!! Please click this link to find out about all the exciting events that we have planned for this semester.

January 18, 2024

Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI) is pleased to announce its 7th multidisciplinary international conference. It will be held on November 8–10, 2024 (Friday–Sunday) at the University of California, Berkeley, in partnership with the Institute for South Asia Studies and the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley. All academics, scholars, and practitioners working on Bangladesh in their respective fields are invited to submit extended abstracts or full papers related to the conference theme.

September 24, 2023

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center’s e-Newsletter for Fall 2023 is out!! Please click THIS link below to find out about all the exciting events that we have planned for this semester. 

April 21, 2023

It’s been 10 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which killed 1,134 people and injured thousands more, most of whom were working in factories supplying clothing for international brands. What did we learn from this disaster about how businesses and governments can better protect the rights of workers? How have business and human rights interventions that followed the disaster fallen short? What still needs to happen to better protect workers in global supply chains?

April 6, 2023

UC Berkeley’s Institute for South Asia Studies and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies are delighted to host a panel discussion on recent scholarship on Bangladesh-related studies with Elora Halim ChowdhuryNayma Qayum, and Camelia Dewan.

AGENDA

March 21, 2023

February 13, 2023

Moderator/Panelist: Sanchita Banerjee Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Professional faculty, Responsible Business, Haas School of Business

Panelist: Natasja Sheriff, Senior Program Manager, NYU Stern’s Center for Business and Human Rights

January 4, 2023

Congratulations to Tausif Noor, SAAI Graduate Student Representative and PhD student in the History of Art Department, for winning the 2023 Dudley Prize for Art Writing, alongside T. J. Clark, Professor Emeritus, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley. Read more HERE

January 1, 2023

December 23, 2022

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center's e-Newsletter for Fall 2022 is out!!

December 22, 2022

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center's e-Newsletter for Spring 2022 is out!! Highlights include distinguished lectures by Sukanta Chaudhuri and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and talks on lead exposure in Bangladesh and on the Bangladesh War of Independence.

December 21, 2022

To celebrate the 50th year of independence of Bangladesh, the Department of Global Studies & Governance (GSG), Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) published a ‘GSG: 50th Victory-day Anniversary Souvenir’.

December 20, 2022

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center's e-Newsletter for Fall 2021 is out!! See our new and improved look. And read it to find out about all the exciting Zoom events that we have planned for this semester.

Read আজকাল HERE

December 19, 2022

The 2021 Subir and Malini Chowdhury Fellowships recipients, Nazmul Ahasan and Ariana Pemberto, were recently featured in The Daily Star, the largest circulating daily English-language newspaper in Bangladesh.

Please click HERE to access the article and read about what our two newest Fellows have to say about winning the award and their hopes for the future. 

December 16, 2022

The Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies' rapid response survey of garment workers under Covid-19 (in collaboration with BRAC), and discussion on the film Threads (co-sponsored with the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Textile Arts Council) was covered in the Business Standard.Click here to read the full article.

December 15, 2022

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center's e-Newsletter for Spring 2021 is out!! See our new and improved look. And read it to find out about all the exciting Zoom events that we have planned for this semester.

Read আজকাল HERE

December 14, 2022

আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center's e-Newsletter for October 2020 is out!! Read this special issue to find out about an exciting new report on the impact of Covid-19 on the RMG sector in Bangladesh, upcoming events, and recording of past events. আজকাল October 2020

December 12, 2022

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the world’s economy and supply chains. In the case of Bangladesh, the RMG sector, which has been one of the major drivers of the socioeconomic development of Bangladesh in the last 40 years, has been especially hard hit with the garment workers having been affected the most. In order to understand the long term implications of the pandemic on the RMG workers, BRAC University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and James P.