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November 21, 2022

Cal sophomore Tarishi Jain died in a terror attack in Bangladesh last year, and her parents, Tulika and Sanjiv Jain, started the "Live Life Like Tarishi" scholarship award as a way to honor their daughter’s legacy. The scholarship requires participants to submit essay proposals on creating world change. Aurora Ling, a campus senior studying peace and conflict studies, won the first “Live Life Like Tarishi” scholarship award.

November 19, 2022

A Profile on Sayah Bogor, our 2016-2017 Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center Fellow on Quality of Life in Bangladesh. Sayah was recently featured in UC Berkeley News for her astounding journey from refugee to health researcher at UC Berkeley. Read more about Sayah and her journey HERE>>

November 16, 2022

We are thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2017 Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center Fellowships and Internships! Information about the awardees can be found HERE>>

November 15, 2022

Speaker: Scott MacMillan, Director of Learning and Innovation for BRAC USA

Moderator: Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Lecturer, Responsible Business, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

IIT Kharagpur is starting a school on Quality and Reliability (Q&R) a first of its kind in India, with the aim to improve the trinity of Process, Planet and People (3P’s) targeting Engineering systems, Human systems and natural systems. with the generous support of distinguished alumnus and Chowdhury Center founder, Mr. Subir Chowdhury.  Read more HERE>>>

November 13, 2022

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies is thrilled to announce that Bangladeshi lawyer and human rights activist, Sara Hossain, will deliver the 2017 Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture on February 16, 2017.  Event details HERE>>>

November 12, 2022

Our 2015 Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies Fellow on Quality of Life in Bangladesh, Yoshika Crider (Energy & Resource Group), is one of 2000 awardees (out of an application pool of 17,000) who has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Award for her groundbreaking work on safe water technologies for rural and low income Bangladesh.

Op-ed in the Globe and Mail, co-authored by Sanchita Saxena, Chowdhury Center Director and Sarah Labowitz of NYU's Stern Center for Business and Human Rights on the failure of prevailing model for addressing poor working conditions in the apparel supply chain. To read more click here >>

November 9, 2022

Our newly launched Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies was recently highlighted by ISAS Executive Director, Sanchita Saxena in The Dhaka Tribune (ARTICLE) as well as in an interview on KPFA's Apex Express (INTERVIEW).

November 3, 2022

Much needed analysis by the Chowdhury Center's very own, Sanchita Saxena. Read Dr. Saxena's recent Op-Ed in the New York Times on the impact of US trade policies on Bangladesh's garment factory workers here

October 13, 2022

In Fall 2022, the Institute for South Asia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley launches a multi-year Climate Change Initiative that brings together academic programs and think tanks from across UC Berkeley and in South Asia to foster interdisciplinary research and transformative policy impacts on climate change in the region. Read more about the initiative HERE

A recent two-year study reveals that one of the greatest goals of early childhood development has been achieved. What’s even more remarkable is that the benefits extend not only to the children but to their parents. That finding holds exceptional promise for communities worldwide.

September 22, 2022

A talk by Sadaf Noor E Islam, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, on the health-seeking behaviors of Rohingya refugees living in crowded camps in Bangladesh, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DATE: Thursday, September 27, 2022

TIME: 9am Berkeley | 5pm UK | Calculate your local time

August 1, 2022

April 28, 2022

police officers carrying important boxesAt Himal Southasian, we are aficionados of the long read, but we do understand that both attention (and time) are scarce.

March 29, 2022

The Spirit of 1971: Story of the Bangladesh War of Independence

March 15, 2022

Reverse Subsidies in Global Monopsony Capitalism: Gender, Labour, and Environmental Injustice in Garment Value Chains

March 12, 2022

February 24, 2022

Strengthening Maternal and Newborn Care in Bangladesh: A presentation on the USAID-funded MaMoni—Maternal Newborn Care Strengthening Project

January 1, 2022