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November 30, 2021

Niaz Asadullah, Zaki Wahhaj, Anirban Mitra | Enduring Influence of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War on Women
Lecture | Nov 30, 2021 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Zoom

November 2, 2021

Fixing the National Economy: Tobacco and Ganja across the northern borderlands of Bangladesh
Lecture | Nov 2, 2021 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Zoom

October 12, 2021

Governing COVID-19 in Bangladesh: Realities and Reflections to Build Forward Better
Panel Discussion | Oct 12, 2021 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Zoom

October 7, 2021

"The Ever Falling Darkness of History": Tagorean Visions of Aesthetics and Politics

August 1, 2021

May 11, 2021

The Weakest Link in the Global Supply Chain: How the Pandemic is Affecting Bangladesh's Garment Workers
Panel Discussion | May 11, 2021 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Zoom

May 8, 2021

Pochishe Boishakh: Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore
Celebration | May 8, 2021 | 9-11 p.m. | Zoom

April 29, 2021

Bangladesh at 50: The Transformation of Culture
Panel Discussion | April 29, 2021 | 8-9:30 a.m. | Zoom

April 24, 2021

Eight years ago, one of the worst industrial disasters in history—the collapse of an eight storey commercial building in a sub-district of Dhaka—demonstrated to the world the heavy price of producing cheap clothing to fuel the "fast fashion" industry for consumers in the global North. After the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, the international response concentrated on technocratic approaches to address the lack of worker safety measures by focusing on fire, electrical, and structural improvements to a portion of the country's registered factories.

April 16, 2021

Gender, Sexuality, Violence: A Transnational Conversation
Lecture | April 16, 2021 | 5-6:30 9.m. | Zoom

March 31, 2021

It is characteristic of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he managed to turn an occasion intended to celebrate the birth of Bangladesh into an episode about himself. That may not have been how it is seen in Bangladesh, but that is how it is being seen in India, where his admirers and critics are busy debating what role Modi may have played in 1971.

March 29, 2021

Bangladesh at 50: Achievements and Challenges of Bangladesh's Economy
Lecture | March 29, 2021 | 8-9:30 a.m. | Zoom

March 26, 2021

For our generation, who grew up when the Bengali nationalist movement was gaining momentum and witnessed the genocide and National Liberation War of 1971, the golden jubilee celebration of Bangladesh is a time for both celebration and reflection. We celebrate our successes and try to identify the reasons behind them. We reflect on our failures and try to understand our mistakes. As we celebrate we need to draw lessons from our achievements as well as shortfalls so that we are better prepared in charting our future path.  

March 11, 2021

Ayesha Mahmud | Understanding the dynamics of infectious diseases in Bangladesh
Lecture | March 11, 2021 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Zoom

March 1, 2021

Foreign Policy Visions of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: Celebration of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanh

February 26, 2021

large crowd of people mourningThe death of Mushtaq Ahmed has renewed alarm about the country’s use of a draconian digital security law to crack down on dissent.

January 19, 2021

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

The Daily Star ran one Op-Ed daily during last year's campaign. Here are links to a few below: