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December 4, 2020

The Garment Sector Unraveling in Bangladesh: Rethinking the Health, Safety, and Livelihoods of Workers During a Global Pandemic 
Lecture | December 4, 2020 | 8-10 a.m. | Zoom

November 19, 2020

Malabika Sarker | Implementation Research: A catalyst for bridging the knowledge gap between Discovery to Delivery Lecture | November 19, 2020 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Zoom

November 17, 2020

Climate Change in Bangladesh Lecture | November 17, 2020 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Zoom

November 11, 2020

Rights of Rivers, Rights of Nature: Turning Intentions into Action
Lecture | November 11, 2020 | 2-3 a.m. | Zoom

November 10, 2020

Samik Bandyopadhyay | Tagore: Through the Wars Lecture | November 10, 2020 | 9-10:20 a.m. | Zoom

October 16, 2020

Fakrul Alam | “I’ve caught uncatchable loveliness in rhyme’s binds”: Translating Rabindranath Tagore’s Songs 
Lecture | October 16, 2020 | 9-10:20 a.m. | Zoom

October 14, 2020

More than seven years after the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, issues related to fire, electrical and structural safety in hundreds of the nation's garment factories have improved from before. For example, according to the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety's website, 84 percent of factories under the Accord have corrected their outstanding structural issues. Covid-19, however, has put a spotlight on just how "safe" workers really are. While building structures have been made safer over the years, the larger structure of the global supply chain was intentionally left intact.

October 1, 2020

The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2020
Naila Kabeer | Contested Narratives about National Identity: Gender, State and Community
Lecture | October 1 | 9-10:30 a.m. | Zoom

September 30, 2020

September 3, 2020

September 1, 2020

flooded villageRefugees say that they are trapped on a bare hillside in a foreign country with no hope

It’s been three years, but the memory still haunts Yasmin in her dreams.

August 1, 2020

July 30, 2020

man holding a baby while wading in water

Torrential rains have submerged at least a quarter of Bangladesh, washing away the few things that count as assets for some of the world’s poorest people — their goats and chickens, houses of mud and tin, sacks of rice stored for the lean season.

May 27, 2020

Covid Conversations: Reflections from South Asia
Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic 
May 27, 2020

This event on the impact of the coronavirus in Bangladesh features a conversation between:

May 7, 2020

April 24, 2020

crying girl in between 2 womenSeven years ago, one of the worst industrial disasters in history — the collapse of an eight-story commercial building in Rana Plaza, Dhaka — demonstrated to the world the heavy price of producing cheap clothing to fuel the ‘fast fashion’ industry for consumers in the global North

April 3, 2020

The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn’t easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the capacity to impose restrictions or provide a social safety net for the unemployed. We talked with Yale SOM development economist Mushfiq Mobarak about how he is repurposing his research infrastructure in Bangladesh to gather information and test approaches to spreading public health messages.