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January 22, 2019

Originally published at Bangladesh Politico: A blog by David Bergman on Bangladesh politics, law, media and society

Why hold a free and fair election which you risk losing, when you can rig it to ensure certain victory, and get away with it? 

January 1, 2019

November 1, 2018

October 2, 2018

Samia Huq | Thinking about the Secular: Practices, Dispensations, and Possibilities in Bangladesh Lecture: Chowdhury Center | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m.|10 Stephens Hall

September 25, 2018

September 20, 2018

Rohingya Crisis, One Year On: Research and Reflections
Panel Discussion | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

August 20, 2018

people holding banners demanding the release of Shahidul AlamThe imprisonment of Bangladesh’s most respected photojournalist illustrates the country’s drift toward autocracy.

August 8, 2018

large crowd of peopleThe scenes in Dhaka over the past week, leadingto the outrageous arrest and torture of one of Bangladesh’s greatest chroniclers, Shahidul Alam, highlight three crucial aspects about Bangladesh.

July 19, 2018

Dipu Moni | Rohingya Exodus: Beyond the Man-made Human Tragedy
July 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018
June 5 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

May 15, 2018

May 10, 2018

April 27, 2018

April 24, 2018

April 21, 2018

The April 2013 Rana Plaza collapse, which resulted in the death of more than 1,125 people working in garment factories in the building, drew widespread attention to hazardous labour conditions in the export garment-manufacturing industry in Bangladesh. Five years later, two international agreements—the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety—signed in the aftermath of this tragedy, to monitor and inspect garment factories, have been analysed.

April 12, 2018

January 1, 2018