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? Click here to read a briefing paper, co-authored by Chowdhury Center Director, Dr. Sanchita B. Saxena, which examines the impact of the disaster and the steps taken since.
আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center’s e-Newsletter for Spring 2023 is out!! Please click HERE to find out about all the exciting events that we have planned for this semester.
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
আজকাল, the Chowdhury Center's e-Newsletter for Fall 2022 is out!! Highlights include distinguished lectures by Sukanta Chaudhuri and Sadaf Noor E Islam, a talk on a new biography on Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, and a screening of a documentary on the Rohingya.
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. Click this link to read about these and the other exciting Zoom events that we have planned for this semester.
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’. This is a 200-page collector’s item with articles covering various socioeconomic aspects of Bangladesh over the last five decades. Volume 3 highlights the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, a prestigious center focused on promoting interdisciplinary research on Bangladesh studies and developing collaborations with partners in Bangladesh. Read more HERE
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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.
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.
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.
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Institute for South Asia Studies
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