Emerging Bangladesh

Emerging Bangladesh: Opportunites and Challenges for Bangladesh's Future.

Nov 12, 2009
10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

A one-day symposium which will bring together a diverse panel of experts to discuss four policy areas critical to Bangladesh’s growth and development. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session and a discussion of how to address some of the challenges that have been brought up during the session. We plan to put together a series of policy recommendations based on the presentations during this symposium, and hope to present them to the newly elected government in the near future.

Participants

  • Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, Ambassador and Bangladesh Permanent Representative, United Nations, Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN
  • Ahmed Badruzzaman, Ph.D., Fellow of American Nuclear Society, Chevron Energy Technology Co.
  • Ananya Roy, Ph.D., Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning; Education Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies; Co-Director, Global Metropolitan Studies Center
  • Sanchita Saxena, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for South Asia Studies; Research Consultant, The Asia Foundation
  • Allan Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health

Sponsors

  • Center for South Asia Studies
  • Chevron Energy Technology Co

Program

10
Panel

Moderator: Prof. Isha Ray, Assistant Professor, Energy & Resources Group

  • Energy Demand, Climate Change, and Bangladesh - Saga of a South Asian Nation
    Ahmed Badruzzaman, Ph.D, Fellow of American Nuclear Society; Chevron Energy Technology Co.
  • The Bangladesh Paradox: A Story of Pro-Poor Development
    Ananya Roy, Ph.D, Professor, Department of City & Regional Planning; Education Director, Blum Center for Developing Economies; Co-Director, Global Metropolitan Studies Center
  • Domestic Coalitions and the Push for Policy Change in Bangladesh’s Garments & Textiles Industry
    Sanchita Saxena, Ph.D, Associate Director, Center for South Asia Studies; Research Consultant, The Asia Foundation
  • What Arsenic in Bangladesh is doing to Children: The Public Health Effects of Arsenic in Water
    Allan Smith, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health
12
Lunch
12:30Keynote

Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen
Ambassador and Bangladesh Permanent Representative, United Nations Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN

1:30
Cultural Program

A lyrical dance-drama on Bangladesh performed by the famous LA-based Bangladesh Academy of Performing Arts

  • Dancers: Chowdhury Nusrat Shazed and Mou Chowdhury
  • Vocalists: Reea Hassan, Tomal Hossain and Sama Dewan
  • Percussionists: Pial hossain and Ummey Hossain
  • Announcer: Zahid Hossain