Events & Programs
Spring 2017Sacred Singing: A Baul Performance by Parvathy Baul
Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
Celebrating International Women's Day: With talks by Former Executive Director of the Acid Survivor's Foundation in Bangladesh, Monira Rahman and Former President and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, Anika Rahman
Bangladeshi Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Sara Hossain delivers the Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2017
Naveeda Khan | Towards a Romantic Anthropology: River Life and Climate Change in Bangladesh
Fall 2016Saad Khan | What does it Mean to be a Man?: Photo/Narratives on Masculinity in Bangladesh
Ali Riaz | Bangladesh: A Political History since Independence
Ashok Gadgil | Addressing the largest mass poisoning in recorded history: Arsenic in drinking water in Bangladesh and vicinity
Spring 2016Amartya Sen | The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2016
Faisal Siddiqi, Chaumtoli Huq, Kanchana Ruwanpura | Sewing Power: Labor Rights in the Garment Industry in South Asia
Rubana Huq | Price and Progress: Beyond Rana Plaza in Bangladesh
Fall 2015M. Omar Rahman | Communities in Transition: A student centered approach to Long Term Community Follow Up
Mousumi Banerjee | Ocean of Stories: Telling Tales through Tagore's Music and Poetry
Ali Riaz, Rounaq Jahan, & Dina Siddiqi | The Erosion of Secularism in Bangladesh
Development & Democracy in Bangladesh: Current problems and Prospects: The Annual BDI Conference on Bangladesh for 2015
Poulomi Saha | The Dark Subcontinent: Psychoanalysis, Gender, and Imagining New Nationalist Subjects in Colonial Bengal
Spring 2015Reception in honor of Ambassador Marcia Bernicat: The U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh
Michelle Murphy | Dying, Not Dying, and Not Being Born: Experimental Exuberance in Bangladesh
Sir Fazle Hasan Abed | A Quiet Revolution in Bangladesh
Fall 2014Sanchita Saxena | Made in Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Sri Lanka: The Labor Behind the Global Garments and Textiles Industries
Fall 2013  Rehman Sobhan | Challenging the Injustice of Poverty: An agenda for inclusive development in South Asia
Spring 2013 David Lewis | Repositioning Bangladesh: On Bangladesh’s Achievements & Future Challenges
Bridging the Policy-Action Divide: Conference on challenges and prospects for BangladeshPress Release
Fall 2011 Ashok Gadgil | Dealing with the largest mass poisoning in the history of mankind: Locally-affordable arsenic remediation of drinking water for South Asia
Spring 2012 40 Years of Camp Life: Documentary on Bangladesh’s ‘Bihari Camps’
Fall 2009 Methodological Tools for Social Scientists: Workshop for Social Scientists from International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh
Emerging Bangladesh: Conference on Opportunities & Challenges for Bangladesh’s Future