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[VIRTUAL] Nusrat Rabbee | The Spirit of 1971

  9 - 10:30 a.m.
   Zoom (Off Campus)

Nusrat Rabbee
Sanchita B. Saxena
Lamia Karim

A talk by Nusrat Rabbee, Lecturer, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley and Vice-President at Alladapt, Inc

DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2021

TIME: 9am Berkeley | 10pm Dhaka | Calculate your local time


Speaker Bio
Nusrat Rabbee is an American statistician working in biomedical research in drug development. Rabbee is the Vice President of Biometrics at Alladapt Immunotherapeutics, Inc. and a Lecturer of Statistics at the University of California at Berkeley. She holds a BA degree from Wellesley College, an MA degree from the University of California at Berkeley and a PhD from Harvard. She completed an NSF post-doctoral fellowship at Berkeley. She has been a faculty at the Department of Statistics at University of California at Berkeley since 2013. She is the author of the book, Biomarker Analysis in Clinical Trials With R, published March 2020 by Taylor and Francis. She is currently focusing on teaching Machine Learning methods and writing a book on this topic.

Rabbee is a published war historian with focus on the 1971 war of independence of Bangladesh. Her interest stems from her family history: her father, Dr. Mohammed Fazle Rabbee, was a leading physician (chief cardiologist) and progressive intellectual, who was abducted and killed by Pakistani army― hours before Bangladesh was liberated on 16th December 1971. Her mother, Dr. Jahan Ara Rabbee, was one of the first female physicians of Bangladesh, who helped re-build the country after the war. She has published The Spirit of 1971 – A Memoir of Dr. Mohammed Fazle Rabbee and Dr. Jahan Ara Rabbee in 2021 and translated into English War Heroines Speak: The Rape of Bangladeshi women in 1971 war of Independence in 2020.

Rabbee is a frequent writer and discussant about the history of Bangladesh – including a series of nine episodes about the incredible story of her family in 1971. She served as the star witness of the Intellectual Killing trials held in Dacca, Bangladesh in 2013 against the murderers of her father, Dr. Fazle Rabbee.

Established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Foundation, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history. The first of its kind in the US, the Center’s mission is to create an innovative model combining research, scholarships, the promotion of art and culture, and the building of ties between institutions in Bangladesh and the University of California.

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Event is FREE and OPEN to the public.