Updates

Announcement of the New AIBS Executive Committee

 

The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies Board of Trustees have recently elected new officers for its Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Member-At-Large; effective from October 1, 2020). The AIBS family thanks the outgoing officers for their wonderful contributions and welcomes the newly elected members:

"Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic" on Wednesday, May 27, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center and the Institute for South Asia Studies are hosting a virtual panel discussion entitled "Vulnerable Populations and COVID-19: Bangladesh During a Global Pandemic" on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

 

Rohingya Symposium Feb 7th

The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies are hosting a symposium titled "Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Rohingya Statelessness and its Implications for Bangladesh" on Friday, February 7, 2020, with keynote speaker Hannah Beech, Southeast Asia Bureau Chief for The New York Times and a multitude of other incredible speakers. To complement the symposium, we are also hosting a screening of the documentary "I Am Rohingya" directed by Yusuf Zine (who will be present at the screening) the night before on Thursday, February 6, 2020.

Published Article by BOT

AIBS is pleased to highlight one of our Board of Trustee's accomplishments. Dr. Sufia M. Uddin of Connecticut College, published her article, Religion, Nature, and Life in the Sundarbans in the online journal, Asian Ethnology.  It can be found by clicking here or by going to the following link: https://asianethnology.org/volumes/142.

President's Welcome

Welcome to the website of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS). I am honored to serve as the President of the AIBS, an association which is dedicated to promoting scholarly understanding between of higher learning institutions of Bangladesh and the United States. Our website provides information about various programs of the AIBS and establish connection with you.

Incorporated in 1988, AIBS provides senior and junior fellowships as well as pre-dissertation grants for U.S. scholars and students to visit Bangladesh and observe first-hand the problems facing a developing country. Other programs include research and development seminars and workshops on topics related to the Bangladesh Studies. We also conduct a program which allows Bangladeshi scholars to visit the United States for joint research projects with U.S. scholars. Since its inception, affiliated scholars have investigated a wide range of research topics in fields including but not limited to demography, politics, sustainable development, bureaucracy, anthropology, archeology, history, refugee issues, gender and minority studies, religion, rural and urban migration as well as banking and good governance.

Please accept our sincere thanks for your interest in the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies. Please feel free to contact us for further information and assistance.

Ali Riaz, PhD
President, AIBS