LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 10:00-17:30pm
Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE

The South Asia Centre and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Centre for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California-Berkeley is hosting the first-ever LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018.

10:00: Welcome Remarks by Dr Nilanjan Sarkar, Deputy Director, South Asia Centre.

10:15: Opening Remarks by Dr Kasia Paprocki 


Kasia Paprocki (@Kasiapaprocki) is Assistant Professor in Environment at the Department of Geography and Environment, LSE.



10:30-12:00: Minority Rights

Moderator: Professor Katy Gardner

Panelists: Professor Shelley Feldman, Dr Delwar Hussain and one speaker on Sexual Minorities



Katy Gardner is Professor of Anthropology at LSE.



Shelley Feldman is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Cornell University.



Delwar Hussain is Lecturer and Chancellors Fellow at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.


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Speaker on sexual minorities.


12:00-13:30: The Idea of Bangladesh

Moderator: Dr Sanchita Saxena

Panelists: Dr Meghna Guhathakurta, Dr Kieran Mitton and Dr Shahpar Selim



Sanchita Saxena is Director of the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, and Executive Director of the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) at the University of California-Berkeley.



Meghna Guhathakurta is executive director of Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB), a research support organization based in Dhaka.



Kieran Mitton (@kieranmitton) is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at King's College London.



Shahpar Selim is Visiting Researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development, Dhaka, Bangladesh.



13:30-14:30: Lunch (for speakers only)

14:30-16:00: Civil Society and the State

Moderator: Dr Mukulika Banerjee

Panelists: Professor Joseph Devine, Ms Sara Hossain and Professor David Lewis


Mukulika Banerjee

Mukulika Banerjee (@MukulikaB) is Director of the South Asia Centre and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, LSE.



Joe Devine is Professor of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath.



Sara Hossain is a barrister practicing in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, mainly in the areas of constitutional, public interest and family law, since 1992.



David Lewis (@lewisd100) is Professor of Social Policy and Development, LSE and a member of the Faculty Adivsory Group, South Asia Centre, LSE.



16:00-17.30: Plenary Lecture: Parallel Narratives of Nationhood: Gender, Islam and Civil Society in Bangladesh by Professor Naila Kabeer 


Naila Kabeer (@N_Kabeer) is Professor of Gender and Development at LSE.


Tuesday, 5 June 2018


Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building (NAB), LSE

Registration is essential. Get your free ticket here.

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