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