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.

Symposium Success

This year's AIBS Symposium, Bangladesh's Recent Past and Imminent Future, Commemorating 30 Years of AIBS, held in conjunction with the 48th Annual Conference on South Asia, was a great success! Over 30 people participated or attended throughout the afternoon -- thank you to all who were part of this wonderful event!

New AIBS U.S. Director

Message from AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Sudipta Roy as the new AIBS US Director, effective October 15, 2019.

Dr. Roy is currently teaching at Colby College as a Faculty Fellow in Education.

Dr. Roy served as Officer-in-charge and Resident Fellow of AIBS Dhaka Center in the recent past.

For more about Dr. Roy, please click here.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Sudipta Roy on his appointment and welcoming him to his new role with AIBS.
He can be reached at sudiptaroy.aibs@gmail.com

President's Welcome

It gives me immense pleasure to serve as the President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS). I firmly believe that communication provides connectivity and connectivity results in productivity. I welcome you to our web site, which provides detailed information about our current offerings and insights on future plans and initiatives.  

AIBS is an association of institutions of higher learning in the United States aimed at promoting scholarly understanding between Bangladesh and the United States.  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 through our Dhaka Center to address the educational and development issues in Bangladesh. A final program permits 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. 

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

Golam M. Mathbor, Ph.D.
President, AIBS