To mark the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh, the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) will convene a global panel of experts on and from Bangladesh to explore the country’s trajectory from developing state to international powerhouse, poverty to economic success story.
Against a backdrop of huge disruption caused by the Covid pandemic, we will ask how does the country sustain its growth momentum and deliver progressive development to benefit all? What potential do trends from collective action; arts led activism; and innovative city design have to reshape and secure the future of Bangladesh?
Hosted by IDS, the event will be moderated by IDS Fellow Sohela Nazneen and be designed to allow seven thought leaders to address one question relating to the theme of ‘Resilience and Growth’ in Bangladesh. The session will then move into a discussion and Q&A session with the audience.
- Chair – Sohela Nazneen – IDS Research Fellow
- Peter Taylor – Director of Research, IDS
- Rounaq Jahan – Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue
- Firdaus Azim – Professor of English and Humanities, BRAC University
- Imran Matin – Executive Director of BIGD
- Taslima Akter – labour rights activist and photographer (TBC)
- Adnan Morshed – Professor, architect and architectural historian
- Lailufar Yasmin – Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka University