AIBS Member Publishes Book

Congratulations to Dr. Ali Riaz, AIBS Member and Professor & Department Chair of Politics and Government at Illinois State University.

He just published a book on Bangladesh titled:

Bangladesh: A Political History Since Independence

To learn more and purchase the book, click here.

AIBS is Hiring a Resident Fellow

AIBS is now accepting applications for a Resident Fellow in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This position will be for one year, with the possibility of a 6-12 month extension.

For a detailed job description and how to apply, click here.

Application materials can be sent to: ljhammond@southasia.wisc.edu

Deadline to apply is Ocotober 15, 2016.

Approximate Start Date; November 15, 2016.

Bangladesh Seminars and Conferences

Upcoming  Bangladesh Seminars and Conferences

Save the dates!  Especially if you'll be in Bangladesh this summer.

AIBS is excited to sponsor the following events:

Seminar on Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industries of Bangladesh: Trade, Industrial Relations and Workers' Rights
Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the CIRDAP Auditorium in Dhaka (Click here for the updated schedule)

Follow-up event on Strategic Management and Effective Leadership Issues at the Institutions of Higher Learning in Bangladesh
Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Sonargaon Pan Pacific Hotel in Dhaka

Call for Funding for Workshop

Call for Funding for Middle Bengali Retreat cum Workshop in Transylvania in August 2016

Deadline is Friday, April 22, 2016

For individuals attending the Middle Benagali Retreat cum Workshop in Transylvania from August 11 -21, 2016, AIBS has limited awards for funding to attend the event.  A copy of your CV and a one page proposal stating how the workshop will enhance your future goals is due to the AIBS office (email: aibs@southasia.wisc.edu) by Friday, April 22nd.

More details about the funding and workshop can be found by clicking here.


Vacancy: Full-time postdoc Researcher

Two-year full-time postdoc available

The Jahangirnagar University (JU), Research Initiatives Bangladesh (RIB) and the Anthropology Department at the VU University are looking for a post-doc researcher for the two year WOTRO funded project “Migration, livelihoods and SRHR: A triple case-study of young female migrants (YFMs) in Dhaka, Bangladesh”. The post-doc will be stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For more information, click here.

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