Call For Papers

Conference on Development and Democracy in Bangladesh: Current Problems and Prospects
Dates: October 23—25, 2015 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Venue: The Clark Kerr Center University of California, Berkeley

AIBS Fellowship Field Report

I arrived in Dhaka, Bangladesh in August 2014 to examine whether two international safety agreements in the garment industry: Accord and Alliance are improving global workplace standards.  As I am progressing with my research, I thought it would be helpful to share my research and thinking in the form of short articles in the largest circulated English daily called Daily Star.

AIBS President's Trip to Dhaka

AIBS President, Dr. Golam Mathbor, recently had a meeting with the Vice-chancellor of University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Here are some photos capturing the meeting. Included in these photos are: Dr. Golam Mathbor, AIBS President; Jeba, AIBS Dhaka Office Associate Coordinator; Dr. Sanchita Saxena, AIBS Treasurer; and AAMS Arefin Siddique, University of Dhaka Vice-chancellor. 

AIBS-Dhaka University Outreach Lecture

Current AIBS Fellow, Dr. Chaumtoli Huq, conducted an AIBS-Dhaka University Outreach Lecture in November 2014.

For the final report and photos from the lecture, please click here!

AIBS 2015-16 Fellows Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of AIBS's 2015-16 Fellowships!

  • Alison Horton, Rutgers University, awarded 7 months in Bangladesh (Junior Fellowship)
  • Humayun Kabir, The Graduate Center, CUNY, awarded 6 months in Dhaka (Junior Fellowship)
  • Katie Rainwater, Cornell University, awarded 4 months in Khulna, Bangladesh (Predissertation Fellowship)

Abstracts and more information on these fellowships can be found 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