RMG Seminar Update

Reminder to all who are interested in attending the AIBS Sponsored Program:

Seminar on Ready Made Garment (RMG) Industries of Bangladesh: Trade, Industrial Relations, and Workers' Rights

The event is still scheduled for Sunday, July 31st at the CIRDAP Auditorium in Dhaka.

An updated schedule can be found by clicking here

AIBS President meets with Ambassador

AIBS President Dr. Golam Mathbor meets with H.E. Ambassador Ziauddin at Bangladesh Embassy in Washington DC regarding the revival of annual funding from the Government of Bangladesh to AIBS for the upcoming year.  For a full press release, click here.

Fellow gives talk on Research

Why a Village in Jessore Reveals So Much About our World Over the Last 25 Years and the Next 25 Years!

Congratulations to AIBS Fellow Michael Bowler in completing his fellowship! He presented his findings at a research based seminar in conjunction with the Independent University Bangladesh this week. Safe travels back home!

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.

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