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Bangladesh at 50: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Bangladesh at 50: Looking Back, Looking Forward

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – Thursday, March 4, 2021

7:00 AM EST – 11:00 AM EST // 6:00 PM BST – 10:00 PM BST (both days)
Livestream Day 1 (Wednesday, March 3) on YouTube

Livestream Day 2 (Thursday, March 4) on YouTube

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Bangladesh gained independence from Pakistan in 1971. To mark 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence, the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University is holding virtual conference on March 3 and 4, 2021.

The conference will highlight the arc of Bangladesh’s history from the Language Movement through the Liberation War to the present – and the future. Panelists will discuss a wide range of topics, including the remarkable economic and human development of independent Bangladesh and the important role of civil society in its development. This arc will be traced and analyzed through a set of panel presentations by leading Bangladeshi scholars and activists moderated by international scholars who have worked on and in Bangladesh.