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    Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury

    Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury is the Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament. She is a politician and a constitutional lawyer. She was Bangladesh’s State Minister for Women and Children. She is the former Editor of Bangladesh Legal Decisions (BLD), Law Report Series published by Bangladesh Bar Council. She pursued her doctoral studies in law as a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Essex.

    Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali

    A. H. Mahmood Ali is currently a Member of Parliament in Bangladesh and the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Finance. He is career diplomat. Previously he served as the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Disaster Management and Relief of Bangladesh. He pursued his graduate studies in economics from Dhaka University.

    Rehman Sobhan

    Rehman Sobhan is the Chairman of Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). He is an economist and an academician. He was a Visiting Fellow at University of Oxford, a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance, Harvard University. He was a member of the first Planning Commission in Bangladesh. He pursued his graduate studies from Cambridge University.

    Rounaq Jahan

    Rounaq Jahan is Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD). She is a political scientist. She was a Senior Research Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. She was a Research Fellow at Harvard University, University of Chicago and Boston University. Her publications include: Bangladesh Politics (2005), Bangladesh Politics: Problems and Issues (1980) and Pakistan: Failure in National Integration (1972). She pursued her doctoral studies in political science from Harvard University.

    Shams Rahman

    Shams Rahman is a Professor at RMIT University, Australia. He held visiting fellowship at MIT Zaragoza Logistics Center, Virginia Tech and Cambridge University. He is a former British Commonwealth scholar. He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management. He has consulted for several world class companies including Adidas, Fuji-Xerox, and Nestle. He pursued his doctoral studies from University of Exeter.

    Julian Francis

    Julian Francis is an independent development and disability consultant, and a humanitarian activist. He has worked in many poverty-alleviation projects in Bangladesh. He has worked with the extreme poor in Bangladesh and India, with nearly 30 years in Bangladesh. He coordinated Oxfam’s refugee relief operations in India in 1971 covering over 50 refugee camps and 600,000 Bangladeshi refugees. He was awarded Friends of Liberation War honor in 2012 and honored with full Bangladesh Citizenship in 2018. He was also honored in 2019 with the British award, OBE, ‘For services to development in Bangladesh.’ He is a qualified agriculture and animal husbandry expert.

    Tahseen Ali

    Tahseen Ali is a faculty member at East West University, Bangladesh. He an academic and a researcher. He was a faculty member at Houston Community College System. He also taught at University of Houston, Lone Star College System. He specializes in modern South Asia, the Indian subcontinent under the British Empire and Cold War diplomacy. He pursued his doctoral studies in history from the University of Houston.

    Syed Badrul Ahsan

    Syed Badrul Ahsan is the Editor-in-Charge at The Asian Age. He is a journalist. He has been a fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. He is the author of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s biography “From Rebel to Founding Father: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” (2011). He has also authored “Glory and Despair: The Politics of Tajuddin Ahmad” (2018) and “History Makers in Our Times” (2018). He contributes to Dhaka Courier, First News, Dhaka Tribune, Bangla Tribune, Our Time, Indian Express, Asian Affairs, South Asia Monitor and Indian Express. He has reviewed books for Asian Affairs, the quarterly journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs in London.

    Syed Mafiz Kamal

    Syed Mafiz Kamal is the Senior Analyst at Centre for Research and Information. He is an economist and a policy researcher. He was previously at the Policy Research Institute and the United Nations Secretariat. He is the assistant editor of Policy Insights publication. He pursued his graduate studies at New York University.

    Nashita-Behroz

    Nashita Behroz Jalil

    Nashita Behroz Jalil is a research assistant at the South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance, Dhaka. She is a policy researcher. She is also involved with Kotha, an organisation addressing gender-based violence in Bangladesh. She pursued her undergraduate studies in economics at North South University, Bangladesh.

    Imran-Ahmed

    Imran Ahmed

    Imran Ahmed is Deputy Executive Director at Shakti Foundation. He is an economist and a development practitioner. He was a research fellow at McKinsey Global Institute. He pursued his graduate studies in economics and finance at Brandeis University, USA.

    Anita Ghazi Rahman

    Anita Ghazi Rahman

    Anita Ghazi Rahman is the founder and a partner of The Legal Circle, Bangladesh. She is a lawyer. She is an Advocate of the High Court and the Appellate Divisions of the Bangladesh Supreme Court. She specialises in general corporate law and dispute resolution. She is also editor of the Think Legal Bangladesh legal resources platform and The Legal Circle Law Reports volumes. She is an Asia 21 Young Leader of the Asia Society. She pursued her undergraduate studies in Law at University College London and was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn.

    Aisha Binte Abdur Rob

    Aisha Binte Abdur Rob

    Aisha Binte Abdur Rob is a research associate at the Centre for Peace and Justice (CPJ), BRAC University, Bangladesh. She is a social science researcher. She is currently engaged in a research collaboration between CPJ and the World Faiths Development Dialogue of Georgetown University, US. She pursued her graduate studies at the Transitional Justice Institute, Ulster University, UK.

    Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

    Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak

    Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak is a professor at Yale University. He is an economist and an academician. He holds appointments at Innovations for Poverty Action, Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the International Growth Centre (IGC) at the London School of Economics. He received a Carnegie Fellowship in 2017. He has collaborated with the government of Bangladesh, research institutes, major telecom providers and other stakeholders to devise evidence-based covid-19 response strategies for Bangladesh and for other developing countries. He pursued his doctoral studies at the University of Maryland.

    Eeshita Azad

    Eeshita Azad

    Eeshita Azad is a fellow at Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy, UK. She is a creative industry expert and an arts producer. She was Director of Creative Planning at Bengal Group, Bangladesh, and Managing Director of Bengal Creative Hub. She is the lead at British Bangladeshi Poetry Collective (BBPC), and a consultant at Akram Khan Dance Company. She has worked in the cultural and non-profit sector in New York, London and Dhaka. She pursued her studies in art practice and community engagement at Middlesex University.

    Jason Abaluck

    Jason Abaluck

    Jason Abaluck is an associate professor at Yale University. He is an economist and an academician. His research focuses on public finance, behavioural economics, health economics and industrial organisation. He was a fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research, US. He received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. He pursued his doctoral studies in economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    KAS-Murshid

    K. A. S. Murshid

    K. A. S. Murshid is the Director General at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies. He is a researcher, an academic and an economist. He was a visiting fellow at the UK’s Open University and the Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway; he served as Director of Research at the Cambodia Development Resource Institute and worked as a consultant for multilateral financial institutions and UNDP in different countries. He specialises in rural development and food policy. He pursued his doctoral studies in economics at Cambridge University.
    Mohibul Hassan

    Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury

    Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury is Deputy Minister of Education of the Government of Bangladesh. He is a lawyer and a politician. He is also a Member of Parliament of Bangladesh for the Chittagong Nine Constituency. Prior to his ministerial appointment he was partner of The Legal Circle and Advocate of the High Court Division of Bangladesh Supreme Court. His practice focus was on telecom and internet regulations. He pursued his studies in law and anthropology at the London School of Economics and obtained post graduate degree at the University of Law for his call to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn.

    Syed Akhtar Mahmood

    Syed Akhtar Mahmood was Lead Private Sector Specialist in the World Bank Group, where he worked on private sector development for three decades. He is an economist. He co-authored the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Development Strategy of 2002 and served as global lead for regulatory reforms and public-private dialogue. His research interests include trade, competitiveness, investment climate, mechanics of policy reforms and political economy. He pursued his doctoral studies in economics from Oxford University and was a visiting fellow at Yale University.

    Shahidul Haque

    Shahidul Haque is a Senior Advisor of IOM Bangladesh, and a Senior Fellow at North South University, Bangladesh. He is foreign policy and migration specialist. He was the Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh. He chaired the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development. He was a director at IOM and has co-authored a book on Migration Myth (Springer 2020). He received IOM Director General’s Award in 2005 and Honorable Mention for Robert B. Steward at Fletcher. He pursued his graduate studies in international relations from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University, USA.

    Aroma Dutta

    Aroma Dutta is Executive Director of PRIP Trust and a Member of Parliament of Bangladesh. She is a women’s rights activist and a development practitioner. She was Professor of Sociology at the University of Dhaka. She has worked with government and civil society organisations on institutional development and policy advocacy. She was a member of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh. She is also a member of Bangladesh government’s Grihayan Tahabeel, the board of the Social Development Foundation and the National Integrity Strategy of Bangladesh. She has received Bangladesh’s national award for women’s empowerment and development, Rokeya Padak. She pursed her graduate studies at the University of Dhaka.

    Geof Wood

    Geof Wood is Emeritus Professor of International Development at the University of Bath, UK. He is a social scientist. He specialises in political economy through the analysis of deep structures. He was an advisor to the Socio-Economic Security Programme of the ILO, a member of the World Bank Social Development Indicators Group, Founder Director of the Institute for International Policy Analysis and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Bath. He has been associated with Bangladesh’s government civil society since 1974 through interdisciplinary research and policy advice. He is co-editor of the books Aiding Resilience Among Extreme Poor in Bangladesh and Politics and Governance in Bangladesh. He pursued his doctoral studies at the University of Bath.

    Ivy Huq Russell

    Ivy Huq Russell is the CEO of Maya. She is an entrepreneur and a financial analyst. She founded Maya, a technology-focused social enterprise, in 2015. She was an investment management professional at HSBC, GAM and Barclays. She pursued her graduate studies in Finance and Economics at the University of Warwick.

    Joe Devine

    Joe Devine is Professor of Global Development at the University of Bath, UK. He is a social scientist and a political economist. His research focuses on poverty, vulnerability, inequality and exclusion. He received the British Expertise Outstanding International Leadership Award in 2016, the University of Bath’s Research Impact Award in 2014 and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2012. His recent research projects include Network Theory for Housing in Refugee Camps funded by EPSRC, Economic Empowerment of the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh funded by DFID and the MFS II evaluation in Bangladesh funded by NOW-WOTRO Science for Global Development. He pursued his doctoral studies at the University of Bath.

    Kajal Abdullah

    Kajal Abdullah is CEO and Co-Founder of Jahaji Ltd. He is a tech entrepreneur. He is a guest lecturer at the University of Dhaka. He was CEO of 1971: Genocide-Torture Archive & Museum, the only genocide museum in South Asia. He worked at Bangladesh government’s a2i programme, BBC and BRAC. He pursued his graduate studies at the University of Dhaka and a media fellowship at RNTC, Netherlands.

    Meghna Guhathakurta

    Meghna Guhathakurta is Executive Director of Research Initiatives, Bangladesh (RIB). She is a social scientist and an academician. She specialises in international development, gender relations, minority issues and South Asian politics. She is advisor to the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission. She taught international relations at the University of Dhaka. She was a member of National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh, and coordinator of a UNHCR project to mitigate tension between the Rohingya and host communities. She was Co-Editor of The Bangladesh Reader and Associate Editor of Action Research Journal and the Journal of Social Studies at the Centre for Social Studies in Dhaka. She pursued her doctoral studies in politics at the University of York.

    Mohammad Tamim

    Mohammad Tamim is a professor at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). He is an engineer and an energy policy analyst. He is a fellow at the Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh. He was Pro-Vice Chancellor of BRAC University. He worked as a consultant at the World Bank, JICA and USAID and also served as a special assistant on power and energy to the Chief Adviser of the Government of Bangladesh. He pursued his post-graduate studies in petroleum engineering at the University of Alberta.

    Moin Ghani

    Moin Ghani is Partner and Co-Head at Alliance Laws. He is a lawyer. He is an advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He specialises in international investment law, arbitration law and large-scale investment projects. He was a Fulbright/Humphrey Fellow at the American University and worked at Foley Hoag LLP and Eversheds LLP. He assisted the Bangladesh government with international arbitration cases at the World Bank’s ICSID. He worked for Philippines in its maritime dispute with China, for Ecuador in an international arbitration under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules and for Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration. He pursued his graduate studies in law at the London School of Economics and was called to the Bar of England and Wales from Lincoln’s Inn.

    Priyanka Bose Kanta

    Priyanka Bose Kanta is a lecturer of law at the University of Dhaka. She is a lawyer and a researcher. She is a public policy graduate student from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include human rights and minority issues. She pursued her diploma studies at the Swedish Institute on Human Rights and Democracy and graduate studies in law at the University of Dhaka.

    Priyanka Bose Kanta

    Priyanka Bose Kanta is a lecturer of law at the University of Dhaka. She is a lawyer and a researcher. She is a public policy graduate student from the University of Oxford. Her research interests include human rights and minority issues. She pursued her diploma studies at the Swedish Institute on Human Rights and Democracy and graduate studies in law at the University of Dhaka.

    Sheikh Tanjeb Islam

    Sheikh Tanjeb Islam is Head of Government of Affairs at the Centre for the 4th Industrial Revolution Network, World Economic Forum. He is an economist. He worked at KPMG in Malaysia, the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh and the Brookings Institute. He was Regional Lead for the Asia Regional Government Engagement Team and also a Global Leadership Fellow at the World Economic Forum, and an economist at the World Bank. His research focuses on rural and private enterprise, creation of market economy and South Asia. He pursued his graduate studies at Columbia University and the University of Sydney.

    Sufia Khanom

    Sufia Khanom is Senior Research Fellow at Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BISS). She is a social science researcher. Her research interests include gender issues in least developed countries, transboundary water management and conflict over natural resources. She has been involved in research collaborations between the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Asian Institute of Technology. She was the team leader of research projects by the Norwegian Council, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Manusher Jonno Foundation. She pursued her doctoral studies at Macquarie University, Australia.

    Taslima Yasmin

    Taslima Yasmin is Associate Professor at the University of Dhaka. She is a lawyer and a legal researcher. Her research interests include human rights, violence against women, family law and access to justice. She is a Chevening Scholar and a Bangladesh University Grants Commission Award winner. She is a member of the Women Rights Committee of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh. She pursued her graduate studies in law at University College London, UK.