MOU signed with HSTU

AIBS is pleased to announce the MOU signing with Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University in Bangladesh recently.  AIBS President Dr. Golam Mathbor and Professor Dr. Md. Saifur Rahman presided over the signing ceremony.

MOU signed with North South University

AIBS is pleased to announce the MOU signing with North South University in Bangladesh recently.  AIBS President Dr. Golam Mathbor and Vice Chancellor Professor Atiqul Islam presided over the signing ceremony.  Please click here for the press release of the event.

In Memory of Hajji Riaz Uddin

It is with great sadness that one of our Board of Trustees, Sufia Uddin, lost her father, Hajji Riaz Uddin, on January 10, 2017.  In lieu of flowers, the family has asked you to consider donating to AIBS.

Hajji Riaz Uddin arrived in the US after leaving his home in Beanibazar, Sylhet as a young man in 1957. He started out as a dishwasher, married, had three children, and lived the American dream by working hard, establishing his own businesses, and being part of a community.  He instilled “knowledge is power” in his three children and ensured they all went to college.

Donating to AIBS will ensure Hajji Riaz Uddin’s love of his homeland, Bangladesh, and the love of education, continues through future AIBS programs.

Please click here to access the donations page.

BUFT signs MOU with AIBS

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr. Golam Mathbor, President of AIBS, and Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique, Founder Chairmain, Board of Trustees of BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology on January 12, 2017.  Read more about it in the press release here, or visit our Memoandum of Understanding page under the Bangladesh tab (above) to see the actual MOU.

CFP: Image Essays wanted

Call for Proposals: Scholars and researchers interested in writing an "image essay" on "Manly Matters: Iconographies of the Masculine in South Asian Visual Culture" sponsored by Tasveerghar: A Digital Network of South Asian Popular Visual Culture.

Preference will be given to those essays that pertain to under-represented regions of South Asia in the study of visual culture (Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka), and to early career scholars and researchers.

 For more information and the entry process, please click here or go to www.tasveerghar.net. 

Deadline for submission is January 15, 2017.

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