SAVE the Date: Thur, Oct 11, 2018!

What: Cross Border Entanglements in Eastern South Asia Symposium

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018 (prior to Conference on South Asia)

Where:  Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin

Why:  Because AIBS is sponsoring the event

What else?  Click here for details on the Symposium's topics

Note: A reception will be held afterwards  (approximate time:  5 pm)         


Call for Papers

AIBS partner institutions in Bangladesh are pleased to announce that the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka is going to organize its 2nd International Conference on "Rohingya: Politics, Ethnic Cleansing and Uncertainty” to be held on September 1-2, 2018 in ‘Nabab Nawab Ali Choudhury Senate Building, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.  This conference aims to address the geo political issues regarding the large scale persecutions against the Rohingya people committed by Myanmar’s authorities and their sufferings being a minority group in Myanmar.  If you have any questions, please email conference2018.criminologydu@gmail.com.

For more details, click here.

AIBS Trustee Podcast Interview

Professor Frank Korom, AIBS Trustee, was interviewed by Ben Dorman, co-editor of Asian Ethnology, to discuss the influence of his immigration experience on his research, his work published in Asian Folklore Studies and Asian Ethnology, and the various research projects he has been involved with, including work as a museum curator. 

To hear Dr. Korom's interview, click here!

Research Writing & Publishing

In collaboration with CAORC, AISLS and the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center, AIBS conducted a Faculty Training Workshop on Research Writing and Publishing held at UC Berkeley (April 23-28).  Nine junior faculty from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka were trained in research methodologies, writing, and the publishing process. To learn more details about the workshop, click here

AIBS EC Meeting

The AIBS Executive Committee and US Director conducted a meeting at UC Berkeley recently, discussing various topics relevant to AIBS and Bangladesh Studies.  Pictured from left to right are: Jason Cons (At-Large Member), Sufia Uddin (Secretary), Laura Hammond (US Director), Golam Mathbor (President), Frank Korom (Vice President), and Sanchita Saxena (Treasurer). 

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