Bangladesh - COI

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Mr Ashraful Azad 

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Ashraful Azad is a lecturer of International Relations at the University of Chittagong. He is currently pursuing a postgraduate research degree at Monash University School of Law, Australia. Previously, he worked for the UNHCR in Bangladesh as a United Nations Volunteer. He has conducted research and published on Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Mr Azad also specializes in labour migration and human trafficking in the Bangladeshi context. He speaks Rohingya/Chittagonian, English and Bengali.
 

Prof Katy Gardner

K [dot] J [dot] Gardneratlse [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr Katy Gardner trained in anthropology at Cambridge and the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her work has focussed on issues of globalisation, migration and economic change in Bangladesh and its transnational communities in the U.K. Her doctoral research, carried out in the 1980s, examined the transformations associated with overseas migration in a village in Sylhet, and resulted in her monograph Global Migrants, Local Lives: Travel and Transformation in Rural Bangladesh (OUP 1995). Katy is familiar with acting as an expert witness and has worked in this capacity for different organisations for many years. 

Prof Chatterji Joya

Email: jc280atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Chatterji Joya is the Director of the Institute for Modern South Asian History at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. His research topics are migrants, minorities and citizenship, South Asian history, Muslim migration, secularization, South Asian Diaspora, Refugee in west Bengal and the Bengali Muslims. He authored and published extensively and lectured in different universities around the world especially in the UK, India and the US. He speaks Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Punjabi.

Dr Joya Chatterji

Email: jc280atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Chatterji Joya is the Director of the Institute for Modern South Asian History at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. His research topics are migrants, minorities and citizenship, South Asian history, Muslim migration, secularization, South Asian Diaspora, Refugee in west Bengal and the Bengali Muslims. He authored and published extensively and lectured in different universities around the world especially in the UK, India and the US. He speaks Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Punjabi.

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Dr Joya Chatterji

Email: jc280atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Chatterji Joya is the Director of the Institute for Modern South Asian History at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. His research topics are migrants, minorities and citizenship, South Asian history, Muslim migration, secularization, South Asian Diaspora, Refugee in west Bengal and the Bengali Muslims. He authored and published extensively and lectured in different universities around the world especially in the UK, India and the US. He speaks Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Punjabi.

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Dr Inge Amundsen

Email: inge [dot] amundsenatcmi [dot] no

Dr Inge Amundsen is a Norwegian researcher and political scientist focussing on political economy, democratization and human rights. His main country expertise is on Malawi, Bangladesh, Angola, Ghana, Nigeria, and francophone West Africa and his main research topics are democratic institutionalisation, parliaments, political parties, political corruption, and natural resources (petroleum resources management and revenue management). Amundsen made his PhD in comparative African studies at the University of Tromsoe (Norway) in 1997. He was Director of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre (hosted at the Chr. Michelsen Institute, CMI, in Bergen, Norway) from 2002-2006. He has coordinated three CMI institutional cooperation programmes, and is currently the coordinator of the research group Democracy and Governance at CMI.

Peter J Bertocci

Email: bertocciatoakland [dot] edu

I am retired professor of anthropology with some 4 years of research experience in Bangladesh between 1966 and 1999. My research interests focused for the most part on rural socio-economic and political organization, requiring me to live in peasant villages and small district headquarter towns for extended periods of time. During my last visit to the country, I focused on popular Islam, in both rural and urban settings, both in small groups and at both rural and urban shrines (mazar) of “holy men” (pirs). Among my publications will be found occasional articles summarizing political events at the national level for journals specializing in Asian politics.

Prof Dina M. Siddiqi (LGBTI)

Email: dmsiddiqiatgmail [dot] com

Dina M. Siddiqi, Professor, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BRAC University, has extensive work experience with leading human rights organizations in Bangladesh, including Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK), and Bangladesh Legal and Services Trust (BLAST).  She has consulted for UNDP, UNICEF, and NORAD, among others, focusing primarily on programs related to gender justice and women’s rights.  She is part of the Core Advisory Group of the South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainers (SANGAT), on the Steering Committee of SANAM (South Asian Network to Address Masculinities) and a member of the international network, the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR). She has lobbied at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and other relevant UN bodies, representing CSBR and ASK. Dr. Siddiqi divides her time between the US and Bangladesh where she teaches at BRAC University’s Anthropology Program. Her publications, grounded in the study of Bangladesh, cover a broad spectrum: Islam and transnational feminist politics; gender justice and non-state dispute resolution systems; the cultural politics of nationalism; sexuality and rights discourse; and the global garment industry.  She is on the editorial board of Routledge’s Women in Asia Publication Series.  She is working on a book length manuscript entitled Elusive Solidarities: “Muslim” Women and Transnational Feminism at Work.

Siddharth Kara

Email: siddharth_karaathks [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Siddharth Kara is one of the world's foremost experts on human trafficking and contemporary slavery. He is the Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he is also an Adjunct Lecturer and teaches the only course on human trafficking at HKS. In addition, Kara is a Visiting Scientist on Forced Labor at the Harvard School of Public Health. Kara is the author of Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery, co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Frederick Douglass Award at Yale University for the best non-fiction book on slavery. Sex Trafficking is the first book on modern forms of slavery to win the prize. Kara's second book, Bonded Labor: Tackling the System of Slavery in South Asia was released in October, 2012. Just as Sex Trafficking provided the first comprehensive overview of the global sex trafficking industry, Bonded Labor provides the first comprehensive overview of the system of debt bondage endemic to South Asia. Kara currently advises the United Nations, International Labour Organisation, the U.S. Government, and several other governments on anti-trafficking policy and law. Kara has testified before the U.S. Congress and several foreign Parliaments on his research. Kara's has also appeared extensively in the media as an expert on modern slavery, including on CNN, the BBC, the Guardian, CNBC, National Geographic, and numerous documentary films.

Dr Louise Harrington

Email: lh11atsoas [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr. Louise Harrington trained in literary, film and cultural studies in Trinity College Dublin and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta in Canada, working on cultural responses to global partitions and ethno-religious conflict. She has conducted fieldwork in Bengal and the India-Bangladesh borderlands, researching the everyday impact of the border and the legacy of partition. She has published on the Bangladesh Liberation War, female militancy, violence against women, trauma and displacement. Her research topics include (forced) migration and transnationalism, war and conflict, border studies, life in post-conflict societies, and gender and sexuality. 

Dr Kanchana Ruwanpura

Email: kanchana [dot] ruwanpuraated [dot] ac [dot] uk

Dr Kanchana Ruwanpura is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography in the School of Geosciences. While a dual citizen (British-Sri Lanka), as a native of Sri Lanka, Dr. Ruwanpura's primary focus of research has been on gender, ethnicity and conflict, post-disaster politics, and more recently labour politics, focussing on Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Her research spans three broad themes: a) the diversity of lived and structured spaces which focus on the connections between ethno-nationalism, post-disaster, materiality and the environment; b) the convergence and divergence of global governance regimes as everyday experiences for labour; and c) connections between civil society initiatives and uneven development processes. During her time working with the International Labor Office (Geneva, Switzerland), she was on mission in Bangladesh for an extended period of time.

Odhikar

www.odhikar.org

This NGO produces monthly Human Rights Reports on rights violations in Bangladesh.

Dr Joya Chatterji

Email: jc280atcam [dot] ac [dot] uk

Chatterji Joya is the Director of the Institute for Modern South Asian History at the University of Cambridge. He is an expert on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. His research topics are migrants, minorities and citizenship, South Asian history, Muslim migration, secularization, South Asian Diaspora, Refugee in west Bengal and the Bengali Muslims. He authored and published extensively and lectured in different universities around the world especially in the UK, India and the US. He speaks Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Punjabi.

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