March to March: democracy’s rise and fall in Bangladesh 1971 – 2019
Speaker: Syed Badrul Ahsan
20 March 2019
Where: 1.15pm at Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, London W1
Syed Badrul Ahsan is Editor-in-Charge of The Asian Age, Dhaka, Bangladesh. From 1997 to 2000 he served as Press Minister at the Bangladesh High Commission, London, and he has been part of adjunct faculties at Dhaka University, Independent University Bangladesh, and University of Liberal Arts. Ahsan is a member of The Reading Circle (TRC) in Dhaka, and has been a Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. His biography of Bangladesh’s founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, From Rebel to Founding Father: Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, was published in 2013. More recent works are 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, and South Asia Monitor.