Bangladesh Election and Challenges in the time of Great Game East

Ahead of Bangladesh’s next national election (to be held in December 2018), this workshop brings together a panel of Bangladeshi experts to examine the countrys' progress and challenges.

Photo: Source Dhaka Tribune  

Workshop on Bangladesh: Once known as a basket case, the country has made remarkable socio-economic progress in recent times. In terms of social progress, Bangladesh is ahead of its neighbour India, a fact recognised by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen among others. It is hailed as a model for hunger reduction.

Besides, the country is listed among the top five fastest growing economies of the world. In short, Bangladesh is a country full of potential.

However, Bangladesh is facing a set of challenges including a bitter and bloody rivalry between two major political parties, Islamist millitancy, uneven economic growth, democratic defeciencies including suppression of freedom of expression and liberty, and a large influx of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar against the backdrop of rising gepolitical competition between India and China in South Asia.


Lars Tore Flåten,   Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies, Center for Asian Security Studies

Maren Aase, Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo

Masudur Rahman,  Faculty of Social Science, Nord University

Eirik G. Jansen, Development Specialist

Mubashar Hasan, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo


Arild Engelsen Ruud, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages  University of Oslo

*Light refreshments will be provided

** Registration is mandatory


Published Oct. 22, 2018 4:11 PM - Last modified Dec. 7, 2018 5:20 PM