Press Release "Bangladesh at the Crossroads: Election, Economy, and External Relations."

19 December 2023
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Press Release

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To discuss the economic, political, and external relations ramifications of the upcoming election, the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS) will gather all esteemed voices of Bangladesh's civil society to participate in a roundtable dialogue.

The title of the dialogue is Bangladesh at the Crossroads: Election, Economy, and External Relations.

The dialogue will be hosted at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka (Ballroom-3) on 20 December, 9:30 AM.

Joining the dialogue will be all members of Bangladesh’s civil society who are deemed impartial and acceptable in society. This group will include political scientists, economists, security experts, human rights activists, diplomats, editors, and academicians. 

Notable speakers at the event will include Ali Imam Majumder, Former Cabinet Secretary of Bangladesh; Dr Badiul Alam Majumdar, Secretary, SUJON; Dr Wahiduddin Mahmud, Economist; Sharmeen Murshid, Chief Executive Officer, Brotee; Dr Muhammad Abdul Mazid, Former Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR). Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank; Dr. Ahsan H. Mansur, Executive Director, Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh; Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD);  Faruq Faisel, Executive Director, Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK); ZI Khan Panna, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Brig. Gen. Dr. M Sakhawat Hussain (Retd.), Former Election Commissioner of Bangladesh; Air Cdre (Retd) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Security Analyst; Dr Manjur A. Chowdhury, Chairman, CGS; Md. Touhid Hossain, Former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh;  Dr Shahdeen Malik, Advocate, Supreme Court of Bangladesh; Nurul Kabir, editor, New Age, Dr Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, Professor, University of Dhaka and Zillur Rahman, Executive Director, CGS.