Lecture at Colby College – Goldfarb Centre of Human Rights

Human Rights in Bangladesh: A Case Study in Affecting Change

Asif Saleh, Executive Director of Drishtipat, spoke to an engaged student crowd on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 p.m. in Diamond 122. Asif discussed the human rights conditions in Bangladesh and his work with Drishtipat. 

Host Name: SAJA HQ
Show Name: Bangladesh Elections and What they Mean
Date / Length: 05/01/2009 17:00 – 1 hr
Description:
A distinguished panel of experts and journalists will analyze the results of the Dec. 29 Bangladesh elections and what they mean for Bangladesh, the region and Bangladesh-US relations. Speakers include: * Syeed Ahamed, senior research associate, Center for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh * Steve Herman, South Asia bureau chief, VOA, who covered the elections * Sara Hossain, a lawyer in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, practicing in the areas of public interest and human rights law. she is on the board of ASK, a national human rights organisation * Prof. Ali Riaz, chair in the Department of Government & Politics at Illinois State University * Asif Saleh recently retired from his post as vice president at Goldman Sachs in London to be the full-time executive director of Drishtipat, a Bangladesh human rights organization he founded in 2001 
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