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From Climate Change to Collapsed States

  Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd), President of the security think-tank Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies, was invited to give a briefing at a consultative meeting of the UN Security Council at the UN headquarters Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Believing in Bangladesh: Interview with Dr. Kamal Hossain

  On Dr. Kamal Hossain’s 80th birthday, Dhaka Courier pays tribute by reprinting a 2014 interview with the jurist, statesman and freedom fighter. He was interviewed by Shayan S Khan.   By anyone’s standard, Kamal Hossain is an extremely accomplished individual. Over the Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

“The Liberation War Museum is a movement for a secular and liberal society”

  Mofidul Hoque is co-founder and one of eight Trustees of the Liberation War Museum. He played a key role in the planning and execution of the relocated museum which was opened by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently. He is also Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

“Bangladesh is an attractive destination for Romanian investment”

  H.E. Mr. Radu Octavian Dobre, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania in New Delhi, recently visited Bangladesh with the aim of further strengthening ties between the two countries. Syed Zain Al-Mahmood caught up with him to discuss trade, tourism and Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Beyond Art: The Story of Nakshi Kantha

  In conversation with Cathy Stevulak, the Director and Leonard Hill, the Producer, of the award-winning documentary, Threads.   Why did you make Threads? What is the core message you tried to convey?   Cathy: We started to make the film about Suraiya Rahman’s art Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A voice raised for journalism

  Professor Sherry Ricchiardi is an international journalist and media development specialist based in Washington, D.C. She has conducted media training in developing countries throughout the world for the International Center for Journalists and as part of the U.S. Department of Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Dhaka-Moscow ties gain further momentum – Russian Ambassador

    This year Russia and Bangladesh happily celebrate the 45th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. In 1971, the former USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) came in support of the struggle of the people of Bangladesh for independence and was one Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

‘The world will become more multipolar, rather than unipolar or bipolar’

  Upon meeting Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, one is struck almost immediately and wrenchingly by the thought of how they don’t make diplomats like him anymore. At least not for Bangladesh. Exceedingly refined in manner, and worldly and high-minded in conversation, he Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

“Finding individuality key to becoming true artist” – Sergey Radiuk

  A graduate of Minsk Art School, Sergey Radiuk is the archetype of Russian art post-USSR. Full of ideas and not one to back down, he incorporates several styles into his paintings, considering himself to be a ‘jazz artist,’ meaning improvisation Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

In conversation with Lopa Hossain

  After the successful release of her solo album, Aari, in 2007, the sky was the limit for former Close Up 1 star Lopa Hossain. But her next album, Ashar Bhela, was not released until late 2013. What was the reason Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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