Thursday 26 February 2015


Governance and Management of Gender Relations:
A Comparative Study of Law and Society

The British Council has launched the second international Researcher Links Workshop in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The four-days international research workshop, from 23-26 February 2015, is jointly organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka, and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. The theme of this workshop is “Governance and Management of Gender Relations: A Comparative Study of Law and Society”.

The British Council is funding the workshop under its Researcher Links Programme where national and international law scholars and young researchers will be presenting their papers on various current issues relating to gender, law and society.

Researcher Links is an important new initiative by the British Council that connects early career researchers from the UK and internationally to build long-lasting research collaborations. 32 talented researchers from the UK and Bangladesh are participating in this workshop.

The opening session of the International Researcher Links Workshop was held on Monday, 23 February 2015. The workshop will run from 23 – 26 February 2015 at BRAC Centre INN (Auditorium), Mohakhali, Dhaka.

Professor Dr A K Azad Chowdhury, Chairman (State Minister), University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, graced the Session as the Chief Guest and delivered the inaugural speech. Professor Dr Nasreen Ahmed, Pro-Vice Chancellor, (Academic) University of Dhaka was present as Special Guest. His Excellency Mr. Robert W. Gibson CMG, the British High Commissioner to Bangladesh was present as Guest of Honour.

Professor Dr Werner Menski, SOAS, University of London, UK, Dr Taslima Monsoor, Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Dhaka and Mr Matt Pusey, Deputy Director, British Council Bangladesh, welcomed the participants and gave a brief outline of the programme. 

Many eminent researchers, academics, policy-makers, influencers, think-tanks, entrepreneurs, development partners, and members of the donor community were present at the inauguration.

The British Council aims to use this workshop as a platform to create strong bi-lateral engagement with the UK, connecting young researchers, providing them the opportunity to learn from each other’s work, fostering collaboration, inspiring the creation of new projects and joint research studies. The initiative also work with established researchers with existing international reputations, who mentor early career researchers and provide guidance and access to their scholarly networks.

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