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Global Insights presents - Bangladesh

Thursday, 25 April, 2019

Imagine half of the population of the United States in a space the size of Iowa. Located in a huge delta region formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, Bangladesh ranks 8th in the world in population size. Join us for the next Global Insights lunch and learn featuring of Scranton students and family members, Nazia Nowshin ’19 Bio/Chem; her sister Sazia Nowshin ’20 Political Science, Econ and Operations Management; and their uncle Khandker Haque ’21 MBA, MHA, for an exciting presentation on the country and culture of Bangledesh. This event will be held on April 25, 2019 beginning at 11:30AM in Brennan Hall, Rose Room 509. Registration is required for this event.

Wrought with strife over centuries to maintain their unique cultural identity, the area known as Bengal had been considered part of India, then British India, and Pakistan. Haque says a great desire to speak their own language led to struggles for autonomy which resulted in the foundation of Bangladesh in 1971. Even with a very old cultural foundation,  Sazia Nowshin proudly reports that Bangladesh is the first primarily Muslim country to “shatter the glass ceiling” and elect a woman as its leader in 1991.

This program is being offered by the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. A light lunch featuring cuisine from the highlighted country will be served. Registration for this event is required. Click here to register. For more information, please contact Huey Shi Chew at hueyshi.chew@scranton.edu or 570-941-7575.

 Pictured:  Nazia Nowshin ’19, Khandker Haque ’21, Sazia Nowshin ‘20