Last month U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Bangladesh and launched the U.S.-Bangladesh Partnership Dialogue that institutionalizes bilateral cooperation in areas such as counterterrorism, trade and investment, support for human rights and democracy, food security, and disaster management. Bangladesh’s strong economic growth, poverty reduction programs, and improving trade and investment prospects have put it on a path to become a middle-income country within the next decade. At the same time, the political situation could threaten democratic development and the role of civil society in Bangladesh. China is slowly building up ties to Bangladesh and competing with India for dominance in the region. To hear more about the challenges and opportunities in Bangladesh, join us for a discussion with Ambassador Dan Mozena, who has led the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka since November 2011. Ambassador Mozena previously served in Bangladesh as Political/Economic Counselor from 1998-2001 and as U.S. Ambassador to Angola from 2007-2010.
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The Honorable Dan W. Mozena
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh
Senior Research Fellow