B.A., University of Dhaka, 1965 M.A., University of Dayton, Ohio,1969. International Writing Program Grant, University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1969-70 Columbia University, School of International Affairs, 1970-71
Journalist, Development Support Information Service, UNDP, 1971 Field Director, US Committee for UNICEF, 1971 Senior Lecturer, English, Dhaka Univ. 1972-73 Elected Member of Parliament, 1987-89, 1989-90 Chairperson, Special Parliamentary Committee for Environment and Coastal Area Development,1989-90 United Nations Environment Programme Global 500 Laureate, Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, 1992 Vice President Global 500 Forum, 1992-93 Visiting Scholar, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 1992-94 Visiting Scholar, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1999-2001 Salzburg Global Fellow, Salzburg, Austria, 2007 Visiting Research Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford, 2008 Visiting Scholar, The Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, April 2008-2009 Visiting Professor, University of Development Alternative, Dhaka, 2009 Visiting Scholar, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2009 Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center, 2011-12 Visiting Fellow, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, 2012-2014 Research Affiliate, Harvard University South Asia Institute, 2014-2020
Awards and Professional Recognition
Selected as Role Model for Women in Bangladesh by SAARC Women Entrepreneurs’ Council, Sri Lanka, 2001 Vishudhananda Gold Medal for Peace, 2003, Bangladesh Bouddha Kristi Prachar Shangha Anannya Top Ten Women’s Award 2004, Bangladesh Member of Group of 100, Mexico City World Council Member, International House, New York Joint Nobel Laureate as a Peer Reviewer of International Panel of Climate Change.
Where Women Rule: South Asia, Har-Anand, Delhi, 2017 Mystical Poetry of Bangladesh, Har-Anand, Delhi, 2017 Revisiting China after 32 Years, Dhaka, 2011 Forest in Cloud, PEN Bangladesh 2006 Eastern Himalayan Culture, Ecology and People, Dhaka, 2001
Tiger Conservation in the Sundarbans Forest of Bangladesh, CARDMA, 1998
Women for Water Sharing, Dhaka, 1997 A Thousand Year Old Bengali Mystic Poetry, University Press, Ltd, 1992
Women in China, Vikas, New Delhi, 1987
Selected Poems of Jasimuddin, Oxford University Press, Bangladesh, 1974
Three Poems, in Translation 74, Vol.II, Winter 1974, Columbia University School of Arts and P.E.N. American Center, New York
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