Workshop on South Asia: Economic and Political Challenges

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Date(s) - 08/09/2016
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Room 4.87, Building H

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South Asia Research Network (SARN)
Centre for Development Economics and Sustainability (CDES) Monash Asia Institute

Caulfield Campus, Monash University (Building H, Room 4.87)

1.30-2.00: Welcome

2.00-2.05: Welcome: Prof Gary Magee, Deputy Dean Research, Monash Business School

2.05-2.10: Introductory Remarks: A/Prof Asad Islam, Coordinator, SARN

Session 1: 2.10-3.10
Chair – Prof Sisira Jayasuriya, Director, CDES

2.10-2.40: Bangladesh- Dr Sultan Hafeez Rahman
Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development, & IGC Bangladesh Country Director
Unpacking the Bangladesh Growth Story: Does Governance Matter?

2.40-3.10: Pakistan- Professor Imran Ali
Professor of Business Policy, Rector & Dean, Karachi School of Business and Leadership
The elusive quest for political stability, social cohesion and economic growth in Pakistan

3.10-3.30: Tea break

Panel Discussion: 3.30-4.30

Moderator- A/Prof Gaurav Datt, Deputy Director, CDES

  • Prof Edward Buckingham, Director, Engagement, Monash Business School

  • Dr Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Deputy Director, Monash Asia Institute

  • Dr Samanthi Gunawardana, Course Coordinator, Master of International
    Development Practice, Faculty of Arts

  • Prof Rodney Maddock, Interim Director, Australian Centre for Financial studies, Monash Business School

4.30-5.00: Q and A