This event has been postponed.

As South and Southeast Asia gradually move toward regional integration, Bangladesh is increasingly becoming a key player in the process. Dhaka is developing into  a gateway for India’s Look East policy, as well as the point of convergence for both Indian and Chinese regional interests. 

Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque will examine the important role that Bangladesh plays in regional connectivity, both with regards to economic integration and for people-to-people relationships. He will also discuss the future role of the United States in fostering this regional cohesion. Carnegie’s Frederic Grare will moderate.

Shahidul Haque

Shahidul Haque assumed the role of foreign secretary of Bangladesh in January, 2013. From 2001 to 2012, he worked for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on lien from the government of Bangladesh.

Frederic Grare

Frederic Grare is senior associate and director of Carnegie’s South Asia Program. He works on India’s Look East policy, on Afghanistan and Pakistan’s regional policies, and on the tension between stability and democratization, including civil-military relations, in Pakistan.