Center for South Asian Studies (C- SAS)
Orienting Regional Collaboration to Secure Positive Futures in South Asia
The Purpose & the Practice
Bangladesh and South Asia are in a geopolitical and geo-economic sweet spot. This dynamic, hugely promising and sometimes turbulent region has witnessed rapid and varied socio-economic growth over several decades. Now the future needs to be secured.
To secure positive futures in South Asia requires a pragmatic outlook, and both policy-oriented and outcome driven partnerships in a range of crucial areas. These include Foreign Policy, Security and Strategic Issues, Trade and Investment, Education and Human Resources, Governance and Equitable Growth, Regional Connectivity, Climate Change, Management of River Waters, Mitigating Refugee Crises, and Migration.
Bangladesh is ideally placed with its location as a bridge between South Asia and Southeast Asia. And ULAB’s Center for South Asian Studies (C-SAS) is designed to be a pivot for this regional and global partnership, dialogue, research, advocacy, and dissemination.
C-SAS will contribute to orienting regional collaboration to secure positive futures in Bangladesh and South Asia.
With its core of ULAB, a premier university with its vision of progressive thought and outcome driven approach, C-SAS is ideally placed to become a leading thought-platform and change maker in this trans-disciplinary space.
- C-SAS will promote outcome-driven partnerships for research, dialogue, advocacy and dissemination in key areas of local and regional concerns. This will include, but will not be limited to, Foreign Policy, Bilateral and Multilateral Relations, Security and Strategic Issues, Trade and Investment, Governance and Equitable Growth, Regional Connectivity, Climate Change, Management of River Waters, Mitigating Refugee Crises, Migration, and Education and Human Resources.
- Network and form partnerships with academia, government, and the non-government and private sectors in Bangladesh, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Asia-Pacific, the Indian Ocean littoral, and Europe and the Americas.
- Develop 360° Policy Toolkits.
- Host and co-host seminars and conferences with a view to building and evolving partnerships and preparing policy outreach in this trans-disciplinary space.
- Publish Newsletters, Advisories, Journals and Books.
- Mentor a South Asian Studies Minor at ULAB.