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SAC presents: Navine Murshid

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Navine Murshid, Associate Professor of Political Science, Colgate University

Political Violence in Bangladesh

In post-democratic Bangladesh, the use of violence by political parties was almost ritualistic but limited to violence perpetrated by party activists. More recently however, political violence—violence that is politically-motivated—appears to be more frequent, more lethal, and more widespread, with civilians as targets. Mushidwill provide an overview of the recent history of violence in Bangladesh and an analysis of how popular struggles and party politics intermix in order to produce violent outcomes, especially in the context of seeking justice for war crimes perpetrated during the War of Independence in 1971 and the sense of an unfinished revolution that has stemmed from justice being denied.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, and the Departments of International Relations and Political Science.

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