Bangladesh: Challenges and Opportunities Featuring Ambassador Dan W. Mozena, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh

Event: Wednesday, February 27, 2013

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Choate Room, 1st Floor

1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.

Please RSVP to Mr. Norris Thigpen at [email protected] or call 202-588-9420 for more information.

In the three decades since independence, Bangladesh has made tremendous improvements in basic infrastructure, social services, and economic opportunities. In part, due to a strong civil society and a commitment by its political and religious leaders, Bangladesh continues to expand opportunities to its 150+ million citizens. Yet, Bangladesh still faces many challenges. Climate change is having an impact on its eco-system, and overcrowding of its urban centers combined with low income levels means many continue to live in poverty. Ambassador Mozena will provide an update on political and economic developments in the country and discuss other issues over breakfast.

Dan W. Mozena became U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh in November 2011. He previously served in Bangladesh as Political/Economic Counselor from 1998-2001. A member of Senior Foreign Service, Mozena was U.S. ambassador to Angola from 2007-2010. His previous postings include New Delhi, Islamabad, Lusaka and Kinshasa. The year prior to returning to Bangladesh, Mozena was a professor at the National War College. Born and raised on a dairy farm in Iowa, Mozena served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire after receiving degrees from Iowa State University and later the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Read more about Ambassador Mozena in an upcoming edition of In Asia, The Asia Foundation’s highly regarded weekly blog.

Related locations: Bangladesh, Washington DC

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