Broken Pendulum: Bangladesh's Swing to Radicalism with discussants Maneeza Hossain and Husain Haqqani. Hudson Senior Fellow Hillel Fradkin introduces the speakers.
The Bangladesh Army's takeover of the political system came at a heavy price: a native democratic system that had lasted more than fifteen years was forcibly ended. More ominously, the takeover inadvertently legitimized and strengthened Islamist radicalism in Bangladesh.
Hudson Senior Fellow Maneeza Hossain's new book Broken Pendulum: Bangladesh's Swing to Radicalism, (Hudson Institute Press) explores the background and factors contributing to a process of radicalization, not merely religious but broadly cultural, in Bangladesh- Hudson Institute
Hillel Fradkin joined Hudson Institute as a senior fellow in June 2004. He directs Hudson's Center on Islam, Democracy, and the Future of the Muslim World.
Prior to joining Hudson, Fradkin was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directed the Islam and American Democracy program, the Jewish Studies program, and the Foreign Policy program.
From 1998 to 2001, Fradkin was the W.H. Brady Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, after giving a decade of service to the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation as vice president. From 1983 to 1986 Fradkin was a program officer with the John M. Olin Foundation.
Fradkin has a long history of service in higher education. From 1987 to 1998, he was a professor at the University of Chicago; from 1979 to 1986 he was an assistant professor at Barnard College and Columbia University; from 1977 to 1979 he was a visiting instructor at Yale University; and from 1977 to 1979 he was assistant director of the Project on Islamic Thought at the University of Maryland.
Husain Haqqani is Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States in Washington, DC. A trusted advisor of late Pakistani Prime Minister, Ms. Benazir Bhutto, Ambassador Haqqani is known as a Professor at Boston University and Co-Chair of the Hudson Institute's Project on the Future of the Muslim World as well as editor of the journal ‘Current Trends in Islamist Thought' published from Washington DC.
Haqqani came to the U.S. in 2002 as a Visiting Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC and an adjunct Professor at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University. He is a leading journalist, diplomat, and former advisor to Pakistani Prime ministers. His syndicated column is published in several newspapers in South Asia and the Middle East, including Oman Tribune, Jang, The Indian Express, Gulf News and The Nation (Pakistan).
Maneeza Hossain joined the Hudson Institute as a Senior Fellow in July 2006. Her work at Hudson focuses on policy considerations of the impact of the relationship of Islam and democracy in Bangladesh.
Prior to joining Hudson, Ms. Hossain was a Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD), where she was also the Manager of Democracy Programs. At FDD she edited the Iraq Democracy Papers, a collection of readers of annotated articles and commentaries widely distributed in post-Saddam Hussein Iraq. She also managed the operations of Iraq Democracy Information Center and was the project coordinator for the Iraqi Women's Educational Institute (IWEI).
Hudson Senior Fellow Maneeza Hossain discusses consolidating Islam in Bangladesh. Hossain's new book Broken Pendulum: Bangladesh's Swing to Radicalism, (Hudson Institute Press) explores whether Bangladesh is doomed to Pakistan's fate of military leadership or if it will discover democracy.
Hudson Senior Fellow Maneeza Hossain discusses radical Islam in Bangladesh. Hossain's new book Broken Pendulum: Bangladesh's Swing to Radicalism, (Hudson Institute Press) explores whether Bangladesh is doomed to Pakistan's fate of military leadership or if it will discover democracy.