COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on the global economy and on supply chains worldwide. Inherent inequities present at all layers of this complex network have left workers vulnerable, and their livelihoods have become even more precarious under the current global pandemic. This webinar, "The Garment Sector Unraveling in Bangladesh: Rethinking the Health, Safety, and Livelihoods of Workers During a Global Pandemic," is a rare opportunity to bring together scholars in the social sciences, public policy, and healthcare to explore the role that workers' physical and mental health plays in shaping our attitudes towards labor rights and how Covid-19 provides us with an opportunity to rethink our approach. 

Please join us to listen to these experts on Friday, December 4th at 8am Pacific Time on Zoom.

This program is a joint collaboration between the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, the UC Berkeley Institute for South Asia Studies, and the Stanford Center for South Asia.

Stanford CARE was founded in October 2018 to provide a common place for research, education and clinical care support allowing disparate faculty, staff, community members and trainees to share ideas and common resources. Currently, there is a lack of resources and community. In particular, given the nature of Asian Health research, multi-disciplinary groups are needed. CARE's goals are to increase research and knowledge in Asian and Asian American health; to educate patients, providers, and the community about the health needs of Asians and Asian Americans; and to improve the culturally sensitive an evidence-based delivery of healthcare to Asians and Asian Americans.

The Chowdhury Center is housed under the Institute for South Asia Studies and it champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history. The first of its kind in the US, the Center’s mission is to create an innovative model combining research, scholarships, the promotion of art and culture, and the building of ties between institutions in Bangladesh and UC Berkeley.


Bryant Lin, MD, MEng

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, CARE at Stanford University      
Primary Care & Population Health
Stanford University School of Medicine     

Latha Palaniappan, MD, MS

Professor of Medicine
Co-Director, CARE at Stanford University
Primary Care & Population Health
Stanford University School of Medicine

Sanchita Banerjee Saxena, PhD

Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies       
University of California, Berkeley  

Lalita du Perron, PhD

Associate Director, Center for South Asia
Stanford University