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Who to trust in a pandemic? The local responses of Bangladeshis and other ethnic groups to government actors during COVID-19 - 7 November 2022

Ten findings from research projects in London, Stuttgart, Milan and Dhaka

Read about the 10 key points, articulated at this event, that researchers, policymakers and practitioners should consider when developing policies and practices that engage with diverse minority ethnic groups and communities.

Please note that this event has passed.

This workshop brings together researchers in London, Stuttgart, Milan and Dhaka to report on and discuss findings from projects undertaken between 2021 and 2022.

We invite anyone interested in the topic to join us online where there will be ample opportunity to engage in debate about the issues raised.

The online link to the workshop will be sent to registered participants a couple days before the event.



10.30-10.45 Introduction

John Eade, University of Roehampton, and Chris Tang, King's College London


10.45-11.55 The Relationship between the State and Local Minority Communities: Comparisons between Stuttgart/Ludwigsburg, Milan and London

Joerg Duerrschmidt (Ludwigsburg), Marco Caselli and Samuele Davide Molli (Milan), John Eade and Shamea Mia (London)



Digital Space in Bangladesh during COVID-19: Space of Creativity, Criticality, or Bigotry? - Shaila Sultana (Dhaka University)

Building Resilience: A Gendered and Intersectional Discourse - Mahbuba Nasreen (Bangladesh Open University)

Communication Inequalities for UK Bengalis during Corona: The Role of Mediators - Chris Tang (King’s College, London)


13.00-13.55 - Break for lunch



Stay Home’: Rethinking the Domestic in the COVID-19 pandemic - Alison Blunt (Queen Mary’s University, London)

The Role of the Runnymede Trust in Challenging British Government Policy and Practice during the Pandemic - Halima Begum (CEO, Runnymede Trust)


14.45-15.15 Contributions from Bangladeshi Contributors to the Volkswagen Project and the Researchers


15.15-15.30 - Concluding Discussion

At this event

Chris Tang

Chris Tang

Lecturer in International Education & Applied Linguistics

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