Selim Jahan | The Daily Star
  • Selim Jahan

    Selim Jahan is Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the Human Development Report.

  • Covid-19: The Makings of a Third World War

    When we were growing up in the sixties during the time of the Cold War between the USA and the then Soviet Union, we would often hear about a possible
  • Ferdousi Priyabhashini: An artist and a social activist

    I know of Ferdousi Priyabhashini, but I did not know her. We met a few times in Dhaka either at a seminar or a conference, or at the residence of late National Professor Kabir Chowdhury.
  • Women’s leadership in a Covid world

    This year, the theme of International Women’s Day is “Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future for Covid-19 World”. When the United Nations chose this theme, the idea was to celebrate and recognise women’s leadership in confronting and tackling the challenges of Covid-19, both inside and outside the household.
  • The ethnic face of Covid-19 in UK

    So far, the focus of the Covid-19, commonly known as coronavirus, in every country has rightly been on health issues— expanding testing, tracing the infected, how to deal with infection, and combatting deaths. Issues of disaggregated profiling of its various aspects including the diverse socio-economic impacts were put on the back burner.
  • Langa: What South Africa is this?

    "Where am I?” is the first question I asked myself after getting out of the car. Bewildered, I looked around. With me, there were three black students from the University of the Western Cape, and the driver of the car was also a young black man.