Dr. Sufia Ahmed is a National Professor and former Chairperson and Professor of the Department of Islamic History and Culture at the University of Dhaka. Dr. Ahmed served as a visiting Professor at Bosphorus University in Istanbul, Turkey, and also as a Fullbright Visiting Professor at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Besides attending numerous conferences and seminars and contributing learned papers on gender issues, she represented her country as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly in 1969 and 1979, and to the UNESCO General Conference in 1983.

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