Rounaq Jahan, currently at Columbia University was a Professor of Political Science at Dhaka University (1970-1982). She received her PhD. from Harvard. She headed the women's programmes at UNAPDC, Malaysia (1982-84) and the ILO, Geneva (1985-89). She was the founding president of Women for Women: Research and Study Group. She served on the Boards of the Population Council (1982-92) and the Asia Society (1982-90) and is at present on the Advisory Councils of Human Rights Watch Asia, The Feminist Press, Asian Survey and Asian Political Thought and Society. Her publications include Bangladesh Politics: Problems and Issues (UPL, 1980), Women and Development (BILIA, 1979) and The Elusive Agenda: Mainstreaming Women in Development (UPL/ZED Books).