Maneeza Hossain is the Manager of Democracy Programs at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. As part of her South Asia focus, Ms Hossain periodically visits the region and meticulously follows its political developments. Her article, “The World Cannot Afford to Ignore Bangladesh” in the Asian Wall Street Journal in August 2005 was a clarion call against the world apathy towards the rise of terrorist activity in Bangladesh.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla service , Maneeza explains the aims and objectives of the organization and talks about their future plans.
Born and raised in Bangladesh, Ms Hossain received a Bachelor's degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies in 1999 from the University of Virginia and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School Law in 2004.
As Manager of Democracy Programs, Ms Hossain serves as an Editor of the Iraq Democracy Papers. She manages the operations of Iraq Democracy Information Center and was the project coordinator for the Iraqi Women’s Educational Institute.