Mushfiqur Chowdhury

East Elmhurst, NY

HIA Program:

Netherlands Netherlands 2014


Born and raised in New York City, Mushfiq (Mushfiqur) Chowdhury is currently studying religion, ethics and politics as a masters candidate at Harvard. He is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a double major in International Relations and Middle East Studies. He has spent quite a while in the Middle East, teaching English, conducting research, and participating in delegations that discuss the issues of the region. He serves and has served several roles in the Muslim community from President of the Muslim Student Union, to having served as the Co-director of the 1,200-atttendee Muslim Student Associations of the West Conference. He is very much interested in labor rights, especially after spending some time in the labor camps of the United Arab Emirates. He is interested in working within positions of diplomacy, peace negotiations, humanitarian work, in addition to social entrepreneurship. Mr. Chowdhury plans on continuing his education through graduate school and law school. He aspires to work for the International Committee of the Red Cross and other human rights oriented organizations.

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