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Bangladeshi-American Zayn Siddique gets key White House position
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Originally from Bangladesh and raised in New York, Siddique is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School

Bangladeshi-American Zayn Siddique has been appointed to a key position in the White House by President-elect Joe Biden.

According to a series of new announcements made by the Biden Transition Team on Wednesday, Siddique was named senior adviser to the White House deputy chief of staff.

He is the first Bangladeshi-American to be appointed to a senior position in the incoming Biden administration.

Originally from Bangladesh and raised in New York, Siddique is a graduate of Princeton University and Yale Law School, according to a press release issued by the Biden Transition Team.

He is the chief of staff for the Domestic and Economic Team of the Biden-Harris Transition team. He was also a member of Vice President-elect Harris' prep team for the 2020 vice-presidential debate.

Previously, Siddique was the deputy policy director for Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign and a senior policy adviser to his senate campaign.

He has also served as a law clerk to Justice Elena Kagan of the US Supreme Court, Judge David Tatel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and Judge Dean Pregerson of the US District Court for the Central District of California.

In between his clerkships, Siddique practised law as an associate at Orrick Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, according to the press release.

Other appointments made by Biden include: John McCarthy, senior adviser to the counsellor to the president; Thomas Winslow, senior adviser to the deputy chief of staff; Lisa Kohnke, director of Presidential Scheduling; Sarah Feldmann, chief of staff for the Office of the Management and Administration; Michael Leach, chief diversity and inclusion director; Christian Peele, deputy director of Management and Administration for Personnel; and Jeffrey Wexler, director of Covid-19 Operations.

The press release says the these diverse, qualified, and experienced appointees will play key roles across the White House in positions that will support day-to-day White House functions and facilitate broad engagement with the American people.

President-elect Biden said to tackle the challenges facing the US and restore faith in the government, "we must build an administration with experienced, principled, and dedicated appointees."

"These individuals are part of a White House staff that is ready to build back better immediately to make a difference in the lives of working families. They are accomplished public servants who will be instrumental in ensuring that our White House is efficient and effective in delivering for the American people," Biden said.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said these dedicated public servants reflected the very best of the nation.

"They have the knowledge and expertise to help us meet the unprecedented challenges facing the American people. And President-elect Biden and I look forward to working with them to contain this pandemic, provide more relief for families and businesses, and rebuild our country in a way that lifts up all Americans," she added.
 

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Why do you care? He is an American.
Eh Bangladeshis get happy to see a popular foreign Bangladeshis for some odd reasons , some even are delusional to think that since they see a Bangladeshi American get popular suddenly Bangladesh will become a superpower :rofl:

Again Bangladeshis don't see too much improvement in Bangladesh , so they find any means to cope with being well I don't want to say it but yeah being inferior to much more developed nations.
 

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It's just a feel good story.

Our boy went to Washington and done something...

But he has a predecessor too - almost his Dad's age (Ambassador Osman Siddique). Could give him a few pointers I guess...



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._Osman_Siddique

At the end of the day - not much to rave about, unlike Indians who find some guy or gal who got to a CEO post in the US.

Then cries of "Indian Origin hai!" - like it means something to India.
 

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We need Bangladeshi-origin people in important Western positions in large numbers.
While they cannnot be expected to compromise the national interests of their respectively host nations, what we might see is more reasonable policies towards Bangladesh.

For example, if there were more Bangladeshi representations in the US Congress, State Department and DoD, we might have seen less unreasonable strings being attached on major major military hardware exports as the US knows very well that Bangladesh will not go around attacking other nations unnecessarily.
The same goes for reinstatement of GSP privileges.

This is why I support brain drain. Bangladesh will never produce enough high paying jobs locally for everyone (90 million+ adults) due to resource constraints no matter how much we industrialise. In order to reach high income per capita, we need to churn out tens of millions quality, skilled expats. If we send millions of well educated expats to the West, thousands of them would inevitably reach top positions of governments and corporations.
Investing in education to create infernational standard universities and trade schools is a no-brainer.
If everyone has access to quality education, we would still have enough talented people staying back to develop local industries.
For example, if we produce 80 million quality grads and tradespeople and 50 million end up emigrating, we would still have 30 million to man our industries.
 
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We need Bangladeshi-origin people in important Western positions in large numbers.
While they cannnot be expected to compromise the national interests of their respectively host nations, what we might see is more reasonable policies towards Bangladesh.

For example, if there were more Bangladeshi representations in the US Congress, State Department and DoD, we might have seen less unreasonable strings being attached on major major military hardware exports as the US knows very well that Bangladesh will not go around attacking other nations unnecessarily.
The same goes for reinstatement of GSP privileges.

This is why I support brain drain. Bangladesh will never produce enough high paying jobs locally for everyone (90 million+ adults) due to resource constraints no matter how much we industrialise. In order to reach high income per capita, we need to churn out tens of millions quality, skilled expats. If we send millions of well educated expats to the West, thousands of them would inevitably reach top positions of governments and corporations.
Investing in education to create infernational standard universities and trade schools is a no-brainer.
If everyone has access to quality education, we would still have enough talented people staying back to develop local industries.
For example, if we produce 80 million quality grads and tradespeople and 50 million end up emigrating, we would still have 30 million to man our industries.

Do you really think white Anglo Saxons will let an inferior brown man win that easily lol ? Nahhh I think the Chinese will the first one to take over the U.S government.

But your definition of brain drain is different , which I can support I guess. If our people can get into high enough positions then it will be better for us.
 

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Eh Bangladeshis get happy to see a popular foreign Bangladeshis for some odd reasons , some even are delusional to think that since they see a Bangladeshi American get popular suddenly Bangladesh will become a superpower :rofl:

Again Bangladeshis don't see too much improvement in Bangladesh , so they find any means to cope with being well I don't want to say it but yeah being inferior to much more developed nations.
There is no reason to be happy about brain drain. Let the Indians be happy about Microsoft and Google being run by Indians.
 

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