UN Global Day observed at IUB
The Global Studies and Governance Program of SLASS at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized day-long events to celebrate the United Nations Day on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at IUB campus in Bashundhara, Dhaka. To mark the day, through research-based panel discussions, 15 papers were presented under 4 different panels. In the first panel, 4 papers were presented by renowned lawyer Barrister Amir-ul Islam, Prof. Sadeka Halim, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, Dhaka University, Mr. Nazbul H. Khan, Country Representative, Winrock International, Dhaka and Mr. Rakesh Katal, Chief of Party, Nobo Jatra.
Mr. Adrian Pereira, Executive Director, North South Initiative, Malaysia spoke on ‘Building cross border solidarity for safe labor migration’ through video conference.
5 papers were presented during the 2nd panel session under the topic ‘Climate change, Static Humans, Rising Costs’. The session was chaired by Dr. Imtiaz A. Hussain, Head, Global Studies and Governance Program, IUB. Papers were presented by Dr. Md. Sorowar Hosain, Head, Department of Environmental Management, IUB; Dr. Nadiruzzaman, Asst. Professor, Department of Environmental Management, IUB; Md. Shamshuddoha, Executive Director, Centre for Policy, Research and Development (CPRD); Ms. Nusrat Shabnam Khan, Department of Environmental Management, IUB and Rtn. Hasnain Sabih Nayak, Independent Consultant.
Another 3 papers were presented on the third panel by Dr. Lailufer Yasmin, Professor, International Relations, Dhaka University; Dr. Md. Abdul Awal Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Law, IUB; Ms. Nabila Tahsin Farah, Lecturer, Department of Law, IUB and Mr. Ziaur Rahman, Founder, Citizens Open Forum.
Mr. Abul Hasan Chowdhury, Former State Minister of foreign affairs; Prof. Afsan Chowdhury, Professor, Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University, Dr. Rashed Uz Zaman, Professor, International Relations, Dhaka University and Ms. Mosammat Shahanara Monica, Director, United Nations Wing, Ministry of Foreign Affairs were the speakers of the last panel under the topic ‘Globalization at Bay?’ This session was chaired by Dr. Md. Aminul Karim, Dean, School of Business, IUB.
The day-long celebration followed by cultural program and a very entertaining concert were attended by the students, members of the faculty and administration of the university along with distinguished guests.