Reminiscing 1971: IUB hosts Prof. Paul Connett
Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) hosted Emeritus Prof. Paul Connett, St. Lawrence University, New York for a Seminar that held at IUB Auditorium in Bashundhara, Dhaka on February 25, 2019. Prof. Connett, a British national received the ‘Friends of Liberation War Honor’ from the Government of Bangladesh for his invaluable contribution during the country's Liberation War in 1971.
Mr. Abdul Hai Sarker, Chairman, ESTCDT, IUB; Members of the Board of Trustee; Prof. M. Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, IUB; Prof. Milan Pagon, Pro-Vice Chancellor, IUB; and environmental activist Ellen Connett were also present on the occasion.
At the outset Prof. M. Omar Rahman, Vice Chancellor, IUB in his welcome remarks, expressed his deepest gratitude to Prof. and Mrs. Connett for coming to IUB and sharing their global experience.
Expressing deepest gratitude to the Government of Bangladesh, Prof. Paul Connett, through his presentation briefly described the chronology of war from Vietnam to Bangladesh. Having defined gruesomeness and damaging side of war, he urged the audience to raise voice against any kind of war. Currently, Prof. Paul and his wife Ellen Connett have been working as world renowned environmental activists. In this regard, Prof. Connett highlighted the devastating part of fluoride that creates high risk of damaging brains and contributing towards future generation’s loath intelligence.
Deans, senior members of the faculty & administration and full house of students attended the event.