IUB Holds a Webinar on the Host Experience of Living with Refugees

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The Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (DSSH) at the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organized a webinar on “Living with Refugees: Everyday Experiences of Host Communities” in collaboration with the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS), Japan on last Saturday. The webinar was a part of a research project initiated by Obydullah Al Marjuk, Senior Lecturer in the Department and Professor Ranjan Saha Partha, from Jahangirnagar University and TUFS. The project intends to develop a manuscript on the above theme. Professor Masahiko Togawa, from ILCAA, TUFS, Japan was present as the distinguished guest while Professor Taiabur Rahman, Dean of SLASS, IUB was the Chair of the event. Three papers were presented on the theme by Obydullah Al Marjuk from IUB, Golam Iftekhar Mahmud, Senior Reporter, Daily Prothom Alo and Mukimul Ahsan Himel, Senior Reporter, Channel 24. The session was followed by discussions from Iftekhar Uddin Shamim, Deputy Secretary, GoB, Dr Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Associate Professor, DSSH, SLASS, IUB, and Professor Ranjan Saha Partha. Earlier, Professor Togawa emphasized the importance of the event delineating the Japanese assistance to Rohingya refugees as well as the host communities in his remarks. The webinar was moderated by the Acting Head of the DSSH Sharmeen Ahmed. IUB students and faculty members, policymakers from home and abroad, and other distinguished citizens took part in the webinar. The recording of the event may be accessed from: https://www.facebook.com/iub.edu/videos/3085668111662882