The Global Studies and Governance Programme of SLASS at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) organised 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, Nazbul H Khan, Country Representative, Winrock International, Dhaka and Rakesh Katal, Chief of Party, Nobo Jatra.
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 Prof, Department of Environmental Management, IUB; Md Shamshuddoha, Executive Director, Centre for Policy, Research and Development (CPRD); 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, Prof, 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 Ziaur Rahman, Founder, Citizens Open Forum.
Abul Hasan Chowdhury, Former State Minister of Foreign Affairs; Prof Afsan Chowdhury, Prof, Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University, Dr Rashed Uz Zaman, Prof, 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 programme and a very entertaining concert attended by the students, members of the faculty and administration of the university along with distinguished guests.