Department of English as well as Humanities, BRAC University hosted a Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society (IACSS) Biennial Conference upon Dec seventeen as well as 18.
The conference, patrician “Cultural Transformations: Development Initiatives as well as Social Movements”, non-stop during BRAC Inn Auditorium upon Dec seventeen morning.
The discussion of a IACSS, which is a consortium of universities in South, East as well as South East Asia, critically explores a attribute in in in between enlightenment as well as socio-political/economic changes. This complement of a discussion focused upon expansion as well as attempted to try a links with enlightenment as well as common values.
The discussion has a three-fold objective: Stimulating a expansion of informative studies in Bangladesh as well as South Middle East not usually in academia though additionally in amicable sectors; minister to “remapping” inter-Asia informative studies to move South Middle East to a centre as well as yield a event for rigourously rising a innovative inter-regional post-graduate programme which a Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society is operative towards designing.
Apart from BRAC University, participants of a discussion enclosed National University of Singapore; Lingnan University in Hong Kong; Tokyo University; Sungkonghoe University in Seoul; University of Jakarta; Centre for a Study of Culture as well as Society of Bangalore etc.
On Dec 17, a discussion non-stop with a acquire residence by Firdous Azim, Chairperson, Department of English as well as Humanities, BRAC University. In her debate Azim said: “We goal which most representatives from outward a nation will find this discussion utilitarian as it provides them with an additional e.g. of a approach a tiny Asian nation has attempted to refashion itself. For a Bangladeshi participants, a event to sell views with scholars as well as activists from assorted locations would hopefully yield uninformed procedure to their thoughts as well as ideas.
Professor A.K. Azad Chowdhury (State Minister), Chairperson, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh, was a arch guest. Professor Ainun Nishat, Vice Chancellor, BRAC University, chaired a opening session. Professor Syed Hashemi, Director, BRAC Development Institute as well as Acting Chairperson, Department of Economics as well as Social Sciences, gave a opinion of thanks.
Keynote addresses — “Being someone’s mystic other: A informative investigate for South Asia” as well as “Presence of a Past: Cultural Connectivities as well as Continuities in Asia” — were presented by Ashish Rajadhyaksha (Senior Fellow, Centre for a Study of Culture as well as Society, Bangalore, India) as well as Professor Perween Hasan (Vice Chancellor, Central Women’s University, Dhaka) respectively.