'Quadrangulated Quandary' conference held at IUB

Published: July 04, 2019 17:57:53 | Updated: July 10, 2019 21:16:38

Dr Mashiur Rahman, economic affairs adviser to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, addressing a daylong conference titled ‘Quadrangulated Quandary’ on IUB campus Thursday

A daylong conference titled 'Quadrangulated Quandary' was held at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on its campus on Thursday. 

The event was organised by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) at IUB, said a press release.

Though quandary is a universal problem, GSG focuses on Bangladesh to illustrate the problems and prospects. Four tensions challenging policy-makers have been selected for analysis: globalisation-localisation, information and communications technological revolutions, gender and environment. 

Prof. Milan Pagon, Vice Chancellor (Acting), IUB welcomed the guests to the conference. Dr Mashiur Rahman, economic affairs adviser to the prime minister, Abul Hasan Chowdhury, former state minister for foreign affairs, Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, A Matin Chowdhury, chairman, Board of Trustees, IUB and Dr Imtiaz A. Hussain, Dean (Acting), SLASS, IUB, among others were present at the event. 

Dr Niaz Zaman, advisor, Department of English and Modern Languages, IUB delivered the formal vote of thanks. 

Speakers defined four conceptual areas of the conference – Gender, Globalization-Localization, Environment & ICT from different perspective. 

Four working and one plenary session were held throughout the day.

A total of 18 papers were presented at the conference, while country’s renowned educationist, scholars, policymakers, civil society leaders, media experts and professional specialists took part in the discussions. 

Faculty members, administration staff, students and distinguished guests were present in the programme.

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