Malaysia and the world : cross-regional perspective on race, religion and ethnic identity, International Conference at Ohio University, 24-26/03/2017, Athens, Ohio
The conference aims to highlight Malaysia’s profile and role on the world stage by bringing together leading scholars from Malaysia, Europe, and North America. The intellectual academic exchange will provide a venue for competing comparative perspectives on Malaysia and other countries. It is the broader intention that this academic activism will benefit and enrich Malaysian studies.
The highlights of the International Conference will include keynote addresses by:
- Malaysia’s Distinguished Professor Datuk Shamsul Amri Baharuddin of UKM and the National Council of Professors, who will speak on “The Making of Malaysia’s National Unity Blueprint: Redefining Unity in Malaysia”
- UPM VC, Prof Datin Paduka Aini Ideris, who will speak on the role of research universities in nation building.
The conference will also feature talks by leading American scholars who have done extensive work on Malaysia such as:
- Donald L. Horowitz, the James B. Duke Professor of Law and Political Science Emeritus of Duke University
- Professor Meredith Weiss of the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs, State University of NY at Albany.
Other distinguished and notable speakers from Malaysia will include:
- The well-known former Imam of Perlis, the Honorable Dato Dr Juanda Jaya, who is a member of Sarawak Legislative Assembly and will speak on a subject that addresses the themes “Islam, the state and law”
- UPM’s Visiting Professor at Wailalak University, Thailand, Professor Ahmad Tarmizi Talib, who will speak on “Muslim – Non-Muslim Relations in Malaysia”
- UNIMAS Professor Stanley Bye Kadam Kiai, who will speak on “the Politics of Federalism: reflecting on the role Sarawak and Sabah played in the formation of Malaysia”
- Tun Abdul Razak Chair Professor Jayum Jawan, who is from UPM, will speak on “Race & Ethnic Relations: What can Malaysia and the US learn from each other?”
The three day conference will have speakers addressing four major themes:
- Post-Colonial Legacies and Its Impact
- Majority-Minority Relations
- Electoral Politics
- Islam, the State and Law
Plus d’informations sur : https://www.ohio.edu/global/cis/activities-events.cfm