Cross Perspectives from France and Bangladesh on the Arab Spring
Alliance Française de Dhaka has invited French leading intellectuals Abdelwahab Meddeb and Stephanie Latte Abdallah to discuss the Arab Spring with their Bangladeshi counterparts during a conference debate hosted by the University of Dhaka on November 20th.
TUESDAY, NOV 20, 2012
Welcome address by Prof. Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka
A few introductory words by Olivier Litvine, Director, Alliance Française de Dhaka
Chair : Ambassador Retired, Humayun Kabir, Former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador, People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Dr Shaheen Afroze : The Press Coverage of the Arab Spring in Bangladesh
Dr Kalimullah : The Arab Spring and Its Relevance to Bangladesh
Dr Imtiaz Ahmed : The Arab Awakening and its impact on Bangladesh
Stéphanie Latte-Abdallah : Gender and the Revolutions : Democracy and Citizenship in the Context of the Arab Springs
Abdelwahab Meddeb : Muslim Secularism versus Islamism
Chair : Prof. Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka
Prof. Tareque S. Rahman, Jahangingar University
Nurul Kabir, Editor, New Age
Besides, on Monday, November 19th at 6.00pm, at the AFD Auditorium leading French intellectual, radio personality and poet Abdelwahab Meddeb will be reading some Sufi poems from Ibn Arabi and commenting upon them. He will be joined by famous Bangladeshi Poet Kaiser Haq and members of The Writers’ Block, who will also read out from their works.
On November 23rd, the Franco-Lebanon musician, Abaji, will be performing at 6.00pm at Bokul Tola, FFA, Dhaka Unviersity.
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