IUB’S involvement in history-making movie: Laurels of Bengali Beauty

Bengali Beauty is the FIRST feature film from Bangladesh to have been selected for streaming by Amazon Prime. It is the ONLY Bangla language feature film to have been commercially screened in BOTH the United States and United Kingdom (in multiple theaters for TWO straight weeks) and the ONLY Bangla language feature film to have been commercially screened in CHINA (in over 700 screens, for SEVEN straight weeks). It is the highest grossing Bangla language feature film from anywhere. 8 IUBians were involved: FOUR acting with 2 Media faculties where our very own Dr. GM Shahidul Alam played the role [...]

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Study Tour-RAB HQ By GSG Students

A study tour was organized for the students of GSG 321 on 18 November 2019. GSG 321: International Terrorism and Counter Terrorism course has been designed to give a clear and comprehensive introduction to the complex issues surrounding terrorism with an analytical evaluation to achieve learning of following: learn the definition of terrorism; learn the context and origin of terrorism; understand the typology and theories of terrorism; comprehend counter-terrorism tactics; explore the different trajectories and pathways. Keeping the above-mentioned objectives and understanding, a study was conducted to know the Bangladeshi perspective on terrorism and counter-terrorism. A team of officials/experts from [...]

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Greta Green Global Day Observed at IUB

The ‘Greta Green Global Day’ was observed on October 24, 2019 at IUB’s own campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The daylong event was organized by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) at IUB. Focusing on environmental and development issues, GSG arranged different activities such as students’ speech contest, roundtable session on Bay of Bengal, and a colorful cultural show. During the speech competition, Charlotta Schlyter, Ambassador of Sweden was present as Special Guest. Renowned persons participated in the roundtable discussion with the topic, ‘Bay of Bengal’. Sidsel Bleken, Ambassador [...]

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IUB Hosts Seminar on Major Challenges of Dhaka

Global Studies & Governance (GSG) Program organized a daylong seminar on 18 November, 2019 on sustainable urban planning titled "The New Megacity: for Whom" in collaboration with the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), UNESCO, and IHE DELFT.  Four University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) professors including the Dean, School of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs presented their research papers. Another four professors from Wageningen University, Netherlands also presented their research papers on various urban issues. Professor Imtiaz A. Hussain, Dean (Acting) School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, IUB, Dr. Marufa Akhter, Assistant Professor, (GSG) and Lecturers Hossain Ahmed Taufiq (GSG), Jessica Tartila Suma (Media and Communication) [...]

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IUB faculty represents South Asia in ‘Global Korean Cinema‘ Conference

Professor Zakir Hossain Raju joined ‘Global Korean Cinema’ conference commemorating 100 years of Korean Cinema in Seoul during October 25-27, 2019. He was invited as the only speaker from South Asia in this conference. The first screening of the earliest Korean film ‘Fight for Justice’ took place on October 2019. This year Korean Film Council and Committee for Korean Film 100 Years are celebrating the first century of Korean cinema in South Korea. The conference brought together film professors from North America, Europe and East Asia to look through the first century and the future of Korean cinema in [...]

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Book Review: “South Asia in Global Power Rivalry – Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh” held at IUB

A book review session on the book titled, “South Asia in Global Power Rivalry – Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh” took place on September 30, 2019 at the IUB Library in Bashundhara R/A Dhaka. The book was edited by Professor Imtiaz Hussain, Head, Global Studies & Governance Program and Dean (Acting), School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences at IUB. Dr. Gowher Rizvi, International Affairs Adviser to the Prime Minister attended the event as the Chief Guest, delivered his remarks and underscored various segments of the book for IUB students. On the occasion, Mr. Abul Hasan Chowdhury, Former State Minister For [...]

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USAID Media and Youth Outreach Tour

USAID Media and Youth Outreach Tour by Subaita Fairooz Six students from the Department of Media and Communication took part in the USAID Media and Youth Outreach Tour in Jashore from July 24 to July 25, 2019. We were selected from the Development Communication and Journalism streams of the department. The first component of our tour revolved around aquaculture and the second part involved sustainable agriculture practices. We got to visit a hatchery in Jashore and also learn about the activities of a NGO called Banchte Shekha and how they are able to carry out efficient pond management practices. On [...]

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Dept of Media and Communication and CSSR host Session on PhD Education in the U.S

To encourage and guide young scholars, the Department of Media and Communication (DMC) and the Center for Social Science and Research (CSSR) organized a talk on “Pursuing PhD Education in the U.S: Opportunities for Bangladeshi Young Scholars”. The program addressing the Lecturers and prospective PhD candidates of Independent University, Bangladesh was held on July 29, 2019. The talk was conducted by Dr Abu Naser, Assistant Professor, California State University, Bakersfield. He outlined the admission procedures and primary requirements for PhD admission in the U.S along with responding to various queries from the audience. Dr Naser served as a Senior [...]

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Conference on “Quadrangulated Quandary” held at IUB

A daylong conference titled "Quadrangulated Quandary" was held at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the university campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The event was organized by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) at IUB. 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: globalization-localization; information and communications technological revolutions; gender; and the environment. The inaugural ceremony of the Conference took place in the morning. Prof. Milan [...]

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Conference on 4th industrial revolution held at IUB

The 21st century is witnessing fourth wave of industrial revolution. In the IR 4.0, the core concern is to create autonomous decision making of cyber physical system via cloud technology. Such scientific involvements are the indicators of modernity, development and progress. Guests and speakers highlighted all this in a daylong Conference held at Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the university campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The Conference titled "Social Science in the 21st Century: Survival Strategy for Human Kind Addressing IR 4.0" was organized by the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities of the [...]

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