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SOUTH ASIA CONFERENCE AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
 

Theme: Crisis of Democracy, Governance Failure, Religious Extremism and Consequence on the Regional Business and Economy

 CONFERENCE PROGRAM


SPONSORED BY
School of Business, North Carolina Central University (NCCU)
North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies (NCCSAS)
Association of Economic and Development Studies on Bangladesh (AEDSB)


COUNTRY FOCUS: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

DATE: Friday, November 16, 2007
TIME: 8:30AM-4:30PM
VENUE: CMC 1024 H. M. Michaux, Jr., School of Education Building, NCCU

Opening Remarks: Beverly Jones, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, NCCU

SESSIONS:

8:30-9:00 AM

Opening

9:00-10:30 AM

Crisis in Democracy/Political Instability

10:45 AM -12:15 PM

Refreshment Break

10:45-12:15 PM

Economic and Business Consequences

12:15-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00-2:30 PM

Governance Failure

2:30-2:45 PM

Refreshment Break

2:45-4:15 PM

Rise of Religious Extremism

 

SESSION CHAIRS AND PANELISTS:
Yasmin Saikia, History, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Stanley Kochaneck (session chair), Political Science, Pennsylvania State University
Sandria Freitag, North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies
Robert Moog, Political Science, North Carolina State University
Charles Kennedy, Political Science, Wake Forest University
David Gilmartin (session chair), History, North Carolina State University
Bijoy Sahoo (session chair), Finance, North Carolina Central University
Asim Chakrabarty, Voice of America
Anis Ahmed, Voice of America
Ali Riaz (session chair), Political Science, Illinois State University
ABM Nasir, Economics, North Carolina Central University

PUBLIC FORUM: moderated questions and answers session, from 7PM - 9PM
Addressed by
Ambassador M. Humayun Kabir , Bangladesh Embassy
Deputy Chief of Mission M. Aslam Khan, Pakistan Embassy



Contact: ABM Nasir at (919) 530-7372 (anasir@nccu.edu or nasnc@yahoo.com);
Sandria B. Freitag at (919) 668-2146 (sandria.freitag@duke.edu)