Mar 19, 2017
From staff reports
Ohio University will host the Malaysia and The World Conference on March 24-26, bringing together leading scholars from around the globe.
During the conference, Ohio University will host officials such as the Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) in Malaysia. Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Anak Jawan, and the OHIO Office of Global Affairs and International Studies are coordinating the conference, which has a theme of “Cross Regional Perspective on Race, Religion and Ethic Identity.”
One highlight of the weekend will be the opening reception featuring keynote remarks from UPM Vice Chancellor and Professor Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris on Friday, March 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 1804 Lounge on the fifth floor of Baker University Center.
The Vice Chancellor will speak on the topic of “Research Universities as a Tool to Generate Knowledge for Nation Building – Malaysian Perspective.”
Also during the reception, the release of the new book, “Nation Making in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges,” will be celebrated. The book is the first publication in the Tun Abdul Razak Occasional Paper Series.
The second keynote speech for the conference will be presented on Saturday, March 25, in a 9 a.m. session led by Shamsul Amri Baharuddin, Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Institute Ethnic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The remarks, which will be held in Baker University Center 231, will focus on “Redefining Unity in Malaysia: The Making of Malaysia’s National Unity Blueprint.”
More than 15 experts will give presentations during the conference, including:
Faculty, staff, students and area residents are invited to attend the presentations and the opening reception, all of which will be held in Baker University Center. For more information or for the full schedule, please click here.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Global Affairs at 740-593-1840.
This article was provided by the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies.