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  Convention Program

Rash B. Ghosh, Ph.D (Founder IIBB)  
(510) 870-4988 (510) 575-5112  

IIBengalBasin@gmail.com & usak2@yahoo.com  




Convention Program
International Convention on Crimes against Humanity
Bengal Basin and Beyond: Reaffirming a Humane, Plural Society
Reflections and analyses

Saturday, Jule 1, 2002
100 GPB Building (Genetics and Plant Biology Building)
University of California at Berkeley

Morning Session
11:00 - 1:00

INTRODUCTION:: Inaugural song:Susmita Ghosh

Inauguration
Charles Townes,Nobel Laureate Physicist, Advisor of IIBB and Convenor of the Convention 

Introductory Remarks:Genesis and Background of the Convention
Rashbihari Ghosh, founder-chairman, International Institute of Bengal Basin  and joint convenor of the Convention.

Abdullah Abu Sayeed, noted educator from Bangladesh

Dilip K. Sinha, noted educator from West Bengal

Keynote Speech
Charles Townes

BANGLADESH: CHALLENGE TO A PLURAL SOCIETY

On the Brink
Dhiman Chowdhury, president, Human Rights Commission for Bangladesh Minorities

A Perennial Legacy of the British Imposed Partition of India
Sunil Kumar Pal,Forum for Minority Rights in Bangladesh

BANGLADESH: THE HUMAN TENDENCY

Promoting a Bengali cultural ethos: THe role of Chhayanaut
Khairul Anam, secretary, Chhayanaut cultural oganization, Bangladesh

Post election communal violence in Bangladesh and expatriate response:The role of Drishtipat
Ashfaque Swapan, reporter

Afternoon Session
2:00 - 5:00

BEYOND STRIFE: OTHER CHALLENGES TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Moderator: Derek Whitworth

Humanity Rights at Stake: Revisiting Rabindranath Tagore's Works
Dilip K. Sinha,former Vice Chancellor, Santiniketan

Health of Mothers and Children in Bangladesh
Julia A. Walsh, adjunct professor, Maternal & Child Health School of Public Health, University of California at Berkreley

Peace, Human Rights, Environmental Issues: Bengal Basin to the World
David Seaborg, wildlife biologist, environmentalist and human rights activist

Aid and Human Rights in Bangladesh
Claudia Carr, associate professor, Policy and Management Department of Environment Science, University of California at Berkeley

Comments
Hari Chowdhury, Peter Demount, Rina Pal

BENGAL: THE BROADER CONTEXT

The Spectre of Fundamentalism (In Bengali)
Sunil Gangopadhyay, author (He cannot attend due to illness. A video message will be broadcast.)

Hindu Muslim Relations in Bengal: A Historian's Perspective
Professor Dilip K. Basu, historian, University of California at Santa Cruz

Perennial Legacy of the British imposed partition in India
Sunil Kumar Pal, Forum for Minority Rights in Bangladesh

The Joint Hindu-Muslim heritage of Kathak
Chitresh Das, founder of Chhandam School of Kathak Dance and Chitresh Das Dance Company

BEYOND BENGAL

Building Bridges Between Pakistanis and Indians in the Bay Area
Akhila Raman, Friends of South Asia

The Gujarat Crises: Expatriate Response in the Bay Area
Raka Ray, Coalition Against Communalism

COUNCLUDING SESSION

Closing Remarks
Charles Townes and Rashbihari Ghosh

Documentation in Charge: Rosalie Y.Say
Rapporteur: Miyuki Saito

EVENING CULTURAL SESSION (In Bengali)
6:00 - 8:00

Songs of Kazi Nazural Islam
Performed by Khairul Anam and Dr. Anup Ghoshal

Kazi Nazural Islam, national poet of Bangladesh, epitomizes a Bengali cultural ethos that transcends the religious divede. This values of humanism and tolerance are particularly relevant in today's troubled times.  Mr.Khairul Anam is one of the leading exponent of Nazrul songs in Bangladesh and . Dr. Anup Ghoshal is  in West Bengal. Dr. Nikhil Mazumder of San Jose, member of  IIBB. who sponsored Dr. Ghoshal for  his Los Angeles trip to perform at the Human rights convention. Dr. Rash B. Ghosh of IIBB and University of California, Berkeley hosted the convention  Nobel laureate Charles Townes chief adviser of IIBB was the Convenor of the Convention presented key note speech, Rosalie Say,  Miyuki Saito,  Asfaque Swapan, Khairul Anam, Deaprasad Karchowdhury, Biplob Ghose and others worked very hard to make this program successful.


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