Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni to preside over the occasion
The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is set to organize a three-day long International Conference titled “Entangled Englishes in Translocal Spaces” from Thursday to Saturday.
The conference would be organized by the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) and the Department of English and Humanities at the university, according to a press release issued by ULAB.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni is set to preside over the occasion, the press release said on Monday.
Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC) Professor Dr Kazi Shahidullah, and ULAB board of trustees’ member, MP Kazi Nabil Ahmed, will be present as special guests.
According to the release, Professor Alastair Pennycook, a professor emeritus at the University of Technology Sydney and research professor at the MultiLing Centre at the University of Oslo, are scheduled to deliver the keynotes of the conference.
Plenary speakers include Dr Shyam Sharma, assistant professor of English at Stony Brook University, New York, Dr Sender Dovchin, senior research fellow at School of Education, Curtin University, Australia, Dr Azfar Hussain, associate professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA, ULAB Professor Salimullah Khan and ULAB acting vice chancellor Prof Shamsad Mortuza.
Scholars, researchers and professionals are expected to advance and interchange ideas about critical language awareness for social justice and equality, during the conference.