International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 Boston, USA. December 10-11, 2019 Conference Location Harvard University Joseph B. Martin Conference Center Harvard Medical School 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115, USA International Conference on Sustainable Development 2019 is jointly presented by International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL), Centre for Research in Social Justice and Policy (CRSJP) at Laurentian University and Ontario International Development Agency (OIDA) in Canada. and Montclair State University Department of Earth & Environmental Studies 1 Normal Avenue Montclair, NJ 07043 USA Program Important Dates Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation - November 10, 2019 Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance - November 20, 2019 Last date to submit final paper and authors' registration - November 25, 2019 Conference dates December 10 - December 11, 2019 Note: Abstracts/Papers, acceptances issued on a rolling basis until November 20, 2019. Please submit your Abstract/Paper as early as possible Major Themes The International Conference on Sustainable Development consists of following themes. 1. Development, 2. Economics, 3. Environment and Natural Resources, 4. Food and Agriculture, 5. Governance, 6. Health, 7. Information and communication, 8. Science and technology, 9. Social policy. 10. Gender equality
Program at a glance Detail Program available by November 10, 2019 December 10, 2019 8:00 AM - Registration Begins 10:00 AM - Opening Plenary 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM Sessions 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - Lunch 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sessions 5:00 PM - End day one December 11, 2019 8:00 AM - Registration Begins 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM Sessions 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM - Lunch 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Sessions 5:00 PM - End Opening Plenary December 10, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Keynote Speaker Dr. Paul A. Barresi, J.D., M.A.L.D., Ph.D. Professor of Political Science and Environmental Law, SNHU Adjunct Professor of Law (& Fulbright Lecturer in Law, Spring 2016), Sun Yat-sen University School of Law, Guangzhou, China. Coordinator, Law and Politics Program, SNHU Coordinator, Pre-Law Certificate Program, SNHU Coordinator, Sustainability Certificate Program, SNHU School of Arts and Sciences Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, USA. Paul A. Barresi is Professor of Political Science and Environmental Law at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S.A., as well as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Sun Yat-sen University School of Law in Guangzhou, China, where he was a Fulbright Lecturer in Law in 2016. He holds a B.S. from Cornell University, where he majored in Natural Resources; a J.D. With Highest Honors from the George Washington University National Law Center; an M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law; and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University, where he was a Presidential University Graduate Fellow. Professor Barresi has authored, co-authored, or co-edited dozens of book chapters, peer-reviewed journal and law review articles, books, and other publications published or soon to be published in three languages on four continents. Most recently, he served as co-editor of and as author or co-author of several chapters in Education for Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems: From Theory to Practice (Routledge, 2019), which was based on the work of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association's Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems Roundtable, which he also co-chairs. Professor Barresi was Founding Chair of the Northeastern (U.S.A.) Political Science Association's Section on Environmental Politics and Policy; has served on the Executive Committee of the National (U.S.A.) Council for Science and the Environment's Council of Environmental Deans and Directors; and has been a visiting scholar at both the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Rome) and the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (India). He currently serves on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, including as Founding Co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Sustainability Research (Hapres). Plenary Speaker Md. Kamrul Hasan Tarafder President & CEO ASA Philippines Foundation, Philippines. Co-Founderof ASA Philippines Foundation which he started right after his UNDP assignment. He served as Chief Consultant of UNDP Philippines for Micro-finance (Sep 1998 to June 2004). The foundation became an icon in South East Asia and Pacific in just 10 years. He is currently holding other positions: Vice-Chair of MiDAS Credit Bureau (microfinance credit bureau). Treasurer of Microfinance Council of the Philippines. Member of the Board of Restart Micro-Enterprise Foundation. Member of Philippines Bangladesh Business Council. President Emeritus of Bangladesh Association of the Philippines. He has extensive experience in South and South East Asian Countries in establishing micro-finance system. Attended many national and international seminars on Micro-finance as resource person in US, UK, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong,Thailand, the Philippines and in Bangladesh. He is involved in social development since 1982 and exclusively in micro-finance field since 1993.Served as Deputy General Manager and in various capacity with ASA Bangladesh (1993-1998). Earned Master in Entrepreneurship with distinction from Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines. Bachelor of Arts under University of Dhaka. Rohingya Special Session December 10, 2019 3.00 PM - 5:00 PM “Frayed lives of Rohingya’s and Bangladesh Dilemma” Roundtable policy dialogue Over 750,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border into Bangladesh since 2017, according to the UN [Jayanta Dey/Reuters] Since August 2017, more than 750,000 Rohingya refugees, mostly women and children, have fled Myanmar and crossed into Bangladesh after Myanmar forces launched a crackdown on the Muslim-majority Rohingya community. The United Nations has also documented mass gang rapes, killings - including of infants and young children - brutal beatings and disappearances committed by Myanmar state forces. Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a repatriation deal in November 2017 with a two-year timeframe to return the Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. The repatriation has been postponed due to global concerns about the safety of Rohingya in their home country. There are 1.2 million Rohingya now staying in Bangladesh. Although we are not a rich country, we are one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Moderator Dr Mohshin Habib, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, International Business, Faculty of Business and Law Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship Swinburne Business School Swinburne University of Technology Australia. Dr Mohshin Habib, PhD (Deakin), MBA (Santo Tomas), BSc (ICT) (Hons) is a Senior Lecturer in International Business. Dr Habib's academic career spans more than 15 years across Monash University and Deakin University Australia. During his time at Swinburne, he has also held positions as the Director of the International Business Program, Discipline Leader, Management and Program Coordinator of International Business. His research areas are microfinance, governance and capacity development, leadership & management, TVET, international development, poverty alleviation and human development internationally. He is currently supervising four PhD candidates, and few have graduated with their PhDs. Prior to entering academia, Dr Habib was a development practitioner, working in international development organisations in Asia and the Pacific. His has received several industry research grants, that includes, Poverty Alleviation Measurement Tool (Cambodia & Timor Leste), Bangladesh TVET sector reform, Intergenerational Poverty and Resilience in the Presence of Disaster in the Philippines, Railway Resettlement Cambodia and Rehibilitation, Resettlement and Repatriation of Rohingya Refugee (RRR'R). 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