A seminar entitled 'Globalization, Capitalism and Rural Transformation in Bangladesh: Beyond Polarization and Confrontation' was held at ASA University Bangladesh (ASAUB) on 20 October 2016. Department of Applied Sociology, ASAUB has organized the seminar. Prof. Dr. A.K.M. Helal uz Zaman, Treasurer and Vice Chancellor In-Charge of ASAUB was present as the Chief Guest while Prof. Dr. Abu Daud Hasan, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences presided over the program. Prof. Dr. HKS Arefin, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the European University of Bangladesh, and an eminent Anthropologist delivered the Keynote Speech in the seminar. Mr. Sheikh Md. Razab Ali has delivered the welcome speech in the seminar.
This seminar is a part of special lecturer series on 'Contemporary Bangladesh Society and Culture' the Dept. of Applied Sociology, which was launched by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman, eminent Economist and Chairman of the PKSF.
Two Study Papers have also been presented in the seminar. Prof. S. Aminul Islam, Chairman, Dept. of Applied Sociology, ASAUB and Md. Rasel Patuary have presented a paper entitled 'Social Change in Village Dakatia' & Prof. S. Aminul Islam and Uday Kumar Shil have presented 'A study on the Dalits of Ghurka Union.'
After the seminar, a panel discussion was held on the theme by distinguished scholars from different universities and research organizations.