Annual Lectures

Every year we hold several annual lectures on different occasions supported by the Trust Funds established in the department. Many distinguished professors, eminent civil society members, academics, human rights activists and ambassadors of different missions in Bangladesh – the USA, European Union, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russian Federation, Denmark, Germany, and Australia, India and Canada – delivered lectures addressing various peace related issues.

These lectures series work as an interactive learning-platform for our students and teachers. They provide expert opinion and first-hand experience on a topical peace issues and help build bridge between academics and practitioners.

Gan-Sohagi International Day of Peace Lecture

Every year this lecture takes place on the 21st of September to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The United Nations Information Center (UNIC) delivers the Secretary General’s Message on that occasion and participates in our celebration.

DPACS Foundation Day Lecture

The DPACS Foundation Day Lecture takes place on 8 June every year to observe the foundation of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies in the University of Dhaka.

Taj Uddin Ahmed Memorial Lecture

Taj Uddin Ahmed Memorial Lecture is organized by the University of Dhaka on annual basis. Eminent educationists and Emeritus professor deliver lecture on various aspects of Taj Uddin Ahmed, the first Prime Minister of Bangladesh. To date, Emeritus Professor Anisuzzaman, Professor Abul Kashem Fazlul Haque and Professor Hasan Azizul Haque have delivered lectures on his political philosophy and ideals.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture

We host Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture in collaboration with the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Distinguished academics deliver lecture on the occasion focusing political philosophy of nonviolence (Ahmisa) and satyagraha (Truth) of Mahatma. Indian High Commissioner presides over the session while Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University being the Chief Guest.

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