Malaysian professor lectures on Slow Violence

by Boylie A. Sarcina

Dr. Fadzilah Majid Cooke, researcher and Associate Professor of the School of Social Sciences at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), lectured on “Slow Violence: Accumulative Environmental Injury in Southeast Asia and Community Responses” last May 22.

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 Professor - Lecture on Slow Violence

The lecture focused on the long-term effects of logging and mining in the Penan indigenous group of Sarawak which also produced similar problems for the tri-people of Mindanao.

Hosted by the College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS), the lecture strengthened the host’s international linkages with the other universities like the UMS, already a partner school of MSU-IIT. In networking, the CASS plans to create a research environment to disseminate knowledge to the student-faculty population, in particular and the academe, in general.

The event opened opportunities to CASS faculty members to submit papers to the Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Philippines – East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Conference (BEC) 2012 set July 9 to 11 at the Pacific Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The conference’s theme this year is “Enhancing Sustainability, Competitiveness and Innovation.”

The BIMP – EAGA conference serves as a consultative platform for participants to exchange ideas and provide inputs to local and regional institutional bodies within the EAGA. Gathering distinguished researchers from this Asian sub-region, the conference promises opportunities to participants to present new research, exchange information, and discuss current issues and challenges in the region.

With five priority areas, the BIMP-EAGA will welcome research papers that focus on both applied and empirical regional development. The priority areas of the BIMP-EAGA are: Transport, Infrastructure and ICT, Natural Resources, Joint Tourism Development, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Immigration, and Customs and Quarantine Services (ICQs).

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