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Theme: Enthralling Dreams

This event occurred on
June 21, 2014
10:00am - 5:00pm BDT
(UTC +6hrs)
Dhanmondi, C

Our event is all about those dreams that kept us awake at nights,that kept us thinking that what should be done and what could be done. Our problems and possible solutions.Things that we are ignoring, and things that should not be ignored.

United Internatinonal University Auditorium
House # 80, Road # 8/A, Mirza Golam Hafiz Road, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209, Bangladesh
Dhanmondi, C, 1209
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Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rezwan Khan

With more than 90+ research articles in scientific journals of internationally repute, presented about 90+ papers in national and international conferences; 2 published books/contributed articles, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Rezwan Khan is one of the most renounced Engineers of Bangladesh. He is an active, dedicated person with his steel strong ethics and never ending curiosity to be the best.

Adiba Nasser

Adiba Nasser – a representative of the youth activists, with a dream to abolish violence, exploitations and abuses from the society. She is extensively involved in creating awareness in the young generation about various aggressions occurring in the society. As a student leader at United International University, Adiba co-founded UIU Model United Nations club and achieved recognitions as a debater and organizer. Working with UN Women and BNWLA, Adiba directed an awareness campaign named “Ending sexual harassment at university campus” at 5 leading universities in Dhaka. She is currently a member of the Aarong Training Department, utilizing her human-psycho-analysis skills to develop a better environment at workplace and society.

Akber Al-Hakim

From wall-street to fortune 500 companies, Mr.Akber Al Hakim has over 25 years of experience in international Business arena. A strategic thinker and a multi-disciplinary problem solver with a keen sense of the bottom line within a holistic leadership building atmosphere. Akber Hakim was a professor of business and has held top management positions in banking and finance, insurance and investments with various companies from start-ups to fortune 500. He is currently the Managing Director and CEO of Engineering Resources International (ERI) Ltd.

Farzana Afroz Chowdhury

2 times National debate champion, Farzana, one of those very few people in Bangladesh who have beaten Harvard University in World’s University Debating Championship, Germany, 2013. An optimist who thinks World would have been a better place if educated people were more aware of their surroundings and little less self-obsessed.Currently the world needs to enlighten our future generation with true knowledge rather than theoretical principles

Adnan M.S. Fakir

Brac University Professor Adnan M.S. Fakir is a very talented person with a mission of presenting the national heritages of Bangladesh to the young generation. He is the Founder & Director of Finding Bangladesh Documentary Movie which was released in 2008. It won 2 prestigious awards like Celebrating Life 2008: Best Debut Documentary. Finding Bangladesh 2 is about to be released and this time it’s bigger

Saidus Salehin Khaled (Sumon)

Featured in the world famous “Rolling Stones Magazine”, Sumon is one of those Bangladeshi musicians, who is admired by world class musicians because of his creative skills in music. He is the founder & lead singer of the famous Bangladeshi band “Aurthohin” and an active member of BAMBA. He is a very influential person in music arena and always loved and admired Bengali Band Music.

Jennifer Farrell

Ms. Jennifer Farrell is a 4th year medical student at Tulane University in New Orleans with an interest in global health and trauma. She received her BS from Duke University, where she majored in South Asian Studies (with a Hindi concentration) and Biology. Ms. Farrell went on to complete her M.Sc. in Infectious Disease at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Lyon, France where she studied emerging viruses such as Nipah virus and H1N1 pandemic influenza. In addition to her coursework, Ms. Farrell has spent many years as a volunteer EMT, and worked abroad working in hospitals and training emergency first responders in South Africa, Gabon, and now Bangladesh. Upon completion her Fulbright project, Jennifer plans to continue her medical training through a general surgery residency.

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Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh


Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh