Unud and Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, India Held 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences 2017
Bukit Jimbaran (05/06/2017) - Udayana University hosted the 2nd International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences 2017 under the theme "Emerging Trends In Multiculturalism". The event was held in cooperation between Unud and Manaven Nanavati Women's College, Mumbai India and lasted for two days (5 - 6 June 2017) and it held at Ballroom Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) Unud Kampus Bukit Jimbaran. The event was attended by Deputy Rector for Student Affairs, Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Knowledge, Vice Dean I of Tourism Faculty, Principal Maniben Nanavati Women's College, Mumbai, and lecturers from Faculty of Cultural Knowledge and Faculty of Law Unud and other invitees.
Dr. Harsada S. Rathod, Principal Maniben of Nanavati Women's College in his speech conveyed the culture of a country is considered a social and spiritual attitude based on heritage and traditions that influence behavior and thinking. Culture on the other hand consists of objects in life, spiritual, intellectual and aesthetic and feelings. Indonesia and India share demographic values, and diverse populations and plural cultures. These common things offer an environment for developing varieties and exchange of views that will facilitate and build an understanding of a suitable future. Mumbai and Udayana University have the opportunity to hold a second international conference on humanities and social sciences that focuses on the growing trend of multiculturalism today.
Deputy Rector for Student Affairs, Dr. I Nyoman Suyatna, SH., MH, in his opening speech, conveyed this conference as the first academic activity which conducted as the implementation of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Rector of Udayana University and Head of School Maniben Nanavati in February 2017. Nyoman Suyatna hopes that it can continue to improve future cooperation with other activities. Multiculturalism as a central topic of the conference is very meaningful to us, considering Bali as a good example of how local people interact with people from various countries dynamically. Bali can also be used as a prototype of the ability and flexibility of indigenous peoples and their customary law, to maintain their local values and wisdom, on the other hand, to adapt to globalization trends.
At this conference, there were five sub topics discussed on the first day of Multiculturalism and Ethnicities, Law; Multiculturalism and Globalization, Economics, Tourism; Multiculturalism and Social Sciences, Humanities; Multiculturalism and Media, Films, Performing Arts and Multiculturalism and Literature. About 32 speakers brought the material according to each sub topic. On the second day (06/06/2017) the conference discussed the material of writing academic articles for international publications and further discussion on the implementation of the MoU in the future. (PR)