WEDNESDAY, 31 OCTOBER – The Centre for the Promotion of Knowledge and Language (PPIB) in collaboration with the International Relations Programme of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage (FKSW) held an International Conference on Politics and International Studies (ICPIS) 2018 at the Centre for Postgraduate Studies Auditorium, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS).
The two-day conference themed “Globalisation at the Crossroads? The Revival of Nationalism and Identity Politics” was attended by foreign and local participants including students from the International Relations Programme of FKSW.
In his speech, the Vice-Chancellor hoped that with the thought-provoking topics on political issues and international studies would lead to profound contribution to the corpus of knowledge which are vital for policy-making and further research. His speech was read by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International, Prof. Dr. Rasid Mail who officiated the inaugural conference.
Earlier, Director of Career Centre UMS and Conference Chair, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Yew Meng reiterated that the conference promoted critical discussions and sharing of research, novel findings, including informed opinions.
Also in attendance were Assoc. Prof. Dr Jualang Gansau, the Dean of PPIB; and Prof. Dr. Anthony Milner of the University of Melbourne who was also the Keynote Speaker in this conference.