Date: Thursday, 25th August 2016
Time: 7.00PM – 10.00PM
Venue: Conference Hall, Penang Institute
Penang Institute is proud to host distinguished panelists from different schools of thoughts, to give their insights on social democracy, feminism, Muslim democracy, libertarianism, and to share their experiences from Germany, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Due to limited seats, registration is encouraged. For more information, please read more below:-
Inequality and marginalisation are not only injustice to the marginalised, but also detrimental to social cohesion and political stability at large. The problem becomes more complicated in plural societies where socio-economic inequality and marginalisation may be identifiable by ethnicity, religion, language or geographical origin.
If plural society was once understood a common problem for post-colonial states which emerged after the World War II, it is now a common challenge to almost all countries on earth, thanks to globalised human movement, driven by economic growth, wars and disasters. The anti-immigrants sentiments running high in Western Europe and the US, and the growing Black Lives Matter protests in the US, are a stark reminder that social inclusion in plural societies is a global challenge. In Malaysia, the post NEP-future is a source of much anxiety and frustration.
The panelists are:
Dr Thomas Meyer, (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Germany)
Dr Yudi Latif, (Indonesian Academy of Science, Indonesia)
Dr Prema Evelyn Devaraj (Aliran, Malaysia)
Mr Wan Saiful Wan Jan (IDEAS, Malaysia)
Due to limited seats, registration is encouraged.