Public Seminar: Transnational Islamic NGOs and the Reconstruction of Cambodia
The transformation of Cambodia in the post-conflict era is very much a function of the nascent Cambodian civil society. The limitations of the capacity of the government to rebuild the state after its physical and political devastation have made benign international intervention inevitable. It was appreciated that peace and stability are the sine qua non for the political, social and economic reconstruction of a war-torn state like Cambodia and that NGOs are strategically placed to complement the efforts of the Government and the International Community to achieve this goal. The Muslims in Cambodia, as a minority community, also became beneficiaries of the dividends of peace and stability in the kingdom. Transnational Islamic NGOs were among the earliest to participate in the reconstruction mission of Cambodia especially that affecting its Muslim population. Although transnational Islamic NGOs represent different and diverse interests their combined role has helped to revitalize Islam in Cambodia and to accelerate the political integration of the Muslims in a preponderantly Buddhist polity. The main thrust of the paper is to evaluate the role of transnational Islamic NGOs and their symbiotic relationship with local and other NGOs in the context of the development of Cambodian civil society.
Prof. Emeritus Omar Farouk, Profesor Kunjungan, Pusat Penyelidikan Dasar dan Kajian Antarabangsa (CenPRIS)
Omar Farouk is Professor Emeritus of Hiroshima City University, Japan. He graduated from the University of Malaya in 1975 with a First Class Honours in History and obtained his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Politics and Government from the University of Kent at Canterbury, England in 1981. He was a Ford Foundation Fellow. He taught for many years at University of Malaya before moving to Japan. He has been associated in different capacities with many universities in Japan including Kyoto University, Hiroshima City University, Yamaguchi University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Waseda University. He has also been affiliated with Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has been a core member of the National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU), Islamic Area Studies Project, Japan for many years now. He has done extensive field research in Cambodia since 1995. The paper that he is going to deliver is partly based on his research work in Cambodia.
TARIKH & MASA SEMINAR
8 Disember 2014, 10.00 pagi - 12.30 tengahari
Bilik Persidangan Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (Bangunan C23)
9.30 pagi Pendaftaran peserta
10.00 pagi Ucapan aluan oleh Y. Bhg. Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Md. Salleh Yaapar, Penyelaras Operasi CenPRIS
10.15 pagi Pembentangan oleh Prof. Emeritus Omar Farouk
12.00 pagi Sesi soal jawab
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