CCRS 2015: Schedule

5th Conference on Child Rights & Sight
October 24, 2015

Yale University, New Haven, CT

2015 Conference on Child Rights & Sight: Schedule

DCI’s 5th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight was held at Yale University on October 24th, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Moderators: Dr. Mehdi Anwar, Dr. Brian DeBroff
8:00-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome (Dr. Brian DeBroff, DCI President)
9:10-9:15 DCI Video
   
9:15-10:25 Plenary Session
Chair: Dr. Brian DeBroff
9:15-9:25 H.E. Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin (Bangladesh)
9:25-9:35 H.E. Ambassador & Permanent Representative Edita Hrdá (Czech Republic)
9:35-9:45 H.E. Ambassador & Permanent Representative Dr. Rohan Perera (Sri Lanka)
9:45-10:05 Nancy A. Donaldson (Director, International Labor Organization)
10:05-10:20 Gopal Mitra (Program Specialist, UNICEF)
10:20-10:25 Senator Chris Murphy (Video Message)
   
10:25–11:20 Session I: Child Labor & Child Rights
Chair: Dr. Nick Lodge
10:25-10:40 Dr. Jane Aronson (President & CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation)
10:40-10:55 Dr. Hosne Ara Begum (Executive Director, Thengamara Mohila Sabuj Sangha TMSS)
10:55-11:05 Tasik Ahmed (Vice President ATN Bangla Television)
11:05–11:10 M. Hassan Ahamed Chowdhury (Chairman, Debate for Democracy)
11:10-11:20 Dr. Ehsan Hoque (Executive Director, Distressed Children & Infants International DCI)
Video (DCI’s Health for the Underprivileged Program)
   
11:20–12:30 Session II: Leadership & Volunteerism
Chair: Dr. Khawaja A. Mamun
11:20-11:30 Hansen Clarke (former U.S. Congressman)
11:30-11:45 Dr. Patricia Ryan-Krause (Associate Professor, Yale University)
11:45-11:55 Adiba Mobin (Student, University of Texas Austin)
11:55-12:10 DCI Stony Brook Chapter
12:10-12:30 Dr. Mathew Kaye (Director) & Volunteers (Sacred Heart University)
Video (DCI’s Orphan Support Program)
   
12:30–1:30 Lunch
   
1:30–3:00 Session III: Child Rights: Health and Environment
Chair: Dr. Lori K. Sudderth
1:30-1:40 Senator Richard Blumenthal, Special Guest
1:40-1:55 Paula Sotnik (Project Director, Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts)
1:55-2:05 Dr. Tess Kulstad (Assistant Professor, Grinnell College)
2:05-2:20 Dr. Julie Stewart & Dr. Michelle Cole (Associate Professor, Sacred Heart University)
2:20-2:30 Sonia Okorie (Student, Boston College)
2:30-2:45 David T. Ives (Executive Director, Albert Schweitzer Institute. Quinnipiac University)
2:45-3:00 Dr. Azizul Hoque (Cardiologist, Emory University)
3:00–3:30 Tea/Coffee & Poster Session
   
3:30–5:10 Session IV: Child Rights: Education & Development
Chair: Dr. Sarah Tasneem Liya
3:30-3:45 Dr. Lori K. Sudderth (Professor, Quinnipiac University)
3:45-4:00 Dr. Elma Kaiser (Assistant Professor, Stockton University)
4:00-4:10 Masud Chowdhury (President, Concord Sonic, DCI)
4:10-4:25 Chris Schweitzer (Director, New Haven/León Sister City Project)
4:25-4:35 Salma Qadir (Executive Director, Rights & Sight for Children)
4:35-4:50 Dr. Michele Riondino (Professor, Pontifical Lateran University)
4:50-4:55 Salman Khan (Founder & CEO, Khan Academy) – Video Message
4:55-5:10 Ian Burzynski (Development Officer, DCI)
   
5:10–5:50 Awards:
Chair: Dr. Fahmeed Hyder
   
5:50 Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks:
Dr. Ehsan Hoque (Executive Director, Distressed Children & Infants International)
   
6:00 Evening Reception