Acclaimed Scholar to Speak at Eastern about Bangladeshi Liberation

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WILLIMANTIC, CT (11/08/2018) Eastern Connecticut State University will host scholar and activist Mofidul Hoque on Nov. 12. Hoque's presentation, which takes place at 4 p.m. in room 301 of the Science Building, will detail how the people of Bangladesh became liberated after long struggling to obtain democratic and national rights.

Hoque has published 15 books on history, liberation studies, art and genocide studies. He is a recipient of the Bangla Academy Literary Prize and the national award Ekushey Padak. In 1996, he and seven trustees established the Liberation War Museum in Bangladesh to commemorate the heroism of the Bangladeshi and promote principles of truth and justice.

The primary sponsor of this event is the Office of Equity and Diversity, though it is a collaborative effort with other academic departments and Eastern faculty. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Written by Jordan Corey


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state of Connecticut's public liberal arts university, serving more than 5,300 students annually at its Willimantic campus and satellite locations. In addition to attracting students from 163 of Connecticut's 169 towns, Eastern also draws students from 26 other states and 20 other countries. A residential campus offering 40 majors and 65 minors, Eastern offers students a strong liberal art foundation grounded in an array of applied learning opportunities. Ranked the 25th top public university in the North Region by U.S. News and World Report in its 2018 Best College ratings, Eastern has also been awarded 'Green Campus' status by the Princeton Review eight years in a row. For more information, visit

It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this event, please contact the Office of University Relations at (860) 465-5735.