SHINE to Celebrate UN's 70th Anniversary During International Week
SHINE is Taylor's University innovative second transcript award that complements a student's academic achievements. The fourth component of the SHINE award is 'Global Engagement' and to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN) SHINE is organising a UN Day at Taylor's University. The event will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 9am – 5pm. The celebration will be open with the first in the series of SHINE Distinguished Speakers, and the Keynote address will be on “Malaysia in a Global Community” delivered by YAM Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, the Prince of Negeri Sembilan and Founding President of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS). Following on from the Keynote there will be a SHINE Global Perspectives Seminar, which will be a Forum to discuss and debate the current condition of human rights in Malaysia. It will feature YBhg Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir(writer, activist, and member of the board for Sisters in Islam. Named “UN Person of the Year (2010)” by the United Nations in Malaysia), Mr. Stevens Chan Kum Fai (who is the founder of Malaysia Glaucoma Society, Save Ones Sight Missions Bhd., and Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia) and Dr. Victor P. Karunan, (a Senior Social Policy Specialist at UNICEF Malaysia). For more information about the event, click here. This event is free and open to all, but as space is limited so to register please click here. To find out more about SHINE and the second transcript award at Taylor's University please visit the official website.