(This event was organised by The Arab Network @ Singapore and supported by Middle East Institute, NUS.)
This two-panel seminar began with a brief presentation on the historical journey of Hadramis from Yemen to the South-east Asian region and the impact they made in this region in general. Specific attention was paid to Singapore right up to post-independence.
The second speaker’s presentation focused on contemporary South Yemen, from the onset of the war to the humanitarian crisis that has resulted from it, along with efforts by the Hadrami diaspora, including AN@S, in helping the affected.
This event is in conjunction with the exhibition Here and Now: Arabs in Singapore happening from 14th to 20th April 2019, at Gallery II of the same venue. For more information about the exhibition, please click here.
For more photos of the event, please click on the photo below.
About the Speaker(s)
Syed Farid Alatas is Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore. He lectured at the University of Malaya in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies prior to joining NUS. His areas of interest are historical sociology, the sociology of social science, the sociology of religion and inter-religious dialogue. Among his recent books is Alternative Discourse in Asian Social Science: Responses to Eurocentrism (Sage, 2006). His latest book, published in 2013, is Ibn Khaldun (Makers of Islamic Civilization), Oxford University Press.