A delegation led by Mr. Peter Erben, Senior Global Electoral Adviser, International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) visited BIPSS on September 14, 2014. The delegation discussed with the President and team members of BIPSS on matters of their mutual interest.
A delegation of Adjutant General of Oregon National Guard visited Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) on September 9, 2014. The delegation discussed with President, BIPSS and BIPSS team on matters of their mutual interest. The members of the delegation expressed their hope to continue engagement with BIPSS in future.
BIPSS in collaboration with Centre for Naval Analyses (CNA) will be organizing the first US-Bangladesh Maritime Cooperation Dialogue in Washington DC from 24 to 25 September 2014. This Track 1.5 Dialogue initiative will bring together the maritime forces to discuss about enhancing naval and maritime cooperation between the two countries. The participants will be drawn from US State Department, Department of Defence and relevant stakeholders in the US and Bangladesh including representatives from Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard. The dialogue that will be held in Washington is part of a series of events that will take place in the US and Bangladesh in future. Throughout this year and in 2015, BIPSS will continue to work on issues of Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean, which is a key research agenda for the institute. It may be mentioned that, BIPSS has previously been part of a similar initiative with the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA).
Some of the themes covered in the dialogue will include maritime stability, naval cooperation, and threat assessment of the maritime domain, cooperation on non-traditional security threats and maritime cooperation through regionalism. Proceedings of the dialogue will be published on completion of the event.
Paradox of State Fragility: Exploring the Role of International Structures in the Context of Bangladesh
|BIPSS published the latest edition of BIPSS Paper, the institute's monograph series titled Paradox of State Fragility: Exploring the Role of International Structures in the Context of Bangladesh. The BIPSS Paper has been authored by Zahidul Islam Khan. The author is a Group Captain in the Bangladesh Air Force and a distinguished graduate of the University of Bradford where he was a Chevening scholar. He undertook research for this paper as part of his Masters in Conflict, Security and Development. He is also a distinguished graduate of the United States Air University the Defence Services Command and Staff College in Bangladesh.
The main discourse of the research investigates the underlying narratives of categorising states as ‘fragile’ from a global perspective by exploring the role of international structures on state fragility in the context of Bangladesh.
On 15 June, Dr. Bappaditya Chakrvarty, a prominent author and scholar on Indian strategic thought delivered a lecture on 'Contemporary Relevance of Chanakya - Actionable Strategies and Operational Tactics’. During the talk, Dr. Chakravarty spoke about the various strategic concepts espoused by Chankya and their application in the contemporary era. Dr. Chakravarty claimed the relevance of Chanakya in contemporary time showing its applicability through different examples. The roundtable was chaired by President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). The programme was attended by the academics, and foreign diplomat.
BIPSS Joins CASS Forum
BIPSS has joined as a pioneering member of an International Forum called the CASS Forum. The Forum was launched recently in Beijing under the initiative of (Chinese Academy of Social Science) CASS. The forum aims to discuss and deliberate on the emerging issues of security, peace and development of the Asia Pacific region.
President, BIPSS was invited to speak at the inaugural session of the Forum and deliver a talk on “Security Cooperation in Asia Pacific Region.”
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- The Embassy of Switzerland in Dhaka visits BIPSS
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- French Ministry of Defence Visits BIPSS
- Panel Discussion on ‘Indian Elections 2014: Implications for Bangladesh’
- Roundtable on Strengthening Responses to Climate Variability
- Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) visits BIPSS
- Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs visits BIPSS
- Conference Report on “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: Implications for South Asia”
- European Union (EU) Delegation Visits BIPSS