High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Australia, H.E. Greg Wilcock paid a farewell visit to BIPSS
The outgoing High Commissioner of Australia, H.E. Greg Wilcock paid a farewell visit to BIPSS on 22 May 2016. During the visit the High Commissioner reflected on his time in Bangladesh and mentioned that he has benefited from BIPSS’ research and analysis through the years. President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). thanked the High Commissioner for the excellent cooperation that BIPSS has enjoyed during his tenure and wished him well for his future endeavours.
BIPSS President Major General A N M Muniruzzaman ndc, psc (Retd) attended and spoke at the Europe-Asia Think -Thanks Dialogue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Dialogue brought together leading think-tank heads, policy planners and academics from both the continents. The Dialogue was also part of the series of conferences which is leading up to ASEM 11, which will be held in Ulaanbaatar in July this year. General Muniruzzaman’s presentation at the Conference brought to focus the need for more effective Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) management and the potentials for cooperation between the two continents.
High Commissioner of The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka H. E. Yasoja Gunasekera called on President BIPSS
High Commissioner of The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka H. E. Yasoja Gunasekera called on President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd.) at his office. They discussed matters of mutual interest. The High Commissioner was briefed on the activities of the institute and its research agenda.
President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman ndc, psc (Retd) attended and spoke at the conference of Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in Kathmandu, Nepal. COSATT has membership of leading think tanks of South Asia. President BIPSS is a founding member of the consortium which was founded in 2008 and focuses on regional policy issues. This year COSATT is focusing on the issues Refugees and IDPs in South Asia. The conference was also attended by Associate Research Fellow of BIPSS, Shafqat Munir.
General Muniruzzaman was also invited by the Nepal Police Command and Staff College to deliver a talk to the class of 2016 who are attending a two years masters programme. His talk at the college focused on Disaster Risk Reduction and was followed by a lively discussion.
President, BIPSS, Maj Gen ANM Muniruzzaman (Retd.) attended the 5th Moscow Conference on International Security
President, BIPSS, Major General ANM Muniruzzaman (Retd.)attended the 5 th Moscow Conference on International Security.This major security conference was attended by delegates from 92 countries. It deliberated upon the major and emerging security challenges facing the international system today.
A delegation from the Asia Pacific Center for Strategic Studies (APCSS) led by Mr. Carleton R. Cramer, Dean of Academics, APCSS paid a visit to the BIPSS on 21st April. They were briefed on the activities of BIPSS and a presentation was also given to the delegation on “Bangladesh as a Maritime Nation”. They had a discussion on the areas of potential cooperation between APCSS and BIPSS. It may be mentioned that President, BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman is an alumni of APCSS and was awarded the ‘APCSS Alumni Achievement Award’ in 2014.
BIPSS Roundtable Discussion on “One Belt, One Road: Challenges and Opportunities” was held on 20th April at the BIPSS conference room
BIPSS Roundtable Discussion on “One Belt, One Road: Challenges and Opportunities” was held on 20th April at the BIPSS conference room. Mr. Liu Kaiyang, Deputy Secretary General, Chinese Association for International Understanding (CAFIU), was the keynote speaker. The discussion was moderated by Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd.), President, BIPSS. The event was attended by some well-known diplomats and experts of global affairs in the country. The keynote speech by Mr. Kaiyang was followed by a lively question/answer session where the guests pointed out key issues regarding the OBOR initiative. The entire event was live tweeted with the twitter handle #OBOR.
- The Ambassador of The Federal Republic of Germany His Excellency Dr. Thomas Prinz called on President BIPSS
- BIPSS Roundtable discussion on “Youth Radicalisation: Understanding the Threat Landscape”
- Pro-Vice Chancellor of Macquarie University, Australia visited BIPSS
- President BIPSS Major General Muniruzzaman attended and spoke at the Strategic Studies Summit held in Ankara,Turkey
- BIPSS will be organising a round table discussion titled “Youth Radicalisation : Understanding the Threat Landscape”
- President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). attended and spoke at the inaugural 'Raisina Dialogue' held in New Delhi.
- International conference on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) in Singapore.
- Student delegation visited BIPSS from ERE Programme at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
- BIPSS organized the Yunnan-Bangladesh Forum 2015 in Dhaka.
- President BIPSS, attended the Climate Summit COP21 in Paris.