On March 8, 2017, Bangladesh Institute of Peace & Security Studies (BIPSS) organised a day long national conference on Countering Violent Extremism: Building Resilience & Capacity. The conference begun with BIPSS President Major General ANM Muniruzzaman, highlighting the need for strong policies regarding CVE here in Bangladesh: key areas of focus being: Narrative, Youth, Prison and Cyberspace.
The keynote presentation was delivered by the Associate Editor, Defence & Strategic Affairs, for The Daily Star Brig. General Shahedul Anam Khan on “Countering the Extremist Narrative.” H.E. Benoit-Pierre Laramee, High Commissioner to the High Commission of Canada in Bangladesh graced the event as the Chief Guest.
Professor Abu Zayed Mohammad, Research Fellow at BIPSS & Shafqat Munir Research Fellow at BIPSS and Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (BCTR) presented on Prison Radicalisation and Youth Radicalisation in the scope of Cyberspace respectively.
The conference also featured engaging Q/A sessions and a tabletop exercise that created an interactive discussion on the various aspects of strategy and policy regarding #CVE from a nuanced participatory demographic.
It was 10 years ago today that we started this auspicious journey. It has been a long and eventful endeavour as we complete the first decade of BIPSS! We would like to thank our amazing team and all our partners who have made it possible to establish BIPSS as the 'Go To' security Think Tank not only in Bangladesh but in the South Asian region! The journey has just begun and we wish to go many more miles in the coming years.
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BIPSS hosted a seminar on "Entering the World of Nuclear Energy: Key Security Issues for Bangladesh".
On February 22, 2017, Bangladesh Institute of Peace & Security Studies (BIPSS) hosted a seminar on "Entering the World of Nuclear Energy: Key Security Issues for Bangladesh" at Hotel Six Seasons. The keynote presentation was delivered by Dr. Petr Topychkanov, Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center's Nonproliferation Program.
The presentation included critical issues of Nuclear Security, Risks and Opportunities Associated with Nuclear Energy, and Cybersecurity Issues.
The seminar culminated with in-depth Q&A session; the participants included – academics, editors, environmental activists, experts on nuclear energy, foreign diplomats, and young professionals among others.
BIPSS hosted a Roundtable on "Iraq and the Middle East: the Emerging Politico - Security Landscape".
On February 14, 2017, Bangladesh Institute of Peace & Security Studies hosted a Roundtable on "Iraq and the Middle East: the Emerging Politico - Security Landscape." The keynote presentation was delivered by Mr. Konstantinos Vardakis, Minister Counselor and Deputy Head, the European Union Delegation to Bangladesh.
The discussion was led by an in-depth look at the history of the region as well as the implications for the US, EU, the adjoining Middle Eastern countries and international system.
Notable dignitaries from respective institutions were present in the roundtable.The presentation was followed by an engaging question and answer session. The Institute hopes this seminar has initiated a greater conversation on the dynamic Security climate in the Middle East.
President BIPSS was invited by the Dutch Defence Minister as a Keynote speaker in the Future Force Conference in the Hague.
President BIPSS Major General Muniruzzaman (retd.) was invited by Mr. J.A Hennis-Plasschaert Defense Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands as a Keynote speaker in the Future Force Conference in the Hague. This major security conference organised by the Dutch Defence Ministry was attended by ministers, senior military leaders and policy makers from over 60 countries.
The conference looked at future scenarios of security and conflict. President BIPSS in his keynote address on "Emerging Threat Landscape: Implications for Global Stability and Security Ecosystem" focused on the hybrid nature of the evolving threats specially in the context of climate change impacts. He also gave a talk at a breakout session on "Resource Conflict", touching on the emerging competition and conflict over scarcity of key resources.
Security forecasting is a key area for BIPSS. Recently BIPSS has conducted a security overview for Bangladesh in 2017 and has identified a number of issues to watch.
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President BIPSS Major General A N M Muniruzzaman (Retd.) was invited by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS),Singapore as a Visiting Senior Fellow to deliver lectures and seminars at their Non Traditional Security Centre. He also interacted and advised the faculty of the RSIS's programme on Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR). He delivered two seminars titled "Soldiers as Humanitarians –The Role of the Military in HADR Operations" and "The Digital Age of Humanitarian Aid –Harnessing the Power of Technology for HADR Operations" at RSIS which were attended by members of the faculty, senior officials from different ministries of the government of Singapore, media, diplomats and others.
General Muniruzzaman was also invited by the National Security Coordination Secretariat (NSCS) at the Prime Minister’s Office to give a brief on regional security. He attended a briefing meeting at the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in Singapore. Major General A N M Muniruzzaman is authoring a policy brief on the Impact ofTechnology on HADR Operations which will soon be published by RSIS in Singapore.
- BIPSS hosts its joint seminar with KAS on “Security Implications of Climate Change: Focus on Bangladesh.”
- British High Commissioner in Bangladesh, H.E Alison Blake visited BIPSS
- BIPSS held a round-table on “Rise of China: Geostrategic Implications for Bangladesh and South Asia.”
- Acting Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, called on President BIPSS
- President BIPSS, Speaks at Planetary Security Conference in the Hague.
- President BIPSS at Speaking Engagement in London. UK
- A delegation from the Guandong Institute of International Strategies (GIIS) visited BIPSS
- President BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman,(Retd) attended the planning meeting of the [COSATT] in Bangkok, Thailand.
- President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman,(Retd) attended SIAMO 2016.
- President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman,(Retd) attended the 'Asia Europe Dialogue on Counter Terrorism' in Singapore.
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