President, BIPSS Major General Muniruzzaman spoke at a Conference of Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) in Kathmandu, Nepal, starting on 14th July. The Conference titled 'Realizing the Vision: Towards a South Asian Union' is a major Pre-Summit event before the SAARC Summit scheduled in November, 2014.
The Conference brought together leaders of leading Think Tanks in South Asia and the past Secretary Generals of SAARC and ASEAN.
President BIPSS is presented a paper in Conference titled, “Human Security in South Asia: Vision 2025”
Dr. C Raja Mohan, Distinguished Fellow and Head of Strategic Studies at the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, delivered BIPSS 'Eminent Person Lecture' on June 11. During his lecture, he envisioned the probable implications of the recent political transition in India. Dr. C Raja Mohan points out that Modi’s regime will reconstruct the relationship with its neighbors. Going beyond South Asia, Modi government will also engage with the Asia-pacific region.
The programme was presided over by President, BIPSS, Major General A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc, (Retd)’. The lecture was attended by the academics, former diplomats of Bangladesh, foreign diplomats, members of civil society, and the media persons and youth.
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman will attend the EU - Asia Conference in Singapore starting on 4 June 2014. The meeting is organized under the auspices of FRIDE, Spain, EU Center in Singapore and KAS of Germany. The conference 'EU - Asia: The way Forward' is bringing together heads of some of the leading Think Tanks in Asia and Europe, policy planners and academics. It will deliberate on major issues concerning these two important regions including ASEMs role, energy security, climate change etc.
Major General Muniruzzaman will preside over the important session titled ‘Patchwork Governance: Asian and European Perspectives on Global Governance'. It maybe mentioned that BIPSS is a member of the EU-Asia network, based in Brussels.
The Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) organized a panel discussion on ‘Indian Elections 2014: Implications for Bangladesh’ on May 5, 2014 at Hotel Lake Castle, Dhaka. The expert panel comprised of Brigadier General Shahedul Anam Khan (Rtd.), Editor, Op-ed and Strategic Affairs, The Daily Star; Professor M Shahiduzzaman, Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka and Professor Piash Karim, Professor, Department of Economics and Social Science, BRAC University. The discussion was moderated by Major General (Rtd.) Muniruzzaman, President, BIPSS. The panelists spoke about India’s policy towards Bangladesh, alleged Bangladeshi immigration to India, agendas of the prime ministerial candidates, possible ramifications for Bangladesh after the elections in India among other issues. The discussion was followed by a question and answer session between the attendees and the panel experts. The entire event was live tweeted.
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd), attended an international conference on 'Strategic Stability in the Indian Ocean'. The conference was jointly organised by the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and was held at the IORA headquarters in Port Louis, Mauritius.
General Muniruzzaman's paper at the conference was titled 'Building Security Cooperation in the IOR'
A delegation from BIPSS attended the Annual Strategic Studies Summit organised by Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies (NESA Center) at the United States National Defense University (NDU). The summit as part of the Strategic Studies Network (SSN) brought together strategic thinkers, academics and leading think tanks from the Middle East and South Asia.
Over the next one year, BIPSS will be taking part in two study groups namely, 'Maritime Security in the Indian Ocean' and 'Stability and Peace Support Operations'. Upon completion of their work, the study clusters will publish a white paper which will include policy recommendations on those subjects.
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Studies Network (SSN).
President BIPSS, Major General Muniruzzaman (Retd). will be speaking at a regional conference on 'Cooperative Development, Peace and Security in South Asia' to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 15-16 February '14. The conference is being organised by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), India and the Centre for South Asian Studies, Nepal. The attendees will include representatives from think tanks and the strategic community of South Asian countries, academics, officials and representatives from the SAARC Secretariat as well as members of the media.
General Muniruzzaman will be presenting a paper on 'Non-Traditional Security Issues in South Asia'. The conference will be inaugurated by H.E. Sushil Kumar Koirala, Hon. Prime Minister of Nepal.
BIPSS delegation consisting President of the organization Major General A N M Muniruzzaman ndc, psc (Retd); Mr. Shahidul Islam, Geo-economist and Research Fellow in BRAC University; Associate Research Fellow of BIPSS Major Sarwar Jahan Chowdhury (Retd) and Businessman and a Director of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce Mr. M Rumi Saifullah successfully participated in 3rd Yunnan-Bangladesh Cooperation Dialogue held in the provincial capital Kunming of the Yunnan province of China on 30th December 2013 followed by a fruitful visit to Yunnan Hi-tech Industrial Park the next day.
On 9th September 2013, BIPSS organized a day long International Conference on Afghanistan beyond 2014: Implications for South Asia, which took place in La Vita Hall of Hotel Lake Shore in Gulshan, Dhaka. The main goal of the conference was to analyze the situation in Afghanistan beyond 2014, and the affect it will have on the South Asian security and stability. After a decade in 2014, the International Security Assistance Force will entrust its responsibility to Afghan National Security Forces. The shift in responsibility will influence the national and transnational security and stability, and it may affect Bangladesh.Read more...
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