BEI, along with IRI hosted a total of six Discussion Forums in 4 different universities to facilitate open, informed and meaningful discussion within and among national and international scholars, academicians, CSO representatives, undergrad and graduate students from November 2018-April 2019

Date: November 2018-April 2019

BEI, along with IRI hosted a total of six Discussion Forums in 4 different universities to facilitate open, informed and meaningful discussion within and among national and international scholars, academicians, CSO representatives, undergrad and graduate students from November 2018-April 2019.

Participants comprised primarily of students and faculty members of 4 universities. The following topics have been touched upon in the discussion forum:

Sl. No. Topic Date International Speaker Venue
1.      Perception & Reality: Governance, Opportunities & Challenges in Bangladesh November 7, 2018 Dr. Geoffrey Macdonald, Country Director for Bangladesh, International Republican Institute University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
2.      Youth Employment across the Region March 24, 2019 Prof. Michael Shank, Adjunct Faculty, New York University Independent University, Bangladesh
3.      Youth Activism for Better Governance March 25, 2019 Prof. Michael Shank, Adjunct Faculty, New York University University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
4.      Youth Activism and Preventing Violent Extremism in Bangladesh April 2, 2019 Dr. Geoffrey Macdonald, Country Director for Bangladesh, International Republican Institute University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh
5.      Rohingya Crisis: International Response April 3, 2019 Mr. Richard Horsey, Myanmar Advisor, International Crisis Group Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka
6.      Youth Engagement and Preventing Violent Extremism in Bangladesh April 7, 2019 Dr. Geoffrey Macdonald, Country Director for Bangladesh, International Republican Institute University of Asia Pacific

 

A few photographs from the events:

November 7, 2018: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

March 24, 2019: Independent University, Bangladesh

March25, 2019: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

April 2, 2019: University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

April 3, 2019: Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka

April 7, 2019: University of Asia Pacific

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