Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) organize a monthly roundtable on a contemporary geopolitical issue. The most recent one, held on 27th July 2022, focused on ‘A World in Turmoil: The Fallout from the Ukraine Conflict’. BIPSS and Cosmos Foundation jointly organized the program.
A panel of experts comprising three distinguished speakers discussed the given topic. Md Touhid Hossain, Former foreign secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh; Umme Salma Tarin, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP); and Parvez Karim Abbasi, Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics of East West University, spoke at the event as panellists. The speakers opined that Bangladesh remains in a good position in the context of the ongoing global crisis with workable human resources, food production and geographical location but emphasized on enhancing energy exploration along with a diversified policy for conventional and renewable. The speakers and the participants agreed that Bangladesh should focus on resolving the problems in its economic sector as early as possible to withstand the fallout of any global crisis. BIPSS President Maj Gen ANM Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (retd) and Cosmos Foundation Chairman Enayetullah Khan jointly moderated the roundtable. Nur Ahmed, Research Officer (Maritime Affairs and Security), represented BIMRAD at the roundtable.