Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) organizes a monthly roundtable on a contemporary geopolitical issue. The most recent one, held on 22nd January 2023, focused on 'War, Famine and Turbulence: Global Trends 2023'.
A panel of experts comprising three distinguished speakers discussed the given topic. Dr Fahmida Khatun, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD); Air Vice Marshal (retd) Mahmud Hussain, former ambassador and distinguished expert at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University; and Mr Shafqat Munir, Head of BCTR and Senior Research Fellow, BIPSS, spoke at the event as panellists. The speakers outlined the major issues likely to shape 2023: Ukraine-Russia conflict, possibilities of an accidental escalation, economic downturns, food security, geopolitical competition, climate security, upcoming elections in South Asia, disruptive technology, metaverse and the brand new front of artificial intelligence (AI). BIPSS President Maj Gen ANM Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (retd) moderated the roundtable. Nur Ahmed, Research Officer (Maritime Affairs and Security), represented BIMRAD at the roundtable.