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Seminar on Blue Economy: Prospects and Challenges for Sri Lanka organised by the BandaranaikeCentre for International Studies (BCIS) will be held on Thursday, 31st August 2017 from 8.30 a.m – 1.00 p.m at the BCIS Auditorium


Applications are now invited for International Relations courses


Diploma in Human Rights


LQA – British Politics after Brexit

LQA – British Politics after Brexit
Professor Jonathan Spencer from the University of Edinburgh will be the special guest speaker
Tuesday, 15 August 2017


CULTURAL CROSS CURRENTS (CCC)

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) launched it’s latest series CULTURAL CROSS CURRENTS (CCC) on 08 August 2017 with veteran thespian Indu Dharmasena!!


Research paper on Key Actors in agenda-Setting on LGBTQ (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Trans and Queer) rights: Positive and Negative Role

Ms. Surangika Jayarathne, Research Associate of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies presented a research paper on Key Actors in agenda-Setting on LGBTQ (Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual,Trans and Queer) rights: Positive and Negative Role at the 10th International Research Conference of the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence Universitywhich was held on the 3rd and 4th Augus


“BCIS Global Transformations Lecture”

The bi-monthly “BCIS Global Transformations Lecture” was held on Saturday, 29th July 2017 for the Postgraduate Diploma/Higher Diploma in International Relations. The lecture on Global Environmental Politics was delivered by Prof. Joshua Gellers, who is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida, USA.


BCIS NEWSLETTER launched on 22 July 2017.

  • BCIS NEWSLETTER launched on 22 July 2017.
    First copies were handed over to H. E. Riaz Hamidullah, High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Madam Sumitra Peries, veteran Cinematographer and former Ambassador to France, Smt. Rajeshree Behera, Director for the Indian Cultural Centre, Mr Kumar De Silva, Board Member of Alliance Francaise de Kotte and Prof. Huang Jie, Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Kelaniya.

Language Programme Inauguration

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) inaugurated the second intake for the Languages Programme for the year 2017 at an event held at the BCIS in Colombo (22nd July 2017).

The High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Sri Lanka, Riaz Hamidullah graced the inauguration as the Chief Guest, while Madam Sumitra Peries, the award winning veteran cinematographer and former Ambassador to France delivered the keynote address on ‘Cinema, Language and Image.’

The Inauguration Ceremony also saw the display of a series of items depicting cultural attributes through music, dance and martial arts from China, France, India, Spain and Sri Lanka, many of which were performed by students of the BCIS.


Seminar on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) as an approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and the Royal Thai Embassy in Sri Lanka organised a Seminar on Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) as an approach to the Sustainable Development Goals.
A concept of the late king of Thailand, His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Philosophy is being practiced as a means of ensuring a resilient and sustainable economy.
Dr Harinda Vidanage, Director of the BCIS, H. E. Mrs Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Ambassador-designate of Thailand in Sri Lanka, Ms Patcharaporn Sagulwiwat, Assistant Vice President of Charoen Pokhand Foods, Khian Sroisom, an agriculturist involved in implementing SEP at the grassroot level and Mr J. K. Padmasiri, Director of Planning and Monitoring at the Department of Samurdhi Development were the panelists.


BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium….


LQA to mark World Refugee Day REFUGEES: THE EVOLVING INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE

 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
3.30pm to 5.00pm – BCIS

Register via george@bcis.edu.lk


BCIS THINKERS SERIES Influence of classical thinkers on modern international politics by Dr. Pulsara Liyanage

Tuesday, 20th June 2017
At 5.00pm at the BCIS
Register via george@bcis.edu.lk


Master Foreign languages to transcend Boundaries

Enrollments are now on for the Academic Session 2017(B)


LQA – World Environment Day at the BCIS followed by2016 Cesar awarded best documentary film to mark the World Environment Day partners with the Embassy of France

LQA followed by 2016 Cesar awarded best documentary film to mark the World Environment Day partners with the Embassy of France.

Register via george@bcis.edu.lk

 


LQA on China’s Global Outlook

LQA – Wednesday, 24 May 2017 – 3.30-5.00pm – BCIS

Ambassador Su Ge, President of the China Institute of International Studies will speak on China’s Global Outlook

Send an email to george@bcis.edu.lk and confirm your participation


Contemporary China-Sri Lanka Relations: Current Trends to Future Projections

Seminar on ‘China-Sri Lanka Relations’ to mark the 60th anniversary of bilateral relations  organized by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) ,Embassy of the ​People’s Republic of China and the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS) will be held on 25th May 2017  from 8.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.at the BCIS auditorium.

All are welcome.


“Obama, Trump & the Emerging Asian Order” by Dr. Joshua White

“Obama, Trump & the Emerging Asian Order”
by Dr. Joshua White Associate Professor of Practice and Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Former Senior Advisor & Director South Asian Affairs,National Security Council,the White House
LQA Season Two starts on Friday, 05th May 2017
3.30pm to 5.00pm
All are Welcome !


SPECIAL ADDRESSES at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

SPECIAL ADDRESSES
at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)
INDIA’S GLOBAL OUTLOOK
H. E. Mr Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India – Chief Guest
IMPORTANCE OF IR EDUCATION
Prof. Mohan De Silva, Chairman of the University Grants Commission – Guest-of-Honour
TERRORISM AND CONNECTIVITY: AN ARCHITECTURAL ANALYSIS
Dr Senaka Dharmatilake, Chief Architect, Overseas Realty and BCIS Alumni member
The speakers will be gracing the Inauguration of the International Relations programmes at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) which will take place on Saturday, 25th March 2017 from 9.00am to 11.00a.m.

BCIS International Relations Convocation Ceremony, Friday, 03rd March 2017 from 03:00p.m. onwards at the ‘Jasmine’ Committee Room [formerly Committee Room ‘A’] of the BMICH

BCIS International Relations Convocation Ceremony

The Convocation of the Baandaranaike Centre for International Studies will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Friday, 03rd March 2017 from 03:00p.m. Onwards at the ‘Jasmine’ Committee Room [formerly Committee Room ‘A’] of the BMICH

Important Notice to Awardees

Arrival at the Convocation venue: Awardees and their guests should be present at the Convocation venue by 01:30 p.m for security purposes. Awardees must occupy their seats by 02.30 p.m.

Photographs: A studio will be established at the BCIS Auditorium for Awardees to take their photographs before or after the Convocation. For additional details, please contact Mr. Aruna, the official photographer of the event.