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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) publishes Volume 1, Issue 2 of its quarterly review titled “BCIS International Affairs Review”, today, June 29, 2022. It is disseminated to an audience of international relations enthusiasts, academics, and professionals. This e-review titled “Power Dynamics in the Indian Ocean”, features informative and thought-provoking content on contemporary power...
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies held the conference titled, ‘Environmental Safeguards for Maritime Relations’ on June 10, 2022 at the BCIS Auditorium. Experts/practitioners working on this subject presented their research findings under five different sub themes on maritime relations, such as, Protection Of Marine Ecosystem of Sri Lanka, Early Warning Mechanisms and Disaster Management...
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The Inauguration Ceremony of the Academic programmes in International Relations of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo was held on Monday, March 22, 2022, at the Olympus Auditorium, BCIS from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00.    Approximately 150 students who enrolled for the Certificate, Diploma, Higher Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma programmes in International Relations...
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  The Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the Language Programmes of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) for the Academic Year: 2022 A,  was successfully held on Saturday, February 19, 2022.   Dr. Rewant Vikram Singh, Director of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, formerly known as Indian Cultural Centre, at High Commission of India, Colombo, Sri...
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Protocol of Understanding between the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) and The Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited (AFKo) was renewed by Ambassador Sumith Nakandala, Senior Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Dr. Minna Thaheer, Director/ BCIS, and Mr. Bruno Duparc, Director Alliance Française de Kotte (Guarantee) Limited, Sri Lanka. 
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Dr Minna Thaheer, Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, took part at the meeting of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) organised by the Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) and Convener COSATT, Kathmandu, Nepal, held in collaboration with Konrad Ardenuer Stiftung, Singapore on January 27, 2022. Dr Nishchal Pandey,...
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) organized the fourth BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium – 2021 (BCIS ESS) under the theme of “International Relations in the New Normal and Beyond’. The Symposium consisted of eight panels under sub-themes of International Relations in Cyberspace, South Asia and the Evolving Strategic Competition in the Indian Ocean, Vaccine...
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The fourth virtual “BCIS Global Transformations Lecture, ” for 2021  was held on Saturday, November 20, 2021, from 12 noon to 1.00p.m. via Micorosft Teams titled, “Why New Zealand in Sri Lanka? The Rationale for Opening a Kiwi Diplomatic Mission in Colombo.” The lecture was delivered by His Excellency Mr. Michael Appleton, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Sri Lanka followed by questions and answers/ discussions. Approximately 107 participants joined the lecture.  Dr Minna Thaheer, Director/BCIS, chaired...
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The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), Colombo organized the webinar on ‘Multilateralism: The Search for a Common Agenda’ on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon to share views on the UN Secretary General’s landmark report ‘Our Common Agenda’ which looks ahead to the next 25 years. The report was presented...
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Facing the Taliban: Experiences of a Female UN Aid Worker in Taliban Controlled Afghanistan (1997-2001) BCIS’ ‘Historical Narratives in Diplomacy- Being There,’ entitled ‘Facing the Taliban: Experiences of a Female UN Aid Worker in Taliban Controlled Afghanistan (1997-2001),’ narrated by Ambassador Anoja Wijeyesekera, former International Civil Servant who worked with the UNICEF in Afghanistan and...
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