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BCIS Emerging Scholars Symposium – 2021 “International Relations in the New Normal and Beyond’.

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 Diplomacy and New Dynamics in the International Relations, Human Security & Violence, Environmental Security and...
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BCIS Global Transformations Lecture

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 the event hosted by the International Relations Teaching Unit of the Bandaranaike Centre for International...
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Virtual Discussion on Multilateralism: The Search for a Common Agenda.

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 in September 2021 before the end of the 75th Session of the General Assembly. H.E....
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BCIS’ ‘Historical Narratives in Diplomacy- Being There’

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 served as Sri Lanka’s former Ambassador to Indonesia was held on Saturday, October 23, 2021...
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The Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

The Virtual Inauguration Ceremony of the International Relations Courses, of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), for the Academic Year: 2021( B ) was held on October 09, 2021. The Chief Guest at the event Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, former Foreign Secretary and Sri Lanka’s immediate former Ambassador to the United States of America delivered the Inaugural Address at the event for the new batch of students enrolled for the...
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Convocation Ceremony of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)

The first Virtual Convocation Ceremony of the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) for the year 2020 was held on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. His Excellency David McKinnon, High Commissioner of Canada to Sri Lanka and the Maldives graced this event as the Chief Guest and delivered the commencement address. While congratulating the graduands, he extolled the importance of studying International Relations that places them...
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