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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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Bangladesh at 50: Internal Transformation and External Outreach.

The third virtual ‘BCIS Global Transformations Lecture’ for 2021 was held on Saturday,  September 11, 2021 from 12.00 hrs. to 13.30 hrs, via Zoom titled, “Bangladesh at 50: Internal Transformation and External Outreach.  The lecture was delivered by Dr. Sufia Khanom, Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, Bangladesh.   The High Commissioner of Bangladesh His Excellency Tareq Md Ariful Islam also graced the event and took part in the discussions.   Dr Minna Thaheer, Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS), chaired the event hosted by the International Relations Teaching Unit of the...
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Virtual Discussion- Re-Talibanisation in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects.

The Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies conducted the virtual discussion entitled ‘Re-Talibanisation in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects,’ on September 8, 2021, with the objective of contributing towards a better understanding of the regional and global implications of the unfolding events in Afghanistan. The webinar ended with a positive note of hope for security and stability for Afghanistan, its distressed people, for the South Asian region and beyond. The BCIS is...
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