Speakers

ANNIE NORFOLK BEADLE

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Kingdom

VICTORIA V. PANOVA

Vice President, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

A K M MATIUL ALAM

University of British Columbia, Canada

A N M MUNIRUZZAMAN

President, Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS), Bangladesh

AAMNA KHAN

Jilin University, China

ABDULLA RASHEED

Minister of State for Education, Maldives

ABDULLAH-AL-MAMUN

Research Director of the Centre for Governance Studies (CGS), Bangladesh

ABUL HASAN CHOWDHURY

Former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

ACHIM TRÖSTER

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bangladesh

AISHATH RAFIYYA

Director at the Sun Siyam Group of Companies, Maldives

AIZAZ AHMAD CHAUDHRY

Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

AKHLAQUE HAQUE

University of Alabama, USA

ALI ASLAN

International TV Presenter and Journalist, Germany

ALI RIAZ

Illinois State University, USA

ANA MARIA PARASCHIV

UBUNTU WORLD SARL, Romania

ANDRES CHIRIBOOGA

Vice minister of education of Ecuador

ANIL TRIGUNAYAT

Former Ambassador of India to Jordan, Libya and Malta

ANNE VAN LEEUWEN

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh

ARJUN SINGH KADIAN

Government of Haryana, India

ARUN SAHNI

Former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Army, India

ASADUZZAMAN KHAN, MP

Home Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

ASIF IBRAHIM

Chairman, Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE), Bangladesh

ATIQUL ISLAM

Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation, Bangladesh

BADIUL ALAM MAJUMDAR

Economist, Development Worker, Political Analyst, Local Government and Election Expert, Bangladesh

BEENA SARWAR

Journalist, Pakistan

BISWAS BARAL

The Annapurna Express, Nepal

BORIS TADIĆ

Former President of Serbia

C. CHRISTINE FAIR

Political Scientist, USA

CAGDAS UNGOR

Marmara University, Turkey

CHARLES WHITELEY

Ambassador of the European Union to Bangladesh

CHAYANIKA SAXENA

National University of Singapore

CHRISTINE BARBARA NIMUSIIMA

International Women's Centre for Empowerment (IWCE)

CLAY WESCOTT

President, International Public Management Network, USA

DANIEL DEL VALLE BLANCO

High Representative for Youth of the International Human Rights Foundation

DAVID MORRIS

Multilateral Diplomat, Senior Policy Adviser and International Consultant Australia

DEBAPRIYA BHATTACHARYA

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh

DEBJYOTI CHANDA

Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, India

DUPTHOB YANGTSEP

Member of Parliament, Bhutan

EIRLIANI ABDUL RAHMAN

Executive Director of Youth, Adult survivors & Kin In Need (YAKIN), USA

EMMANUEL AKOTO

Former Commercial Advisor, Danish Embassy in Ghana

ERIN WATSON-LYNN

Board Director of the Council on Australia and Latin America Relations (COALAR), Australia

FAHMIDA KHATUN

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Bangladesh

FARIS HADROVIC

Former Lecturer at Universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina

FARUQ FAISEL

Faruq Faisel is the Regional Director of ARTICLE 19, Bangladesh

FAYYAZ YASEEN

Accountability Lab, Pakistan

FELIX KOLBITZ

Resident Representative, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Bangladesh

FUNMI OREAGBA

Commercial Business Leader, Nigeria

GEETA KOCHHAR

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

GREG SIMONS

Uppsala University, Sweden

HABIBUL HAQUE KHONDKER

Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE

HADZA MIN FADHLI ROBBY

Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia

HALLELUJAH LULIE

University of Oxford, UK

HAYK KHALATYAN

Information Agency Eurasia Daily (EADaily), Russia

HUSSAIN NADIM

The Nerve Center, Pakistan

IMRAN AHMED SIDDIQUI

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Bangladesh

IMTIAZ GUL

Center for Research and Security Studies, Pakistan

IRENE SOLER CARMONA

President of Inprotur, Argentina

IRFAN YAR

Founder, Afghanistan Security Institute

IRINA POMINOVA

Analytical Center for the Government of the Russian Federation

ISHFAQ ILAHI CHUDHURY

Security Specialist, Bangladesh

JAMES FREDERICK ANGELUS

President, International Security Industry Council of Japan, USA

JATINDER PAL SINGH

Jammu and Kashmir Policy Institute, India

JONATHAN KOLIEB

RMIT University, Australia

JOSHUA BRIEN

Durham University, UK

JOVAN RATKOVIC

Senior Fellow, Agora Strategy Group, Germany

JUDITH MWANIKI

Office of the Deputy Governor of Laikipia County, Kenya

JUI-MIN HUNG

Institute for National Defense and Security Research, Taiwan

JULIA DE CLERCK-SACHSSE

Senior Visiting Fellow, German Marshall Fund, Belgium

JULIA ROKNIFARD

University of Nottingham Malaysia, Russian

K. YHOME

Observer Research Foundation, India

KAMAKSHI WASON

Vice President and Director of Academic Programmes at Tillotoma Foundation, India

KANAMUGIRE CLEMENT

National Health Service Policy Analyst, United Kingdom

KARORI SINGH

South Asia Studies Centre, University of Rajasthan, India

KAZI FAISAL BIN SERAJ

The Asia Foundation’s country representative in Bangladesh

KINGSLEY DOMPREH

Merck, Ghana

KIRA VINKE

Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

KRZYSZTOF M. ZALEWSKI

Chairman of the Board at The Boym Institute, Poland

LEE JANG-KEUN

South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh

LEO WIGGER

Editor, Zenith Magazine, Germany

LEONARDO NEVES

Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil

LOUIS MARIE MONTFORT SAINTIL

Ambassador, Embassy of Haiti in Spain

LUCY CORKIN

Business Strategist, Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

M A MANNAN, MP

Minister, Ministry of Planning, Bangladesh

M. ADIL KHAN

Honourary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

M. HUMAYUN KABIR

Former Ambassador of Bangladesh to the United States, Bangladesh

M. SAKHAWAT HUSSAIN

Former Election Commissioner, Bangladesh

M. SHAFIULLAH

Former Ambassador, Bangladesh

M. SHAHIDUL ISLAM

Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

MADALITSO PHIRI

University of South Africa, South Africa

MAKHETHE MAKAMASE

Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa

MAMUN RASHID

Managing Partner, PwC, Bangladesh

MANJUR A. CHOWDHURY

Chairman, Centre for Governance Studies, Bangladesh

MANUCHEHER SHAFEE

Social Protection Advisor at the World Food Programme, Rome, Italy

MARIO DE PINTO

Eendigo, Italy

MARIYAM SHAKEELA

Former Health Minister, Maldives

MARIYAM NASIR

Director general of Quality Assurance Department of Ministry of Education of Maldives

MD MAINUL ISLAM

Former DG, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Bangladesh

MD. NURUL ISLAM SUJON

Minister of Railways, Bangladesh

MEHREEN MAHMUD

Singer, Bangladesh

MICHAEL KUGELMAN

Woodrow Wilson International Center, USA

MIGNONE BERGE

International Trade, Development & Environment Consultancy, Germany

MMABATHO MOTSAMAI

The Afrolutionist, Botswana

MOHAMMAD A. ARAFAT

Academic, Researcher and Analyst, Bangladesh

MOHD. AMINUL KARIM

Former Professor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

MOZAMMEL BABU

Editor-in-Chief of Ekattor Television, Bangladesh

MUHAMMAD ABDUL MAZID

Former Chairman, National Board of Revenue, Bangladesh

MUHAMMAD AMIR RANA

Pak institute for Peace Studies (PIPS), Pakistan

MUHAMMAD AZEEM ALI SHAH

International Water Management Institute, Pakistan

MUHAMMED AZIZ KHAN

Chairman of Summit Power International Limited and Summit Holdings Ltd, Bangladesh

MUSTAFA OSMAN TURAN

Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh

NAOKI ITO

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh

NAOMI HOSSAIN

Political Sociologist, USA

NASIM FIRDAUS

Former Ambassador, Bangladesh

NATHALIE CHUARD

Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh

NAZNEEN AHMED

Country Economist of UNDP, Bangladesh.

NICOLÒ ANDREULA

Economist, Italy

NISTULA HAIDER

Political Editor, The Hindu, India

NURUL KABIR

Editor, New Age, Bangladesh

OMENA JULIOUS KALISTO

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), South Sudan

PAPA CJ

Stand-up Comedian, India

PARVEZ KARIM ABBASI

Assistant Professor of the Department of Economics at East West University, Bangladesh

PAVEL LUZIN

The Intersection Foundation (Rissle media), Russia

PEACE CHIKODINAKA EZE

Broadcast Journalist, Nigeria

PEDRO PEREZ MONTIEL

Ministry of Finance, Paraguay

PETER AUKAMP

CFO / COO of OceanSafe AG, Switzerland

PETR TOPYCHKANOV

Associate Senior Researcher in the SIPRI Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme, Russia

PRAMOD JAISWAL

Research Director at Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement, Nepal

PRIYA BALASUBRAMANIAM

Senior Pubic Health Scientist , India

RAHMATULLAH NABIL

Politician, Afghanistan

RAMÓN BLECUA

Ambassador at Large for Mediation and Intercultural Dialogue

RASHED AL MAHMUD TITUMIR

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

RENU KOHLI

Independent Economist, India

ROBERT CHATTERTON DICKSON

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

ROBI CHACHA

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

RUBANA HUQ

Former President, BGMEA, Bangladesh

S. M REZAUL KARIM, MP

Minister of Fisheries and Livestoc, Bangladesh

SAIRA KHAN

International Security consultant of Gerson Lehrman Group, New York.

SAKAR PUDASAINI

Technologist and Educator, Nepal

SAMEENA IMTIAZ

Matrix Media, Pakistan

SAMIR AHMAD

Central University of Kashmir in Srinagar, India

SAMPRITY BISWAS

Senior Research Fellow of School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

SANJAY KUMAR BHARDWAJ

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

SARA HOSSAIN

Lawyer and Activist, Bangladesh

SATORU NAGAO

Hudson Institute, USA

SHAHAB ENAM KHAN

Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

SHANTHIE MARIET D’SOUZA

Visiting Fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Berlin

SHASHI THAROOR

Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

SHIMELSE MEKONNEN

Co-founder of MeSh Cart, USA

SHWETA BHARTI

Senior Partner, Hammurabi & Solomon Partners, India

SIEGFRIED O. WOLF

South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), Germany

SILJA PAASILINNA

Country Director | IFES, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh

SIMON KOFI TETTEY

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, South Sudan

SREERADHA DATTA

Vivekananda International Foundation, India

SUDIPTO MUKERJEE

Resident Coordinator ai, UN Bangladesh and Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh

SUFI MOHAMMED MIZANUR RAHMAN

Chairman of the Bangladeshi conglomerate PHP Group of Industries, Bangladesh

SUHASINI HAIDAR

National Editor and Diplomatic Affairs Editor, The Hindu, India

SUTHIKORN KINGKAEW

Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand

SYED ALI RAZA SHAH

Lawyer, Pakistan

SYEDA RIZWANA HASAN

Chief Executive, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), Bangladesh

TAMIM NOURISTANI

Deputy, People's Axis of Afghanistan

TAZUL ISLAM, MP

Minister, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives, Bangladesh

TIMOTHY YAKANI SAM WANI

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), South SUdan

TO MINH THU

Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Vietnam

TOUSEEF MEHRAJ

Policy Institute of Jammu and Kashmir India

UMA PURUSHOTHAMAN

Central University of Kerala, India

USAMA KHALILIEH

Bethlehem University, Palestine

VAIBHAV JHA

Intersquad Cyber Intelligence, India

VALI GOLMOHAMMADI

Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

VAN NGUYEN

Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP

VIJAY SAKHUJA

Indian Council of World Affairs, India

VIKRAM DORAISWAMI

High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh.

WANJIRU MUNENE

Merck Healthcare KGaA, Kenya

YAAKOV FILITCHKIN

Religious Leader and Businessman, USA

YOSHIKAZU KATO

Asia Global Institute, The University of Hong Kong

YOUSEF SY RAMADAN

Palestinian Ambassador to Bangladesh

ZAIN KHAN

TV Host, Filmmaker and Journalist, Pakistan

ZEINA JALLAD

Columbia Law School, Palestine

ZILLUR RAHMAN

Anchor, Channel i; Executive Director, Centre forGovernance Studies, Bangladesh