Speakers

A K M MATIUL ALAM

University of British Columbia, Canada

A. K. ABDUL MOMEN

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Bangladesh

AAMNA KHAN

Jilin University, China

ABDULLA RASHEED

Minister of State for Education, Maldives

ABDULLAH HIL RAKIB

Director, Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association

ABDULLAH-AL-MAMUN

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

ABU JAFAR MD. SHAFIUL ALAM BHUIYAN

Professor of film and media studies at the University of Dhaka

ABUL HASAN CHOWDHURY

Former State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

ACHIM TRÖSTER

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Bangladesh

AHSAN S. MANSUR

Executive Director of the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh

AISHATH RAFIYAA

Director at the Sun Siyam Group of Companies, Maldives

AIZAZ AHMAD CHOWDHURY

Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan

ALI ASLAN

International TV Presenter and Journalist, Germany

ALI RIAZ

Illinois State University, USA

AMIR KHASRU MAHMUD CHOWDHURY

Former Commerce Minister, Bangladesh

ANA MARIA PARASCHIV

UBUNTU WORLD SARL, Romania

ANDRES CHIRIBOGA

Vice minister of education of Ecuador

ANDREY BYSTRITSKIY

Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support

ANIL TRIGUNAYAT

Former Ambassador of India to Jordan, Libya and Malta

ANNE VAN LEEUWEN

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh

ANNIE NORFOLK BEADLE

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Kingdom

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 DURRANI

Former Diplomat, Pakistan

ASIF IQBAL SIDDIQUI

Lead Academic, ESG Accreditation, Curtin University Technological University, Singapore

ASIF SALEH

Executive Director, BRAC

ASIF SHAHAN

Associate Professor, Development Studies, University of Dhaka

BADIUL ALAM MAJUMDAR

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

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

CONL. ZAHID FARUQ (RETD.) MP

State Minister for Water Recourses

DANA L. OLDS

Chief of Party, Democracy International, Bangladesh

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

DAVOR KUNC

EU and International Affairs, Political Economy Analysis

DEBAPRIYA BHATTACHARYA

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

DILRUBA HAIDER

Program Specialist, Climate Change Adaptation, UN Women, Bangladesh

DUPTHOB YANGTSEP

Member of Parliament, Bhutan

ED VARGO

Professor and Endowed Chair in Urban and Structural Entomology

EMMANUEL AKOTO

Former Commercial Advisor, Danish Embassy in Ghana

ERIN WATSON-LYNN

Managing Director, Baker & York, 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

FITRIAH BAKRI

Consultant, Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation, Malaysia

FUNMI OREAGBA

Commercial Business Leader, Nigeria

GEETA KOCHHAR

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

GHULAM MOHAMMED ALAMGIR

Chairman, Max Group

GREG SIMONS

Uppsala University, Sweden

GWYN LEWIS

UN Residence Coordinator in Bangladesh

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

IJAZ HOSSAIN

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

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

JEREMY BRUER

Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh

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

JUSTIN GREEN

International Programs, US Forest Service

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

Bucerius Law School in Hamburg Germany

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 ABU EUSUF

Professor, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka

M. ADIL KHAN

Honourary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

M. SAKHAWAT HUSSAIN

Former Election Commissioner, Bangladesh

MADALITSO PHIRI

University of South Africa, South Africa

MAHJABEEN KHALED

Former Member of Parliament, Bangladesh

MAKHETHE MAKAMASE

Institute for Global Dialogue, South Africa

MAMUN RASHID

Managing Partner, PwC, Bangladesh

MANJUR A. CHOWDHURY

Chairman, Centre for Governance Studies, Bangladesh

MARC SAXER

Head of Asia Regional Project at Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

MARIO DE PINTO

Consultant in strategy, public policy, and communication

MARIYAM SHAKEELA

Former Health Minister, Maldives

MARIYAM NASIR

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

MASUD BIN MOMEN

Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh

MD. JALILUR RAHMAN

Scientist, ECOFISH

MD. NAHIDUZZAMAN

Scientist, ECOFISH

MD. NURUL ISLAM SUJON

Minister of Railways, Bangladesh

MD. NURUZZAMAN

Director, Research and Publications, National Academy for Planning and Development, Bangladesh

MEHREEN MAHMUD

Singer, Bangladesh

MICHAEL KUGELMAN

Woodrow Wilson International Center, USA

MIGNONE BERGE

International Trade, Development & Environment Consultancy, Germany

MIR NASIR HOSSAIN

Former President, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries

MOHAMMAD ABDUR RAZZAQUE MP

Minister of Agriculture, Bangladesh

MOHAMMAD MAHBOOB RAHMAN

Professor and Adviser for Business and Executive Programs, BRAC University, Bangladesh

MOHAMMAD MAINUL ISLAM

Professor of Population Sciences, University of Dhaka

MOHD. AMINUL KARIM

Former Professor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

MOZAMMEL BABU

Editor-in-Chief of Ekattor Television, Bangladesh

MUHAMMED AZIZ KHAN

Chairman of Summit Group of Companies, Bangladesh

MUNSHI FAIZ AHMAD

Former Bangladesh Ambassador to China

MUSTAFA OSMAN TURAN

Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh

MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN

Distinguished Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bangladesh

NANCY SNOW

Founder & Director, Global Persuasion Strategies (GPS), East Asia and USA

NAOKI ITO

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh

NATHALIE CHUARD

Ambassador of Switzerland to Bangladesh

NAYEEMUL ISLAM KHAN

Emeritus Editor, Daily Amader Notun Shomoy, Bangladesh

NAZNEEN AHMED

Country Economist UNDP, Bangladesh

NICOLÒ ANDREULA

Economist, Italy

NURUL KABIR

Editor, New Age, Bangladesh

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

PETER HAAS

US Ambassador to Bangladesh

PETR TOPYCHKANOV

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

PRAMOD JAISWAL

Research Director, Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement

RAHMATULLAH NABIL

Politician, Afghanistan

RAMÓN BLECUA

Ambassador at Large for Mediation and Intercultural Dialogue

RANI YAN YAN

Adviser, Chakma Circle, and Indigenous Peoples Human RightsDefender, Bangladesh

RASHED AL MAHMUD TITUMIR

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

RASHEDA K CHOUDHURY

Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government,Bangladesh

RASHNA IMAM

Lawyer, Bangladesh Supreme Court

RENU KOHLI

Independent Economist, India

ROBERT CHATTERTON DICKSON

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

ROBI CHACHA

Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

S. M REZAUL KARIM, MP

Minister of Fisheries and Livestoc, Bangladesh

SABUR KHAN

Chairman of Daffodil International University (DIU) & Daffodil Family

SAIRA KHAN

International Relations and International Security Expert, Canada

SAKAR PUDASAINI

Technologist and Educator, Nepal

SALIM MAHMUD

Information and Research Secretary, Bangladesh Awami League, Central Executive Committee

SAMPRITY BISWAS

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

SANJAY KUMAR BHARDWAJ

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

SATORU NAGAO

Hudson Institute, USA

SAYEMA HAQUE BIDISHA

Professor of Economics, University of Dhaka

SEBASTIAN GROH

Associate Professor, BRAC Business School, Bangladesh

SHAH ALI FARHAD

Young Politician, Researcher and Lawyer, Bangladesh

SHAMA OBAID

Organizing Secretary, Bangladesh Nationalist Party

SHAMEEM HAIDER PATWARY

Lawyer and Member of Parliament, Bangladesh

SHANTHIE MARIET D’SOUZA

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

SHEELA TASNEEM HAQ

Senior Governance Specialist, at UNDP

SHEIKH DANIAL

Director, Sonali Life Insurance Company Limited, Bangladesh

SHEIKH SHAHIDUL ISLAM

Former Education Minister, Bangladesh

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

Shipping Management Business Analyst/ Consultant at World Health Organization, Malaysia

STEFAN LILLER

Resident Representative UNDP | Bangladesh

STEFANIA PETRUZZELLI

Research Associate, Disal Consulting

SUFI MOHAMMED MIZANUR RAHMAN

Chairman of the Bangladeshi conglomerate PHP Group of Industries, Bangladesh

SUHASINI HAIDAR

Diplomatic Editor of The Hindu

SUTHIKORN KINGKAEW

Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand

SYEDA RIZWANA HASAN

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

TAMIM NOURISTANI

Deputy, People's Axis of Afghanistan

TANVIR AHMED

Director, Envoy Group, Bangladesh

TASHFEEN AHMED

Vice Chairman of IFAD Group

TASKEEN AHMED

Managing Director, IFAD Autos, Bangladesh

TAZUL ISLAM, MP

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

TO MINH THU

Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Vietnam

TOUHID HOSSAIN

Former Foreign Secretary, Bangladesh

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

VICTORIA V. PANOVA

Vice President, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

VIDIYA AMRIT KHAN

Director of Desh Group of Companies

VIJAY SAKHUJA

Indian Council of World Affairs, India

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

ZAHIR UDDIN SWAPON

Former Member of Parliament, Bangladesh Nationalist Party

ZAHIRUL ALAM

Head of News and Current Affairs, NTV, Bangladesh

ZAIN KHAN

Filmmaker, Journalist and Talk Show Host, Pakistan

ZEINA JALLAD

Lawyer and Human Rights Scholar, Palestine

ZILLUR RAHMAN

Executive Director, Centre for Governance Studies, Bangladesh