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Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017

'Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017'

'Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends'

on 28st August 2017 to 29th August 2017 at BMICH, Colombo

 

SEMINAR - DAY ONE


OPENING SESSION


Opening Ceremony


Welcome Address
Lt Gen N U M M W SENANAYAKE RWP RSP USP psc (Commander of the Sri Lanka Army)

 


Opening Remarks
Mr. Kapila Waidyaratne (Secretary Defence)


Keynote Address
Adm William J. Fallon (Retd) USN (United States of America)


SESSION ONE - VIOLENT EXTREMISM


Chairperson - Prof. Amal Jayawardane (Senior Professor, KDU)


Challenges and Dilemmas; National Perspectives - East Asia
Sr. Col. Guo Xinning (Deputy Commandant, College of Defence Studies, National Defence University, Peoples Liberation Army, Beijing) (CHINA)


Definitions and Root Causes
Mr. Phil Gurski (President and CEO, Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd) (CANADA)


Challenges and Dilemmas; National Perspectives - West Asia
Mr. Muhammad Abbas Hassan (Visiting Faculty Member, National Defence University, Islamabad) (PAKISTAN)


Session One Discussion / Q and A


SESSION TWO - COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM


Chairperson Mrs. Prabha Murti (Senior Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi) (Special Secretary, Government of India) (INDIA)


The Role of Regional Organizations - ASEAN/SAARC Experiences Prof. Lailufar Yasmin, PhD (Professior, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka) (BANGLADESH)


The Role of Regional Organizations - EU/MENA/AMERICAS Experiences Mr. Michael Jones (Research Analyst, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies) (UNITED KINGDOM)


Impact on Global Governance
Dr. Alexey D Muraviev, PhD (Head of Department, Faculty of Humanities, School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, Bentley Campus) (AUSTRALIA)


Session Two Discussion / Q and A


SESSION THREE - THE ROLE OF ARMED FORCES IN COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM


Chairperson

Mr. Palitha Fernando PC (Former Attorney General)


Legal Implications

Mr. Boris Michel (Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific - ICRC) (SWITZERLAND)


Intelligence, Cyber Challenges and Strategies
Dr. Athina Karatzogianni (Associate Professor, Media and Communication) (GREECE)

 

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The Specific Role of the Armed Forces in the Development and Use of Narratives and Counter-narratives in Countering Violent Extremism Mr. Niruthan Nilanthan (Visiting Research Fellow at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies)

 

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Session Three Discussion / Q and A

 

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SEMINAR - DAY TWO


SESSION ONE - MECHANISMS TO COUNTER VIOLENT EXTREMISM


Chairperson
Dr. Sarala Fernando (Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the UN)


US Army Strategies related to Countering Violent Extremism within the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region
Maj Gen Roger J. Noble (Deputy Commanding General - North, for the Headquarters, United States Army Pacific) (AUSTRALIA)


Education Strategies in Internal Security
Ms. Sabariah binte Mohamed Hussin (Research Analyst at International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S. Rajarathnam School of International Studies (RSIC) in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore) (A specialist in CVE) (SINGAPORE)


Public Diplomacy in Countering Violent Extremism
Prof. Nicholas J. Cull (Professor, Centre for Public Diplomacy, University of Southern, California) (UNITED KINGDOM)


Discussion / Q and A


SESSION THREE – PARTICIPANTS’ PRESENTATIONM


Group A - Balancing Hard Power and Soft Power


Group B - Role of Military in Global Governance


Group C - Empowering Communities to Counter Violent Extremism


Group D - Use of Fourth Generation Warfare to Counter Violent Extremism


SESSION FIVE - CONCLUDING SESSION


 

Validating Statement
Mr. Prasad Kariyawasam (Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

 

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