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Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018

'Colombo Defence Seminar - 2018'

'Security in an Era of Global Disruption'

on 30th August 2018 to 31st August 2018 at BMICH, Colombo

 

DEFENCE SEMINAR 2018 - 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 PC (Secretary, Ministry of Defence)


Keynote Address
Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe (Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka)


SESSION ONE - DEMOGRAPHIC TRANSFORMATION AND IMPLICATIONS ON SECURITY


Chairperson

Mr. H M G S Palihakkara (Former Governor of the Northern Province and Foreign Secretary of SRI LANKA)


Human Factors and Homeland Security

Dr. Carolyn Halladay JD Ph.D. (Senior Lecturer and Academic Associate, National Security Affairs Department of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Global Challenges of Internal Displacement

Ms. Eva Svoboda MLA, LLM (Deputy Director of International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)) SWITZERLAND


Urban Security in the 21st Century

Dr. Lauren Twort (Research Fellow, Defence, Industries and Society Programme, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)) UNITED KINGDOM


Discussion / Questions and Answers


SESSION TWO - TECHNOLOGICAL DISRUPTIONS


Chairperson

Dr. Harinda Vidanage (Director, Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS)) SRI LANKA


Cyber Conflicts and Future Power

Dr. Kirklin J. Bateman, Colonel, US Army, (Retired) (Chair, Department of War and Conflict Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Washington, DC) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


Social Media and Authenticity: Global Security Challenges

Ms. Aamna Rafiq M. Phil (Research Associate, Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI), Islamabad) PAKISTAN


Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Weapons

Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd) (Senior Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi) INDIA


Discussion / Questions and Answers


SESSION THREE - HUMAN-INDUCED CLIMATE CHANGE


Chairperson

Gen Bikram Singh PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd) (Former Chief of Indian Army & Chairman Chiefs of Staff) INDIA


Role of the Military in Response and Mitigating Strategies (Regional Perspective)

Mr. Nitin A. Gokhale (National Security Analyst, Author and Media Entrepreneur) INDIA)


Role of the Military in Response and Mitigating Strategies (Global Perspective)

Mr. Joseph D. Martin, SES (Director, Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

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Climate Geo - Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities

Maj Gen A N M Muniruzzaman, ndc, psc (Retd) (Visiting Research Fellow at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies)

 

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Discussion / Questions and Answers

 

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DEFENCE SEMINAR 2018 - DAY TWO


SESSION ONE - POLITICAL EXTREMISM


Chairperson

Prof. Amal Jayawardane (Senior Professor, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU)) SRI LANKA


Role played by Violent Non - State Actors

Dr. David H. Ucko Ph.D. (Director, Combating Terrorism Fellowship Program, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University, Washington, DC) SWEDEN


Ideological Polarization

Lt. General (Ret.) Orit Adato M.A. (Political Science - Haifa University (with honors)), B.A. (Educational Management - Haifa University) (Research Fellow and Lecturer in International Counter Terror (ICT) Research Institute - Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Chair of the Gesher Leadership Institute, Founder and Director of “Forum Dvora” - Women in Security and Foreign Affairs, Founder and Managing Director of Adato Consulting Ltd) ISRAEL


Role of the Military in Response to Violent Non-State Actors in a Destabilized International System

 Maj Gen Roger J. Noble (Deputy Commanding General - North, United States Army Pacific) AUSTRALIA


Discussion / Questions and Answers


SESSION TWO – PREPARATORY SESSION FOR PARTICIPANTS


Chairperson

Dr. Sarala Fernando (Former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations) SRI LANKA


Group A - Diaspora Communities amidst Peace and Conflict
Presented by Brigadier J B Chaudhari India and Lieutenant Colonel P S S Sanjeewa RSP psc Sri Lanka


Group B - Technological Creativity: Challenges to Armed Forces Presented by Lieutenant Colonel CAB Tennakoon RSP psc IG Sri Lanka and Colonel Mohammad Aksar Khan, psc Bangladesh


Group C - Climate Change: Future of Warfare Presented by Brigadier Jonathan Beesley Australia and Colonel J Chipili Zambia

 


Group D - Leadership in Mitigating Violent Extremism. Presented by Colonel L C R Jayasuriya RSP psc Sri Lanka and Brigadier General Md Hasan Uz Zaman, afwc, psc Bangladesh


SESSION FOUR - EXPERT PANEL COMMENTS


 

CONCLUDING SESSION

 


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