Discussion on “Youth Engagement and Preventing Violent Extremism in Bangladesh” held at UAP


A discussion meeting titled “Youth Engagement and Preventing Violent Extremism in Bangladesh” was held at University of Asia Pacific (UAP) on Sunday, April 07, 2019.

The event was organised by UAP in cooperation with the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) and International Republican Institute (IRI). The purpose of this discussion meeting was to generate awareness among the students against effect of violent extremism.

Dr. Geoffrey Macdonald, Resident Program Director for Bangladesh, IRI and Air Cdre (Retd.) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury, Treasurer and Director, Directorate of Students’ Welfare (DSW), UAP presented papers, while Mr. ASM Ali Ashraf, Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Dhaka University, Mr. Sohrab Hassan, Joint Editor, The Daily Prothom Alo and Mr. Mohammad Humayun Kabir, Director General, BEI addressed the session as discussants. A lively Q&A session followed the presentations.

National Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury, VC, UAP and Engr. M. Abu Taher, Member, Board of Trustees (BOT) addressed the closing session as Special Guests.

A large number of faculty and invited guests were present on the occasion. A number of students from other universities of Dhaka area joined the programme.