Mr. Shafqat Munir, Head of Bangladesh Centre for Terrorism Research (BCTR) and Research Fellow recently visited Germany as part of a delegation of the Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT). The delegation visit started with a conference on Indo Pacific vision at the Max Weber Institute for Sociology in Heidelberg University where Mr. Munir was also a speaker. Subsequently the delegation met senior officials in Berlin at the German federal parliament the Bundestag and the Federal Foreign Office. They also visited major German think tanks such as SWP and GIGA and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. During this visit Mr. Munir also spoke to DW TV on the threat of terrorism in South Asia.
It may be mentioned that BIPSS is one of the founder members of COSATT. Supported from its inception by the KAS, COSATT has emerged as one of the most pivotal epistemic communities in the South Asian region.