Mr. Shafqat Munir, Research Fellow and Head of Bangladesh Centre for Terrrorism Research (BCTR) recently completed Fellowship on Indo Pacific Security Studies (FIPSS) at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. As part of the FIPSS fellowship, Mr. Munir completed the Advanced Security Cooperation (ASC 18-2) course at the DKI APCSS. ASC 18-2 brought together over one hundred participants from across South Asia, South East Asia, Northeast Asia, Oceania and the Americas to look at the intricacies of Security Cooperation.
The course included lectures, small group discussions and several exercises aimed at enhancing negotiation, decision making and strategic foresight. The participants included members of the armed forces and law enforcement agencies, government officials, diplomats and representatives of international organisations. As an Indo-Pacific Security Studies Fellow, Mr. Munir was part of a cohort which comprised of 8 fellows from 8 countries from think tanks, media and NGOs.
The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) is a U.S. Department of Defense institute The Center addresses regional and global security issues, inviting military and civilian representatives of the United States and Asia-Pacific nations to its comprehensive program of executive education and workshops, both in Hawaii and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. DKI APCSS educates, connects, and empowers security practitioners to build partner capacity, shared understanding, and networks to enhance stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. It is one of the Department of Defense’s five regional security studies centers.