International Webinar on the Blue Economy in the Post Covid-19 Era: Resilience Strategies for the Coastal States


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When: Dec 9 2020 - 5:00pm until Dec 9 2020 - 8:00pm

EWC President Dr. Richard R. Vuylsteke will speak at this panel event hosted by the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

Other panelists include:

  • Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, MP, Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Barrister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhury, MP, Honorable Deputy Minister of Education
  • Rear Admiral M. Khaled Iqbal, Vice Chancellor, BSMRMU
  • Rear Admiral (Retd) Muhammad Anwarul Islam, Adjunct Faculty, BSMRMU
  • Rear Admiral (Retd) Peter Gumataotao, Director, Daniel K, Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS)
  • Rear Admiral (Retd) Md. Khurshed Alam, Secretary, Maritime Affairs Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Ambassador Farooq Sobhan, Distinguished Fellow and Board Member, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute
  • Dr. Bonnie Irwin, Chancellor, University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, Executive Director, Regional Centre For Strategic Studies
  • Professor J. Scott Hauger, DKI APCSS
  • Professor Shawon Rahman, University of Hawaii at Hilo

The webinar is free and open to the public. Please register at:

It will also be featured live on the BSMRMU Facebook page

It will air in Hawaii on Dec. 9 from 5-8 pm and in Bangladesh on Dec. 10 from 9am - 12 noon.