Kawser Ahmed, PhD


Conference & Seminar

Selected Webinars/interviews/e-seminars/book launch

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  • 2022 – Keene State College, New Hampshire, Cohen Institute of Genocide and Holocaust Studies (summer institute)
  • 2021 – CDSN, 2022-year ahead conference, Role of military in disaster management. December, 1-3, Carleton University, Ottawa.
  • Conflict and Resilience Research Institute Canada (CRRIC) has organized more than 65 webinars and e-seminar on contemporary local and global conflict issues and transformation since March 2020. These are available in crric.org and www.bcbscanada.org
  • 2021 – Resource person, Geo-politics of Rohingya crisis, a certificate course organized by the Centre for Peace Studies in North South University, Bangladesh.
  • 2020 – Panel Speaker, Myanmar Election 2020: Impacts on Rohingya Crisis’, November 10th, 2020. Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh and South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG)
  • 2020 – Panel Speaker, at the International E-Conference on Connecting the Rohingya Diaspora: Highlighting the Global Displacement held on August 25-26, 2020. Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University, Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS), University of Dhaka, and ActionAid Bangladesh.
  • 2019 – Roundtable panelist: The Rohingya Refugees in Limbo: Repatriation and Resettlement, The Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID), 2019 Annual Congress of Humanities and Social Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 1-7, 2019.
  • 2019 – Lecture on Rohingya Crisis and its Implications. Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA), and Rohingya Refugees in Limbo: Repatriation and Resettlement, CASID Conference. 2019 Annual Congress of Humanities and Social Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 1-7, 2019.
  • 2019 – Panelist, presenter, Rohingya Voices in the Camps and Beyond, a BRAC organized workshop titled “Reflection on Rohingya Crisis: Since and Beyond” Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2019 – Lecture on Rohingya Conflict and Global Local Peacebuilding Avenues, BRAC University, James P Grant School of Public Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2019 – Lecture on Rohingya Conflict and its Security Implications, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • 2019 –Human Rights, Canadian National Security and the War on Terror. British International Studies Association (BISA), 44th BISA annual conference, London, UK. June 13-16, 2019.
  • 2018- MSSTA presentation on pedagogical intervention to counter radicalization in mainstream educational institutions in Manitoba, Canada.
  • 2018 – Peacebuilding projects as conflict transformation tools: a meso level perspective from Winnipeg. Canadian Peace Research Association (CPRA), 2018 Annual Congress of Humanities and Social Science, University of Regina, Saskatchewan, May 29-June 1, 2018.
  • 2018 – The Emerging Alt-Right Movement in Canada: A Perspective. A panel discussion on the Alt-Right Movement, March 15, 2018, organized by Etz Chayim, Winnipeg.
  • 2018 – Is Keeping Peace Enough? A Perspective from Four Protracted UN Peacekeeping Operations. March 1, 2018, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Building and Keeping Peace: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Canadian International Council (CIC), Winnipeg chapter.
  • 2018 – Post ISIS World Environment and Canadian Challenges: What Lies Ahead? 33rd annual J.W. Dafoe Political Studies Students’ Conference at the University of Manitoba. 24-26 January, 2018.
  • 2017 – The Changing Landscape of Violent Extremism (VE) in Bangladesh: A View from the Mezzanine. 2. Mitteldeutscher Südasientag 22. / 23. Juni 2017 in Halle, Südasien-Seminar des Orientalischen Instituts, Ludwig-Wucherer-Straße 2, 06108 Halle (Saale), Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften, Schillerstraße 6, 04109 Leipzig.
  • 2016 – Mobilizing Social Capital of Ethno-cultural Community based Organizations for Peace-Building in Winnipeg: Prospects and Problems. The Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration (CIIM) & Immigration Research West (IRW) Regional Symposium: Migration and Refuge in Western Canada. October 21-22, 2016, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 2016 – A Comparative Evaluation of Community-based Intervention Projects to Counter Radicalization with Special Emphasis on Canadian Initiatives. Confronting Terror in Canada and the United States: Domestic and International Dimensions, Colloquium Dates: February 24-26, 2016, Venue: University of Hawai`i at Mānoa.
  • 2012 – Islamicism and Canadian National Security Discourse: How Faith and Community Based Organizations can be Effectively Mobilized for Resolution of Social Conflict? The Muslim Perspectives on Peacebuilding Conference, organized by Claremont Lincoln University, the University of Southern California’s Office of Religious Life, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Center for Global Peacebuilding at Claremont Lincoln University along with local host South Coast Interfaith Council. October 12-13, 2012. (Presented)
  • 2012 – Twenty Years of UN Peacekeeping Operation to Resolve Western Sahara Conflict – What Lies Ahead? Presented in the Annual Congress of Humanities and Social Science -2012, (Canadian Peace Research Association-CPRA) Wilfred Laurier University-University of Waterloo, May 2012.
  • 2012 – Military Intervention as an emerging norm and can CSDP provide an effective platform for future military coalition? 3rd Annual York European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) Graduate Student Conference, 2012, York University, Ontario.
  • 2012 – Western Military Interventions – An Emerging Norm of International Conflict Resolution: Can Canadian Forces (CF) Transformation Be Able to Support Canada’s Leading Role in It? 10th CIPSS Annual Graduate Conference, on March 15th 2012, in Montreal.
  • 2011 – The Case of Sudan, 6th Annual International Crisis Management Simulation, jointly organized by the Centre for international and defense policy, Universitat Mannheim, the Atlantic Council of Canada and the European Recovery Program, 25-30 June, 2011, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.
  • 2011 – Religion Based Extremism is A Threat to National Security of Canada: A Critical Study on Its Transnational Nature with Immigrant Linkage. Canadian Political Science Association, 83rd Annual Conference, June 16–18, 2011 Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.
  • 2011 – The growing trend of indigenization of terrorism in Canada and a quest for indigenous response. Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS), University of McGill and University of Montreal, 9th Annual Graduate Conference held on April 15, 2011 in Montreal, ITHS.
  • 2010 – The roles of faith-based community organizations towards understanding of religious radicalization among groups with immigrant heritage and its peaceful reconciliation in Canada. Conference of Defense Associations Institute’s (CDA) 13th Annual Graduate Student Symposium, Canada’s Security Interests, held on 28 – 29 October 2010 Currie Hall, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario.
  • 2010 – Role of Sahrawi Women in resolving Western Sahara Conflict. Presented in Peace and Justice Studies Association –PJSA, seminar held in University of Winnipeg from 30 September – 02 October 2010.