Thursday, August 24, 2017

4 More Days to Inaugurate ‘Defence Seminar’ as Countdown Begins
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More than 91 foreign military and civil scholars are among those expected to attend the annual ‘Colombo Defence Seminar - 2017’, themed ‘Countering Violent Extremism: Global Trends’, during August 28 - 29 at the BMICH, according to the latest information reaching the Army Headquarters on Tuesday (22).

The seminar, to be attended by 800 participants, inclusive of 15 foreign and 12 local guest speakers, is to be ceremonially declared open by the Chief Guest.

To this-date, 22 Defence Attaches based in India, 10 Defence Attaches in Colombo and 42 foreign military delegates across the globe have signed up for participation, according to the Directorate of Training at the Army Headquarters, the chief organizers for the Defence Seminar confirmed. ...

This year’s meticulously-segmented Seminar sessions are expected to shed light on sub themes, ‘Violent Extremism’, ‘Countering Violent Extremism’, ‘The Role of Armed Forces in Countering Violent Extremism’, and ‘Mechanism to Counter Violent Extremism’ supplemented with topical subjects such as ‘Challenges and Dilemmas, National Perspectives - East Asia and West Asia’, ‘Role of Regional Organizations’, ‘Impact of Global Governance’, ‘Legal Implications’, ‘Intelligence Cyber Challenges and Strategies’, ‘Specific Tasks of Armed Forces and Civil-Military Relations’, ‘UN Strategies’, ‘Education Strategies in Internal Security’, ‘Public Diplomacy in Countering Violent Extremism’, ‘Balancing Hard Power and Soft Power’, ‘Role of Military in Global Governance’, ‘Empowering Communities to Counter Violent Extremism’, ‘Use of Fourth Generation Warfare to Counter Violent Extremism’, etc. ...

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