Bangladesh has come a long way in the last 49 years. However, there are some issues that need reformulation — even reinventing — while going forward. With that in mind, Youth Policy Forum (YPF) launched its landmark “Road to Reforms” series on 18th July 2020 with a focus on the reforms required for Bangladesh in different pressing areas. The inaugural webinar was titled “Bangladesh’s foreign policy priorities in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic” and was organised in partnership with Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) and The Daily Star. This was followed by the second episode on 24th August, titled “Foreign Policy reforms: Academic Panel”, the aim of which was to gather insights of prominent academics regarding the reformulation of Foreign Policy in Bangladesh.
The esteemed panel consisted of Dr. Imtiaz Ahmed, Professor of International Relations, University of Dhaka and Director of Centre for Genocide Studies, and Dr Lailufar Yasmin, Professor of International Relations, University of Dhaka. The dialogue was moderated by Marjuk Ahmad, Deputy Lead of YPF Policy Advocacy.