Professor Tatsuo Yamane (Right) seen delivering the Lecture
BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University organised a Public lecture on Security Governance for Conflict Prevention by Professor Tatsuo Yamane at the BIGD Conference Room on 1st July, 2015. Tatsuo Yamane is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University, Japan. He also serves as a research fellow in the Institute for Peace Science Hiroshima University (IPSHU).
In his lecture, Professor Yamane shared the institutional mechanism between Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) in West African Region on conflict prevention. Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman, the Executive Director of BIGD moderated the lecture session. Followed by the lecture, BIGD Researchers and Staffs participated in an interesting Q/A session with Professor Yamane.
Dr. Minhaj Mahmud, Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman(From left to right) with the listeners at the event
Among others, the lecture was also attended by BIGD Head of Research Dr. Minhaj Mahmud; Mr. Tsuyoshi Hikita and Ms. Masako Saito, both the Second Secretaries, Mr. Shohei Souoda, Researcher, of the Embassy of Japan in Dhaka respectively; Dr. Jashim Uddin, Senior Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) were present. The public lecture session was concluded with the speech of Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman followed by Iftar.

Mr. Yamane’s main areas of interests are International Relations on international peace and security studies, especially on armed conflicts and peace building.