About Us

The Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs [BCIPA]

The Bangladesh Center for Indo-Pacific Affairs (BCIPA) is a multidisciplinary international affairs research and academic platform devoted to studying and analysing the Indo-Pacific region. BCIPA has been founded by Professor Shahab Enam Khan, PhD, one of the esteemed faculty members of the Department of International Relations, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
Jahangirnagar University, founded in 1970 and situated in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, is a public research institution with very strong research facilities. It stands as the fourth largest university campus in the country, covering an area of approximately 697.56 acres. Remarkably, it is the sole fully residential university in Bangladesh and is renowned for its stunning beauty.

Our vision is to promote the idea of an inclusive and open Indo-Pacific that has been established in our Indo-Pacific Outlook, announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh on 24th April, 2023. We accommodate our vision in congruence with that of the Bangladesh Government in promoting a free, open, peaceful, secure, inclusive and diverse Indo- Pacific for the shared prosperity for all. To maintain that vision, our mission is to actively engage in scholarly discussions and public policy deliberations, addressing intricate geopolitical challenges and tensions among countries in the region. This involves conducting thorough research, fostering dialogues and meaningful interactions with key stakeholders, as well as offering training to both researchers and practitioners in public policy.

Furthermore, BCIPA advocates for gender equality within its team by maintaining an equivalent balance of male and female members among its staff and interns.

BCIPA is a research and academic platform focused on studying and analyzing the Indo-Pacific region. It was founded by Professor Shahab Enam Khan of Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh.

BCIPA's vision aligns with Bangladesh's government policy of promoting an inclusive, open, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific region. Its mission is to engage in scholarly discussions, address geopolitical challenges, and conduct research and training.

BCIPA advocates for gender equality within its organization by maintaining an equal balance of male and female staff and interns.