Rupak Chattopadhyay, President of the Forum talks to a group in Yangon at the Myanmar Peace Centre.
Forum President Rupak Chattopadhyay delivered a public lecture at the Myanmar Peace Centre on 18 November 2013. Speaking to an audience of over 150 people, including senior leaders from all parties, Rupak Chattopadhyay emphasized uniqueness of each federal system and federalization as pragmatic response to prevailing political and social realities. He highlighted importance of the federalization as a means for to preserving national unity in diverse societies. The lecture was followed by a lively question period during which issues ranging from the protection of minorities, natural resource management to the role of armed forces in federal systems.