Senior Research Fellow

Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam is an Associate Professor of Government and Politics at Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh. He was the Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom in 2018. Professor Islam is also the Visiting Scholar of the University of Cambridge. Prior to joining University in 2014, Dr Islam was serving United Nations (UNDP) for a period of seven years in different capacities. Professor Islam had gained hands-on experiences while joining brief mission at UNDP country office in Indonesia, Nepal and China. In recognition of his persistent academic endeavor towards the causes and consequences of forced migration in Bangladesh with particular focus on Rohingya Refugees, the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement of the University of Cambridge is engaged Dr Islam as the Centre Associate Member. Dr Islam is the regular contributor to the South Asia Blog of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK and the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He has more than 30 publications to his credit mostly appeared in international outlet (Routledge, Elsevier, SAGE, Oxford, Springer, BJECC and so on). His edited book ‘Human Security, Peace and Development: South Asian Perspective’ was published from Kolkata, India in July, 2018. Dr Islam is currently engaged with the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University in USA as Affiliate Researcher. He has participated in number of lectures, seminars and workshops at Cambridge, LSE, SOAS and Oxford. Prof. Islam acts as Research Guide to different courses (SSC and ACAD) at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre. His article regularly appears in the Daily Star, the Daily Independent, the Financial Express, the South Asia Monitor (leading English dailies of South Asia) and the Nepal Institute of International Cooperation and Engagement.

His forthcoming books are ‘Local Government in Bangladesh: Contemporary Issues and Challenges’ from the Routledge and ‘Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh: Issues of Governance and Development’ from the Springer. Professor Islam is currently working with two young scholars from the University of Oxford and the University of Leeds in an edited book “COVID-19 in South Asia: It’s Impact on Society, Economics and Politics”. Dr Islam is recently appointed as an Honorary Fellow (Visiting Scholar) in the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London. He is the Editor of Oxford Transitional Justice Research (Journal and Academic Blog), Centre for Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford, UK. Local Government, Human Security, Foreign Relations of Bangladesh towards South Asia, Politics of Migration, Strategic Management, Environmental Governance and Disaster Management are major areas of his teaching and research.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Local Government, Human Security, Sustainable Development, Foreign Relations of Bangladesh towards Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka, Politics of Migration and Disaster Management


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