SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam

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Mohammad Tarikul Islam
Department of Politics and International Studies

Visiting Scholar

Name:
Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Biography

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 Development Programme Bangladesh for a period of seven years in different capacities. 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, Oxford Political Review and the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He has more than 35 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". Local Government, Human Security, Foreign Relations of Bangladesh towards Bhutan and Nepal, Politics of Migration, Environmental Governance, Climate Diplomacy and Disaster Management are the areas of Dr Islam research and teaching interest. Considering his scholarly contribution with 25 articles and 6 exclusive interview in a year, Kathmandu (Nepal) based popular English News Portal Khabarhub has honored Dr Mohammad Tarikul Islam, as one of the best thinkers/writers of this region, with the “Best Contributor” award for 2020. For his academic credentials, please visit the faculty page.