Dr. Mohammad Tarikul Islam
Dr. Mohammad Tarikul Islam Associate Professor, Department of Government & Politics

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Mohammad Tarikul Islam, former UN (United Nations) Development Practitioner, 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. Dr. Islam is the regular contributor to the South Asia Blog of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. Prof. Islam has taught at Jadavpur University in Kolkata and Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu as guest lecturer for a while. He has more than 35 publications to his credit mostly appeared in international outlet (Routledge, SAGE, Oxford, BJECC and so on). His edited book on 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. Dr. Islam’s article regularly appears in the Daily Star, Financial Express  and South Asia Monitor (leading English dailies of South Asia).

RESEARCH INTEREST
Local Government, Human Security, Bangladesh in South Asia, Climate Diplomacy, Environmental Governance and Disaster Management

Journal Paper

Bangladesh–Nepal Trade Relations: Understanding the Influence of Economic Diplomacy

SAGE, India 

Rural dispute resolution in Bangladesh: how do village courts safeguard justice?

Contemporary South Asia, Journal of Routledge (Taylor & Francis)

Popular Perceptions about Village Courts: Bangladesh Perspective

Development Issues (working paper series), Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford.

Practices of Democracy in Local Governments in Rural Bangladesh

Journal of Local Governance, India

Influx of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and it's Consequences on Human Security

South Asian Affairs, South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science. 

Climate Change Diplomacy: A Reflection in the Context of Bangladesh

British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, London. 

Conflict Resolution and Civil Society: Experiences of Nepal

SAGE, India 


Conference Paper

International conference on Prospects and Challenges of Sustainable Development in Developing Countries held in Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

Received the best paper presenter award. More than 130 research papers were presented in two days long conference hosted by the Faculty of Social Science at RU from 19-20 July, 2019.

Role of Union Disaster Management Committee in Post-Disaster Response Management: Rural Bangladesh Perspective

 SAARC Disaster Management Centre, New Delhi

Paper also published in the journal of South Asia Disaster Studies, SAARC

Public Engagement with Research: Global Perspective

University of Oxford, UK

Capability Approach and Human Development

Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

South-South Cooperation

DFID and UNDP, China 

LSE-UC Berkeley Bangladesh Summit 2018

Ahead of Bangladesh Summit at LSE, top five articles on contemporrary issues of development with reference to Bangladesh were chosen by South Asia Centre. My article on Standing Committee of the Local Government was one of them. 

South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science(LSE), UK


Seminar

Political and Law of Democratic Transition: Discourse of Democracy and Development in Bangladesh

 School of South Asian Laws, SOAS, University of London

Liberty, Equality and Alienation

St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK

SDGs and Multidimensional Poverty Measurement: Methodology and Data Challenges

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK

South Asian Seminar

Centre of South Asian Studies, Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge, UK

E-Governance: Free, Open, Peaceful and Secure: Applying the UK's New 'Fusion Doctrine' in Cyberspace

Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, University of Oxford, UK

South Asia Seminar on Peopling Policy Processes? Methodological Populism in the Bangladesh Health and Education Sectors

South Asian Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, University of Oxford, UK

Constitutional Debate in the Contemporary World

Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK

Government needs to get better at Policy-Making

Martin School, University of Oxford, UK

Globalisation, Public Policy and Labour

Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK

Deciphering EU-China diplomatic relationship-building

Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK

Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge: Developing Countries Perspective

University of Oxford, UK

Rohingya Crisis: Diplomatic Endeavor of Bangladesh Government towards Peaceful Repatriation

Department of International Development, University of Oxford, UK. 

Understanding the Effectiveness of Union Parishad Standing Committee: A Perspective on Bangladesh

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK


Book

Human Security, Peace and Development: South Asian Perspective

Published by Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

The capacity of Cyclone Preparedness Programme and Flood Preparedness Programme volunteers for gender -inclusive preparedness and response

Publication of UN Women, Asia and the Pacific Region, United Nations.

Bangladesh Report 2013: Disaster Preparedness Response and Recovery

Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, Bangladesh Government 


Workshop

Better Assessment Better Response: Disaster Management

United Nations in Indonesia 

Non-violence in the Context of War or Armed Conflict

Kathmandu, Nepal 


Other

Health security in rural Bangladesh needs a bottom-up approach

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Bangladesh-India ties should be a multi-party, multi-stakeholder affair

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Rohingya refugees: Issues of security, geo-politics and repatriation

The Daily Independent, Bangladesh 

Rural Women and Democracy in Local Government in Bangladesh

LSE South Asia Blog

Role of MP in Local Government: Bangladesh Perspective

LSE South Asia Blog, United Kingdom 

Bangladesh China Strategic Relations: Critical Analysis

LSE South Asia blog 

Bangladesh-China relations have metamorphosed into a strategic partnership Informal Diplomacy: Reinforcing Bangladesh-India relationships

Two published articles reproduced by Indian Defence Review

Bangladesh needs paradigm shift in governance: Let local community lead and power social changes

South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Parliamentary standing committees in Bangladesh must be made effective

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Local bodies vital to ensure environmental security in rural Bangladesh

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Without decentralisation Bangladesh cannot have effective local government

LSE South Asia Centre, UK

Bangladesh and Bhutan: A strategic development partnership

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK

Bangladesh needs paradigm shift in governance: Let local community lead and power social changes

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India

India should support Bangladeshi diplomatic efforts to repatriate Rohingyas

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Bangladesh Studies at LSE Research Online

London School of Economics and Political Science 

Bangladesh, Bhutan have a strategic development partnership

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Without decentralisation we cannot have effective local government

The Daily Star (Leading English Dailies of Bangladesh)

Bangladesh-China relations have metamorphosed into a strategic partnership

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Disaster governance in South Asia: Regional collaboration essential

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Ensuring enforcement of environmental governance

The Financial Express (English dailies of Bangladesh)

Mainstreaming human security: Need for paradigm shift

The Financial Express (English dailies of Bangladesh)

Bangladesh should consider appointing a special climate-change envoy

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India

Bangladesh and Nepal must raise the level of their economic ties

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Informal Diplomacy: Reinforcing Bangladesh-India relationships

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

How we can strengthen local governance ?

The Daily Star, Bangladesh 

Cooperation or Interference: MP’s Role in Local Government

The Daily Star, Bangladesh 

Policy brief at Oxford Department of International Development

University of Oxford

Despite legislative and institutional arrangements, Bangladesh is struggling to improve environmental governance

South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science 

Health Security in Rural Bangladesh

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK. 

In quest of justice in rural Bangladesh

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK.

Cold Wave in Bangladesh: Consequences of Poor Human Security

Column in the Financial Express (popular english dailies of Bangladesh)

In quest of functional community policing

Column in the Daily Star (leading english dailies of Bangladesh)

How Can Bangladesh Utilize Human Security for Rural Development ?

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK

Are Bangladesh’s local government bodies democratic?

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK

How does local government cope with disaster in Bangladesh?

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK

Climate negotiations: How does Bangladesh fare?

South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK


Academic Info

Institute: University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Period: Trinity Term 2018

Visiting Research Fellowship

Oxford Department of International Development  (ODID)

(Research on Local Government in Dispute Resolution: A Comparative Perspective)

 

Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Period: 2012-2018

PhD on Role of Bangladesh Government in Disaster Risk Reduction (evaluating the legal and instituational affairs of Bangladesh Government in DRR)

Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Period: 2007

Masters in Government and Politics

(Dissertation on State of Human Security in Rural Bangladesh: Understanding the Role of Local Government)

Department of Government and Politics

 

Experience

Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor in Government and Politics
Period: 30 June 2019 to the date
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor in Government and Politics
Period: 30 January 2017 to 29 June 2019
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer in Government and Politics
Period: 9 August 2014- 29 January 2017
Organization: United Nations Development Programme
Position: Development Practitioner (Research, Knowledge and Project Management)
Period: seven years (2007- 2014)

Activity

Organization: Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Position: Research Guide
Period: May, 2019 to the date
Organization: United Nations Development Programme and Center for Governance Studies, Jahangirnagar University
Position: Coordinator (UNDP Research Fellowship for Graduate Students)
Period: January, 2019 to the date
Organization: LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science) Consultancy Team working with Bangladesh’s urban local governance
Position: Honorary Local Government Expert
Period: January-March 2018
Organization: Bangladesh Scouts
Position: Guest Trainer ( leadership, strategic planning, communication and disaster management)
Period: 2018 continued
Organization: Oxford Human Rights Hub
Position: Network Member
Period: May 2018 to the date
Organization: United Nations Solution Exchange Network- CDRR
Position: Expert Contributor
Period: 2013 to the date
Organization: Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Position: Guest Lecturer in the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies
Period: December 2016
Organization: Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India
Position: Visiting Lecturer in the Department of International Relations
Period: February 2016
Organization: George Mason University, USA
Position: Affiliate Researcher (distance Mode)
Period: 2016 to the date

Contact

Dr. Mohammad Tarikul Islam

Associate Professor
Department of Government & Politics
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +88 01716812265
Work Phone: +88 01716812265
Email: t.islam@juniv.edu , tarikislamju@gmail.com