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

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SHORT 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. 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".

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

Local Government, Human Security, Foreign Relations of Bangladesh towards Bhutan and Nepal, Politics of Migration, Environmental Governance and Disaster Management

AWARD

Best Writer Award 2020 from Nepal,

Considering his scholarly contribution with 20 articles and 5 exclusive interview in a year, Kathmandu (Nepal) based popular English News Portal Khabarhub has decided to honor Dr. Mohammad Tarikul Islam, as one of the best thinkers/writers of this region, with the “Best Contributor” award for 2020.


JOURNAL PAPER

COVID-19’s Impacts on Migrant Workers from Bangladesh: In Search of Policy Intervention, World Development, Journal of Elsevier, 2020.

World Development, Journal of Elsevier

Access to justice for marginalised rural victims across South Asia: Issues and challenges, South Asian Affairs ,

South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom 

Bangladesh and Bhutan: Fostering Win-Win Bilateral Relations,

ISAS, National University of Singapore 

Combating COVID-19 in Rural Bangladesh: The Role of the Local Government,

Insights, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS)

Bangladesh: Towards the localisation of Sustainable Development Goals,

South Asia (2020), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK

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.

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

Influx of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh: State of Human Security and Politics of Repatriation, International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Comparative Perspective, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom,

International Conference on the Rohingya Crisis in Comparative Perspective

University College London (UCL), United Kingdom

Talking on Rohingya Crisis: Concern over Human Security, Geo-politics, Diplomatic Endeavour and COVID Impact,

Offered at the Centre for Human Movement, Cambridge and it went on air by the Radio Candid, Nepal. 

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


BOOK CHAPTER

Special Publication of NUS on The COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on South Asia,

The Institute of South Asian Studies, the National Unviersity of Singapore (NUS) has collated papers on the COVID-19 outbreak in South Asia prepared by its researchers and invited scholars from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri-Lanka  into a Special publication in the form of special report. It offers a comprehensive coverage of the pandemic and its impact on the South Asian countries. Among other, it discusses issues relating to the economy, migration and remittances, tourism, public health and online battles.  


BOOK

Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh: Issues of Governance and Development from the Springer India ,

230 pages book. Status # Forthcoming 

Local Government in Bangladesh: Contemporary Issues and Challenges from Routledge ,

Forthcoming Textbook is consisting of 15 chapters. Contract signed ISBN provided.

Hardback: 978-0-367-54502-4 

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 


SEMINAR

Unlocking youth potential in research and teaching on local government in South Asia, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2020.

It's funded by UNDP Bangladesh to promote research and innovation pertaining to lcoal government in attaining SDGs. I did act as Coordinator to the series of 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


WORKSHOP

Better Assessment Better Response: Disaster Management,

United Nations in Indonesia 

Non-violence in the Context of War or Armed Conflict,

Kathmandu, Nepal 


OTHER

Local Government in Bangladesh must be empowered for effective Disaster Management: Dr. Islam,

Interview with English Dailies of Nepal 

Reinforcing local government for dispute resolution,

At Khabarhub, Nepal 

Citizen’s participation in local govt a must for sustainable dev in rural Bangladesh: Dr. Islam,

Interview with Kathmandu based English Dailies

Ensuring Health Security in Rural Bangladesh : A Paradigm Shift is Must,

Khabarhub, Nepal 

Rural Women in Local Government Affairs of Bangladesh,

Khabarhub, Nepal 

Interview with the English Dailies of Nepal (Citizen’s participation in local govt a must for sustainable dev in rural Bangladesh: Dr. Islam),

Extensive Interview with the English Dailies of Nepal 

Bridging Gap Between People and Local Government in Bangladesh,

@ Khabarhub (English Dailies of Nepal)

State of Social Security in Rural South Asia amid COVID pandemic,

Presented at the international E-conference on Impact of COVID-19 in rural South Asia and published by the Khabarhub, English Dailies of Nepal 

Economic Diplomacy and Sustainable Development: An Interplay,

@ Khabarhub, Nepal 

Participatory Development in Bangladesh: Governance Matters,

@ Khabarhub, Nepal 

UNHCR Resolution for Meaningful Repatriation of Rohingya Refugees from Bangladesh: How Far? ,

@ Khabarhub, Nepal 

How Bangladesh employs diplomatic endeavor for better Climate Change adaptation,

@ Khabarhub, Kathmandu, Nepal

Can Local Government make Community Policing functional in rural Bangladesh?,

@ Khabarhub, Kathmandu based English Dailies, Nepal 

State of Human Security in Rural Bangladesh amidst COVID Pandemic ,

@ English Dailies (Khabarhub), Kathmandu, Nepal 

Can BIMSTEC harness Regional Development in a true sense? ,

Khabarhub, English Dailies of Nepal 

Livelihood Opportunities of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh,

Khabarhub, English Dailies of Nepal 

Article for the English Dailies on Better Governance for Better Disaster Management: Bangladesh Perspective, 2020.

Khabarhub, Kathmandu, Nepal 

Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Governance and Development: Bangladesh Perspective,

Kathmandu based English Dailies

Bangladesh: In Quest of a Decentralised Local Representative Bodies, 2020.

Policy Paper published in URBANET, GIZ, Germany 

Bangladesh and Bhutan foster win-win bilateral relations: Dr. Islam, 2020.

Interview with Kathmandu based English Dailies, Nepal 

How UN defends global peace, prosperity amid COVID-19 pandemic?,

Khabarhub (English Dailies), Kathmandu, Nepal 

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka: Trade and Diplomatic Relations,

Kathmandu based English Dailies

Can BIMSTEC harness shared, accelerated development as a sub-regional forum? ,

The Business Standard, Dhaka 

Localizing SDGs is must for inclusive rural development in Bangladesh: Dr. Islam,

Interview with Kathmandu based English Dailies, Nepal 

COVID-19 and State of Preparedness for the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh,

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, University of Cambridge

Bangladesh-India Track II Diplomacy,

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement

Shaping Global Partnership for Combatting COVID-19,

Kathmandu based English Dailies 

Economic diplomacy is a must to boost Bangladesh-Nepal trade relations,

The Business Standard, Dhaka 

A global partnership is needed to combat COVID-19,

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi

Local govt can defend ‘access to justice for marginalized rural people’ in S Asia: Dr. Islam,

Interview with English Dailies, Kathmandu 

Mohammad Tarikul Islam , Time to shape global partnership for combating Covid-19,

The Business Standard, Dhaka

Repatriate Rohingya refugees with dignity: Dr Islam,

Interview with Kathmandu based English Dailies 

Bangladesh-Nepal Trade Relations: Influences of Economic Diplomacy,

Nepali English Dailies 

Analysing Viability of the BIMSTEC: Roles, Processes and Challenges,

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement 

Covid-19 and vulnerability of overseas Bangladeshis,

Nepalis English Dailies 

Bangladesh-Nepal Trade Relations: Influences of Economic Diplomacy,

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement 

Bangladesh's paradox of reopening its garment industry: Time to end dangerous working conditions,

South Asia Monitor, New Delhi, India 

Covid-19 and Vulnerability of Overseas Bangladeshis,

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement 

COVID-19 and State of Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh,

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement 

 

Interview with FORCE (Indian Defence Magazine),
COVID-19 Pandemic and the Search for Regional Cooperation in South Asia,

Nepal Institute for International Cooepration and Engagement, Kathmundu 

COVID-19 and Trump’s Halting of Funding to WHO,

Nepal Institute for International Cooepration and Engagement, Kathmundu 

Towards Localization of SDGs: Bangladesh Perspective,

The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

Local government in Health Services for the Rural Communities,

The Daily Independent

Bangladesh Foreign Relations with India and Sri Lanka,

The daily Independent 

Reinforce Local Government for Dispute Resolution in Rural Bangladesh,

The Daily Independent, Bangladesh 

Upazila Parishad Standing Committee and its Effectiveness,

The daily Independent, Bangladesh 

South Asia: An analysis of Bangladesh foreign policy,

The Daily Independent (Bangladeshi English Dailies)

Local Government in Sustainable Rural Development,

The daily Independent 

Round table on E-Governance for Accountable and Transparent Public and Private Service Delivery,

Organized by Save the Children and published by the Daily Star 

State of Health Security in rural Bangladesh,

South Asia Centre, LSE, UK

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 

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

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 


Academic Info

Institute: University of Cambridge , United Kingdom
Period:

Post-Doc Fellowship (visiting scholar) with research undertaking on Influx of Rohingya Refugees: issues of Human Security, Geo-politics and Diplomacy for Repatriation 

Institute: University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Period:

Visiting Research Fellowship at Oxford Department of International Development with Research on Local Government in Dispute Resolution: A Comparative Perspective

 

Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Period:

PhD from the Department of Government and Politics 

Institute: Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
Period:

Master of Social Science from the Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh 

 

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 Management, Publication, Donor Communication and Project Management)
Period: Seven years (2007- 2014)

Activity

Organization: Local Government-Centre for Social Harmony and Development
Position: Administrator (Founder)
Period:

Academic platform for attaining excellence in research and innovation on local government, human security and rural sustainable development. 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/416888995694608/

Organization: Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Position: Associate Member
Period: Continued from February 2020

https://www.humanmovement.cam.ac.uk/directory/mohammad-tarikul-islam

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