Sajib Bala, PhD
Sajib Bala, PhD Professor, Department of International Relations



Sajib Bala completed his Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSS) and Master of Social Sciences (MSS) degrees respectively at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. With his sound and strong academic background, Bala joined the Department of International Relations at Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer, where he presently serves as Professor. He was awarded the Monbukagakusho/MEXT scholarship by the Government of Japan. Thanks to the Scholarship, Bala successfully completed PhD degree from Hiroshima University, Japan. Dr Bala is the author of a book published by a world-class publishing house. To his credit, also go several articles published in peer-reviewed academic journals both at home and abroad. He has visited several countries and has participated (including presenting papers) at seminars and conferences in countries like the USA, the UK, Japan, China and India


Peace and Conflict Studies (particularly Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Agreement), International Politics, Refugee and Migration Studies (particularly Rohingya), Governance, Elections, etc.

All Publications



  • Bala, S. (2022). Politics of Peace Agreement Implementation  A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in Bangladesh. Palgrave Macmillan.

Journal Papers (Selected)

  • Bala, S. (2022). Citizenship of the Rohingyas: An Issue between Silence and Pronouncement. Journal of International Affairs, 24(1), 121–142. DOI:

  • Bala, S. (2022). Origin of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar: A Historical Analysis. BIISS Journal. 43(2), 205–221.
  •  Bala, S. (2018). Mapping Local Factions in the Peace Accord Implementation Process: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord in Bangladesh. Journal of International Development and Cooperation, 24(1 & 2), 25–33.
  •  Bala, S. (2013). Evolution of the Tamil-Sinhalese Conflict: The Sri Lankan Experience. Journal of International Relations, 4(4), 119–136.
  •  Bala, S. (2012). Role of Social Media in the Arab Uprising. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), 57(2), 267–283.

Conference and Seminar (Selected)

  • Paper presented on ‘Disputes over the Status of Peace Agreement Implementation: Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh’, at the 2018 Association for Conflict Resolution, Environment and Public Policy Section (ACR-EPP) Conference, hosted by George Mason University, United States of America, 2018. 
  • Paper presented on ‘Depicting Local Factions over Peacebuilding: A Case Study of the Peace Accord Implementation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh’, at the International Conference on ‘Restoring Peace: Building Post-conflict Societies’, hosted by Liverpool Hope University, United Kingdom, 2017.
  • Participated and awarded certificate from the International Network of Universities (INU) Student Seminar on ‘Global Citizenship and Peace’, hosted by Hiroshima University, Japan, 2016.



Professional Body Member (Selected)

  • Reviewer of Routledge-published journal Ethnopolitics, United Kingdom, 2021.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of International Relations (ISSN 2221-5743), Jahangirnagar University, 2020 and 2021.
  • Reader Identification Card (Member) of ‘Library of Congress’, United States of America, 2018–2020.
  • Facilitator, Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS 2017) Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, 2017. 



Sajib Bala, PhD

Department of International Relations
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Work Phone: +88 02224491045-51, Ext. 2555