Conference on “Quadrangulated Quandary” held at IUB

A daylong conference titled "Quadrangulated Quandary" was held at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at the university campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The event was organized by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) at IUB. Though quandary is a universal problem, GSG focuses on Bangladesh to illustrate the problems and prospects. Four tensions challenging policy-makers have been selected for analysis: globalization-localization; information and communications technological revolutions; gender; and the environment. The inaugural ceremony of the Conference took place in the morning. Prof. Milan [...]

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New Book in IUB Library

Professor Imtiaz A. Hussain, Head, GSG Program and Acting Dean of SLASS at IUB bestowed complimentary copies of the Book, “South Asia in Global Power Rivalry – Inside-out Appraisals from Bangladesh” to IUB Library on July 8, 2019 through an informal ceremony. Professor Hussain is the Editor of the Book while two other faculty members of IUB, Dr. A N M Shibly Noman Khan, Head, Department of HRM and Mr. Hossain Ahmed Taufiq, Lecturer, GSG Program are the significant Contributors. Mr. Muhammad Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian received the Book from the Editor and Contributors. Faculty members from SLASS and [...]

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Conference on “Quadrangulated Quandary” held at IUB

A daylong Conference titled "Quadrangulated Quandary" was held at the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the university campus in Bashundhara R/A, Dhaka. The event was organized by the Global Studies and Governance (GSG) Program of the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS) at IUB. Though quandary is a universal problem, GSG focuses on Bangladesh to illustrate the problems and prospects. Four tensions challenging policy-makers have been selected for analysis: globalization-localization; information and communications technological revolutions; gender; and the environment. The inaugural ceremony of the Conference took place in the morning. Prof. Milan [...]

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Quadrangulated Quandary

DESCRIPTION Policymakers increasingly face a quandary: not only to face tensions within each policy arena, but also selecting between competing policy arenas, given the typically limited annual budget made available. Though this is a universal problem, the GSG Program focuses on Bangladesh to illustrate the problems and prospects. Four tensions challenging policy-makers have been selected […]

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Prof. Dr. Imtiaz A Hussain

As Professor (Philadelphia University/Universidad Iberoamericana), Imtiaz Hussain created/taught wide-ranging International Relations courses, while opening the Global Studies & Governance Program in Independent University, Bangladesh. His 20-odd books include South Asia in Global Power Rivalry (Springer, 2019), North American Regionalism (Palgrave 2015), Evaluating NAFTA (Palgrave, 2013), Border Governance and the ‘Unruly’ South (Palgrave 2013), and Afghanistan-Iraq and Post-conflict Governance (Brill 2010); with articles in South Asian Journal (2018), Encyclopedia of U.S.-Latin American Relations (2012), Handbook of Global Security and Intelligence (2008), South Asian Survey (2008), Politics & Policy (2008), Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (2006), & Norteamérica (2006); [...]

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Dr. Marufa Akter

Dr. Marufa Akter is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Global Studies and Governance in Independent University, Bangladesh. She obtained a PhD in Political Science from University of Bremen, Germany and her dissertation titled: Women’s Political Participation in Bangladesh Parliament: A Case Study Analysis of Women’s Substantive Representation. She has obtained a Masters degree in Public Policy from Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany under DAAD scholarship. She also holds a Bachelor and a Master of Social Sciences degree in International Relations from University of Dhaka. She has attended a one-year graduate course [...]

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Dr. Md. Shanawez Hossain

Dr. Md. Shanawez Hossain is an Assistant Professor of Global Studies & Governance (GSG) under the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS), IUB since February 2021. Before that he was an Assistant Professor & Research Fellow at the Brac Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) Brac University and from 2015 to January 2021. And besides teaching in Masters in Development Studies (MDS) and Masters in Governance and Development (MAGD) program as the Head he led the research of the Urban Climate Change & Environment Cluster. He was involved with number of research projects related to governance, development, [...]

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Md. Ohidujjaman

Md. Ohidujjaman, Senior Lecturer, Global Studies & Governance (GSG) Program, School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (SLASS) at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), has been teaching for more than eight (8) years at the university level. He completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. Mr. Jaman has ample experience in carrying out different research projects of different national and international development organizations, including Save the Children, Plan International, Oxfam, Traidcraft-UK, Family Planning Association of Bangladesh (FPAB) and Agricultural Information Service (AIS)-Ministry of Agriculture. In these organizations, he has conducted several studies on [...]

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Hossain Ahmed Taufiq

Hossain Ahmed Taufiq was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, he is the Lecturer of Global Studies and Governance Program (GSG) in the Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB). Before joining IUB, Taufiq worked as a Research Manager of the Bangladesh Peace Observatory (BPO) project at the Centre for Genocide Studies, University of Dhaka. He was educated at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, and the University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland. He was the receiver of MacArthur MDP Fellowship. In last six years, Hossain gathered valuable qualitative and quantitative research experiences in Bangladesh, Rwanda, Lebanon, and Ireland. From 2012 -17, Hossain worked [...]

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