Department of Politics and Government graduate student Mizanur Rahman presented a paper titled “State, Politics of Violence and Human Security in Bangladesh” at the Ireland India Institute conference on South Asia.  The conference was held on April 26-27, 2018 and hosted by Dublin City University.

Rahman argues that instead of rendering security, the Bangladesh state itself has become a source of insecurity to its own citizens. He further argues that being deprived of justice and “alienated”from the state structure, citizens either are joining the ruling party bandwagon or are being silenced through coercion. Consequently, greed and grievance have escalated contributing to the intensity of violence.

Rahman also participated in a workshop arranged for the graduate students where, among others, Priyamvada Gopal from the University of Cambridge, and Caroline Osella from the University of London spoke for the students.