Short Bio of the Founder Chair


Professor Dr. Delwar Hossain

Delwar Hossain, PhD is Professor (deputation) of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and concurrently the Founder Chair (Honorary), IKR and Director (Honorary) of The Center for Bangladesh and Global Affairs (CBGA). Prior to that, he was the Founder Director of the East Asia Study Center, University of Dhaka. Professor Delwar was the Chair of the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka during 2009-2012. Delwar earned his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He did his second Master’s degree in Asia Pacific International Relations from International University of Japan (IUJ), Japan in 2001. Delwar earned his PhD in global and intercultural studies from Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan in 2007. Delwar was a Visiting Professor to the University of Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan during 2017-2019. Delwar received the prestigious Asian Development Bank (ADB) Award, Japan Government’s Monbukagakusho Award, Dean’s Award from International University of Japan during his academic career. He also received research fellowships from several funding agencies such as the University Grants Commission, CIDA, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Ford Foundation, Japan Foundation, and UNDP.

Delwar recently published books on COVID-19 Global Pandemic and Aspects of Human Security in South Asia: Implications and Way Forward (New Delhi, 2020) [co-author]; Bangladesh-East Asia Relations: Changing Scenarios and Evolving Linkages (The East Asia Study Center, University of Dhaka, 2019) [Editor]; Globalization and New Regionalism in South Asia: Issues and Dynamics (Dhaka, 2010) [author]. He has recently contributed chapters and articles titled as “The Dynamics of Bangladesh-India Relations: From a Paradigm Shift to a Challenging Era?”, in Amit Ranjan (ed.), India in South Asia: Challenges and Management, (Springer Nature, Singapore, 2019); “Unfolding Bangladesh-India maritime connectivity in the Bay of Bengal region: a Bangladesh perspective”, Journal of the India Ocean Region, (Taylor and Francis, 2019); “Multilateral Basis of Bangladesh’s Relations with East Asia: Initiatives, Interests and Challenges”, in Delwar Hossain (ed.), Bangladesh-East Asia Relations: Changing Scenarios and Evolving Linkages (Dhaka: East Asia Study Center, University of Dhaka); “Linking Maritime Security with Look East Policy: The Case of Bangladesh” in ASM Ali Ashraf (ed.) Intelligence, National Security and Foreign Policy, (Dhaka: BILIA, 2016); “Globalisation and Trade Cooperation in South Asia: Towards a New Regionalism”, in Pankaj Jha (ed.), Transitions and Interdependence: India and Its Neighbours (Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, 2015); “Rethinking Bangladesh-Japan Relations: Issues and Perspectives” in CR Abrar (ed.) Bangladesh in International Relations, 2012-2013 (BILIA, Dhaka, 2014); “Asian Community Building: Vision, Progress and Challenges”, (Yamaguchi University, Japan, 2017); “Tracing the Plight of the Rohingyas” in Imtiaz Ahmed (ed.) The Plight of the Stateless Rohingyas, (Dhaka: University of Press Ltd, 2010).

Professor Delwar regularly appears at Television Talk Shows on contemporary international and foreign policy issues as international relations analyst. He regularly writes op-eds and shares views in newspapers, magazines and online spaces.