dhaka university

Department of Political Science
University of Dhaka,

Prof. Aynul Islam

Prof Dr. Aynul Islam is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He leads the Microgovernance Research Initiative- a multidisciplinary research group established at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka.

The group primarily interested in microanalysis of conflict and governance, and concentrate on both the process of governance and how it impacts on local communities. The Department is a center of excellence for teaching and research in Dhaka University and started its journey in 1938. Department’s mission is to encourage graduates to think broadly, critically and internationally about the core areas of political and social sciences. The Department in general specializes on governance and conflict studies, political violence, and comparative politics.

Dr. Islam has been involved in the department and research group with various capacities of teaching, research, managing research projects and programs. His special focus is to study on the micro level dynamics of conflict and to investigate the role of local actors and their interactions in shaping violence, examining predominantly local and traditional institutions. The different chains of connectivity and the triggering factors of violent conflict are the main focus of his analysis.