Full Time Faculty
Senior Lecturer (On Leave)

M. A. in Global Communication, specialization in Public Diplomacy, The George Washington University, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: saimum.parvez@northsouth.edu, saimumparvez@gmail.com
Office: NAC 915

Curriculum Vitae

Md Saimum Parvez is a Senior Lecturer at the department of Political Science and Sociology, NSU.


He started his career as a Journalist. After working 4 years at local and international media, such as Bangla Vision and BBCWST, he changed his career path and joined the department of International Relations at University of Chittagong as a lecturer in 2010.

He completed his M.A. in Global Communication with a concentration in Public Diplomacy from Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA under the Fulbright scholarship program. Before that, Saimum completed his first M.A. degree in International Relations from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

His reserach interest includes media and politics, public diplomacy, and violent extremism.
Book Chapters

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Bangladesh, (2016, Routledge
Handbook of Contemporary Bangladesh, Routledge, New York and London
“National Identity, Social Movement and Media in Bangladesh”, (2016) accepted for the
forthcoming “Identity and Culture in Bangladesh”, University Press Limited (UPL), Dhaka

Journal Articles

Taming the Persians: US Public Diplomacy and Iran”, (2011) Vol-01, Issue-01, October 2011,
Jindal Journal of International Affairs, Jindal School of International Affairs, New Delhi, India
(Co-authored with Mahammad Sajjadur Rahman)
Is Freedom a Click Away? New Media, Democracy and the Arab Spring”, (2010) Journal of
Identity, Culture and Politics an Afro-Asian Dialogue, Vol.-11, Number-1, July 2010 (Coauthored with Saima Ahmed).
This journal is a biannual publication of International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Council for
the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal.
Public Diplomacy in Twenty First Century: Changing Dimensions and New Realities, (2009),
Vol- xxvii, , Journal of Social Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (Co-authored with
Azmal Mahmud Khan)

Thesis

“The Press, National Identity, and the Shahbagh Movement: The Contemporary Politics of
Bangladesh”, (2015) M.A. Thesis, The George Washington University, published and
disseminated by Proquest ETD publication, USA

Fulbright Grantee (2013-2015) from the Department of State, USA
 High Achieving Fellowship (2013-2015) from the Elliott School of International Affairs, The
George Washington University
 Graduate Mentor (2014-2015) from the Elliott School of International Affairs, GWU
 Merit Scholarship (2008) from the University of Dhaka for securing First Class 2nd position in the
Master’s Program

The George Washington University
Washington DC, USA
M.A. in Global Communication 2013-2015
Thesis Title: The Press, National Identity, and the Shahbagh Movement:
A Study of the Contemporary Politics of Bangladesh
(Supervisor: Professor Catherine Bailard)
Elliott School of International Affairs

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
M.S.S. in International Relations 2006-2008
B.S.S. Honors in International Relations 2001-2005

North South University 09/2015 - Present
Senior Lecturer
Department of Political Science and Sociology
Bashundhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh

University of Chittagong

Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations 05/2012- 07/2013
Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
Lecturer, Department of International Relations 02/2010 04/2012
Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh
Courses Taught:
Nationalism and Ethnic Identity, History of International Relations, Politics of Globalization, Gender and
Development, Bangladesh in International Affairs, and Theories of International Relations



BBC World Service Trust
Assistant Producer 05/ 2009 – 01/2010
BBC BUZZ, BBCWST Dhaka Office
Dhaka- 1212, Bangladesh

Oxfam International 
11/2008 – 04/2009
Communication Officer
Amar Odhikar Campaign (AOC)
A project of Oxfam International at Dhaka, Bangladesh

Bangla Vision TV Channel 
01/2005 – 10/2008
Reporter/ Planning Editor
Shamal Bangla Media Limited
Noor Tower, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
POL 101 : Introduction to Political Science
INT101 :  Introduction to International Relations
Media and Politics
Public Diplomacy
Nationalism
Violent Extremism

Full Time Faculty
Senior Lecturer (On Leave)

M. A. in Global Communication, specialization in Public Diplomacy, The George Washington University, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: saimum.parvez@northsouth.edu, saimumparvez@gmail.com
Office: NAC 915

Curriculum Vitae