Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Mubashar Hasan

Full Time Faculty
Assistant Professor (On Leave)

Ph.D Griffith University, Australia

MLiTT,Aberdeen University, UK
M. Sc., Dundee University, UK

BSS (Hons)  University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Mubashar Hasan teaches Political Science in North South University (NSU). Prior to joining NSU, Dr. Hasan used to teach at the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. Dr. Hasan has published his research with world's  leading academic publishers inlcuding Oxford University Press, Sage, Taylor and Francis, Harvard University Asia Centre and Willey. 

Dr Hasan's expert opinion and interview about Bangladesh politics were published and broadcasted in BBC Bangla (TV and Radio), MSN, USA; Guardian, UK; Arab News and Saudi Gazette, Saudi Arabia; The Straits Times, Singapore; Asia Times, Thailand; Daily Mail, UK; The Standard Time, Hong Kong; China Post, China; Oman Observer, Oman, Times of India, Dawn, Pakistan and NDTV, India.

Dr. Hasan is an occassional reviewer of Journal of Asian and African Studies (Sage), Sport in Society (Taylor and Francis), South Asia Research (Sage), Australian Journal of Political Science (Taylor and Francis), Political Psychology (Taylor and Francis), LawAsia (TC Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland) and the Journal of Politics ( University of Chicago and Southern Political Science Association, USA).

Previously, Dr. Hasan has worked as  a journalist and public relations strategist. In 2010 and 2011 Dr. Hasan had overlooked severel highprofile national  campaigns supported by world's leading NGOs and International organizations. During this period, Dr. hasan was also responsible for managing external communication for Mrs. Rushan ara Ali MP, a British Labour Party politician when she was visiting Bangladesh. 

Peer Reviewed Research Articles

--Hasan, Mubashar (2017) Religion, Politics and Migration: An Analysis of Bangladeshi Boat People, South Asia Research (Sage), 37 (3) (Accepted-forthcoming)

-- Hasan, Mubashar (2017) South-South Migration, Security Risks and Violent Extrimism in Bangladesh in the Shadow of Globalization, India Quarterly (Sage), 73(3) ( Accepted- forthcomiing)

---Hasan, Mubashar (2015): Playing with Fire: Islamism and Politics in Bangladesh, Asian Journal of Political Science, 23(2): 226-241 (Taylor and Francis), DOI: 10.1080/02185377.2015.1040039 ( Co authored with Martin Griffiths)

---Hasan, Mubashar (2015) “Sport as a critique of politics: Everest climbing, nationalism and the failure of politics in Bangladesh.” Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought (Taylor and Francis) 5 (4): 540–552. DOI: 10.1080/23269995.2015.1004255

---Hasan, Mubashar (2014) Islamic Concept of Ummah and Transnational Networks of Political Islam in Bangladesh.” In Being Muslim in South Asia. Eds. Robin Bannerman Jeffrey & Ronojay Sen.pp 224-248. New Delhi: Oxford University Press

---Hasan, Mubashar (2014) “To What Extent Diplomats Influence Foreign Policy? Tony Blair’s Foreign Policy since 9/11 with Regards to Afghanistan and Iraq as Case Studies.” World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization. 4(1): 1-9. (Malaysia) (DOI: 10.5829/idosi.wjihc.2014.4.1.411)

---Hasan Mubashar (2014) “Islam, Islamism and Post-Islamism: Rediscovering Politics after the War on Terror.” Australian Journal of Politics and History. 60 (1): 110-124 (Willey) (DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12048) (co authored with George Crowder and Martin Griffiths ) ( this article was included in the reading list for a Master course in Globalization and world order in Aarhus University, Denmark, Kings College London and Florida State University, US) Hasan, Mubashar (2012)

---“The Geopolitics of Political Islam in Bangladesh.” Harvard Asia Quarterly. 14(1&2): 60-69. (Harvard University Asia Centre) Hasan, Mubashar (2012) “Historical Development of Political Islam with Reference to Bangladesh.” Journal of Asian and African Studies. 47(2): 155-167. (Sage)

--Hasan, Mubashar (2012) “The Concept of Globalization and How this has Impacted on Contemporary Muslim understanding of Ummah.” Journal of Globalization Studies.2(2). :145-159.

---Hasan, Mubashar (2011) “Political Islam and Democracy in Bangladesh.” South Asia Research. 31(2): 97-117 (Sage)

---Hasan, Mubashar (2013) ‘Religion and Politics in International Relations: The Modern Myth’, Politics, Religion and Ideology, 14(4): 581-583 (Taylor and Francis)

---Hasan, Mubashar. (2008). Transatlantic Open Aviation Area: A Template for a Globalised Civil Aviation Industry. Aerlines Magazine (Online Journal on Air Transport for Aviation Business Students and Professionals), 40(6): 1-4

Working Papers (Under Review)

--Religion-Politics, Migration and Trafficking: An Analysis of “Bangladeshi Boat” People

----South-South Migration and Security Risks: The Power of Bad Ideas in the Shadow of Globalization in Bangladesh

---The Genealogy of the Secular Nationalism (1947-1971) and the Crisis of Secularism in Bangladesha

Book (Non-reviewed)

Hasan, Mubashar (2012). Politics of Global Civil Aviation Industry. Lambert Academic Publications: Germany

Conference Papers

---“Religion and Politics in Bangladesh: A Post Western IR approach”, Pre-conference Event organized by the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 45th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, USA, October 19, 2016

----“ Media, freedom, state and Censorship in Bangladesh: The current scenario” Creative Industries in Asia, Bangkok University, Thailand, July 1-2, 2016

----“ Why Bangladeshis are leaving the country by boat?” International Symposium on South-South Migration, Griffith University, Australia September 24, 2015

---“Liberal Market Economy and Religious Intolerance: the case of Hindu minorities in Bangladesh”,G20 Interfaith Summit, at Crowne Plaza, Gold Coast,Australia November 18, 2014

---“Political Islam and Democracy: Broadening the Existing Framework” Oceanic Conference on International Studies at University of Melbourne, Australia, July 10, 2014

----“ Why has liberal democracy failed in Bangladesh” Griffith Asia Institute, Australia Seminar Series.

---September 11, 2014 “Ummah, Politics and State in Bangladesh”,Australian Political Studies Association Conference 2014. University of Sydney. September 29, 2014

Op-Eds (International)

--Challenges of Democratization in Bangladesh: The Global and Regional Dynamics, Academic Council on the United Nations System Newsletter. Issue 2. pp 7-9. Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada (2014)

---Responsible rhetoric is a crucial part of the anti-terror armouryThe Conversation, Australia

---Why Bangladeshis are Leaving the Country by Boats? Locating the Global Roots of a Local Problem,  Global Policy Journal, University of Durham, UK

----The International Politics of Bangladeshi “Boat people”,  East Asia Forum , Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

--- Political Islam in Bangladeshi Democracy. East Asia Forum, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

----An immovable object and an unstoppable force: the Uyghurs and Beijing. East Asia Forum,  Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University

--Indo-Bangladesh enclaves exchange: locating the meaning of the stateSouth Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Religious freedom with an Islamic twist: How the Medina Charter is used to frame secularism in BangladeshSouth Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

--Rock ‘n’ Roll, social change and democratisation in BangladeshSouth Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

--As governments gather for the Paris Climate Summit the effects of climate change are escalating in Bangladesh,South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

--Playing with Fire: Islamism and politics in BangladeshSouth Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

--Migration and Madrasahs: Stemming people-smuggling in BangladeshSouth Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

--Progress through pragmatism in the Indo-Bangla relationship,South Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

--Global political Islam in Bangladesh: past, present and futureOpenDemocracy, London, UK

--'Ascending' nationalism: the failure of politics and climbing Everest in Bangladesh,  OpenDemocracy, London, UK

--The Genealogy of the Secular Discourse of Bangladesh – A Second Reading to Bangladesh HistoryKafila, India

Op-Eds  (National English Newspapers)


-- Ramu assault: It is politics not, Bangladesh

 Deconstructing Discourse of Bangladesh Blogging, New Age, Bangladesh

--The advance of political Islam in Bangladesh- Part-1, Daily Independent, Bangladesh

The advance of political Islam in Bangladesh- Part 2, Daily Independent, Bangladesh

--Politics for Quality of Life:A new perspective for Bangladesh politicsThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--NATIONALISM AND BIMAN: When emotions defy market logicThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

-- Networking for global developmentThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--PRIVATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS:No longer an apathetic entity?The Daily Star, Bangladesh

--Fighting bigotryThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--Of Democracy and Media FreedomThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--Globalisation in Bangladesh: The School of Rock and the Soldiers of GodThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--Politics of news and legitimacy of news sourceThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--Modi and the illiberal IndiaThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--Tarique Rahman and liberal politics in BangladeshThe Daily Star, Bangladesh

--- All Hail the Leaders, Dhaka TribuneBangladesh

--  A Party without Vision Dhaka TribuneBangladesh

-- Jumping the GunDhaka TribuneBangladesh

--Merit-based political leadership: What lessons can we learn from Australia?Dhaka TribuneBangladesh

--Shadow of globalisation and rise of militancy The Financial Express, Bangladesh

--Brexit: Nationalism versus globalisationThe Financial Express, Bangladesh

--Bangladesh Bank and crisis communicationThe Financial Express, Bangladesh

--Beware of human traffickersThe Financial Express, Bangladesh

Op-Eds  (National and Regional Bengali Newspapers)

সাম্প্রতিক মৃত্যু মিছিল ইতিহাসেরই উত্তরাধিকার, Daily Ei Samay ( Calcutta and New Delhi, India)

বাংলাদেশ রাষ্ট্রের নতুন বাসিন্দারা, Daily Samakal ( Bangladesh) 

--Selected as a participant in the faculty training workshop on research, writing and publication at the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Centre for Bangladesh Studies, University of California Berkeley in 2016.

--Won a Travel and accommodation grant to present a paper on human trafficking in an one day international symposium on south-south migration at the Griffith Asia Centre, Australia September 24, 2015

---Won a conference grant from School of Govt and IR, Griffith University to present paper at Oceanic Conference on International Studies at University of Melbourne, 9-11 July, 2014

---Won a conference grant from Griffith Asia Institute to present paper at the Australian Political Studies Association Conference at University of Sydney, September 28- October 2, 2014

--Won Griffith University International Post Graduate Scholarship, VC Stipened Scholarship to study PhD in Grifffith University from 2011-2015

--Won School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University top up Scholarship for the period of 2012-2014

---Won Sheikh Hamdan Bin Al Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarship to study MLitt in Aberdeen university, UK

Doctor of Philosophy-- School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Australia (2016)

Master in Letters (MLitt) in Muslims, Globalisation and the West in Aberdeen University, UK (2009)

Master of Science (MSc) in Globalisation: origin, development and contemporary impact in Dundee University, UK (2008)

Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) in Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (2005)

Present Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University

Previous Positions
Adjunct Faculty, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh. 
Assistant Professor,  University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh

Research Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Social Research Trust
Research Adviser,  Bangladesh Institute of Social Research Trust
Adviser, Communication, National Board of Revenue, The Government of Bangladesh
Manager, South Asia Network of Economic Institutes, at the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies
Media and Communication Coordinator, Oxfam
Humanitarian Journalist,  IRIN News (
UK Correspondent,
News Producer and Fixer, BBC News

Introduction to Politics

MidWest Political Science Association, USA

Religion and Politics
Migration and Security
Globalization and Identity
Sport and Politics
Pop-Music and Culture
Civil Aviation Politics