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

Dr. Mahbubur Rahman

Full Time Faculty
Professor & Chair DHP

Ph. D. in Political Science , Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, USA

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2106
Office: NAC

Curriculum Vitae

Brief profile

Dr. Mahbubur Rahman is a Professor of Political Science and former Chair of the Department of Political Science and Sociology at North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Previously, he taught at York College of the City University of New York (CUNY), Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and Jahangirnagar University (JU), Savar, Dhaka. He specializes in comparative politics and has special interest in election studies, refugee studies, religion and politics, and preventing/countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Prof. Mahbub has contributed  chapter on “Electoral Governance” to the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance (Springer, 2018). He has also coauthored two books—Democracy and Development: Contemporary Issues in Bangladesh and Towards National Consensus in Bangladesh, and published several book chapters and over a dozen articles in peer reviewed journals. Among his latest publications is “Developing Counter-Narrative for De-radicalization in Bangladesh: Issues and Challenges,” in Radicalization in South Asia: Context, Trajectories, and Implications, eds. Hasan, Isezaki and Yasir. (SAGE, 2019). Professor Mahbub earned his doctorate in political science from Clark Atlanta University, USA and received a number of scholarships/fellowships including Fulbright Scholarship. 


  • Fulbright Scholarship     Awarded by:  J. William Fulbright International Fellowship Program, Washington, DC.,                                          September 1993 - August 1996.    
  •  Teaching Assistantship   Awarded by:  Political Science Department, Clark Atlanta University, 1995-1996.  
  •  Research Assistantship   Awarded by:  Political Science Department, Clark Atlanta University, 1996-1999.
  • Faculty Research Grant    Awarded by:  Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1989-1990,                                              1990-1991 & 1991- 1992.    
  • Ph. D.  in Political Science, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 2007, GPA 3.81
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Sociology, North South University, 2012-2015
  • Assistant Professor (Part-time), Department of General and Continuing Education, North South University, 2011-2012
  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Business, Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB), 2011-2012.
  • Assistant Professor (Adjunct), Political Science Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences, York College, City University of New York, 2008-2010.
  • Lecturer (Adjunct), Political Science and Cultural Diversity Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences, York College, City University of New York, 2005-2008.
  • Assistant Professor,  Department of Government and Politcs, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, 1990-1993
  • Lecturer, Department of Government and Politcs, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, 1988-1990


  • Research Associate, Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka.
  • POL 101: Introduction to Political Science
  • HIS 103:  Emergence of Bangladesh
    • Teachable courses:
    • Comparative Politics:  Introduction to Political Science;  Theories of Democratic Transition; Electoral Politics and Democratization Process; Comparative Political Systems; Politics in South Asia and the Middle East; The Challenge of Political Islam
    • Political Theory: Introduction to Political Theory; History of Political Thought; Political Ideologies
    • Public Administration: Introduction to Public Administration; Bangladesh Public Administration
    • International Relations: Non-state Actors in World Politics; Religion, Fundamentalism and International Relations; Politics and Development in South Asia; Issues and Reforms in Middle Eastern Politics

Member, American Political Science Association

  • Democracy and development, electoral governance, political Islam, secularism, intra-party democracy, factional politics, and Muslim integration in the West