Dr. Lailufar Yasmin
Dr. Lailufar Yasmin is a Professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her research expertise encompasses a diverse range of topics such as secularism, religion and politics, maritime security, gender and conflict-related issues, Rohingya issue, and China’s rise in global politics. She offers courses on International Relations theories, nationalism and ethnicity, and gender and development. Dr. Yasmin has undertaken her studies at various renowned institutions such as the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has been a recipient of several prestigious fellowships such as the US Fulbright, the British Chevening, and the Australian International Post-Graduate Research Scholarship (IPRS).
Dr. Yasmin has also done fellowships on peace and conflict issues in various institutions across the globe, including the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK; the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China, as an Asia Fellow under the Ford Foundation Fellowship; the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS), Hawaii, USA as a FIPSS (Fellowships in Indo-Pacific Security Studies) Fellow; and Fellowship on Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship Programme, offered by Beyond Borders Scotland, under Scottish Government’s initiative. She has authored several publications on various topics, including the Rohingya issue and the Development of International Relations in South Asia. Her research interests include Bangladesh’s politics, economy and foreign policy, South Asian Affairs, China’s Rise, maritime security and the Indo-Pacific Region, and women’s participation in the UN Peacekeeping, among others.