Rashed Uz Zaman
1. Academic background
Doctor of Philosophy
Strategic Studies and International Relations
University of Reading, United Kingdom, 2007.
Thesis Title: Strategic Culture and the Rise of the Indian Navy
Thesis Supervisor: Professor Colin S. Gray.
Master of Arts Security Studies
University of Hull, United Kingdom, 2000.
Thesis Title: Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism: Real Dangers or False Alarms?
Master of Social Sciences Degree of: 1994 (examination held in ’96-97, degree received in ’97), University of Dhaka.
Subject : International Relations.
Achievement: 1st Class (4th Position)
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) Degree of: 1993 (examination held in ’94-95, degree received in ’95), University of Dhaka.
Subject : International Relations.
Achievement: 1st Class (2nd Position)
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC), Notre Dame College, Dhaka Board, 1990 (Science Group)
Achievement: First Division
Secondary School Certificate (SSC), Seroil Government High School Rajshahi Board, 1988 (Science Group)
Achievement: First Division with distinctions in four subjects
Georg Forster Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to pursue postdoctoral research at the University of Erfurt, Germany from 01.11.2009 to 30.01.2011.
H. B. Earhart Fellowship in International Security for pursuing Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading, United Kingdom, during the academic years 2004-2007.
Fulbright Fellowship for attending a summer school on United States’ Foreign Policy conducted by the Fulbright American Studies Institute, Walker Institute of International Studies, University of South
Carolina, United States of America, from 12 June to 26 July, 2003. British Chevening Scholarship for Master of Arts degree in Security
Studies at the University of Hull, United Kingdom, during the academic year 1998-1999.
Dhaka University Merit Scholarship for pursuing a Master of Social Sciences degree in International Relations at the University of Dhaka,
Dhaka, Bangladesh, during the academic year 1993-1994.
3. List of publications
“The Debt Issue Revisited”, Social Science Review, Volume XVI, No.1, 1999.
“The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention: The case of French Involvement in Rwanda”, Journal of International Relations, Volume 7, Nos.1-2, July-June 1999-2000.
“An Analysis of the Ethnic Problem in Central Asia”, Dhaka Viswavidyalay Patrika, Number -66, February 2000.
“The Weaponization of Terrorism: Real Danger or False Alarms?” Theoretical Perspectives, Volumes 7 & 8, 2000-2001.
“The Middle East Peace Process: Dialectics of Current Uprising, Israeli Politics and Power Relations”, Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Volume 46, Number 2, December 2001.
“WMD Terrorism in South Asia: Trends and Implication”, Perceptions, September-November 2002, Volume VII, Number 3.
“Study of International Relations: Is the Paradigm Shifting?”, Journal of The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Golden Jubilee Issue, Volume 47, Number 2 , December 2002.
“Kautilya: The Indian Strategic Thinker and Indian Strategic Culture”, Comparative Strategy, Volume 25, Issue 3, July 2006.
“Indian Strategic Culture and India’s Nuclear Policy”, Journal of The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Volume 53, Number 2, December 2008.
"Strategic Culture: A ‘Cultural’ Understanding of War”, Comparative Strategy, Volume 28, Number 1, January – March 2009.
4. Research interests
Theories of International Relations, International Security, Strategic Studies.
5. Contact information
Georg Forster Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Religious Studies,
Faculty of Humanities
Phone: 0049- (0)361-737-1613 (work)
Department of International Relations
University of Dhaka,