Dr Niloy Ranjan Biswas
Dr. Niloy Ranjan Biswas is an Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka. He has undertaken his studies at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA, and City, University of London, London, UK. In 2016, he completed his Ph.D. in International Politics from City, University of London. He was a recipient of the Fulbright Fellowship (2010-12) to pursue the second Master’s degree in Security Policy Studies at The George Washington University, Washington DC. In 2017, he successfully completed the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)-Resolve Fellowship to conduct post-doctoral research on community policing and its challenges in preventing violent extremism. In 2020, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group (CRG) offered him a visiting research fellowship to conduct an empirical study on Rohingya refugees and international protection mechanisms. Dr. Biswas has several academic and policy publications to his credit. He has written extensively on regional cooperation in Indo-pacific, South and Southeast Asia, deradicalization and preventing violent extremism, refugees and forced migration, and South Asian regional contributions to United Nations peace support endeavours. His most recent articles are published in National Security (VIF), Asian Journal of Comparative Politics, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, International Peacekeeping (Taylor & Francis), Journal of International Peacekeeping (Brill), Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BISSS) Journal and Mirpur Papers (Defense Services Command and Staff College, Bangladesh). Dr. Biswas is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Bangladesh University of Professionals. He frequently visits Bangladesh Foreign Service Academy, Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operations and Training (BIPSOT), National Defense College, Defense Services Command and Staff College, and Bangladesh Ansar & VDP Academy as a guest speaker and subject matter expert.