Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


A.S.M. Mostafizur Rahman (Meah Mostafiz)

Room: SAI R 415
Tel.: +49 6221 54-8920
Office Hours: upon arrangement


Senior Research Assistant and PhD Candidate

Current research involvement

Global Governance - "Rethinking Stakeholder Participation: India - Bangladesh Comparative Case Study"


Research Fields / Interests

International relations, comparative politics, governance, development and Peace.


  • Since winter term 2016/2017: PhD-Candidate at the Department of Political Science, Heidelberg University, South Asia Institute-SAI.
  • 2012- 2014: MA in Peace and Conflict Studies (with 'excellent' grade), European Peace University, Stadtschlaining, Austria.
    Title of MA thesis - "The Contribution of Development Aid to Peace Building - A Case Study of Swedish Aid".

Conferences and Workshops

October 2015:
Participation and Presentation, Ph.D. course entitled: "Governing the Asian Giants; Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development in China and India" at SUM/Oslo Academy of Global Governance, Oslo University.

June 2014:
Participation and Presentation, South Asian Research Conference, at Lund University/SASNET, Sweden

May 2015:
Participation and Presentation, International Conference, at Lund University Sweden/SASNET Sweden.

Grants and Awards

European Peace University - EPU Austria, MA scholarship. 2012-2014.

Dutch government fellowship - Radio Netherlands Training Centre

International Course Journalism & Good Governance - International Certificate Course - January to April 2010

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - SIDA fellowship - Kalmar University/FOJO Media School - International Diploma in Journalism & Democracy - May/June 2009


2010 (October) - 2011(March): Public Affairs Intern, International Criminal Court-ICC, The Hague, Netherlands

2011 (April) - 2012 (January): Volunteer, American Red Cross, NC, USA

2004 - 2010 - TV Journalist, Channel-i News, Chittagong, Bangladesh.


Book :

Mostafiz, Meah. 2016. "Development Aid and Positive Peace".

Conference Papers:

Mostafiz, Meah. 2015. " Rural India: Sustainable Development, from Poverty to Empowerment". SUM Research School, Oslo University, Norway.

Mostafiz, Meah. 2015. "Killings and Torture on the Bangladesh-India Border, Impacts and Their Effect on the youth of Bangladesh: a Discourse on Structural Transformation of India - Bangladesh Border Relations'. SASNET/Lund University, Sweden.

Mostafiz, Meah. 2014. "The rise of Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh and Women empowerment". Lund University/ SASNET - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) at Copenhagen University.

Academic Papers:

Mostafiz, Meah. 2013."Syrian Conflict; Dilemmas and Challenges in Peaceful Settlement". Published on Social Science Research Network, NY, USA.

Mostafiz, Meah. 2013. "Climate Induced Conflict in Bangladesh".

Mostafiz, Meah. 2015. "Peace Journalism - A Global Debate."

Mostafiz, Meah. 2014. "Post conflict state building: Rwanda a case study".

Mostafiz, Meah. "Discrimination against women in Bangladesh" . 2015. Social Science Research Network,NY USA,

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