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  • University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh House 56, Road 4/A, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1209
  • Masters in Development Practices, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia

    MSS in  International Relations, Faculty of Social Science University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 

    BSS in International Relations, Faculty of Social Science University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 

Areas of Interest
International political economy, Global politics, Environment and ecology, Development , Philosophy, Human behavior  

Rigan Chakma

Senior Lecturer


He has extensive field research experience both nationally and internationally. He has worked with the Refugee Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU), Dhaka University, since beginning my studies. From 2010 to 2013, He has three years’ experience working with the Institute of Governance Studies (IGS), BRAC University, currently BRAC Institute of Governance and Development. He did three months of intensive field research in remote areas of Indonesia including Bali, Nusa Panida, North Sulawasi and Gorontalo with James Cook University Australia. He has presented papers and participated in many international conferences. Currently, He is teaching Global Political Economy, Sociology and Bangladesh Studies at the University of Liberal Arts (ULAB) and am a member of the Research Committee. He also assist in organising seminars under the General Education Department.

Research & Awards

Currently doing research on “Discrimination faced by minority entrepreneurs in Bangladesh; awarded research grant by ULAB.

Scholarships and Awards: 
2013 – 2014 Australian Development Award, AUSAID, Australia Description
Earned2 years Masters scholarships including tuition fees, living allowance, health insurance, thesis allowance, Dissertation field work, international and local travel and relocation cost



Book Chapters 
 2012 Chakma, R., Hamid, R. and Oldham, T. (2012) A history of urban 
governance of Dhaka city. State of cities, Dhaka: Institute ofGovernance studies, Brac University. 
 Link: http://www.igs-bracu.ac.bd/research/state-of-cities  2011 

Arifeen, N., Chakma, R. and Haque, K. N. H. (2012)Ngo as drivers of policy change: between policy autonomy and external influence. State of governance in Bangladesh 2010-2011, policy, influence, ownership. Institute of Governance studies, Bracuniversity.   Link: http://www.igs-bracu.ac.bd/research/s

Working Papers  2013 KaziNurmohammadHossainulHaque, Faiz Ahmed Chowdhury& RigaChakma, Series no-17, July 2013. Civil Society Organisations in ClimatChange Adaptation: Paani Committee’s Movement for Tidal RiveManagement in South-west Bangladesh, Institute of GovernancStudies, BRAC University, Dhaka,

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

emk Since March, 2018, the University of ​Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) is associated with the EMK Center as its management partner along with the American Center of U.S. Embassy Dhaka.