Ziaul Haque graduated in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2010. He also completed his MSc in Peace and Development Studies from the Linnaeus University, Sweden, in 2015 with a Swedish Institute (SI) Study Scholarship. He enrolled in INCM PhD Program at Kennesaw State because he wants to learn from the conflict resolution scholars at Kennesaw and receive hands-on methodological training on conflict research. He also would like to engage this advanced academic exposure in the institutionalization of conflict education in Bangladesh and contribute to the teaching and research capacity building of the Peace Studies Program in Dhaka.
His research interests include conflict resolution, conflict transformation and peacebuilding, negotiation, peace process, spoilers and cultural dynamics of conflict management.
His master’s dissertation at Linnaeus – Spoilers in the Peace Process of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) –tested the usability of an ‘analytical framework,’ drawn from the spoiler literature, in the CHT peace process of Bangladesh. He looks into how the debate on the conceptualization of multiple spoilers and complex subtle spoiling is relevant and applicable to the categorization of nonviolent spoilers and the complexity of less visible spoiling in that peace process.
Prior to his joining as a faculty member in Dhaka University, he worked in security think tank and coordinated, as being part of a team, an international training program on counter-terrorism capacity building.