Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman, PhD
Programme Coordinator & Research Associate (Democracy & Pluralities)

Mirza Zulfiqur Rahman is Programme Coordinator and Research Associate at the hbs Regional Office New Delhi. He is responsible for the Programme on Democracy and Pluralities and co-manages the Alternative Development Paradigms/Worldviews with a geographical focus on Northeast India. He also co-manages thematic coordination and research with hbs Dialogue Offices in Washington D.C, Brussels and Hong Kong.

He holds a PhD in Development Studies from the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, Assam. He completed his MPhil in Diplomacy in Disarmament and his Masters in International Relations from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; and his Bachelors in Political Science Honours from Hindu College, Delhi University.

His areas of interests include research on Northeast India, on transboundary water sharing and hydropower dams, roads and connectivity infrastructures, conflict and insurgency, peace building, development politics, migration and cross border exchanges. His research specialization is on border studies in Northeast India and transboundary water sharing and management issues between China, India and Bangladesh. He is committed to grassroots based alternative community work and development models. He is an avid photographer has travelled extensively in parts of Northeast India for research work.


T: +91 11 2696 2840
E: MirzaZulfiqur.Rahman@in.boell.org