Imtiaz Ahmed is a Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for Genocide Studies at the University of Dhaka. Professor Ahmed was educated at the University of Dhaka, Carlton University, Ottawa, and the Australian National University, Canberra. He is also currently Visiting Professor at the Sagesse University, Beirut.
Professor Ahmed is the recipient of various awards and honours. He has been a fellow in the following institutions: Ford Foundation Fellow at the University of Oxford; Asia Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi; Rockefeller Fellow at the Rockefeller Foundation; Japan Foundation Fellow at the Yokohama City University; Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; and Foreign Policy Fellow at the University of Maryland and College Park.
He has authored, co-authored, or edited 18 books and 6 monographs. More than 110 research papers and scholarly articles have been published in leading journals and chapters in edited volumes. His recent publication is an edited volume titled:Human Rights in Bangladesh: Past, Present & Futures(Dhaka: University Press Limited, 2014). His forthcoming publication is People of Many Rivers: Tales from the Riverbanks (Dhaka: University Press Limited, i.p.).