The Mahbub ul Haq Award was originally introduced by RCSS in 2000 as part of the Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Project in Asia. Named after a distinguished South Asian whose vision made the UN Human Development Report a landmark of the international developmental discussion, the award encourages two young South Asian scholars of two different nationalities to work together on a common project, bringing their diverse interests and background to bear on a study.
The objective of the award programme is to provide opportunities for intensive research with specific focus on non-traditional security issues at national, regional and sub-regional level. The programme seeks to facilitate in-depth research focused on current and emerging issues of South Asia strategic and international interests coupled with a problem solving approach. A related objective is to promote collaboration and networking among individuals and institutions within and between countries, regions and sub-regions of South Asia. The long-term objective of the programme is to facilitate expertise and capacity building among individuals and institutions in coping with challenges of non-traditional security.
Many recipients of the MUH Awards have gone on to establish themselves as intellectual leaders in their respective fields and are recognized as people who have the potential to shape opinions in the coming years. Furthermore the Awards have been useful in opening doors to young people and providing them the exposure they need to establish themselves in their respective fields. As the areas of research conducted tend to be on topical issues, these reports have also attracted the attention of policy makers in the region.
Publication and Award Recipients
- Connectors and Dividers: The Challenges and Prospects for Conflict Transformation in Kashmir and Sri LankaShewta Singh Assistant Professor- Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences at the South Asian University Marie Nissanka PhD Candidate-National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago, New Zealand 2015 […]
- Nuclear Learning in South Asia: The Level of AnalysisRabia Akhtar and Debak Das 2015 […]
- Developing Democracies, Counter-Terror Laws and Security, Lessons from India and Sri LankaN.Manoharan Senior Fellow & Head, Internal Security Programme, Vivekananda International Foundation, New Delhi; Dayani Panagoda National Technical Advisor attached to the GIZ/FLICT/Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration in Sri Lanka 2013 […]
- Extremism in Pakistan and India: The Case of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Shiv SenaExtremism in Pakistan and India: The Case of the Jamaat-e-Islami and Shiv Sena Zahid Shahab Ahmed PhD Candidate-University of New England (Australia) Rajeshwari Balasubramanian Associate Consultant- Child Rights and You (CRY,India) 2010 […]
- Democracy as a Conflict Resolution Model for Terrorism: A Case Study of India and PakistanDemocracy as a Conflict Resolution Model for Terrorism: A Case Study of India and Pakistan Sasmita Tripathy PhD Candidate- Centre of West Asian Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, India Saeed Ahmed Rid PhD Candidate- Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK 2010 […]
- Understanding Suicide Terrorism and Bangladesh and Sri LankaUnderstanding Suicide Terrorism and Bangladesh and Sri Lanka S.Y Surendra Kumar Lecturer- Department of Political Science, Bangalore University, India Mostafa Mahmud Naser Assistant Professor- Department of Law, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh 2010 […]
- Maritime Cooperation between India and Sri LankaMaritime Cooperation between India and Sri Lanka Adluri Subramanyam Raju Honorary Academic Fellow at the Indo-American Centre for International Studies, Hyderabad S.I.Keethaponcalan Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science and Public Policy, University of Colombo 2006 […]
- Indo-Pak Conflicts Ripe to Resolve?Indo-Pak Conflicts Ripe to Resolve? Rizwan Zeb Research Fellow, Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan Suba Chandran Assistant Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India 2005 […]
- Small Arms and the Security Debate in South AsiaSmall Arms and the Security Debate in South Asia Salma Malik Lecturer, Department of Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Mallika Joseph Assistant Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi 2005 […]
- Globalization and Multinational Corporations in South Asia: Towards Building a Partnership for Sustainable DevelopmentGlobalization and Multinational Corporations in South Asia: Towards Building a Partnership for Sustainable Development Arjun Bhardwaj Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan Delwar Hossain Assistant Professor, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 2001 […]
- Governance in Plural Societies and Security : An OverviewGovernance in Plural Societies and Security : An Overview Uttam Sen Assistant Editor, Economics Times and Deccan Herald Ayesha Siddiqa –Agha Independent Defence Analyst 2001 […]
- Defence Expenditure in South Asia: India and PakistanDefence Expenditure in South Asia: India and Pakistan P R Chari Co-Director, Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi, India Ayesha Siddiqa-Agha Independent Defence analyst 2000 Full text here […]
- Defence Expenditure in South Asia: Bangladesh and Sri LankaDefence Expenditure in South Asia: Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Abrar R Chowdhury Professor, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Frank de Silva Member, Sri Lanka Institute of Strategic Studies (SLISS) 2000 Full text here […]
- Defence Expenditure in South Asia: An OverviewDefence Expenditure in South Asia: An Overview Jasjit Singh Director, IDSA, New Delhi, India Pervaiz Iqbal Cheema Professor, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2000 Full text here […]