Dr Imtiaz Ahmed is Professor of International Relations and Director, Centre for Genocide Studies at the University of Dhaka. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Sagesse University, Beirut, Lebanon. He has authored, co-authored, and edited 33 books and nine monographs. Dr Ahmed heads several national and international projects and published more than 120 research papers and scholarly articles in leading journals and edited volumes. His recent publications are the following books: Women, Veiling and Politics: The South Asian Conundrum, edited (Dhaka: The University Press Limited, 2020); Civil Society, State & Democratic Futures in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Prothoma Prokashan, 2020); COVID-19: the otherside of living through the pandemic, edited (Dhaka: Pathak Shamabesh, 2021); and Rights, Rivers, and the Quest for Water Commons: The Case of Bangladesh (Berlin: Springer, 2021).