Terrorism in the Wave of Islamic State

Terrorism in the Wave of Islamic State

/ Faculty of Social Sciences
Department of Criminology
Room No.: 1025, Arts Building (Ground Floor)
University of Dhaka
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh



Terrorism in the Wave of Islamic State

Conference Date: January 7-8, 2017

Abstract Submission Deadline: November 12, 2016

E-mail for Abstract Submission:

Venue:University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Organized by: Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka

Terrorism, at present is a worldwide issue of common concern because of its reaction and affect disturbing world peace and security in general. Installing terror among the masses and governments alike, to gain any political, economical or strategic objective has been the central modus operandi for many extremist groups. The birth and rise of ISIL in different Islamic states deteriorated the situation that ultimately requires wide investigation on the dynamics, perspectives and motivations of terrorism in different Islamic cultures.Whether directed by IS leadership, enabled, inspired or even linked erroneously, each recent attack has put the terror group in the headlines. Bangladesh, being a comparatively secular jurisdiction with a Muslim majority, has to fight with forces representing international and domestic terrorist and extremist groups for the last few decades. However it recently has faced a new pattern of religious terrorism through Gulshan Attack on 1 July andSholakia Eid congregation 2016 where a number of misguided young men from highly educated and rich family are involved in hostage and killings of foreigners and nationals in a restaurant in the earlier incident. Certain political analysts warn that there is a vested interest group that wants to prove the presence of ISIS in Bangladesh. Their motivation is to push the ruling party into a vulnerable position by proving the presence of ISIS, which will make way for US intervention. Other view is to hamper the war criminal trial by disturbing the internal peace and democratic functioning of the government. Against this backdrop the new wave of religious terrorism both globally and nationally becomes a very sensitive issue which needs to be addressed with effective counter terrorism strategies.



  • Terrorism and International Politics
  • Evolution of Terrorism in Islamic States
  • Rise of IS and its Terrorists Activities
  • Perspectives on Terrorism and Religious Extremism
  • Terrorism in Bangladesh: Politics in Preventing Terrorism
  • Recent trends of Religious Terrorism (National vs International)
  • Prevention Strategies of Terrorism (Politics of Contention: Regional vs International vs Home-grown)
  • Case Studies: Holey Artisan Beckary Attack 1 July 2016
  • Youth in Recent Religious Terrorism
  • Globalisation and terrorism
  • Development initiatives and terrorism


Please submit paper abstracts of not more than 500 words along with a short biography of 100 words. Abstracts should be written in English and in Times New Roman, in MS Word doc/docx format. The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 12, 2016. Email submissions to: . Decisions on acceptance of presentations will be communicated to applicants no later than November 27, 2016. The deadline for submission of full papers is December 10, 2016. Qualified papers will be published in theJournal of Criminology. All information regarding the conference is accessible from:


  • Submission of Abstract Deadline:November 7, 2016
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance:November 27, 2016
  • Submission of Full Paper Due:January 1, 2017
  • Registration Deadline:January 6, 2017
  • Conference Dates:January 7-8, 2017


  • Student
/ Bangladesh / 1000 BDT
International / 4000 BDT
  • Author
/ Bangladesh / 2000 BDT
South Asia / 3000 BDT
Others / 6000 BDT (80USD)
  • Participant
/ Bangladesh / 2000 BDT
South Asia / 3000 BDT
Others / 5500 BDT (70USD)


  1. Registration fees include food and conference materials.
  2. Paper Presenters and PhD students from abroad will be provided with limited number oftravel scholarship (at actual).


Professor Dr. Zia Rahman
Chairman, Department of Criminology
University of Dhaka
Room No.: 1025, Arts Building (Ground Floor)
Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh