Dr. Mubashar Hasan is a human rights defender and Assistant Professor of Political Science in North South University, Dhaka. As a young scholar he has conducted several research projects, written articles, and presented papers at different seminars, both at home and abroad, on the issues of democracy, terrorism and the rise of violent religious extremism. The human rights defender also founded Alochonaa.com, an interactive online platform promoting democracy, pluralism and multiculturalism in Bangladesh. Dr. Mubashar Hasan had previously worked as a journalist and as a media campaign strategist for Oxfam in Bangladesh and Pakistan. He has also supported the Government’s Access to Information project as a consultant.