Sajjad Ahamed

Sajjad Ahamed

Ph.D. Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

 2305 Faculty/Administration Building, Wayne State University

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 Political Science 

Sajjad Ahamed

Mr. Ahamed is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at Wayne State University, specializing in World Politics with Comparative Politics and Public Administration rounding out his academic expertise. His research focuses on the critical areas of nuclear nonproliferation, international security, arms conflict, governance, interstate refugee rentierism, and the intricacies of foreign policy and diplomacy.

Mr. Ahamed is a graduate research assistant at the Department of Political Science. He works on a research project on nonpartisan citizen election observations across Central and Latin America. Prior to his doctorate pursuits, he worked for five years as a full-time professional in humanitarian non-profit organizations specializing in research, monitoring, and evaluation. Mr. Ahamed holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Dhaka.

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

 International Security, Nuclear Deterrence and Nonproliferation, Foreign Policy and Diplomacy, International Administration, Militarized Interstate Disputes





1.“From Deterrence to Escalation: The Stability-Instability Paradox in China's Nuclear Strategy”
2. “The Changing Face of Peace: African Mediation and Paradigm Transitions” (Under review)
3. “Examining Refugee Rentierism: Its Influence on German Politics and EU Ties”
4. "Domestic Election Monitoring (DEM) Global Database"


  • M.A., Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Dhaka, 2017
  • B.A., Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Dhaka, 2016

Selected publications

Ahamed, Sajjad (2023). "The Impact of China's Nuclear Expansion and Prospects of the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty." In Expanding Perspective of Nuclear Disarmament (pp. 69-86). Uppsala University: The Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament.

Courses taught by Sajjad Ahamed

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024

Spring-Summer Term 2023