Mahdi Amin

Mahdi Amin () is a Bangladeshi academic and political adviser. He is currently based in Cambridge, United Kingdom, where he is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
On 15 August 2014, Mahdi Amin was named the education and research adviser to the senior vice chair of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Tarique Rahman.
Early life and education
Mahdi Amin was born on 30 June 1986 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. His father Muhammad Ruhul Amin is an entrepreneur and investor, and mother Salma Amin is a homemaker. Amin's maternal grandfather Abdul Awal was a politician and the founding president of Bangladesh Nationalist Party in Comilla.
Amin attended and Dhaka College for his secondary and higher secondary education respectively. Amin attended Middlesex University, earning a bachelor of arts in business administration and graduating first in his program. He also went to London School of Economics and City University of New York, where he respectively earned a specialisation certificate in political economy of public policy and attended an exchange program.
In this role, Amin has focused on research and political opportunities for Bangladeshi youth.
In July 2013, Bangladesh Policy Forum Cambridge, founded and presided over by Amin, published The Political Thought of Tarique Rahman: Empowerment of the Grassroots People. Amin also scripted a 40-minute film promoting Rahman's life and accomplishments.
Through the programmes organised by Bangladesh Policy Forum Cambridge, Mahdi Amin has actively engaged with a number of politicians, academics, journalists and bureaucrats, including New York State Senator Jose Peralta; US Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of New York City, Mayor Vincent Mazzeo of Northfield, Mayor Dr Felix Roque of West New York, New Jersey; Canadian Minister of Research and Innovation Glen Murray; Mitzie Hunter MP; Australian MP Mehreen Faruqi, John Dowd AO QC AO QC; Chrystia Freeland, former editor of Financial Times; David Nicholson and journalist of The Guardian and Daily Telegraph.
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