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  • As holder of the Prince Claus Chair for 2002/2003, Professor Murshed resided at Utrecht University’s Utrecht School of Economics in April, May and June 2003.
  • On 12 May 2003, Professor Murshed gave his inaugural address entitled  ‘The Decline of the Development Contract and the Development of Violent Internal Conflict’;
  • During his term as holder of the Chair, Professor Murshed wrote papers for the World Bank Conference on Poverty and Horizontal Inequality, held in Washington on 9–11 June 2003, and for the New York Conference on Globalization, held on 5–7 June 2003;
  • Professor Murshed gave seminars at the Netherlands Centre for Human Rights and the Utrecht School of Economics, as well as an Symposium on Conflict and Development in September 2003;
  • As holder of the Chair, in 2003 Professor Murshed gave lectures at the Utrecht School of Economics and at the universities of Eindhoven and Amsterdam;
  • Professor Murshed was a member of the Steering Committee of PREM (Poverty Reduction and Environmental Management) at the IVM of the Free University of Amsterdam (VU). Responsibilities included membership of a selection committee for research projects in developing countries funded by the DGIS (Development Cooperation Directorate) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A lecture was held for the project participants on 16 June 2003;
  • Professor Murshed’s teaching duties included giving a new course organised by the Utrecht Centre for Conflict Studies and supervising assignments carried out by Bachelor’s degree students of the Utrecht School of Economics and by Master’s degree students of the ISS.