Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Dr. Mizan R Khan

Full Time Faculty
Professor
& Director, External Affairs

Ph.D., in Environmental Policy and Mgt, University of Maryland-CP, USA
M.Sc. in Economics, Peoples Friendship University, Russia

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext: 2051
Email: mizan.khan@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 2051

Curriculum Vitae

 
 
 

 

 
 

Mizan R. Khan has a Ph.D in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, MD, USA. He is Director of External Affairs at North South University (NSU), and, a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM), NSU, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was an Adjunct Professor at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Manitoba, Canada, during 2009-2013. Dr. Khan had been a Visiting Professor/Scholar at Universite de Poitiers, France in February 2015 & at Brown University, USA during the Spring & Fall of 2012and again in Spring of 2013. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  From August 1981 he served at the Bangladesh Institute of International & Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, where he was a Research Director during May 1998–June 2001.  Before joining as Chair of DESM at NSU in early July 2003, he served for four years as UNDP Environment Policy Specialist, working  with the Govt. of Bangladesh.  In the early 1990s, he worked for 3 years as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland at College Park. He was Vice Chair of the LDC Expert Group under the UNFCCC during 2002-2004.  He attends climate negotiations as the lead negotiator on climate finance with the Bangladesh delegation since 2001. Dr. Khan is the Focal Point of the Nairobi Work Program of the UNFCCC representing the Academia in Bangladesh.  He is an invited speaker in global expert meetings on climate change. He worked as Project Director of a 6-year CIDA-funded Partnership Project (2007-2013) with the University of Manitoba, Canada, on “Building Environment Governance Capacity in Bangladesh.”

Dr. Khan’s recent research and publications include two Books - Toward a Binding Climate Change Adaptation Regime: A Proposed Framework’ (London & New York: Routledge, 2014, 2015), and the other, co-authored with David Ciplet & Timmons Roberts, on Power in A Warming World: The New Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality   (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, August 2015); `Climate Change Adaptation and its Poor Financing: Reframing the Debate’, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Special Issue (forthcoming); Polluter-pays-principle: The cardinal instrument for addressing climate change,  Laws 2015, 4;.Khan, M. & Roberts, T. `Adaptation and International Climate Policy,’ Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2013, 4; `The Politics of International Adaptation Funding: Justice and Divisions in the Greenhouse’ (co-authored); Global Environmental Politics, 13(1), 2013, and Least Developed, Most Vulnerable: Have Climate Finance Promises Been Fulfilled for the LDCs? (co-authored), European Capacity Building Initiative, London, 2013; Book chapters on“Global Climate Politics in the New World Order,” (co-authored with Roberts, T. & Ciplet D). In: Backstrand, K (ed). Global Climate Governance (Edward Elgar, forthcoming).`, and “Right to Development and Historical Emissions: A Perspective from the Particularly Vulnerable Countries,’ in Meyer, L. & Sanklecha, P (eds), Climate Justice: The Relevance of Historical Emissions (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Dr. Khan speaks Russian and French as well.

a)  Books:

Power in A Warming World: The New Geopolitics of Climate Change, co-authored with  David Ciplet & Timmons Roberts (MIT Press: Cambridge, MA, October 2015). 

Toward A Binding Climate Change Adaptation Regime - A Proposed Framework (Routledge: London & New York, 2014, 2015).

Co-Author, Asean Experiences of Regional and Inter-regional Cooperation: Relevance for  SAARC (Dhaka: BIISS, 1988).

b) Monograph:

Least Developed, Most Vulnerable: Have Climate Finance Promises Been Fulfilled for the LDCs? (co-authored), European Capacity Building Initiative, London, 2013.

Global Warming Debate: The US Policy Approach, a study based on primary sources of information during the Foreign Policy Fellowship, School of Public Affairs, UMCP, MD, USA, June 1991.
Changing Faces of Socialism, BIISS Paper, No. 9, Dhaka, January 1989.

c) Policy Briefs & Research Reports published:

Mainstreaming and Decentralizing Climate Change Adaptation Finance, Policy Brief, CCG 14-004, April 2014, International Centre for Climate Change & Development, Dhaka.

Assessing Micro-insurance as a Tool to Address Loss and Damage in the National Context of Bangladesh, sponsored by UNU-EHS, CDKN, MCII, Germanwatch& ICCCAD, September 2012 – March 2013.

Crop Insurance as A Risk Management Strategy in Bangladesh, Climate Change Cell, Dept of Environment, Govt of Bangladesh, September 2009.

d) Chapters in Books:

`Theorizing Climate Change Adaptation.’ In: Sosa-Nunez, G. & Atkins, E. (eds), Environment, Climate Change and International Relations: Tendencies, Assessments and Perspectives, London: International Relations Publishing (forthcoming).

“Right to Development and Historical Emissions: A Perspective from the Particularly Vulnerable Countries,’ in Meyer, L. &Sanklecha, P (eds), Climate Justice: The Relevance of Historical Emissions (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

“Global Climate Politics in the New World Order,” (co-authored with Roberts, T. &Ciplet D). In: Backstrand, K (ed). Global Climate Governance (Edward Elgar, 2015).

`Community-based Adaptation: Theory and Practice,’  (co-authored with Rashid, M) in R. Shaw, F. Mallick & A. Islam, (eds), Climate change adaptation actions in Bangladesh . Springer 2013. pp. 341-362.

“Towards a Binding Adaptation Regime: Three Levers and Two Instruments,” Chapter 16  of the Book: Towards Successful Adaptation: Linking Science and Practice in Managing Climate Change Impacts, in Susanne, Moser C.& Max T. Boykoff (eds), Routledge, 2013.

“Disaster Management and Public Policies in Bangladesh: Institutional Partnerships in Cyclone Hazards Mitigation and Response”(co-authored with C. E. Haque, et. al). In: Haque, C.E. &Etkin, D. (eds), Disaster Risk and Vulnerability: Mitigation Through Mobilizing Communities and Partnerships (McGill: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012). 

“BIMSTEC-Japan Cooperation in Tourism and Environment: Bangladesh Perspective,” in Khan, A. R. (rd), Towards BIMSTEC-Japan Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (New Delhi: Bookwell, 2007).

Mizan R. Khan & Saleemul Huq, “I-PRSP of Bangladesh: A Critique from Environmental Lens,” Andaleeb, Syed S. & Islam, F. M.(eds),  Development Issues of Bangladesh-III : Human Development and Quality of Life (Dhaka:UPL, 2007), Chap. 12, pp. 281-311.

“Equity in National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs):  The Case of Bangladesh,” in Edger , Neil, et al.,  (eds), Equity in Climate Change Regime ( Cambridge&London: MIT Press, USA&UK, 2006).

“Microinsurance as an instrument of adaptation to climate change,” in Rahman A. &Mahboob H. (eds), Bangladesh Environment 2005 (Dhaka: UnnayanShamannay, 2005).

“Climate Change Negotiations, LDCs and Bangladesh,” in Rahman A. (ed), Bangladesh Environment 2004 (Dhaka: UnnayanShamannay, 2004).

“National Adaptation Program of Action and Conservation of Biodiversity in the LDCs,” in Dharmaji, B et al (eds), Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Climate Change (Colombo, Regional Biodiversity Programme, 2003).

“Solar for Energy Security:  A Potential Substitute for Natural Gas in Bangladesh,” in Deb, Kaushik& L. Srivastava (eds), in Transition Towards Sustainable Development in SouthAsia (Delhi, India: TERI, 2003).

“Global Environmental Governance: A Reality Check of Cardinal Principles,” in Rahman, Mizanur (ed), Human Rights and Development (Dhaka: DhakaUniversity, 2002).

“Introduction,” in Civil Society and Democracy in Bangladesh (Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 2002).

“Participatory Management of the Sundarbans: The Experience of West Bengal” in QuamrulI.Chowdhury (ed.), State of Sundarbans ((Dhaka: Forum of Environmental Journalists in Bangladesh, 2001).

“Negotiating for A Better Climate,” in Rahman A. & M. A. Ali (eds), Bangladesh Environment 2001 (Dhaka: UnnayanShamannay, 2001).

“Muslims in India and the Rise of Hindu Communalism,” in Ted R. Gurr (ed), Peoples Versus States: Minorities at Risk in the New Century (Washington, DC, USA:  US Inst of Peace, 2000).

“Environmental Policy-making in Bangladesh,” in QuamrulI.Chowdhury (ed.), Bangladesh: State of Environment Report 1999 ((Dhaka: Forum of Environmental Journalists in Bangladesh, February 2000).

“Towards a Framework of Resource Management: A Case Study of the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh,” in H. Kabir (ed.), Security of Bangladesh in the 21st Century  (Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 2000). 

 “Energy Use, Environment and Security in South Asia,” in Iftekharuzzaman (ed.),  South Asia’s Security: Primacy of Internal Dimension (Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 1994).

"Anatomy of A Systemic Transition: The Case of Poland," in  Hafiz, M.A. &Mizan R. Khan (eds), Development, Politics and Security: Third World Context (Dhaka: BIISS, 1990).

"Foreign Policy and Nation-building in Bangladesh," in Hafiz, M.A. & A.R. Khan (eds),   Nation-building in Bangladesh: Retrospect and Prospect (Dhaka: BIISS, 1986).

"Socio-political Consequences of Defense Buildup in South Asia: National and Regional Perspectives," in Gupta, B.S. (ed), Regional Cooperation and Development in South Asia, Vol. I (New Delhi: Center for Policy Research, 1985).

"SARC and Regionalism in South Asia," in Hafiz, M.A. &  Iftekharuzzaman (eds), South Asian Regional Cooperation: A Socio-economic Approach to Peace and Stability (Dhaka: Hakkani Publishers, 1985).

e) Articles in Academic Journals/Peer-reviewed Works:

`Climate Change Adaptation and its Poor Financing: Reframing the Debate’, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, Special Issue (forthcoming).

Polluter-pays-principle: The cardinal instrument for addressing climate change,  Laws 2015, 4, 638–653; doi:10.3390/laws4030638.

Khan, M. & Roberts, T. `Adaptation and International Climate Policy,’ Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2013, 4: 171-189.

“The Politics of International Adaptation Funding: Justice and Divisions in the Greenhouse” (co-authored),Global Environmental Politics, 13(1), 2013, 29-48.

“Climate Change Knowledge Management – Action Research, Academia and Policymaking: An Integrative Model,” Journal of Society, Economy and Development, 1(2), March 2013, 1-18.

“Eight Unmet Promises of Fast Start Finance,” (co-authored), iied brifing, November 2012.

“Adaptation finance: How can Durban deliver on past promises?” (co-authored), iied briefing, November 2011.

“From Cancun to Durban: Is there any likelihood of a new climate regime?” biiss journal 32(1), January 2011.

“Equity and Distribution, Bangladesh,” in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press, December 2010.

“Partnership Approach to Disaster Management in Bangladesh: A Critical Policy Assessment," Natural Hazards, Spring 2007. 

“Environmental Security in the Context of Bangladesh,” biiss journal 26(2), 2005.

“Mainstreaming National Adaptation Plans,” Tiempo, Issue 49, Sept 2003.

“COP8 of the UNFCCC and the LDCs,” COP8 Special Issue, ClimeAsia, Oct 2002.

“Convention on Biological Diversity, Traditional Knowledge and Bangladesh,” in Grassroots Voice, June 2001. 

 “Sustainable Development: What does it mean to the World’s Poor?”  biiss journal 19(1), 1998.

“Managing Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Participatory Forestry in Bangladesh,” Theoretical  Perspectives  Volume 4,  1998.

“Changes in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe:  Sources and Nature,”  biiss journal 11(2), 1990.

“Political Economy of the UN Financing,”  biiss journal  10(1), 1989.

“Counter-trade in the South: The Case of Bangladesh-Malaysia Trade,”  biiss journal  9(2), 1988.

“Politics of International Organizations:  National and Collective Interests,”  biiss journal  8(2), 1987.

“The UNESCO: Politics of Withdrawal and Its Implications,”  biiss journal  8(3),  1987.

“UN System and Global Peace and Security: An Assessment,”  biiss journal  8(4), 1987.

“The Global Population Problem: A North-South Dimension,”  biiss journal  7(3),  1986.

“Security and Development:  A Third World Dilemma,”  biiss journal  6(2),  1985.

“Exclusive Economic Zone: Developing Countries’ Quest for a New Law of the Sea,”  biiss journal  4(1),  1983.

“South-South Cooperation:  A Self-Scrutiny,”  biiss journal 3(1), 1982.

Honors/Fellowships/Research Grants:

Visiting Professor at the Universite de Poitiers, France in February 2015 to carry out Teaching & collaborative Research.

Co-Chair, Organizing Committee of the Seminar on Bangladesh, sponsored & hosted by the Harvard University South Asia Institute, 13 April 2013.

Visiting Scholar, Brown University, USA, Spring & Fall 2012 and Spring of 2013.

Lead Author, Working Group III, AR5 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Visiting Professor, School of Business Management, Calcutta University, 02-10 March 2008.

Visiting Fellow, Int’l Institute for Env & Dev (IIED), London, 28 Aug – 06 Sept 2003.

Vice Chair, LDC Expert Group under the UN Climate Convention, 2002 – 2004.

Post-doctoral Fellow, Center for International Development & Conflict Management (CIDCM), UMCP, MD, USA, 01 July – 31 Dec 1997.

Research Fellow, School of Public Policy, UMCP, April 1996 - Dec 1996.

Research Grant from the Ford Foundation for a 6-month Field Work in India and Bangladesh, Sept 1995 - Feb 1996.

McArthur Fellow in Ecological Economics, July 1994 - June 1995.

Foreign Policy Fellow, School of Public Affairs, UMCP, January - June 1991.

Scholarships:

Soviet (former) Govt. Scholarship, 1973-79  (went to Moscow on merit-based selection by the Govt. of Bangladesh).

Merit-based Scholarships  (from Elementary School through College) from the Govt. of Bangladesh, 1965-73.

Ph.D. (Env Policy & Mgt), School of Public Policy (SPP), University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP), MD, USA, May 1997.
M.Sc. (Econ), with Honors, PeoplesFriendshipUniversity, Moscow, February 1979.
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC),  First Division, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh, 1972.
Secondary School Certificate (SSC), First Division, Jessore Board, Bangladesh, 1969.

Employment History:

In Bangladesh

Professor, Dept of Environmental Science & Management (DESM), North South University, Dhaka, 01 May 2009 –

Director, External Affairs, NSU & Professor, DESM.   06-01-2015 – 31/12/16

Adaptation Policy Specialist, Third national Communications of Bangladesh, DoE, Bangladesh-UNFCCC, Dhaka, June 2015 -

Visiting Professor, University de Poitiers, 01-14 February 2015.

Visiting Scholar, Brown University, USA, Spring & Fall 2012 and Spring of 2013.

Adjunct Professor, Natural Resources Institute (NRI), Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 02 November 2009 –2013.

Team Leader of the study on Assessing Micro-insurance as a Tool to Address Loss and Damage in the National Context of Bangladesh, sponsored by UNU-EHS, CDKN, MCII, Germanwatch& ICCCAD, September 2012 – March 2013.

Team Leader of a Study on “Development of Local Disaster Response Plan in Select Areas of Bangladesh,”  CNRS during 01 March 2010 to 31 August 2010, funded by UNDP.

Lead Consultant for developing a Research Framework on Climate Change, sponsored by UK Collaborative on Development Sciences - IIED, London, 25 May 2009 – 31 March 2010.

Chairperson, Dept of Environmental Science & Management (DESM), NorthSouthUniversity, Dhaka, 08 July 2003 –30 April 2009.

Project Director, CIDA-funded 6-year Partnership Project on “Building Environmental Governance Capacity in Bangladesh,” jointly implemented by the Univ of Manitoba &  North South University (2007-13).

Team Leader of the Study on Strategic Environmental Assessment of Disaster Management Policy of Bangladesh, sponsored by Actionaid, Bangladesh, 01 Dec 2008 -30 June 2009.

Principal Investigator, Study on “Participatory Climate Risk Assessment and Development of Local Adaptation Action Plan,” funded by UNITAR, 01 January 2008 -30 June 2009.

Team Leader of the Study on Crop Insurance as A Risk Management Strategy in Bangladesh,” funded by the UNDP-DFID, Climate Change Cell, Dept of Environment, Bangladesh, 01 January – 31 December 2007.

National Consultant (part-time) for developing the Country Proposal on Community-based Adaptation (under contract of UNDP-GEF/UNOPS-NY), 09 February – 20 May 2006.

National Consultant (part-time) for finalization of National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA), Ministry of Env& Forests (MoEF), GoB/UNDP,  20 July  2005  - 31 Sept 2005.

National Consultant (part-time), Climate Change Cell, Dept of Environment, Govt of Bangladesh (GoB)/UNDP,  21 February 2005  –  May 2005.

Consultant (part-time) of CIDA for Environmentalization of Bangladesh PRSP,  01 Jan –

30 April 2004.

Consultant, Institutional & Policy Support Unit (IPSU) under SEMP, Ministry of Env& Forest, GoB/UNDP,  01 April - 30 June 2003.

Member of the Advisory Committee for preparation of the Initial National Communications of Bangladesh, 01 August 2001 – 30 November 2002.

Policy Specialist, Sustainable Environment Management Program  (SEMP), MoEF/UNDP, Dhaka, 03 January 1999 – 31 March 2003.

Director (Honorary) of the Project on “Towards A Framework of Cooperation in Conservation of Biodiversity in South Asia,” a policy study involving SAARC member-country teams, funded by the Japan Foundation Asia Centre, and executed by the Independent Group on South Asian Cooperation (IGSAC), Dhaka, 01 Sept ’99 -  May  2000.

Part-Time Faculty, Dept. of Environmental Studies, North-SouthUniversity, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 1999 –  June 2003.

Research Director, Environment and Economic Studies Div., Bangladesh Institute of Int’l & Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, 18 May 1998 – 02 Jan 1999 (was on lien with UNDP/MoEF from BIISS until 31 June 2001).  

Senior Research Fellow, BIISS, Dhaka,  01 Aug 1988  -  31 Dec 1990 ( on study leave from  01  Jan 1991 to 31 Dec 1997),  01 Jan - 17 May 1998.

Research Fellow,  BIISS,  01 Aug 1981 – 31 July 1988.

Research Officer, Foundation for Research on Human Dev, Dhaka, Dec 1980 - July 1981.

In the USA

Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Spring & Fall 2012, and Spring 2013.

Senior Researcher,  "Minorities at Risk”  Project,  led by Dr. Ted R. Gurr,  Distinguished University Professor, Center for Int’l Dev& Conflict Management (CIDCM),  UMCP, MD, USA, 01 July 1993 – 31 Aug 1995, 01 July – 31 Dec. 1997.

Graduate Assistant,  Environmental Policy Program,  SPA, UMCP,  Sept 1991 - June 1993.

Research  Assistant,  Center for Global Change, UMCP, Summer 1991.

ENV214: Environmentqal management
ENV315: Environmental Ethics
ENV409: Environmental Policy, Planning & Politics
ENV425: Ecological Economics
ENV455: Research Methods
REM/ENV602: Resource & Ecological Economics
ENV/REM603: Environmental Policy & Governance
ENV649: Climate Change

Other Professional Involvements:

Guest Lecturer, Civil Service & Military Academies, and  Defense Services Command  and Staff College,  Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1983-1990, 1998 -Guest Speaker/Panelist in national and international seminars/academic meetings. 

Participation and Presentation in International Seminar/Workshops:

Attended the UNFCCC COP21 held in Paris as a member of the Bangladesh delegation during 29/11 – 12/12/15.

Attended the Climate Change Expert Group Global Forum held during 16-18 September 2014 & made a presentation on Int’l Adaptation and Financing, OECD/IEA, Paris, France.

Attended the Climate Finance Week, participated by select climate change negotiators during 26-29 August 2014 hosted by the Govt of Peru, Lima.

Attended the COP19 of the UNFCCC as a member of the Bangladesh delegation, held in Warsaw, Poland, during 11-22 November 2013.

Attended the EU-sponsored Climate Change meeting as a member of the GoB delegation held in Brussels during 18-20 September 2013.

Attended the IPCC WG3 Lead Authors’ meeting, held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during 01-05 July 2013.

Attended the COP18 of the UNFCCC as a member of the Bangladesh delegation, held in Doha, Qatar, during 26 November to 08 December 2012.

Attended the IPCC WG3 Lead Authors’ meeting, held in Vigo, Spain during 05-09 November 2012.

Attended the Informal Session of the UNFCCCC as a member of the Bangladesh delegation, being held in Bangkok, 29 Aug--05 Sept 2012.

Attended the Intersessional of the UNFCCCC as a member of the Bangladesh delegation, being held in Bonn, 14-25 May 2012.

Attended the IPCC WG3 Lead Authors’ meeting, held in Wellington, New Zealand during 19-23 March 2012.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation the COP17 UNFCCC negotiations held in Durban, during 29 November - 10 December 2011.

Attended the Workshop on REDD+ Governance, organized by UNDP and chaired a Session during 10-11 October 2011 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation the UNFCCC negotiations held in Panama City during 01-08 October 2011.

Attended the Informal Ministerial on Climate Change Negotiations during 06-09 September 2011 held in Pretoria, South Africa.

Attended the IPCC WG3 Lead Authors’ meeting, held in Changwan City, South Korea during 12-15 July 2011.

Attended the Intersessional of the UNFCCC as a Member of the Bangladesh delegation during 06-17 June 2011 held in Bonn.

Presented a Paper on “Climate Change, Action Research and Academia: An Integrative Model,” at the 13th Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons, held in Hyderabad, India during 10-14 January 2011.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to UNFCCC COP16 Negotiations held in Cancun during 29 November – 10 December 2010.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to UNFCCC Negotiations held in Bonn during 31 May – 11 June 2010.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to UNFCCC Negotiations held in Bonn during 31 May – 11 June 2010.

Participated as a Resource Person at the Workshop on “Developing a Research Framework on Climate Change,” held in London sponsored by UKCDS-IIED during 01-05 March 2010.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to Climate Negotiations at COP15 during 07-18 December 2009 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Attended as a Resource Person the Workshop on Climate Crisis? The People’s Perspective, held in Delhi& organized by MISEREOR (Germany) & some other NGOs, 06-09 Oct 2009.

Attended as the Team Leader of the ACCCA Project the Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change, organized by UNITAR in Bonn during 10-12 June 2009, and made a presentation on “Mainstreaming Climate Change into Sustainable Development.”

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to Climate Negotiations during 01-09 June 2009, held in Bonn, Germany.

Attended as a Resource Person the Technical Workshop on Climate Change and Economic Resilience, sponsored by the UNFCCC Secretariat, and hosted by the Govt of Egypt in Cairoduring 28-30 April 2009, and made a Presentation on “Adaptation to Climate Change and Economic Resilience.”

Attended as a Resource Person the Workshop on Low Carbon Society in Asia, organized by the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, during 12-13 February 2009, and presented a Paper on “Financing for a Low Carbon Society in Asia.”

Attended as a Resource Person the Workshop on Climate Change in Delhi, India, organized by the DanishChurchduring 26-30 January 2009, and presented a Paper on “Financing of Adaptation to Climate Change.”

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to the 14th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, held in Poznan, Poland during 01-12 December 2008; made a presentation on behalf of the LDCs at the Plenary on Insurance to address climate change.

Attended a Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangkok, organized by UNITAR during 25-27 June 2008.

Attended as a member of the Bangladesh delegation to the 13th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, held in Bali during 03-15 December 2007.

Attended as a Resource Person the UNFCCC-organized Workshop on Adaptation Planning & Practices, held in Rome during 10-12 Sept 2007.

Presented a Paper on “Civil Society and Environmental Governance in South Asia,” at the Regional Seminar on Civil Society and Democratic Space in South Asia, jointly organized  by the Centre for Public Affairs & Japan Foundation, New Delhi, 11-13 January 2005.

Attended at a Symposium on “Reducing Risk through Partnerships” organized by the Canadian Risk & Hazards Network (CRHNet) at the Univ of Manitoba, Winnipeg, and presented a paper on “Disaster Management in the Floodplains:  The Case of Bangladesh,” 18-20 November 2004.

Attended as a Resource Person at the Workshop on “CapacityBuilding for Climate Change Negotiators of the LDCs,” organized by IIED, London in Milan, 27-28 November 2003.

Attended a Workshop on Climate Change and Economic Diversification organized by the UNFCCC and made a presentation on “Climate Change Impacts and Economic Diversification in the LDCs,” Tehran, 18-20 October 2003.

Attended a Workshop on Equity and Justice in Climate Change, organized by the University of East Anglia, UK& presented a paper on “Equity considerations in NAPA preparation,” 07-09 Sept 2003.

Attended as a Resource Person in 3 Training Workshops on National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPA), held during Feb-Sept in Samoa, Addis Ababa and in Thimpu, 2003.

Attended as a Resource Person the two back-to-back workshops on Climate Change and Insurance organized by the UNFCCC and made a presentation on “Climate Change Impacts and Microinsurance,” Bonn, 12-16 May 2003.

Attended as a Resource Person at the Annual Conference of Alliance for Global Sustainability, held in Tokyo during 23-26 March 2003 and made a presentation on “Climate Change and the LDCs.”

Attended the Sustainable Development Summit in Delhi, India, 7-11 Feb 2003 and presented a paper on “Solar for Energy Security:  A Potential Substitute for Natural Gas in Bangladesh”

Attended the COP8 of the UNFCCC as a Member of the Bangladesh delegation, New Delhi, India, 23 October - 01 November 2002.

Organized & participated as a Resource Person at the Int’l Workshop on National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs), organized by the LDC Expert Group (LEG), Dhaka, 18-21 September 2002.

Attended the LEG Meeting in Bonn, Germany, 16-20 June 2002.

Attended the Intersessional Workshop on the Revision of Guidelines on national Initial Communications of non-Annex 1 Countries, Bonn, Germany, 15-17 April 2002.          

Participated at the Workshop on the Draft Guidelines for National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA) in Arusha, Tanzania organized by GEF, 28 Feb - 01 March 2002.

Attended the LDC Expert Group (LEG) Meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, 26-28 February 2001; nominated as the Vice Chair of the 12-member LEG under UNFCCC.

Participated at the STAP Workshop on “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change,” organized by GEF, Nairobi, Kenya, 18-20 February 2002.

Participated as a Member of the Bangladesh Delegation to the COP7 of the UNFCCC held at Marrakech, Morocco during 27 October - 10 November 2001.

Sustainable Development Summit, Delhi, India, 7-9 Feb 2001.          

Workshop on Energy Security in South Asia, Delhi, India, 10 Feb 2001

Country study presented at a Regional Workshop on “Towards a Framework of Regional Cooperation in Conservation of Biodiversity in South Asia,” sponsored by the Japan Foundation Asia Centre and organized by the Independent Group on South Asian Cooperation (IGSAC), Dhaka, 28-29 April 2000.

Presented a paper on “Towards a Framework of Natural Resource Management in the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh,” at the Workshop on “Conservation of Biodiversity in Eastern Himalayas,” organized by WWF, India and WWF, Bhutan at Jaldapara Wildlife Sanctuary, West Bengal, India, 29 Feb – 01 March 2000.

Seminar on “International Affairs Program in Asia,” organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15-16 December 1998.

Workshop on “Commitments from Developing Countries in GHG Emissions Reduction,” organized by the Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), Delhi, India, 7-8 Sept 1998.

Conference on “Green Industry Network (GIN) – Asia” sponsored by the US-Asia Environmental Partnership held in Bangkok, Thailand, 28-30 July 1998.

Bilateral Seminar at the Institute of International & Strategic Studies (CIISS), Beijing and visited Shenzen during 25-31 March 1998.

World Bank Conference on “Rural Well-Being and Sustainable Development,” in Washington, DC, USA, 25-27 September 1996.

US-Japan Conference on "Lessons of US and Japanese Environmental Policy for Industrialized and Developing Countries," Washington, DC, 1-2 December 1994.

"Sustainable Development in the Third World Context," paper presented at the Second     Conference of the Int'l Faculty and Administrators Association, Univ. of Maryland System,   Ocean City, MD, 24-25September 1994.

Seventh International Student PugwashUSA Conference, Atlanta, GA, 14-20 June 1992.          

National Institute for Environmental Education, Working Paper (Co-authored), presented at the Conference on The National Institutes for the Environment, Chevy Chase, MD, 27-30 May 1992.

"Energy Use, Environment and Security in South Asia," Paper presented at the Int'l Seminar on South Asian Security in the 1990s: Primacy of the Internal Dimension, Dhaka, 05-07 January 1992.

Int'l Leadership Workshop on "World Energy Challenges: A Washington Perspective,"      Washington, D.C., 10-13 April 1991.

"Bangladesh-India Relations in the 1990s," Paper presented at the Seminar on Indian Foreign Policy in the Nineties, Int'l Institute for Asia-Pacific Studies, Delhi, 17-19 March 1990.

"International Studies Research in Bangladesh: An Analytical  Inventory," Paper presented at the Third World Assembly of Int'l Studies, Williamsburgh, VA, USA, 25-27 August 1988.

"Bangladesh-Malaysia Trade: Problems, Opportunities and Strategies,"  Report  presented  at the Second Malaysia-Bangladesh Joint Colloquium, Kuala Lumpur, 25-27 January 1988.

"Some Shared Goals and Concerns of the Foreign Policies of Bangladesh and Malaysia," Paper presented at the First Bangladesh-Malaysia Joint Colloquium, Dhaka, 23-25  November 1986.

"Security Concerns of the Third World Countries," Paper presented at the Fifth Seminar on          Int'l Security in the 1980s, Graduate Institute of Int'l Studies, Geneva, 16-21 July 1984.

"Regional Cooperation in South Asia," Paper presented at the Bilateral Seminar at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Seul, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rep. of  Korea, 4-11 April 1983.

"Problems of Planning and Utilization of Educated Manpower in the Developing Countries,"        Paper presented at the Int'l Seminar on Problems of Planning in Developing Countries,    UNITAR, Tashkent, 10-22 September 1980.

Editorial Works:

Member, Editorial Board of the Journal of Law & Int’l Affairs, published by the Bangladesh Inst of Law & Int’l Affairs, Dhaka.

Associate Editor, biiss journal, April 1998 -

Editor, Civil Society and Democracy in Bangladesh,  proceedings of a national seminar held at Dhaka in June 1998 (Dhaka: Academic Publishers, 2002).

Co-editor, Development, Politics and Security: Third World Context (Dhaka: BIISS, 1990).

Assistant Editor, biiss journal, Sept 1988 - Dec 1990.

Environmental Governance, Sustainable Development, Climate Change Politics, Climate Change Adaptation