Dr. M. Emdadul Haq
Full Time Faculty
Ph.D. in Politics of Narcotic Drugs, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Eminent educationist Dr. M. Emdadul Haq picked up a professorial position in the Department of Political Science & Sociology, erstwhile Department of General & Continuing Education (GCE), at North South University (NSU) in January 2010. He chaired the Department of GCE until April 2013 and administered the NORAD funded Master in Public Policy and Governance (MPPG) program at NSU during the same period. Previously, Professor Haq had been the Academic Coordinator of MA in Governance and Development (MAGD) program jointly run by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka and the Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) of BRAC University during 2007-09. The above programs were specially mended for the capacity building of the mid-level civil servants of Bangladesh government.
Professor Haq was the founder Chair of the Department of International Relations at Chittagong University (2004-‘07), and maintained an excellent track record as a faculty member in the Department of Political Science of the said university during 1982-2004. As Guest Speaker, Professor Haq taught about the narcotics threats at the National Defence College (NDC) in Dhaka for a number of years and remained Academic Adviser of this prestigious institution subsequently. He contributed many feature articles on wide ranging issues in the country’s leading newspaper The Daily Star apart from his mentoring of the Student Clubs activities at NSU.
In March 1998, Professor Haq received a PhD from the School of Politics at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. He achieved international recognition through his groundbreaking publication Drugs in South Asia: from the Opium Trade to the Present Day by world’s two leading publishing houses: Palgrave Macmillan in the UK, with an US edition by St. Martin’s Press in 2000. In 2003, Dr. Haq received the British Academy Visiting Professorship and was accorded scholarly reception by leading scholars and academics at Strathclyde University in Glasgow and by civil society groups, and community leaders in London. The University of Waterloo had awarded him Special Merit Scholarship and Type 1 Arts Faculty Scholarship in 1986 to pursue his Masters’ program in Political Science. He maintained sparkling records throughout his academic career and was placed in 1st position in the first class in MA examination in Political Science from the University of Chittagong in 1981.To his credit, Professor Haq has substantial number of publications in multiple areas of political science at home and abroad. His latest book Transparency, Openness and Ethics in Public Governance (2010) has been published by KMAC from Seoul in Korea and this work is now used as training module for senior civil servants at the BCS Administration Academy (BCSAA) in Dhaka. At NSU, Professor Haq offers a number of courses ranging from Bangladesh Culture & Heritage, Political Science and Introduction to Governance at the undergraduate level to Theories and Process of Accountability and Corruption in Public Governance at the postgraduate level. Over the last two decades, he has been deeply involved in the supervision of postgraduate research works at different public and private universities. He presented a good number of research papers and articles and chaired many sessions in major international seminars and conferences held in Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, DPRK, Nepal, Korea, Malaysia, India, Pakistan and the UK.
1. Drugs in South Asia: from the Opium Trade to the Present Day (Houndsmill: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000, ISBN 0-333-75465-4); Co-published (New York: St Martin’s Press, 2000, ISBN 0-312-22379-X)
2. Transparency, Openness and Ethics in Public Governance,
3. Drug Addiction: National and World Perspective [Madokashakti: Jatio O Bishwa Poriprekhhit], (Dhaka, Chhaya Prokashani, 1993), Pages 267.
• Review: Prof. Mohammad Mahbub Ullah, Dainik Inqilab, Dhaka, 3 September 1993
• ___ Pakkhik Palabodol, 16-30 September 1993
• Review: Prof. Mokhdum-E-Mulk Mushrafi, The Bangladesh Observer, Dhaka, 17 September 1993
• Review: Prof. Yeahia Akhter, Dainik Jonokontho, Dhaka, 13 August 1993
• Review: Mahfuz Parvez, Dainik Ittefaq, Dhaka, 19 August 1993
• Review: Mustafizur Rahman Siddique, Dainik Bangla, 1 October 1993
• ___ Dainik Purbakun, Chittagong, 13 August 1993
• Review: Fahim Feroz, Shaptahik Purnima, 11 August 1993
4. Comparative Political Analysis [Tulanamulal Rajnaitik Bisleshon], (Dhaka, Chhaya Prokashani, 1990), Pages 197
• Review: Prof. Ashrafuddin Ahmed, Journal of The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities), Volume 35, No. 2, December 1990, pp. 97-9
• Review: Prof. Mokhdum-E-Mulk Mushrafi, Dainik Azadi, Chittagong, 5 September 1990.
• Review: Prof. Rashida Khanom, Dainik Purbokone, Chittagong, 10 December 1990.
Contribution to Books:
Chaired/Speaker in a good number sessions of the 9th National English Parliamentary Debate organized by BTV in 2010-12. Sessions include:
Maintained sparkling academic records in post graduate studies at leading institutions in the overseas and undergraduate studies in Bangladesh.
Excellent academic, research and administrative track records at the leading public and private universities in Bangladesh since March 1982; having major research interests in South Asian narcotics trade, comparative politics, Bangladesh history, Bangladesh-India relations, and issues in public governance.
North South University:
Senior most Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology (Erstwhile Department of General and Continuing Education) from 03 January 2010 till to date.
Chair: Department of GCE from 06 October 2010 to 30 December 2012.
Lead role in running the MA in Governance and Development (MAGD) Program funded by Royal Netherlands Embassy at the Institute of Governance Studies (IGS) from 08 August 2007 to 06 November 2009.
Professor & Academic Coordinator:
University of Chittagong:
Excellent track records in teaching, research and administrative capacities at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh from March 1982 to August 2007.
A. Founder Chair and Professor:
Department of International Relations, University of Chittagong (25 November 2004-to 06 August 2007)
• Reviewed journals entitled Chittagong University Studies, Faculty of Social Science, Chittagong University Journal of Law and Bangladesh Political Studies, University of Chittagong, 1999-06.
• Represented the IR department in the Academic Council & Board of Advance Studies meetings in order to promote the departmental interests.
Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (June 1999 to November 2004):
• Offered: ‘Problems of Government’ and ‘International Politics’ at the postgraduate level
• Chairman: BSS Honours Examinations in Political Science, University of Chittagong 1998, 2001, and 2003
• Supervisor: Postgraduate students, 2001-05, Dept. of Political Science, CU
• Member: Editorial Board, Bangladesh Political Studies, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chittagong
Assoc. Professor 1992-98, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chittagong:
• Offered: ‘International Politics’ and ‘Problems of Political Philosophy’ at the postgraduate level and ‘Comparative Politics’ at the undergraduate level
• Guest Speaker: Bangladesh Senior Civil Service Training Academy, 1990-93
• Offered: ‘Political Development in Bangladesh’, Department of Economics, University of Chittagong, 1998-99
• Member: Examination Committee, Bangladesh Military Academy, 1992-93
• Assistant Editor: Bangladesh Political Studies, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chittagong, 1988-93
• Organizing Secretary: Bangladesh Thinkers Forum, 1992-93
Assist. Professor 1986-92, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chittagong:
• Offered ‘Problems of Government and Administration’ at the postgraduate level and ‘Comparative Politics’ at the undergraduate level, and conducted examinations and examined papers for the respective courses
• Joint Secretary: Bangladesh Political Science Association, 1988-89
• Assistant Editor, Bangladesh Political Studies, Volume XV, Department of Political Science, University of Chittagong, 1993
• Member: Editorial Board, Politics and Economy Journal, Dept. of Political Science, Dhaka University, 1990-93
Lecturer 1982-86, Full Time, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh:
• Offered ‘Problems of Government and Administration’ at the postgraduate level and ‘International Politics’ at the undergraduate level
• Joint Secretary: Chittagong University Teachers’ Association, 1983-84
• Team Leader: MSS Study Tour Program, Dept. of Political Science, University of Chittagong (most years during 1982-93)
• Offered MBA Courses in ‘Transformational Leadership’, ‘Sustainability’, ‘Strategic Management’, ‘Environmental Management and Sustainable Development’ in the MBA program at Royal Roads University, Chittagong, 2004-’07
Overseas Teaching Assistant
Department of Political Science, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1986-’87.
• Examined papers for undergraduate correspondence courses in ‘International Relations’ and ‘Research Methodology’
• Conducted examinations for undergraduate students in the Dept. of Political Science
Chief Election Commissioner:
Conducted elections of NSU Trust and North South Foundation- 2014 as follows:
‘Investigation Committee Report on Media Allegation about ‘Terrorist’ Connectivity of North South University (NSU) As Questioned by the High Court Suo-moto Rule # 9313 of 2013’ in March-April 2013.
All Students Clubs Coordinator:
Lead role in organizing co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the 20 Students Clubs’ from June 2013 to June 2014.
Excellent track records in teaching the courses as follows:
Transparency, Openness and Ethics in Public Governance
As an important panelist member widely took part in the Think Tank debates and discussions in major seminars and workshops both within and outside the country.
PhD theses examined:
Examined MA/M. Phil theses:
Guided NDC research papers:
Full Time Faculty
Ph.D. in Politics of Narcotic Drugs, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia