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Dr. Subrata K. Mitra

Subrata K. Mitra, Ph.D. (Rochester), is emeritus Professor of Political Science at Heidelberg University, Germany. He was educated in India and the United States. He has taught at Delhi University, the Universities of Hull in the UK, Singapore, and Heidelberg, where he held the Chair in the Political Science of South Asia, 1994-2014. He has held visiting positions at the Maison des Sciences de l‟Homme and Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris; Tsinghua University, Beijing; University of California, Berkeley; Jawaharlal Nehru University, and, Central University of Hyderabad, India and Nottingham University, UK. Comparative Politics, Rational Choice, Methods, Citizenship, statecraft and foreign policy and South Asian Area Studies are his main interests. His recent books include Kautilya’s Arthashastra: An Intellectual Biography – the Classical Roots of Modern Politics in India (2017), Citizenship and the Flow of Ideas (2012), Reuse: The Art and Politics of Integration and Anxiety (2012), Politics in India: Structure, Process, Policy (London: Routledge, 2017, second edition), When Rebels become Stakeholders (2009), the Puzzle of India’s Governance (2005). Professor Mitra edits the Routledge Advances in South Asian Studies and Modern South Asian Studies – Society, Politics, Economy, NOMOS. Email:



Dr.Ahmed Shafiqul Huque

Dr.Ahmed Shafiqul Huque is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University, Canada. He has previously taught at University of Chittagong, University of Dhaka, and City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Huque held visiting appointments at the University of East Anglia (United Kingdom), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), Chiang Mai University (Thailand), and Lingnan University (Hong Kong). His research interests are in the areas of public policy and management, development, governance and globalization." Dr. Huque published articles in many leading international journals including Public Administration Review, Governance, International Review of Administrative Sciences, Public Administration and Development, International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, International Review of Public Administration, and Australian Journal of Public Administration. Dr. Huque is the author or editor of Managing Public Services, 2018, (with Grace Lee); Public Service in
a Globalized World, 2018, (with Lina Vyas);Public Sector Reforms in Developing Countries, 2014 (with Charles Conteh); Asian Immigrants in North America with HIV/AIDS, 2014, (with Ahsan Ullah); Managing Development in a Globalized World 2012 (with Habib Zafarullah); The Enigma of Development 2009; International Development Governance, 2006 (with Habib Zafarullah); The Civil Service in Hong Kong, 1998 (with Grace Lee and Anthony Cheung); Social Policy in Hong Kong, 1997 (with Paul Wilding and Julia Tao); Public Administration in the NICs, 1996 (with Jermain Lam and Jane Lee); Development Through Decentralization in Bangladesh, 1994 (with Mustafa Alam and Kirsten Westergaard; Paradoxes in Public Administration, 1990: and Politics and Administration in Bangladesh

Professor Dr. Habib Zafarullah

Habib Zafarullah obtained his PhD in Public Administration from the University of Sydney, Australia in 1986. He retired from active teaching in 2016 after serving for over 40 years at the University of Dhaka and the University of New England (UNE), Australia. He is currently an adjunct professor of Sociology there. He was professor and chair in the Department of Public Administration, University of Dhaka, and the Director of the Public Policy Program at UNE. His areas of academic interest are: democratic governance, comparative bureaucracy, public policy, public administration, and international development. Some of his recent books include: Colonial Bureaucracies (2014, Universal), Managing Development in a Globalized World (co-authored 2012, Taylor & Francis) and International Development Governance (co-edited 2006, Taylor & Francis). Apart from these, he has published seven other books, 36 book chapters and 49 refereed articles. He was the editor of Politics, Administration and Change, an international social science journal, for 25 years and regional editor of Development Policy Newsletter (Policy Studies Organization, USA). He is on the editorial board of and manuscript reviewer for several journals and publishers, including Routledge, Springer and Palgrave-Macmillan. Currently, he is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Governance, Security and Development.



Dr Xiaochun Qiao

Dr Xiaochun Qiao is a professor of the Institute of Population Research at Peking University, located in Beijing China. He is also the executive editor-in-chief of Journal of Population and Development, and chief of expert group of UNFPA program of National Health and Family Planning Commission, vice president of China Population Association, the pioneer member of International Network of Health Expectancy and Disability Process, and board member of International Commission of Historical Demography.He has been teaching Master and PhD courses of China‟s Population Policy, Evaluation Methods for Social Program, Statistics for Social Sciences, Methods of Sampling Design, Applied Linear Regression Models, Categorical Data Analysis, Survival Analysis, Structural Equation Models, Multivariate Data Analysis, Techniques of Demographic Analysis, and Theory and Methods of Life Course Approach at Institute of Population Research and School of International Relation, Peking University. He was also invited to give lectures and talks by some universities in US, Japan, Italy, and Bangladesh. He got his undergraduate degree in Computational Mathematics at Liaoning University, and both master and PhD degrees in Demography at Renmin University of China. He did his post-doc research at Carolina Population Center of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was an oversea fellow at Institute of Developing Economy, Japan External Trade Organization, Japan, and visiting professor of Department of Sociology at University of Waterloo, Canada. He was a council member of IPPF at Asia and Oceania, and was invited by UN and UNFPA as an advisor. He was a consultant member of China Sixth Population Census invited by China National Statistical Bureau.His research interests focus on Population Policy, Aging, Health Expectancy, Population Census, Population Projection, and Quantitative Methods for Social Sciences. He has published over hundred articles and ten books in both English and Chinese.



Professor Dr. Golam M. Mathbor

Dr. Golam M. Mathbor is a graduate of Harvard University‟s Management Development Program. He was selected and served as a Mentor for the 26th Annual National Conference on Ethics in America organized by Simon Center for the Professional Military Ethic from October 16 -20, 2011 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York. Professor Mathbor is a tenured Full Professor in the School of Social Work at Monmouth University, New Jersey, USA. Professor Mathbor served as the Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University from July 2006 through June 30, 2014. He is the founding Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Interdisciplinary Studies and served as its Chair for two terms for the period 2007-2010 and 2013 - 2016. Currently, he is serving as President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), and as a Member, Board of Directors of the Council on American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), USA. He is the founding President of the Long Branch Concordance, a 501c (3) nonprofit community service organization in the state of New Jersey serving in the City of Long Branch. Dr. Mathbor is also serving as Advisor of Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society. He has taught in Austria, Bangladesh, Canada, Latvia, Kosovo, and the USA. His teaching areas include qualitative and quantitative research methods, program evaluation, social welfare policy and planning, issues in international development, management of non-governmental organizations, migration and intercultural cooperation, and international social work. Areas of research include community participation and coastal community development, disaster relief and management, international social development, and international social work. Dr. Mathbor has published extensively on disaster relief, community preparedness, social development, coastal zone management, migration, health, economics, and international social work education. He is the author of Effective Community Participation in Coastal Development (ISBN 978-1-933478-54-8) published by Lyceum Books, Inc. Chicago, Illinois, USA.



Dr.Jari Kaivo-oja

Dr. Jari Kaivo-oja is Research Director at the Finland Futures Research Centre, Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, Finland. He has worked as a researcher for the European Commission in FP6, in FP7 and in Horizon 2020 research programs. He has worked for the European Foundation, Eurostat, RAND Europe and Nordic Innovation Centre (NIC) in various technology foresight and futures oriented research projects. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Helsinki (foresight in planning and management sciences) and at the University of Lapland (foresight and innovation management & research). His research interests are linked to foresight, innovation management/research, Industry 4.0 era, digital learning, Big Data analytics, dynamic competences, energy and climate economics and policy, resilience analysis and risk analyses and the impacts of digitalization waves and Industry 4.0 changes (especially Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, BigData and Internet of Things). He is a scientific ambassador of the European Integration Studies journal and Principal Scientist of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Program project “Smart Specialisation Strategy with Big Data”. He works also as Research Professor at the Kazimiero Simonavičiaus University (KSU) in Vilnius, Lithuania.



Dr.SO, Jin Kwang

Dr.SO, Jin Kwang is a Professor of Gachon University, Republic of Korea. He served the university in different capacities like Professor, Dean and Vice President. He initiated the development of Saemaul Undong Global League (SGL) with 46 member countries and became the first Chairman of SGL for a tenure of three years (2016-2018). Dr. SO became the 23rd President of Korea Saemaul Undong Center and server for three years (2016-2018). He was the 14th President the Korean Regional Development Association (2014-16). He was the 11th President of Korean Associations for Local Government Studies (2007-2008). He also served the Training Institute for Public Officials in Local Governments, Ministry of The Interior during 1989-1990 as Professor. Professor SO started his professional career in 1982 as Researcher under the Research Institute of Environmental Planning, Seoul National University (1982-1984). He then served the Urban Planning Committee of Seoul Metropolitan Government as Research Fellow (1984-1986). He also served Hanyang University of Korea as Instructor during 1987-1989. Professor SO obtained his PhD from Seoul National University on Regional Development. He also did his Master on Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts (major in Geography and Economics) from the same University. He published more than 150 academic papers in different journal and proceedings of different workshops, seminars etc. at home and abroad (one cited by 223 times in 2019). He also published more than 20 academic books.



Dr. Sharif As-Saber

Dr. Sharif As-Saber joined the RMIT University in 2010. Previously, he served at Monash University, the University of Tasmania and Massey University. He earned his PhD in international and comparative management from the University of Tasmania. He also holds academic qualifications such as BSocSc (Honours) (International Relations), LL.B, MSocSc (International Relations) and an MBA (International Business). He completed a faculty development program in International Business Law and Ethics at the University of Colorado at Denver. His current research interests include e-governance, anti-corruption, social reregulation, international business, call centre management, geopolitics and international education. He has edited two books and authored several book chapters, published extensively in refereed journals and presented in leading international conferences. His latest edited book, Governance and Human Capital: The 21st Century Agenda, has just been published by Sterling. Associate Professor As-Saber is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Administration & Governance. He is also on the editorial boards of several journals including Thunderbird International Business Review, Electronic Government, Journal of Innovation Management in Small and Medium Enterprises, Journal of International Education and Business, and Society & Change. Previously, he served as the Editor of the Journal of Administration & Diplomacy (1994-95) and the Book and Media Review Editor of the Journal of Transnational Management Development (1998-99). He has been involved in organising conferences and research colloquiums and acted as the stream chair in several international conferences. He also edited several conference proceedings. He has been the recipient of several competitive grants including the prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) grant.Associate Professor As-Saber is the Chairman of the premier governance-related organisation within the Asia Pacific region, Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration & Governance (NAPSIPAG). He is the Secretary and Treasurer of the Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA).


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