Assoc. Prof. Dr. AKM. Ahsan Ullah

Assoc. Prof. Dr. AKM. Ahsan Ullah

Assoc. Prof. Dr. AKM. Ahsan Ullah

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences | Universiti Brunei Darussalam

Academic Qualifications

PhD (Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong), 2007
MSc (Rural and Regional Development planning), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), 2002
MSS (Public Administration), University of Dhaka, 1992
BSS (Public Administration), University of Dhaka, 1991
Post Doctoral Fellow: University of Ottawa, Canada and McMaster University, Canada.

Background and Research Interest

In his professional career trajectory, Dr Ahsan Ullah worked in key capacities for a number of international development, research and academic organizations include: Plan International; BRAC (one of the largest NGOs in the world); South East Asian Research Centre (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Asian Institute of Technology (AIT); Thailand; University of Ottawa, Saint Mary’s University, McMaster University, Canada; the American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt. He provided consultancy services to the World Bank and Dalhousie University, Canada, and IDD, UK. Prior to joining the UBD, Dr Ullah was the Associate Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS), and Assistant Professor of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at the American University in Cairo (AUC).

He has so far raised a substantial amount of funds for research and development projects. Dr Ullah worked in South Asia, South–East Asia, East Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East and North African regions. He traveled more than 90 countries.

Areas of Interest

  • Sociology of migration, theories of migration, refugee, trafficking; globalization, Climate change, development and HIV/AIDS. Asia; Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and North America.
  • Humanitarian work, Politics and religion of East, South and Southeast Asia, MENA, nation making; women empowerment, NGOs, poverty, international and rural development analysis, international treaties.