law_maimul

Name: Dr. Maimul Ahsan Khan
Designation: Professor
Degree:PhD
Phone:+880-2-9661900, 01720678016
Email: khanmaimul@gmail.com

SSC from Chandra Imam Ali High School in 1970, First Division.

HSC from Chandpur College 1972, First Division.

Diploma in Russian Language from Friendship University of Moscow, in 1976.

LL.M. with honours from Tashkent State University, USSR, in 1981.

Ph.D. in Jurisprudence from Tashkent State University, USSR, in 1985.

Masters in International Commercial Law from University of California-Davis, in 2005.

Employment History

Professor of Law, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, January 2007– Current.

National Consultant on Food Laws in Bangladesh and the EU legislation on Traceability, at the EU founded Bangladesh Trade Support Programme, 2007-08.

Visiting  Professor  at the Technical University of Liberec and Masaryk University of Czech Republic, October and November, 2006.

Associate  Professor of Law, Department of Law, University of Dhaka,  August 2006 – December, 2006.

Research Associate at the Center for Human Rights Studies in Americaus, University of California – Davis, U.S.A., January 2006 — July 2006.

Visiting  Faculty (Instructor/Lecturer) of Religious  Studies

Religious Studies Department, University of California-Davis, U.S.A., January  2005 – December 2005.

University Tutor for International Students, University of California – Davis Extension, U.S.A., 2003 – 2004.

Visiting  Professor of Law

School of Law, University of California -Davis, U.S.A., September 2002 – June 2003.

Instructor of Law

School of Law, University of California – Berkeley, U.S.A., January – June 2003.

Instructor of Asian Studies

Asian Studies Department, University of California – Davis, U.S.A., March – July 2003.

Visiting Professor of Law

College of Law, University of Illinois, Urbana -Champaign, U.S.A., September 1999 – June 2002.

Fulbright Fellow

College of Law, University of Illinois, Urbana -Champaign, U.S.A., August 1998 – August 1999.

Chair, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, July 1997 – July 1998.

Associate Professor of Law

Department of Law, University of Dhaka, 1993 – 1997.

Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dhaka, 1990 – 1993.

Research Fellow

The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1989 – 1990.

Assistant Professor of Law and Chair of the Department of Law and Sharia

Islamic University of Bangladesh in Gazipur, 1988 – 1989.

Research Fellow

The Islamic Foundation, Leicester, U.K, 1986 – 1988.

Academic Researcher on Jurisprudence and Legal Theories

Tashkent State University, 1981- 1985.

Academic Administration

            Chairman, Department of Law, University of Dhaka, 1997-98.

Chairman, Department of Law and Sharia, Islamic University, Gazipur, Bangladesh, 1988-89.

            Assistant Proctor, University of Dhaka, 1994-98.

Student Advisor to Seven hundred students at the Department of Law, University of Dhaka, 1991-98.

House Tutor to one thousand students at Islamic University, Gazipur, 1988-89.

Tutor to the International students at the University of California, Davis, 2003 – 2004

Country Specialist on Afghanistan at Amnesty International-USA, 2001-2006.

 

Selected Publications

Danger of Typical Sovereignty: Chinese Way Forward from Neighborhood to Globalization, Scientic Research, An Academic Publisher, pp. 1-21 at: https://www.socialeurope.eu/spotlight-videos/donald-trump-brexit-happen

Issues of Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Enforcement in International Commercial Arbitration: A Bangladesh Perspective”, In: Private International Law S.R. Garimella and S. Jolly (eds), 2017, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, pp. 285-302.

International Humanitarian Law: Is It A Twin Of Human Rights Law? pp. 1-44At: http://www.green.edu.bd/journals/review-of-social-sciences/

Constitutional Amendments: A Jurisprudential Analysis of Political Rhetoric, Ideological Dichotomies, and Secular or Religious Adventurism, Dhaka University Law Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, December 2012. pp.

Turkish Political and Constitutional Reforms: From Orthodoxy and Ultra- Nationalistic Indoctrination to Liberalization and Moderation, Dhaka University Law Journal, Vol. 22, No. 1, December 2011.

Iranian Constitutionalism: Religious, Political and Legal Dimensions, Dhaka University Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, December 2010.

Comparing Turkish Jurisprudential Development with Some Major Constitutional Issues of Bangladesh, Law Journal, Vol 4, No 1, Keysari, Turkey, 2015, pp. 47-74

 

 

 

International Institutional Law: Globalization vis-à-vis Protectionism, ISBN: 978-984-8471-61-6, BIIT, BD, 2017, pp. 664.

“Issues of Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Enforcement in International Commercial Arbitration: A Bangladesh Perspective”. In: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-981-10-3458-9_14

Introduction To Legal Theories: Basic Jurisprudential Studies, BIIT, 2016 (second Edition), pp. 805, (ISBN: 978-984-8471-25-8)

Human Rights in the Muslim World: Constitutionalism, Fundamentalism, and International Politics, Carolina Academic Press, 2003, pp. 490 (ISBN 0-89089-045-5)

http://hrlr.oxfordjournals.org/content/4/1/180.full.pdf

Islamic Financing and Banking: From Traditional Views to Arab Spring, Lincoln University College, Malaysia, pp. 330, 2012, ISBN 978-967-10937-0-2.

www.lucp.net

The Vision and Impact of Fethullah Gulen: A New Paradigm for Social Activism, BlueDome Press, New York, USA, 2011, pp. 195., (ISBN : 978-1-935295-09-9)

http://www.tughrabooks.com/product.php?PRODUCT=3338

 

Huntington’s Civilizational Issues and Morality in Law , Bishwa Shahitya Bhaban, Dhaka, 1998, pp. 160

The Basics of Jurisprudence: Law, Politics, and Morality, Law’s Empire, Dhaka, 2010, pp. 843, (978-984-33-1811-4).

 

Islamic Jurisprudence and Women’s Rights: Relevance to Modern Trade and Business, The Nahar Light Foundation, Dhaka, 2008, pp. 384. (ISBN 984-300-002546-6).

 

“Constitutional Disaster and ‘Legal Impunity’: Constitutional Amendments in Perspectives”, Counsel Law Journal, Vol 2, Issue 1, June 2014, pp. 31-82.

 

Comparing Turkish Jurisprudential Development With Some Major Constitutional Issues of Bangladesh’ : Maliksha University of Turkey, Law Journal, vol 4, no. 1, 2015, pp. 47-76;

 

Constitutional Disaster and ‘Legal’ Impunity” In Article  2, 2014, pp. 45-87, http://www.humanrights.asia/resources/journals-magazines/article2/1302/04

 

A Universal Islamic Phenomenon in Turkish Religious Practice: the Gulen Case”, In: The Magazine Fountain, Issue 70, July-August 2009, New Jersey, USA, pp.  http://www.fountainmagazine.com/article.php?ARTICLEID=1040

 

“Women’s Rights in Islamic Legal System vis-à-vis Conventional System”, Rajshahi University Law Journal, Vol., 4, 2007, pp. 139-160.

 

“Iranian Constitutionalism: Religious, Political, and Legal Dimensions”, The Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 21. No. 2, 2010, pp. 1-38.

“Constitutional Amendment: A Jurisprudential Analysis of Political Rhetoric, Ideological Dichotomies, and Secular or Religious Adventurism”. The Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 23. No. 2, 2012, pp. 1-42.        

 

“Recent Turkish Intellectual Transformation: Dramatic Political Reforms and Their Ramifications”, In: Turkish Review, Vol, 1, Issue, 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011, pp. 46-51.

 

“Turkish Political and Constitutional Reforms: From Orthodoxy and Ultra-Nationalistic Indoctrination to Liberalization and Moderation.” In:  ”, The Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 22. No. 1, 2011, pp. 1-34.

Egyptian Revolution and Turkish Evolution for Constitutional Reform”, In: Turkish Review, Vol., 2/4, Istanbul, Turkey, 2012.

 

http://www.turkishreview.org/tr/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?newsId=223205&columnistId=0

 

Development in Bangladesh and Alleviation of Poverty: How to Make Democracy Meaningful? In: ASA University Review, Vol. 1., No 1, July-December, 2007, pp. 15-26.

Introducing Fethullah Gulen in Bengal and Beyond, The Nahar Light Foundation, 2010, pp. 114, (ISBN: 978-984-3313-29-4).

“A Comprehensive Approach to Zakat: Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development Ramifications”, In: Glimpses of the Holy Quran,   Ahmed, Bakshi Hazrat Ali, and Rahman, Rizwanur, (eds), Adam Publishers, New Delhi, 2012, pp.

61-74.

“Legal Reforms and Development Dynamics in Bangladesh”, Society and Change, Vol, VII, No., 1, January-March, 2013, pp. 7-22.

“Constitutional Disaster and ; ‘Legal’ Impunity: Constitutional Amendments in Perspectives” ;  In: http://www.humanrights.asia/resources/journals-magazines/article2/1302/04, pp. Asian Human Rights Commission, 2014, (20 pages)

Arab Spring As  A Fall In Bengal, (in Bangla) published by Uddipon, 2015, Dhaka.

Past and Future of Turkey: Globalised Gulen, Education as Social Reforms, Kamrul Book House, Dhaka, 2017.

Maimul Ahsan Khan, Ph.D.

 

Addendum – Scholarly Contributions

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS AND BOOKLETS

  • Human Rights in the Muslim World: Constitutionalism, Fundamentalism,

and International Politics, 2003 (Carolina Academic Press) ISBN 0-89089-045-5, pp. 490.

  • Introduction to Legal Theories: Basic Jurisprudential Studies, BIIT, ISBN 978-984-8471-25-8, 1914. pp. 784. (Second Edition, 2016, pp. 805)
  • The Vision and Impact of Fethullah Gulen: A New Paradigm for Social

      Activism, Bluedome Press, New York, USA, 2011, pp. 195.

      (ISBN : 978-1-935295-09-9)

  • Jurisprudence: Reconstructing the Ideals of Legality, Politics, and Morality,

Law’s         Empire Publishing, 2011, pp.618.

  • Islamic Financing and Banking: From Traditional Views to Arab Spring,

Lincoln    University College, Malaysia, pp. 330

  • The Basics of Jurisprudence: Law, Politics, and Morality, 2010, Law’s

Empire Publishing, pp. 835.  (ISBN-978-984-33-1811-4)

  • Islamic Jurisprudence and Women’s Rights: Relevance to Modern Trade and Business, The Nahar Light Foundation, Dhaka, 2008, pp. 384. (ISBN 984-300-002546-6)
  • Introducing Fethullah Gulen in Bengal and Beyond, The Nahar Light Foundation, 2010, pp. 114, (ISBN: 978-984-3313-29-4).
  • Huntington’s Civilizational Issues and Morality in Law, Bishwa Shahittya Bhaban, Dhaka, 1998, pp. 160.
  • Human Rights and Rohingya Refugees: Bangladesh Perspective.
  • Human Rights and Law in Bangladesh: The US Report 1998.
  • Rapes and Our Responsibilities.
  • Constitutional Law: Religion & Freedom in Politics.
  • Contemporary Muslim World: Islam & Bangladesh.
  • Law & Politics in Greek & Muslim thoughts.
  • Political Science, A Guide.
  • State Policy & Politics: Law & Human Rights.
  • International Affairs & Bangladesh.
  • Demographic Changes in the Muslim Population in the Soviet Union (Published in English from London).
  • Muslim Women in Soviet Union (Published in English from the Birmingham University, 1987, U.K.).
  • Criminology: Psychiatry & Law.

 

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHED RESEARCH ARTICLES

  • Constitutional Disaster and ‘Legal’ Impunity : Constitutional Amendments in Perspectives” ;  In: http://www.humanrights.asia/resources/journals-magazines/article2/1302/04, Asian Human Rights Commission, 2014, (20 pages)
  • Comparing Turkish Jurisprudential Development With Some Major Constitutional Issues of Bangladesh’ : Maliksha University of Turkey, Law Journal, Vol 4, no. 1, 2015, pp. 47-76.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6b15931bcc&view=att&th=150a76d104c1bd13&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=f_ig8u3fit2&zw

 

  • Constitutional Amendment: A Jurisprudential Analysis of Political Rhetoric, Ideological Dichotomies, and Secular or Religious Adventurism, the Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 23. No. 2, 2012, pp. 1-42.
  • Islamic Philosophy of Education and Our Challenges Ahead: IIUC STUDIES ISSN 1813-7733 Vol.- 9, December 2012, pp. 59-78.
  • Constitutional Disaster And “Legal Impunity”: Constitutional Amendments In Perspectives, The Counsel Law Journal, Vol-2 , Issue-1 , pp. 31-82.
  • Iranian Constitutionalism: Religious, Political, and Legal Dimensions, The Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 21. No. 2, 2010, pp. 1-38.
  • Recent Turkish Intellectual Transformation: Dramatic Political Reforms and Their Ramifications, In: Turkish Review, Vol, 1, Issue, 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011, pp. 46-51.
  • Development in Bangladesh and Alleviation of Poverty: How to Make Democracy Meaningful? In: ASA University Review, Vol. 1, No 1, July-December, 2007, pp. 15-26.
  • Women’s Rights in Islamic Legal System vis-à-vis Conventional System, Rajshahi University Law Journal, Vol., 4, 2007, pp. 139-160.
  • Muslim Education in Tsarist and Soviet Russia. In: Muslim Education Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 4. The Islamic Academy, Cambridge, U.K.1988, pp. 5-20.
  • Soviet-Afghan Relation: Security and Religious Dimensions In: BIISS Journal, Vol. 11, No.2, 1990. The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dhaka. pp. 242-275.
  • Soviet-Muslim Affairs after Glasnosth In: News of Muslims in Europe. No 42. Selly Oak College. Birmingham University, U.K., 1988. pp. 1-8.
  • Islam Under the Tsars and the October 1917 Revolution In: Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. XIII. No 1. London, 1991 pp. 23-40.
  • Muslims of Central Asia: A Recap, In: Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. XIII. No 1. London. 1992, pp. 177-184.
  • The Socialist Approach Towards Human Rights In: The Dhaka University studies, Part F. Vol. II, No.1. Dhaka, 1991, pp.107-122.
  • Human Rights in Islamic Perspective: A Comparative Approach In: The Dhaka University Studies, Part F. Vol. III. No 1. Dhaka, 1992, pp. 31-60.
  • The Former Soviet Republics: Constitutionalism and the Nationality Policies In: The Dhaka University Studies. Vol. IV. No 1. Dhaka, 1993, pp.22-51.
  • The Earliest Documents of the Muslim State: A Legal Philosophy In: The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. V. No. 1. Dhaka, 1994, pp. 41-73.
  • Environment and Human Rights: National and International Perspectives In: Human Rights in Contemporary International Law, A.B.M. Mafizul Islam Patwary (ed), Humanist and Ethical Association of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1995 . pp. 126-181.
  • Islam and Secularism: Constitutionalism in the Middle Eastern Countries In FOCUS, A Journal of Legal Studies. Vol. 1. Dhaka. 1993 pp. 23-38.
  • UN in the 21st century: Reforms, In: Journal of International Affairs. Vol. IV. No 1. 1998, Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs. Dhaka, 1998, pp. 34-47.
  • Comment on Popular Islam: Central Asia and Kazakhstan In: Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. IX. No.2, London, 1988, pp. 258-263.
  • Challenges facing Muslim Youth in the West, In: The Muslim, No. 23, FOSIS, London. 1998. pp. 8-12.
  • Description of Constitutions of Middle Eastern Countries (Kuwait & Jordan as an illustration) In: Social Science In Uzbekistan, No. 4, Tashkent, 1985. 20-35 (in Russian).
  • The Role of Islam in the Development of Constitutional Principle in the Middle Eastern Countries”, In Abstract of Papers Presented at the Conferences of Young Researchers Of Uzbekistan, USSR, 1985, Part 1,
    173-174 (in Russian)
  • Kalam-e-Sharif. Koran Arabski Takst S Russkim Pervebodom: A Review Article (in English), In: The Muslim World Book Review (MWBR), Vol. 7. No. 4, The Islamic Foundation, Leicester. U.K. pp. 78-79.
  • Islam in the USSR, In: MWRR, Vol. 8. No. 4. pp. 42-47.
  • Bangla : Musolmander Antorjatik vasah Hisshebe” (in Bengali) In: Omor Akushe 89. Islamic University, Gazipur, Dhaka, 1989 pp.18-21 (This author edited the Magazine).
  • “Soviet Union and the Middle East” In: MWBR. Vol. 9. No.4 1989. pp. 45-49.
  • “Uneven development in South Asia: Political and security implications” (co-author In: Development policies and security: Third World Context, M. Hafiz, M.R. Khan, (eds.) BIISS, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1990, pp. 94-121.
  • “Philosophy and Law in the Eyes of a State’s President: Economic and Spiritual Dimensions” In: News From Bangladesh, January 19, 2000, pp. 8-34.
  • “Noam Chomsky: An American Anti-Establishment Voice and Impoverished Bengal” In: News from Bangladesh, February 2, 2000, seven pages.
  • “Islamic Financing in the USA: Lariba Banking” In: News from Bangladesh, February 9, 2000, twelve pages.
  • “Law vs. Morality: Twin Sisters of Nature and Religion” In: The Independent, Bangladesh, March 10, 2000, four pages.
  • “Human Rights and Anarchy in the Hands of Nation-States: Ideology, Religion, and Democracy & Nationality Issues” In: News From Bangladesh, March 16, 2000, eight pages.
  • “International Human Rights: The UN & State System in Transformation”, October 20, 2000. pp. 1-19.
  • “How Far Culture Matters for Scientific Progress & Economic Development”, February 2, 2001. pp. 1- 10.

 

 

PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWS

  • Lawson, Fred H. Constructing International Relations in the Arab world. Stanford, 2006. 208p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, February, 2007.
  • Human rights in the Arab world: Independent Voices, ed. by Anthony Chase and Amr Hamzawy. Pennsylvania, 2006.322p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, December, 2006.
  • Crandall, Maureen S. Energy, Economics, and Politics in the Caspian Region: Dreams and Realities. Praeger Security International, 2006. 245p. In: CHOICE, American Library Association, December, 2006.
  • Understanding Islamic law: From Classical to Contemporary, ed. by Hiham M. Ramadan. AltaMira, 2006. 219p. In: CHOICE, American Library Association, and December, 2006.
  • Abou El Fadl, Khaled, Islam and the Challenge of Democracy: A Boston Review book, ed. by Joshua Cohen and Deborah Chasman. Princeton, 2004. 139p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, and December, 2004.
  • Lopez-Claros, Augusto and Klaus Schwab. Palgrave, The Arab world competitiveness report, 2005, by Augusto Lopez-Claros Macmillan, 2005. 352p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, and December, January, 2006.
  • Short, Philip. Pol Pot: Anatomy of a Nightmare. H. Holt, 2004. 537p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, and December, January, 2006.
  • Rachel Lieberman, Shai, Shaul. The Shahids: Islam and Suicide Attacks, tr. by. Transaction, 2004. 246p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, January, 2005.
  • Islam and democracy in the Middle East, ed. by Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, and Daniel Brumberg. Johns Hopkins Uni. Press, 2003. 322p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, May, 2004.
  • Israeli, Raphael. Islamikaze: Manifestations of Islamic Martyrology. Frank Cass, 2003. 493p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, June, 2004.
  • Quintan Wiktorowicz (ed) Islamic Activism: A Social Movement Theory Approach, Indiana Uni. Press, 2004, 316p, In: CHOICE, American Library Association, July, 2004
  • Soviet/East Europe Survey: 1983-1984.Voitech Mastry (ed). Duke University Press. Durham, North Carolina. 1985 pp. 436. In: Muslim World Book Review. Vol. 7. No2. 1987. Leicester. K. pp. 64-65.
  • Muslim Minorities in the World Today. by M.A Kettani. Mansell Publishing Limited, London, 1986. In: Muslim World Book Review, Vol. 8. No. 1 1987, Leicester, K. pp. 41-43.
  • The Soviet Union and Revolutionary Iran by Aryeh Y. Youdalt, Croom Helm., 1984, pp.168 In: Muslim World Book Review, Vol. 8. No. 2. pp. 12-13.
  • Islam in Iran, by L.P. Pertrushesky, The Athlone press, London, 1985, pp.408, In: Ibid, pp.28-30.
  • Law and Justice in Contemporary Yemen: People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen and Yemen Arab Republic”, The politics of Development 1962-1986 by Robert E. Burrowes Croom Helm. London, 1987, pp. 173. In: Muslim World Book Review Vol. 8. No. 3. pp. 34-37.
  • Women and Russia- Feminist Writing from the Soviet Union, Taryna Mamonova, (ed.) Basil Balckwell. Oxford, 1986.pp.273. In: Ibid , pp.52-53.
  • Michael Rywkin (ed.) Russian Colonial Expansion to 1917. Mansell publishing Limited, London, 1988 .pp In: JIMMA, Vol.9. No 7. pp. 425-28.
  • Oman: Economic, Social and Strategic Development. B.R. Pridham (ed.); Oman and Muscat: An Early Modern History, by Patricia Risson.; Oman: The Modernization of the Sultanate. by Colin I.L, Allen T.R. In MWBR. Vol., 9. No1. 1998 pp.22-25.
  • Government and Politics in South Asia, by, Craig Baxter, Yogendra K. Malik, Charles H. Kennedy and Robert C. Oberst, Boulder: Westview, 1998 In: Contemporary South Asia, Vol 8. No.2, U. K.., 1999, pp. 224-225.
  • Fawaz A. Gerges, America and Political Islam: Clash of Cultures or Clash of Interests?, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pp.282. In: CIMIC Newsletter, Vol. 2. No 1, USA, pp.1,3,4.
  • Esposito, John L., Islam: The Straight Path, 3rdedition, Oxford University Press, 1998, pp.286. In: News From Bangladesh, January 7, 2000(seven pages).
  • Desai, Padma (ed), Going Global: Transition from Plan to Market in the world Economy, The MIT Press, 1997, pp. 507. In: News From Bangladesh, January 13, 2000 (six pages).
  • Sen, Amartya, Development As Freedom, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1999, pp. 366, In: News From Bangladesh, January, 15, 2000, five pages.
  • Thomas Goltz, Azerbaijan Diary, A Rogue Reporter’s Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic, M.E. Sharpe, New York, 1998, pp. 496 In: News From Bangladesh, January 18, 2000 (eight pages).
  • Ahmad Rashid, Militant Islam, Oil, and Fundamentalism in Central Asia, Yale University press, 2000, pp. 274, In: Vol., 2, Issue, 3, 2002, pp. 13-14.

 


PAPER PRESENTED

  • “Soviet Policies Toward Islam in the Central Asian Republics: Clandestine Islamic Movements,” at University of London, Organized by the London-based Muslim Institute, 1986.
  • “Demographic Changes in Soviet Muslim Nationalities: Future of the Soviet State,” at U.K.-based Islamic Foundation,”1987.
  • “Soviet Muslim Women: A Catalyst of Islamic Religiosity,” at U.K.-based Islamic Foundation,”1987.
  • “Role of Muslim Women in Preserving Islam in Soviet Central Asia: Prospect and Challenges, at the University of London, organized by the SOAS, 1987.
  • “Role of Bengali Language in the Movements for Independence: The 1952 Perspective,” at the Islamic University of Bangladesh, 1989.
  • “The British Commonwealth: A Colonial Legacy and the British Education,” at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies,”1989.
  • “Future of the Soviet Reforms: International Implications,” at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, 1989.
  • “Soviet-Afghan Relations: Legal, Political, and Religious Dimensions,” at the Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, 1989.
  • “National Identities in the former Soviet Republics: A Muslim Perspective,” in Moscow at an International Conference organized by the OIC, 1992.
  • “Human Rights in Socialist Perspective,” at the University of Dhaka, 1994.
  • “Human Rights in Islamic Perspective,” at the University of Dhaka, 1995.
  • “International Human Rights Movements: Prospects and Challenges,” at the University of Dhaka, 1996.
  • “Human Rights Violations in Bosnia: Refuge Issues,” at an international conference organized by the Amnesty International-Bangladesh, 1997.
  • “Political Developments in Central Asian Republics: International Perspective,” at University of Illinois, UIUC, 1999.
  • “Muslim International Organizations: The ECO Perspective,” at the Columbus Islamic Center, Ohio, 1999.
  • “Death Sentence in Muslim Perspective,” at the University of Illinois, UIUC, 2000.
  • “Islamic Banking: Prospects and Challenges,” at the Graduate School of Islamic Studies in Virginia, organized Association of the American Muslim Social Scientists, 2000.
  • “Religious Movements in Afghanistan in International Perspective,” at the University of Minnesota, organized by the Amnesty International-USA, 2001.
  • “Human Rights in Afghanistan: Ramifications for Neighboring Muslim Countries,” at the University of Iowa, organized by the Amnesty International-USA., 2001.
  • “Religious Fundamentalism and International Politics,” at the University of Illinois, UIUC, 2002.
  • “Hindu Fundamentalist Government and Riots in Ahmedabad,” at the University of Illinois, UIUC, 2002.
  • “Politics in the Indian Sub-Continent in Post-Cold War Period: International Implications,” at the University of California, Davis, 2002.
  • “International Economic Organizations: Labor Law Perspective,” at the University of California, Davis, 2003.
  • “Implications of the Second Gulf War: Middle East and Beyond,” at the University of California, Davis, 2003.
  • “Disputes over Shariah Laws: Reforms in the Central Asian republics,” at the University of California, Berkeley, 2003.
  • “Some Roots Causes of Violations of Women’s Rights: From Economic Factors to Religious Issues, at the San Jose Islamic Center, spoke on behalf of the Amnesty International-USA., 2005.
  • “Competing Ideologies in Post-Saddam Iraq: Western Democracy vis-à-vis Islamism,” at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005.
  • “Secular Concepts in the Quran: New Approaches to Islamization,” at the University of California, Davis, 2005.
  • “The Heart of Islam,” at the Unity Church of Vacaville, California, 2005.
  • “Different Kinds of Jihad: Western and vis-a-vis Muslim Perceptions”, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic, 2006.
  • “Human Rights Issues in Palestine”, at the Institute for Political and International Studies in Tehran, 2008.
  • “Peaceful Co-existence of Diverse Religious Communities: A Social Instrument

for Progress and Tranquility for All.” at the National Chengchi Taipei University,        December 5-6, 2009.

  • “Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue in Fethullah Gülen’s Thought”, In: Abuja, Nigeria, on November 18-19, 2012.
  • “Comparative Law in Turkish Perspective” In: Kaysari, Maliksha University, Turkey, June, 2015.
  • “Rights of Minorities in Islamic Perspective” Tehran and Qom, August, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maimul Ahsan Khan is currently Professor of Law at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. His expertise ranges from human rights to Muslim legal issues and the law and politics of the Middle East, Central and South Asia. Since beginning his academic career in1986, he has had extensive experience lecturing in Bangladesh and in the U.S. (1998-2006), and has authored about 20 books and a good number of scholarly articles in English, Russian, and Bengali, including Human Rights in the Muslim World: Fundamentalism, Constitutionalism, and International Politics (2003), which was described by reviewer Charles Howard as “a useful resource on constitutionalism and Islamic History, law and theology”. Professor Khan’s most recent book, Islamic Financing and Banking: From Traditional Views to Arab Spring was published by Lincoln University College Press in March 2012.

As a student in the former Soviet Union and later as a professor in Bangladesh, he refused to remain silent when he observed political interference in higher education. Endemic corruption in the established systems of governance particularly in education and the judiciary had pushed him to be a social activist “with no political ambition”.

As a leading scholar of jurisprudence and comparative law, he was Chair of the Law Department at the University of Dhaka (1997) and advocated legal reforms aimed at making university education and governance in Bangladesh less corrupt. While in the U.S. (1998-2006), he also served as a Country Specialist on Afghanistan (2000-2006) for Amnesty International.

 

Professor Khan was awarded his Ph.D. in 1985 from Tashkent State University for his research on jurisprudence, with special emphasis on Islamic legal postulates as applied in the constitutional development of Middle Eastern countries. He has often been invited as a guest speaker and taken part in lessons provided by different religious communities such as the US-based Mormon, Quaker, Methodist, and Bahai communities. His appreciation for communication across religions informed his book entitled The Vision and Impact of Fethullah Gülen: A New Paradigm for Social Activism (NY, 2011), which illuminates the necessity of interfaith-dialogue between world religions, an endeavor first propounded by the Parliament of the World’s Religions held in Chicago in 1893.

PUBLISHED RESEARCH ARTICLES

  • Constitutional Disaster and ‘Legal’ Impunity : Constitutional Amendments in Perspectives” ;  In: http://www.humanrights.asia/resources/journals-magazines/article2/1302/04, Asian Human Rights Commission, 2014, (20 pages)
  • Comparing Turkish Jurisprudential Development With Some Major Constitutional Issues of Bangladesh’ : Maliksha University of Turkey, Law Journal, Vol 4, no. 1, 2015, pp. 47-76.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=6b15931bcc&view=att&th=150a76d104c1bd13&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=f_ig8u3fit2&zw

 

  • Constitutional Amendment: A Jurisprudential Analysis of Political Rhetoric, Ideological Dichotomies, and Secular or Religious Adventurism, the Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 23. No. 2, 2012, pp. 1-42.
  • Islamic Philosophy of Education and Our Challenges Ahead: IIUC STUDIES ISSN 1813-7733 Vol.- 9, December 2012, pp. 59-78.
  • Constitutional Disaster And “Legal Impunity”: Constitutional Amendments In Perspectives, The Counsel Law Journal, Vol-2 , Issue-1 , pp. 31-82.
  • Iranian Constitutionalism: Religious, Political, and Legal Dimensions, The Dhaka University Studies, Part F., Vol. 21. No. 2, 2010, pp. 1-38.
  • Recent Turkish Intellectual Transformation: Dramatic Political Reforms and Their Ramifications, In: Turkish Review, Vol, 1, Issue, 3, Istanbul, Turkey, 2011, pp. 46-51.
  • Development in Bangladesh and Alleviation of Poverty: How to Make Democracy Meaningful? In: ASA University Review, Vol. 1, No 1, July-December, 2007, pp. 15-26.
  • Women’s Rights in Islamic Legal System vis-à-vis Conventional System, Rajshahi University Law Journal, Vol., 4, 2007, pp. 139-160.
  • Muslim Education in Tsarist and Soviet Russia. In: Muslim Education Quarterly, Vol. 5, No. 4. The Islamic Academy, Cambridge, U.K.1988, pp. 5-20.
  • Soviet-Afghan Relation: Security and Religious Dimensions In: BIISS Journal, Vol. 11, No.2, 1990. The Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies, Dhaka. pp. 242-275.
  • Soviet-Muslim Affairs after Glasnosth In: News of Muslims in Europe. No 42. Selly Oak College. Birmingham University, U.K., 1988. pp. 1-8.
  • Islam Under the Tsars and the October 1917 Revolution In: Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. XIII. No 1. London, 1991 pp. 23-40.
  • Muslims of Central Asia: A Recap, In: Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. XIII. No 1. London. 1992, pp. 177-184.
  • The Socialist Approach Towards Human Rights In: The Dhaka University studies, Part F. Vol. II, No.1. Dhaka, 1991, pp.107-122.
  • Human Rights in Islamic Perspective: A Comparative Approach In: The Dhaka University Studies, Part F. Vol. III. No 1. Dhaka, 1992, pp. 31-60.
  • The Former Soviet Republics: Constitutionalism and the Nationality Policies In: The Dhaka University Studies. Vol. IV. No 1. Dhaka, 1993, pp.22-51.
  • The Earliest Documents of the Muslim State: A Legal Philosophy In: The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. V. No. 1. Dhaka, 1994, pp. 41-73.
  • Environment and Human Rights: National and International Perspectives In: Human Rights in Contemporary International Law, A.B.M. Mafizul Islam Patwary (ed), Humanist and Ethical Association of Bangladesh, Dhaka, 1995 . pp. 126-181.
  • Islam and Secularism: Constitutionalism in the Middle Eastern Countries In FOCUS, A Journal of Legal Studies. Vol. 1. Dhaka. 1993 pp. 23-38.
  • UN in the 21st century: Reforms, In: Journal of International Affairs. Vol. IV. No 1. 1998, Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs. Dhaka, 1998, pp. 34-47.
  • Comment on Popular Islam: Central Asia and Kazakhstan In: Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. IX. No.2, London, 1988, pp. 258-263.
  • Challenges facing Muslim Youth in the West, In: The Muslim, No. 23, FOSIS, London. 1998. pp. 8-12.
  • Description of Constitutions of Middle Eastern Countries (Kuwait & Jordan as an illustration) In: Social Science In Uzbekistan, No. 4, Tashkent, 1985. 20-35 (in Russian).
  • The Role of Islam in the Development of Constitutional Principle in the Middle Eastern Countries”, In Abstract of Papers Presented at the Conferences of Young Researchers Of Uzbekistan, USSR, 1985, Part 1,
    173-174 (in Russian)
  • Kalam-e-Sharif. Koran Arabski Takst S Russkim Pervebodom: A Review Article (in English), In: The Muslim World Book Review (MWBR), Vol. 7. No. 4, The Islamic Foundation, Leicester. U.K. pp. 78-79.
  • Islam in the USSR, In: MWRR, Vol. 8. No. 4. pp. 42-47.
  • Bangla : Musolmander Antorjatik vasah Hisshebe” (in Bengali) In: Omor Akushe 89. Islamic University, Gazipur, Dhaka, 1989 pp.18-21 (This author edited the Magazine).
  • “Soviet Union and the Middle East” In: MWBR. Vol. 9. No.4 1989. pp. 45-49.
  • “Uneven development in South Asia: Political and security implications” (co-author In: Development policies and security: Third World Context, M. Hafiz, M.R. Khan, (eds.) BIISS, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1990, pp. 94-121.
  • “Philosophy and Law in the Eyes of a State’s President: Economic and Spiritual Dimensions” In: News From Bangladesh, January 19, 2000, pp. 8-34.
  • “Noam Chomsky: An American Anti-Establishment Voice and Impoverished Bengal” In: News from Bangladesh, February 2, 2000, seven pages.
  • “Islamic Financing in the USA: Lariba Banking” In: News from Bangladesh, February 9, 2000, twelve pages.
  • “Law vs. Morality: Twin Sisters of Nature and Religion” In: The Independent, Bangladesh, March 10, 2000, four pages.
  • “Human Rights and Anarchy in the Hands of Nation-States: Ideology, Religion, and Democracy & Nationality Issues” In: News From Bangladesh, March 16, 2000, eight pages.
  • “International Human Rights: The UN & State System in Transformation”, October 20, 2000. pp. 1-19.
  • “How Far Culture Matters for Scientific Progress & Economic Development”, February 2, 2001. pp. 1- 10.

 

 

Selected Presentations

“gulan’s contribution to peace and interfaith dialogue”, at technological university of malaysia, 2011.

“Turkish Reforms And Gulan Movement”, In Nigeria, 2011.

Secular  Concepts  in  the  Quran: New  Approaches  to  Islamization

University of California – Davis, 2005

Competing  Ideologies  in  Post-Saddam  Iraq: Western  Democracy  vis-à-vis  Islamism

University of California – Santa Barbara, 2005

Some  Root  Causes of  Violations  in  Women’s Rights: From Economic Factors  to  Religious  Issues

San Jose Islamic Center, spoken on behalf of the Amnesty International USA, 2005

Disputes  over  Shariah  Laws: Reforms in the  Central  Asian Republics

University of California – Berkeley, 2003

Implications  of the Second Gulf War: Middle East and Beyond

University of California -Davis, 2003

International  Economic  Organizations: Labor Law Perspective

University of California – Davis, 2003

Politics  in  the Indian Sub-Continent in Post-Cold War Period: International  Implications

University of California – Davis, 2002

Food  Laws  in  Bangladesh: A Comparative  Analysis  with  EU Laws, Organized by the Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh and the EU supported Bangladesh Trade Support Programme – Dhaka, 2008, Bangladesh.

“Religious Diversity and Peace for All” at the National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 2009.

“Higher Educational Dynamics: Unity in Diversity”, at an International Conference organized by the Education Ministry of Nigeria, Abuja, 2012.

“Comparative Law in Turkish Perspective” In: Kaysari, Maliksha University, Turkey,     June, 2015.

 

“Rights of the Minorities and Human Rights Protection Mechanisms”, at an International Conference organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qom, Iran, 2016.     

 

 

Academic Tours

 

Toured University of London as a seminar attendant and paper presenter, 1986, 1987.

Toured Hokkaido University, Japan as a visiting researcher, 1999.

Toured University of Tokyo, Japan as a guest lecturer, 1999.

Toured Ohio State University and Illinois State University as a guest lecturer on economic development in central Asian countries, 2000.

Purdue University, Indiana as guest lecturer on Islamic Law, 2000.

Toured Iowa State University as a guest lecturer on Afghan Issues, 2001.

Toured the University of Indiana, 2001.

Toured Northwestern University of Chicago as a guest lecturer on International Human Rights, 2001.

Toured Virginia Technical University, 2001.

Toured University of Minnesota as a guest lecturer on US-Afghan Relations, 2001.

Toured University of California-Davis and Berkeley as a seminar attendant and guest

lecturer on Islamic Law and Muslim Culture, 2002.

Toured Sacramento City College, California as a guest lecturer, 2006.

Toured Istanbul University, Turkey, 2007

Dushanbe University, Tajikistan, 2007.

International Islamic University Malaysia, 2007.

IK International University, Iran, 2008.

Fatih International University of Istanbul, Turkey, 2008.

National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 2009.

National University of Singapore, 2010.

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2010;

Mahsa University College, Malaysia, 2010.

Technological University of Malaysia, 2011.

Lincoln University College, Malaysia, 2011.

Selangor University of Malaysia, 2012.

University Putra of Malaysia, 2012.

Maliksha University of Turkey, 2015,

Erciyes University of Kaysari, Turkey. 2015.

Mostafa International University of Iran, Qom, 2016.

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, 2017.

 

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Association of the Bangladeshi Law professors.

Dhaka University Teachers’ Association.

Languages

Fluent in English, Russian, and Bengali

 

Reference

 

Professor Dr. A F M A AREFIN  SIDDIQUE

Vice-Chancellor, University of Dhaka,

Dhaka 1000

 

Professor Emajuddin Ahmed,

Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka,

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Development of Alternative, Bangladesh