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Dr. Md Abdul Awal Khan


Associate Professor
Department of Law
School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
Independent University, Bangladesh
Phone- 880 9612939393 Ext: 2483
Email: awalkhanlaw@iub.edu.bd

Dr. Md Abdul Awal Khan has been contributing to legal education, research, and training since 2005. He joined the Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) in 2018 as an Associate Professor. He has been serving as an Associate Proctor along with his teaching position. He obtained his PhD at the School of Law, Western Sydney University, Australia in 2015. After completing his PhD, Dr Khan joined the School of Law, Western Sydney University, Australia as a Research Fellow in 2015. He also served as a visiting researcher at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Department of Social Sciences, University of Rohampton, London, UK as an Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar in 2017. Dr. Khan was the researcher of the project ‘Protecting Persons Displaced in the Context of Disasters in Asia Pacific: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Law, Policy and Practice in Ten Countries’ funded by Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) Sweden. He was also the lead researcher of the research project ‘Developing Modules for a Blended Learning Course on Displacement and Human Rights in the Context of Disaster and Climate Change’ funded by RWI. Dr. Khan served as the Head of the Department of Law in three reputed private universities in Bangladesh before joining IUB. He published numerous research articles in national and international journals. Currently he has been leading a research project under the title ‘Climate Change and Human Rights’ in collaboration with Centre for Participatory Research and Development (CPRD).
Dr Khan obtained LL. B (Honours) and LL.M degree from the University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. His area of expertise includes environmental law, climate change law and policy, human rights, and international law.