Dr. Moazzem Hossain
Dr. Moazzem Hossain taught environmental economics, development and trade in the Department of International Business and Asian Studies of the Griffith Business School at Griffith University, Brisbane from 1990 to 2016. He is also a full member of the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise (GCSE) and the Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) of Griffith University.
He has a Master degree from the Australian National University (1978) and PhD from the University of Westem Australia (1986). Ih Hossain’s current research includes Climate Change issues in the Asia-Pacific including the Bay of Bengal delta and Sundarbans region (Bangladesh and West Bengal, India). He was offered inaugural Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Professorial Fellowship jointly awarded by the University of Hull, UK and the Government of Bangladesh in 2000. He was a visiting fellow in various European and US academic institutions including the University of London; University of Sussex; University of Hull; Institute of Social Studies, The Hague; University of Heidelberg and Boston University since 1991. Dr. Hossain produced 14 authored and edited volumes on the subjects of South Asian economic development, economic reforms, telecommunications reform, climate change and growth in Asia, the realization Of Asian century, south-south migration and pathways to a sustainable economy published by the prestigious Routledge, Springer and Edward Elgar, publishing over the last 20 years.
Additionally, Dr. Hossain published two major volumes on the Political Economy of Bangladesh: Bangladesh’s Development Agenda and Vision 2021 and Democracy’s Roller coaster Ride in Bangladesh. Both these volumes were published by the Dhaka based the ‘University Press Limited’ in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Dr. Hossain published more than 100 in various prestigious international journals. Dr. Hossain established a free health care clinic at his village home under Meghna Upazila in 2013. This health centre has been run by his foundation called Farida-Dr.Moazzem Bhuiya Foundation established in 2013. This foundation provides free medicine and doctors’ service to the patients free of cost. The centre has provided service to more than 15000 patients mainly female and children of poor background over the last five years.