Dr. Asif Nazrul
Ph.D. (London), Post-doc (Bonn)
Dr. Asif Nazrul (Md. Nazrul Islam) is a law teacher, researcher, columnist and civil society activist.. As an Advisor of the Law department of the State University of Bangladesh, he guided and steered it developments in academic and co-curricular activities. He is currently a professor of law at the University of Dhaka Asif Nazrul completed his PhD from SOAS of University of London in 1999, and post doctoral fellowship later from Environmental Law Center, Bonn, Germany. He also worked as a commonwealth fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 2007. He did his LL.B. (Honours) and LL.M. from the University of Dhaka. He has been widely published in National and International Legal Research Journal. He is an Executive Bureau member of the South Asians for Human Rights, a regional human rights organization and a member of the International Law Association. He is also involved with other national and international organizations. Asif Nazrul is a constitutional expert and television personality. He has extensive experience as a consultant with UNDP, ADB and other international organization on human rights, rule of law and environmental issues. He is also a newspaper columnist for Prothom Alo and The Daily Star. Before joining Dhaka University in 1991, he used to work at Bichitra, a well-reputed newsweekly of that time. He also worked as a government officer (Magistrate) for a few months. He is now well known as a political commentator and thus has been interviewed by a host of national and international media including the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. He was a well-known novelist in the early 1990s. His published books include 9 novels and 4 non-fictions.