Professor Shahjahan Bhuiyan Receives Prestigious Award for Public Policy Research in Global South

Shahjahan Bhuiyan stands and smiles at the camera in a photo on campus.

Shahjahan Bhuiyan, associate professor in AUC's Department of Public Policy and Administration and associate dean for Administration and Undergraduate Studies, has received the Transition and Developing Economies Award from the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). Bhuiyan is being recognized for his contributions to the development of the field of public policy and public administration in developing and transitioning countries.

“I am deeply humbled and privileged to be recognized by the IPPA, a preeminent global network of public policy schools,” Bhuiyan said.

Bhuiyan’s research explores how public administration operates in developing and transitioning countries. Specifically, he analyzes the role of governance in development, e-governance, public service delivery, public sector reform, decentralization and local governance, and society and public policy. His research provides a useful understanding of the challenges facing public administration in the Global South. "A lack of political and social inclusiveness and cohesion largely contributes to public maladministration and policy paralysis in many countries in the Global South,” he explained. 

Bhuiyan’s time at AUC has assisted in his research endeavors. “I consider my time at AUC academically stimulating. Drawing on the experience in the Middle East and North Africa region, I appreciated the opportunity to better understand the causes and consequences of the fragility of states," he said. 

Bhuiyan will officially receive the award during the 6th International Conference on Public Policy in Toronto this June.