Dr Shawkat Alam

Dr Shawkat Alam is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for International and Environmental Law and Acting Dean of Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University. He has previously been an academic in the Law School at Dhaka University, and also taught at Rajshahi University, Bangladesh.

Dr Alam holds an LLB (Honours) from Rajshahi University, an LLM from Dhaka University and a PhD from Macquarie University. His teaching and research expertise are in the areas of international law, international environmental law, international trade and sustainable development. He has published extensively in his areas of expertise. Dr Alam is the Editor of the Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law. Dr Alam has served as an International Expert for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation’s Quality Support Programme in Bangladesh and engaged in consultancy and community work in Bangladesh.

Dr Alam was recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision, Macquarie University in 2012, the Dean’s Higher Degree Research Award for Building Inclusive Research Culture in 2011, and the Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, and Executive Dean’s HDR Award for Encouraging Candidate Publications in 2010.