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Professor Elected President of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies

Monmouth University is pleased to announce that Dr. Golam M. Mathbor, professor in the School of Social Work and associate dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences has been elected as president of the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) 2012-2016. He previously served as vice president of AIBS from 2008-2012.

AIBS is an association of institutions of higher learning in the United States aimed at promoting scholarly understanding between Bangladesh and the United States.  Incorporated in 1988, AIBS provides senior and junior fellowships as pre-dissertation grants.  Other programs include research and development seminars and workshops offered by U.S. faculty for improving the educational sector in Bangladesh and an undergraduate research grant for U.S. students to visit Bangladesh and observe first-hand the problems facing a developing country.  A final program permits Bangladeshi scholars to visit the United States for joint research projects with U.S. scholars.  Since its inception, affiliated scholars have investigated a wide range of research topics in fields including but not limited to demography, politics, sustainable development, bureaucracy, anthropology, archeology, history, gender and minority studies, religion, rural and urban migration as well banking and good governance.

Dr. Mathbor is currently serving as a vice president of the International Consortium for Social Development (ICSD). In the past he served as vice president and president of the Canadian Association for the Study of International Development (CASID). He was selected and served as a mentor for the 26th Annual National Conference on Ethics in America organized by Simon Center for Professional Military Ethics in October 2011 at the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.

Dr. Mathbor served as chair of the Faculty Senate of Monmouth University for the academic year 2003-2004. He is the founding president of the Long Branch Concordance, a 501c (3) nonprofit community service organization in the State of New Jersey serving in the City of Long Branch. Professor Mathbor chaired and delivered keynote address for the 17th ICSD International Symposium on “Good Governance: Building Knowledge for Social Development Worldwide” held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in January 2011.

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