- Early Childhood Education (ECE), Political Economy of Education, Education Governance, Policy and Administration.
- Doctoral Candidate, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe University (Expected: March, 2020)
- Research Student, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Kobe University (2016-2017)
- Master of Social Sciences in Japanese Studies, University of Dhaka (2012)
- Master of Social Sciences in Political Science, University of Dhaka (2007)
- Bachelor of Social Sciences in Political Science, University of Dhaka (2006)
- Assistant Professor (On leave) at the Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2017-Present)
- Assistant Professor at the Japan Study Center, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Aug. 2015-May 2017)
- Lecturer at the Japan Study Center, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Dec. 2013-Aug. 2015)
- Assistant House Tutor at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall (Student-Dormitory), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (Aug. 2014 – Mar. 2016)
- Visiting Lecturer at Asian University of Bangladesh (AUB) (Jan. 2011- Sept. 2015)
Research and Training:
- Lecturer, Education Finance and Administration, JICA training for Education Officers in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
- Teaching Assistant for Human Capital Development Course, April 2017-September 2017.
- Research Assistant for Professor Dr. Keiichi Ogawa, Kobe University, Japan (October 2016~February 2017)
- International Programme Associate at the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center, Japan (Jan. 18-Feb. 19, 2016)
- Project Administration Consultant, International Labor Organization (ILO), The Labor Migration Project, Bangladesh (December –January 2014)
- Trainee of Trainers at Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Embassy of Canada in Paris (Oct. 29-31, 2012)
- Project Assistant at United Nations Development Programme (Feb. 2009- Mar. 2009)
- Trainee at the Japan Foundation, Japan (Feb.-Mar. 2008; Jun.–Aug. 2009)
- Alam, M. J. (2016). ‘Japan’s Transformation from Meiji Era to Modern Age: A Politico-Economic Overview’, Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Vol. 33, Number 01, June.
- Alam, M. J. (2016). ‘Socio-Economic Perspective of Gender Development and Empowerment of Women: An Overview of Japan-Bangladesh’, Journal of the Faculty of Arts, January, Vol. 08, Number 10-11, July 2014-June 2016. (In Bengali)
- Reza, S M A. & Alam, M. J. (2015). ‘Japan’s Security Debate: An Overview’, The Social Science Journal (Bengali), Part-D, Vol. 9, No. 9, December, pp. 97-109. (In Bengali)
- Alam, M. J. & Khan, T. H. (2015). ‘Comprehending the solutions of Refugee issues and underneath politics: Bangladesh and Myanmar Perspective’, Lok-Prosashaon Samoeeky. Vol. 64, April-June.
- Alam, M. J. (2015). ‘Challenges and Experiences of Democratization in Bangladesh’, ‘Social Science Review [The Dhaka University Studies, Part-D], Vol. 32, No. 1, June, pp. 205-214.
- Alam, M. J. (2014). ‘Role of Media and Governance for Bridging Socio-political Barriers: Japan-Bangladesh Perspective’, Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 18, Nos. 1& 2, June & December, pp. 85-102.
- Alam, M. J. (2013). ‘Consequences of Social Change in Japan: lessons for Bangladesh’, Journal of Society and Change, Vol. VII, No. 4, December, pp. 39-57.
- Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
- New Scholar Committee (NSC)
- Japan Society for International Development (JASID)
- Ryoso Association (Ryoso Kai)
- Bangladesh Political Science Association (BPSA)
Academic Conference Presentation
- Alam, M. J. “Parental Aspiration for Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Bangladesh”, The Japan Society for International Development (JASID), 29th Annual Conference, November 23-24, 2018, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba Campus, Japan. (E) (Accepted)
- Alam, M. J. “Parental Aspiration for Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Bangladesh”, International Education Development Forum (IEDF), Annual Conference, November 16-17, 2018, Kobe University, Japan. (E) (Accepted)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Socio-Economic Motivation for Early Childhood Education (ECE): A Case Study of Rural Bangladesh”, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), March 25-29, 2018, Mexico City, Mexico (E)
- Alam, M. J. “Financing for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Bangladesh”, The Japan Society for International Development (JASID) 18th Spring Conference, June 03, 2017, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan (E)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Financing for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Bangladesh’, The 19th Africa Educational Research Forum, April 14-15, 2017, Osaka University, Suita Campus, Japan (E)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Budget for quality education in Bangladesh: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’, The 17th International Conference on Education and Design (ICER), October 12-14, 2016, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea. (E)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Role of Media and Governance for bridging socio-political barriers: Japan-Bangladesh perspective’, International Conference on Governance and Innovation, 19-20 December 2015, BARD, Comilla, Bangladesh. (E)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Modernization and Social Change: a comparative analysis between Japan and Bangladesh’ The Japan Foundation – Japanese Language Institute, Kansai, Osaka, Japan. (E)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Job satisfaction of the South Asian people: especially on Japan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Srilanka and Pakistan’, The Japan Foundation-Japanese Language Institute, Kansai, Osaka, Japan. (E)
- Alam, M. J. ‘Major identifies gaps of volunteerism in Bangladesh’ Disaster Response Facility Project, UNDP Bangladesh and United Nations Volunteer program, Sylhet, Bangladesh 12th May 2009. (E)
- Bengali (Native), English (Fluent), Japanese (Basic),
- NVIVO, SPSS, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
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