Prof. G.M. Shahidul Alam

Professor and Former Head of the Department



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    Prof. G.M. Shahidul Alam
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  • Phone: 8431645 - 53 ext: 2421

Academic Background

BA (Honours), Political Science (University of Dhaka, 1974) First class, first position; MA, Public Administration, (University of Dhaka, 1975) First class, first position; MALD, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (USA), 1982; PhD, (Boston University USA, 1992), Dissertation topic:  Transfer of Dual-Use Technology from The United States to the USSR:  The Tradeoff Between National Security and Economic Benefits; Elected Member of the Phi Beta Delta Honour Society for International Scholars USA 1991.


Lecturer in Department of Public Administration, Dhaka University, 1975-79. Worked in Bangladesh Civil Service (Foreign Service), batch of 1979. Officer in the International Organization Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, 1979-80, resigned from service in 1983.  Lecturer in Boston University, 1989-92 (taught International Relations, International Conflict, Comparative Politics, American Government and Politics, American Political culture to undergraduates) and was awarded The Graduate School Prize for Excellence in Teaching, Boston University, 1991. Professor and former Head, Department of Media and Communication, Independent University, Bangladesh.

Research interests Film criticism; aesthetics, especially evaluation and appreciation; philosophy of criticism; film interpretation; the close analysis of film style; film performance; film and pedagogy.

Teaching Area Film Aesthetics and criticism; close reading; film style, interpretation and evaluation; history and philosophy of criticism; film theory and film-philosophy.


Education & Training

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    Boston University, MALD, Tufts University, USA

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    MALD, The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

    Tufts University, USA

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    M.A. Public Administration

    University of Dhaka

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    B.A. (Hons.), Political Science (Honours)

    University of Dhaka