Mizan R. Khan has a Ph.D in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, MD, USA. He was Director of External Affairs at North South University (NSU) during 2015, and, now a Professor at the Department of Environmental Science and Management (DESM), NSU, Dhaka. He was an Adjunct Professor at the Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Manitoba, Canada, during 2009-2013. Dr. Khan had been a Visiting Professor/Fellow at the Universite de Poitiers, France in February 2015 & at Brown University, USA during the Spring & Fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013 and Fall of 2016. He is a Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). From August 1981 he served at the Bangladesh Institute of International & Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, where he was a Research Director during May 1998–June 2001.
Before joining as Chair of DESM at NSU in early July 2003, he served for four years as UNDP Environment Policy Specialist, working with the Govt. of Bangladesh. During 1994-95 he was a MacArthur Fellow in Ecological Economics. In the early 1990s, he worked for 3 years as a Senior Researcher at the Centre for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland at College Park. He was Vice Chair of the LDC Expert Group under the UNFCCC during 2002-2004. He attends UNFCCC negotiations as the lead negotiator on climate finance with the Bangladesh delegation since 2001. Dr. Khan is the Focal Point of the Nairobi Work Program of the UNFCCC representing the Academia in Bangladesh. He often attends global meetings on climate change as an invited speaker .
Dr. Khan’s recent research and publications include a book as Lead Author: The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building (London: Routledge, 2018), Toward a Binding Climate Change Adaptation Regime: A Proposed Framework’ (London & New York: Routledge 2014, 2015), Power in A Warming World: The New Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality, co-authored with David Ciplet & Timmons Roberts (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2015); “Capacity Building for Climate Change Adaptation: Lessons from Other International Regimes,” AdaptationWatch 2017. Khan, et. al.. Capacity Building Initiative under the Paris Agreement, European Capacity Building Initiative, Oxford University, October 2016; Polluter-pays-principle: The cardinal instrument for addressing climate change, Laws 2015, 4;. Khan, M. & Roberts, T. `Adaptation and International Climate Policy,’ Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 2013, 4; `The Politics of International Adaptation Funding: Justice and Divisions in the Greenhouse’ (co-authored); Global Environmental Politics, 13(1), 2013, and Least Developed, Most Vulnerable: Have Climate Finance Promises Been Fulfilled for the LDCs? (co-authored), European Capacity Building Initiative, Oxford University, London, 2013; Book chapters on “Global Climate Politics in the New World Order,” (co-authored with Roberts, T. & Ciplet D). In: Backstrand, K & E. Lovbrand (eds). Handbook of Global Climate Governance (Edward Elgar 2015).`, and “Right to Development and Historical Emissions: A Perspective from the Particularly Vulnerable Countries,’ in Meyer, L. & Sanklecha, P (eds), Climate Justice: The Relevance of Historical Emissions (Cambridge University Press, in the Press). Dr. Khan speaks Russian and French as well.