Syed Anwar Hussain is supernumerary teacher in the Department of History and former department chairman at the University of Dhaka. He formerly served as director general of the Bangla Academy. Hussain is widely published on issues of historiography, politics, security, ethnicity, religion, and foreign policy in Bangladesh and South Asia. He is involved with many research and professional associations, including the Bangladesh Association of American Studies, Bangladesh Society of International Studies, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, and the Centre for Development Research Bangladesh. Hussain has been visiting faculty at Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and American University. He was a former senior Fulbright fellow at University of California at Berkley and a former scholar-in-residence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s study and conference centre in Belagio, Italy. He holds an M.A. in History from Dhaka University, an M.A. in International History from the University of Edinburgh, and a Ph.D. in British Administrative History from the University of London. About More..