The author received his Ph. D. in political science from Duke University, USA, and spent fifty years in teaching in Dhaka University, Carleton University, Canada, City University of New York and managing development programs in Comilla Rural Development Academy, International Development Research Center, Canada and United Nations Secretariat, New York. He conceived and led three UN studies in Bangladesh in the 1990s on Public Administration Sector, Local Governance, and Human Security, which were published and critically acclaimed. The author published many articles and books in his profession. His two latest books are: Bangladesh in the Mirror: An Outsider Perspective on a Struggling Democracy, and Bangladesh Election 2008 and Beyond, both published by UPL in 2006 and 2008 respectively.