Dr. Fahim Quadir is the Vice-Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, Queen's University. Prior to joining Queen's, he was Interim Dean and Associate Vice-President Graduate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Professor of Development Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is the founding director of York University’s Graduate Program in Development Studies and its undergraduate program in International Development Studies.
Professor Quadir specializes in international development, international relations and international political economy. His current research focuses on South-South cooperation, aid effectiveness, Southern aid providers, good governance, civil society, micro-finance, trans-border social movements for peace, human security, and human development.
Dr. Quadir has edited/co-edited five books namely: Towards a Democratic Cosmopolis: Diaspora (2017), Civil Society in Asia: In Search of Democracy and Development in Bangladesh (2015), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Globalization, Democracy and Civil Society in Asia (2004), Democracy and Civil Society in Asia: Democratic Transitions and Social Movements in Asia (2004), and Crises of Governance in Asia and Africa (2001). He has published extensively in various international peer review journals relating to South-South cooperation, emerging donors, aid effectiveness, good governance, civil society, democratic consolidation, transnational social movements, human security and regional development.
Dr. Quadir has held many grants and fellowships, including Fulbright, SSHRC, IDRC, SSRC (USA) and Killam. He has supervised numerous graduate students, designed and taught a number of graduate and undergraduate courses and received the University-Wide Teaching Award for teaching excellence from the full-time faculty category.
He served as President of the Canadian Consortium for University Programs in International Development and as Board Member of the Canadian Association for the Society of International Development. Professor Quadir is also a Board member of a number of community organizations and research institutes and has participated in several large-scale development and research projects in different parts of the world.
Keywords: Civil society; aid effectiveness; rising donors; South-South cooperation; democratization; governance; human development; Regionalism; Bangladesh