Faculty Members





Md. Sanwar SIRAJ, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Md. Sanwar Siraj received a Bachelor degree and a Master degree in Government and Politics from Jahangirnagar University of Bangladesh, and a Doctorate degree in Public Policy from City University of Hong Kong. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh. The central focus of his doctoral dissertation was to explore the relationship between bioethics and Muslim culture. His Ph.D. dissertation argued that the family-oriented character of the policy and practice of living human organ donation for transplantation in Bangladesh is necessary: a close relative should always be encouraged to donate organs to a patient and a remote relative should also be legally allowed to donate. Otherwise, in the name of altruistic donation, allowing strangers in donating organs legally will cause severe organ trafficking problem in the country as a majority people still live under the poverty line. Before joining in the Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University in September 2016, Siraj worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science in Begum Rokeya University of Rangpur, Bangladesh. He is currently engaged in doing research on several bioethics and public policy issues such as health inequality, informed consent, deceased organ transplantation, end of life care, truth telling, and child marriage in the context of a majority Muslim society of Bangladesh.

Research Interests

  • Bioethics and Public Policy
  • Muslim Ethics and Health Care Policy

Contact Information

Office:Room-141/1, Ground Floor, Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Cell Phone: +(880) 1816756901

Fax: +(88) 02-7791052

Email: siraj_sanwar@juniv.edu