MILE 13, SNSF doctoral student
Zaker, from Bangladesh, is a graduate of the MILE 13 class. In addition, he holds a bachelor's and a master’s degree in law from the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Since completion of the MILE journey, Zaker has been engaged in teaching, which has led to his current position of Assistant Professor in his alma mater in Bangladesh. He has also been fortunate to put his trade policy skills into action by working briefly for the Bangladesh Trade Policy Support Program funded by the European Union. Zaker returned to the World Trade Institute in 2015 to pursue doctoral studies. His work at the institute forms part of a broader project on exploring the legal potential of the principle of Common Concern of Humankind as an emerging norm. His objective is to analyse the climate change specific trade and environment cooperation failures of States (e.g. to generate appropriate incentive framework for the expansion of renewable energy, or the transfer of green technology) using the common concern theoretical framework. When not working, Zaker enjoys Hindustani classical music, books, cinema, and most of all, his family.