Fethi Mansouri: UNESCO Chair
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Professor Mansouri holds the UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’ and an Alfred Deakin Research Chair in migration and intercultural studies. Professor Mansouri is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University-Australia. He is the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies, founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Citizenship and Globalisation Studies and founding co-editor of the international journal of Social Inclusion. Since 2010, Professor has been serving as an expert advisor to the UN on cultural diversity, and intercultural relations. He also sits on the advisory boards of various government agencies and NGOs including the Victorian State government and the Australian Intercultural Society respectively.
His scholarly books (authored unless otherwise indicated) include: ‘Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West’, (eds, 2007); ‘Political Islam and Human Security’ (eds, 2008); ‘Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia’ (2008); ‘Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness’ (ed, 2009); ‘Building Bridges: Creating a Culture of Diversity’ (2009); ‘Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship’ (ed, 2011, second edition); and ‘Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion’ (eds, 2011); ‘Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging’ (eds, 2012); ‘The Arab Revolutions in Context: Civil Society and Democracy in a Changing Middle East’ (eds, 2012); and ‘Global Perspectives on the Politics of Multiculturalism’ (eds, 2014). His recent books include ‘The Multicultural Challenge’ (ed, 2015); ‘Interculturalism at the Crossroads’ (ed, 2017); and ‘Women and Migration’ (eds, 2017). Professor Mansouri’s 2004 co-authored book ‘Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection’ was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.