UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice for a special event with Professor José Casanova, Professor Fethi Mansouri and Dr Hass Dellal AO.

This expert panel reflected upon religion and belonging in multicultural cities, including new research from an Australian Research Council Discovery Report ‘Islamic Religiosity in the West’.

About the panel:

Professor Fethi Mansouri
Faith, Secularism and Belonging in Multicultural Cities

Professor Mansouri is the Director of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation and holds the UNESCO Chair on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’ as well as an Alfred Deakin Research Chair in migration and intercultural studies. Professor serves on the advisory boards of various government agencies and NGOs and is an expert advisor to the UN. Read more.

Professor José Casanova
Religion and Immigrant Incorporation: Comparative Reflections from Europe and USA

Professor Casanova is one of the world’s top scholars in the sociology of religion. He is a professor in the Departments of Sociology and Theology at Georgetown University and senior fellow at the Berkley Centre, where his work focuses on globalisation, religions, and secularisation. Read more.

Dr Hass Dellal AO

Dr B. (Hass) Dellal AO is the Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation and Chairman of the SBS Board of Directors. He has over 25 years’ experience in policy, management, community development and programming for cultural diversity