UNESCO Chair Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
The UNESCO Chair of Cultural Diversity and Social Justice has a broad ranging mandate that encompasses both national and regional developments that pertain to emerging ethical challenges to the democratic governance of cultural diversity and intercultural relations.
The 2014 Annual Lecture of the UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice lecture was hosted by Deakin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane den Hollander and delivered by Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri
UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri holds a Deakin University research chair in migration and intercultural studies and is the Director of the strategic research Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation. In 2013 he was awarded a UNESCO Chair in comparative research on ‘Cultural Diversity and Social Justice’.
He is the editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge) and founding co-editor of theInternational Journal of Social Inclusion (Librello). Professor Mansouri is a global expert advisor to the United Nations (Alliance of Civilisations) on cultural diversity and intercultural relations. He is a leading researcher in the University and a prominent scholar nationally and internationally.
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, taking up her appointment in 2012. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-7. She is a former Barrister with Seven Wentworth Chambers and a Governor of the College of Law. Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and worked with governments and international organizations on offshore insurers, World Trade Organisation law and human rights. Her focus at the Commission is on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights. Professor Triggs’ long-standing commitment to legal education builds upon the Commission’s efforts to inform Australians, especially children, about their fundamental human rights.
The lecture will be held at
Melbourne City Centre
Level 3, 550 Bourke Street
Contact us for more information about the Lecture or the UNESCO Chair Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
|Ms Cayla Edwards|
|Executive Assistant to the UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice|
|Tel: +61 3 9244 6658+61 3 9244 6658