Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Joanna van Antwerpen, Research and Statistics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Samuel Aroni, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Duane Champagne, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Guosheng Y. Chen, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jock Collins, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Heather Marion D'Cruz, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.
  • James Early, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Denise Egéa-Kuehne, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA.
  • Amareswar Galla, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Grethe van Geffen, Seba Cultuurmanagement, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Barry Gills, University of Newcastle, UK.
  • Jackie Huggins, The University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Andrew Jakubowicz, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Paul James, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ha Jingxiong, Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, China.
  • Mary Kalantzis,University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Jack Levin, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Peter McLaren, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Joe Melcher, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA.
  • Greg Meyjes, Solidaris Intercultural Services L.L.C, Falls Church, VA, USA.
  • Walter Mignolo, Duke University, USA.
  • Brendan O'Leary, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley, USA.
  • Peter Phipps, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Ronald Prins, Bos en Lommer Neighbourhood Council, Amsterdam-West, The Netherlands.
  • Peter Sellars, Theatre, Opera and Film Director.
  • Michael Shapiro, University of Hawai'i, USA.
  • David S. Silverman, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • Martijn F.E. Stegge, Diversity Platform, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Geoff Stokes, Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Terry Threadgold, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  • Mililani Trask, Indigenous Expert to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the Economic Council of the UN Assembly, Hawai’i, USA.
  • Marij Urlings, Inholland University, Amsterdam-Diemen, The Netherlands.
  • Rob Walker, Keele University, UK.
  • Ning Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Owens Wiwa, African Environmental and Human Development Agency, Toronto, Canada.


  • City of Montreal

  • The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

    The Globalism Institute is the public face of a university-wide research strength in globalisation and cultural diversity at RMIT University. The Institute undertakes engaged research into globalisation, transnationalism, nationalism and cultural diversity. It seeks to understand and critically evaluate current directions of global change, with an emphasis on the cultural implications of political and economic transformation. The role of the Institute is to initiate and manage research and community projects involving consortia of academics, researchers and consultants from diverse backgrounds. These collaborative projects draw on expertise from across the university and beyond, in fields such as global politics, international relations, community studies, cross-cultural communication, international education, international trade, productive diversity, global English and media studies. For further information, visit our website, or contact us by email.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground