Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Shamsul Nahar Abdullah, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Wan Izatul Asma, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Dang Van Bai, Ministry of Culture and Information, Vietnam.
  • Richard M. Clugston, University Leaders for a Sustainable Future, Washington DC, USA.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Common Ground.
  • John Dryzek, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Dato’Abdul Razak Dzulkifli, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia.
  • Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Steven Engelsman, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, The Netherlands.
  • John Fien, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Amareswar Galla, The University of Queensland , Australia.
  • Steve Hamnett, University of South Australia, Australia.
  • Paul James, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Nik Fuad Nik Mohd Kamil, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Lily Kong, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Thangavelu Vasantha Kumaran, University of Madras, India.
  • Jim McAllister, Central Queensland University, Australia.
  • Nik Hashim Nik Mustapha, University of Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia.
  • Helena Norberg-Hodge, The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC).
  • Peter Phipps, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Koteswara Prasad, University of Madras, India.
  • Judy Spokes, Cultural Development Network, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Manfred Steger, Illinois State University, and The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • David Wood, University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • Lyuba Zarsky, Globalism Institute, RMIT, Australia, and Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University, United States.


  • 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.

  • The Hawke Research Institute

    The Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies is one of six research institutes (and the first in the humanities and social sciences) at the University of South Australia. Named after a prominent social democratic Australian Prime Minister, R.J. Hawke, the Institute promotes research into ways of fostering inclusive, sustainable, and connected democratic communities in an ecologically balanced world.

Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground