Professor Fethi Mansouri
Professor Fethi Mansouri, UNESCO Chair Cultural Diversity and Social Justice
Alfred Deakin Institute Director Professor Fethi Mansouri has put Australia on the map for the right reasons on issues to do with human rights, refugees and the challenges facing migrant and minority groups and settlement. He holds two roles: first as UNESCO Chair for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice, and also in leading the UNESCO global research network, the UniTwin Network on Interreligious Dialogue for Intercultural Understanding.
The role is critical to helping UNESCO make headway on its decade-long goal to build Rapprochement of Cultures by 2022 in a volatile global climate. The network brings the expertise of more than 30 global UNESCO research chairs to bear on UNESCO's big goal.
Key research on intercultural understanding
Between 2013 and 2016, the UNESCO Chair, Cultural Diversity and Social Justice and partners undertook a large-scale research project. This project was developed to build an appreciation of Australia's social, cultural, linguistic and religious diversity, and the ability to relate to and communicate across cultures. The Intercultural Understanding (ICU) Project works with schools and systems to help them build ICU.
For more information about this stream of our research, please contact:
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