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Professor Fethi Mansouri, Director, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Professor Fethi Mansouri, Director of the strategic research Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, holds a Chair in Migration and Intercultural Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University.
He is the editor of the prestigious Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge) and an expert advisor to the United Nations (Alliance of Civilizations) on cultural diversity and intercultural relations.
His recent publications include: Political Islam and Human Security (2008); Islam and Political Violence: Muslim Diaspora and Radicalism in the West, (2007); Identity, Education, and Belonging: Arab and Muslim Youth in Contemporary Australia (2008); Youth Identity and Migration: Culture, Values and Social Connectedness (2009); Australia and the Middle East: A Frontline Relationship (2011, second edition); Migration, Citizenship and Intercultural Relations: Looking Through the Lens of Social Inclusion (2011), Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging (2012) and The Arab Revolutions in Context: Socio-Political Implications for the Middle East and Beyond (2012). His forthcoming book is entitled Reframing Multiculturalism for the 21st Century (2013). His 2004 book Lives in Limbo: Voices of Refugees under Temporary Protection was short-listed for the 2004 Human Rights Medals and Awards.
Dr Vince Marotta, Co-Deputy Director, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Dr Vince Marotta is Deputy Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University.
Dr Marotta's main research interests include social theory, urban sociology, immigration, multiculturalism and cultural identity, cosmopolitanism and theories of the stranger. As Deputy Director of the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Dr Marotta has assisted in the leadership of the Centre and managing its team. He has also worked on the establishment and maintenance of collaborations with industry partners and community stakeholders.
As Managing Editor of the Journal of Intercultural Studies (Routledge), Dr Marotta brings together a range of high quality research papers for publication. In addition, he has organised and edited the Citizenship and Globalisation Research Papers, an in-house research paper series. In 2011 Dr Marotta sat on the organising committee of the CCG/UNAOC 'Integration: Building Inclusive Societies' Forum. Dr Marotta was also on the organising committee for the 'International Multicultural Symposium' which took place in November 2011 at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Dr Marotta's recent books include Intercultural Relations in a Global World (Common Ground Publishers, 2011) and Muslims in the West and the Challenges of Belonging (MUP, 2012).
Professor Boulou Ebanda de B'beri, Director, The Audiovisual Media Lab for the Study of Cultures and Societies, Ottawa University
Professor Boulou Ebanda de B’beri is the Founding Director of the Audiovisual Media Lab for the studies of Cultures and Societies (AMLAC&S), a Professor of Film, Communication, and Cultural Studies at the University of Ottawa’s Department of Communication, and a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.
He has been a Visiting Scholar and Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Northeastern University, Boston. He is the winner of various prizes and scholarships, including the 2005 Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Innovation Funds, and the 2003 Van Horne Prizeto list but a few.
Dr Anna Halafoff, Research Fellow, Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Dr Anna Halafoff is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University. Previously, Dr Halafoff was a lecturer at the School of Political and Social Inquiry and a researcher for the UNESCO Chair in Interreligious and Intercultural Relations - Asia Pacific, at Monash University (2005-2012). Her current and recent research projects/interests include: intercultural and interreligious relations; cosmopolitan governance; multiculturalism; community engagement and countering violent extremism; religions and beliefs education; and Buddhism in Australia. In 2011, Dr Halafoff was named a United Nations Alliance of Civilizations' Global Expert in the fields of multifaith relations, and religion and peacebuilding.