International Advisory Board

  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Paul James, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Andrew Jakubowicz, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Jock Collins, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia.
  • Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley, USA..
  • Rob Walker, Keele University, UK..
  • Ha Jingxiong, Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, China.
  • Ning Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Terry Threadgold, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.
  • David S. Silverman, Valley City State University, North Dakota, USA.
  • Joe Melcher, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, USA.
  • Denise Egéa-Kuehne, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA.
  • Geoff Stokes, Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Brendan O'Leary, Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Samuel Aroni, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • James Early, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Peter Sellars, Theatre, Opera and Film Director.
  • Barry Gills, University of Newcastle, UK.
  • Walter Mignolo, Duke University, USA.
  • Ien Ang, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Michael Shapiro, University of Hawai'i, USA.
  • Duane Champagne, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Peter McLaren, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Owens Wiwa, African Environmental and Human Development Agency, Toronto, Canada.
  • Jackie Huggins, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Australia.
  • Mililani Trask, Indigenous Expert to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the Economic Council of the UN Assembly, Hawai’i, USA.
  • Amareswar Galla, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Guosheng Y. Chen, Chinese Australian Studies Forum, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Peter Phipps, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Director, Common Ground.
  • Greg Meyjes, Owner and President, Solidaris Intercultural Services L.L.C, Falls Church, VA, USA.
  • Margot Hovey, Curriculum Designer and Writer, Toronto and Montréal, Canada.
  • Heather Marion D'Cruz, School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia.


  • 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