International Advisory Board

  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University, USA.
  • Tom Nairn, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia.
  • Fethi Mansouri, Institute for Citizenship & Globalization, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Paul James, Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia.
  • Juliet Mitchell, Cambridge University, UK.
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, New York University, USA.
  • Patrick Baert, Cambridge University, UK.
  • Ted Honderich, University College, London.
  • Krishan Kumar, University of Virginia, USA.
  • David Christian, San Diego State University, California, USA.
  • Giorgos Tsiakalos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Mick Dodson, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.
  • Jeffrey T. Schnapp, Stanford Humanities Laboratory, Stanford University, USA.
  • Nikos Papastergiadis, The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Bill Kent, Monash Centre, Prato, Italy.
  • Chris Ziguras, The Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Australia.
  • Eleni Karantzola, Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean, Greece.
  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA; Director, Common Ground.
  • Greg Levine, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Hélène Cristini, International University of Monaco, Monaco.
  • Scott Schaffer, Millersville University, USA.
  • Hortensia Beatriz Vera Lopez, University of Nottingham, UK.
  • Robert Pascoe, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Moncef Jazzar, Directeur, Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Ayat Labadi, Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis, Tunisia.
  • Hafedh Halila, Institut Supérieur des Langues de Tunis, Tunisia.


  • Center for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University

    The Center for Comparative Literature and Society (CCLS) was founded at Columbia in 1998 to promote a global perspective in the study of literature, culture, and its social context. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in comparative literature and society. It draws its faculty from the humanities, the social sciences, and the Schools of Architecture and Law.
  • 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