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Justice Anthony North

Patron

Justice Anthony North was appointed to the Federal Court in October 1995. He is widely seen as holding progressive views on social justice issues. This is particularly evident in his handling of native title cases. In handing down his decision on recognising the Gunditjmara people’s rights over 140,000 hectares of Crown Land in southwestern Victoria, he remarked that “By doing justice to the...

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Robyn Archer AO

Patron

Robyn Archer is a singer, writer, and artistic director. Her reputation for artistic direction began with the National Festival of Australian Theatre (Canberra); she went on to direct the Adelaide Festival of Arts and the Melbourne International Arts Festival. She created Ten days on the Island for Tasmania, spent two years as the Artistic Director of The European Capital of Culture, and...

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Michael Kirby AC CMG

Inaugural Patron



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Ruark Lewis

Convenor, Performance and Creative Arts

Based in Sydney, Ruark is a visual artist and writer producing in a wide range of media such as painting, drawing, installation, artists-books, public art, theatre, performances, audio and video works. His art tends toward conceptual language, exploring the poetics of spatial history, involving chance procedures and architectural strategies of improvisation. He often collaborates in a method ...

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Carlos Morreo

Convenor, Latin American Research Initiatives

During his extended period of residency in Australia Carlos was Program Curator for the Latin American Film Festival, taught international relations at the University of Melbourne and convened the innovative and highly successful seminar at the IPCS in first semester 2008 entitled “Futuros de Latinoaméica Latin America after “Latin America”. Now back in Caracas, Carlos lectures in sociology...

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Council

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Phillip Darby

Director and Chief Executive Officer

After completing law and an MA at the University of Melbourne, Phillip wrote his D.Phil thesis at Oxford on British Defence Policy East of Suez. Returning to the Politics Department at Melbourne, he was progressively radicalised by a succession of remarkable tutors and bright students. For 39 years his major commitment was teaching an unorthodox international relations course that told the...

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Priya Rangan

Associate Director

Haripriya Rangan is Associate Professor at the School of Geography and Environmental Science, Monash University. Her teaching and research focus on issues that address regional sustainability and resilience from the perspectives of economic geography, development, and political ecology. Read more about her interests and work

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John Cash

Member of Council

John's research interests are in the fields of social and political theory, psychoanalytic studies, the politics of identity and the analysis of contemporary subjectivities. He has a particular interest in the study of conflict in Northern Ireland and other divided societies. His publications include Identity, Ideology and Conflict: the structuration of politics in Northern Ireland (1996) and a...

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Joan Clarke OAM

Member of Council

Dr. Joan Clarke’s position as IPCS Council Member brings together a lifelong passion for improving mental health and rehabilitation services for people with severe mental illness and recognition of those postcolonial legacies that adversely affect reform. She currently works at St Vincent’s Hospital Mental Health Division, is on the Council of Forensicare and runs a consultancy business in...

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Therese D'Orsa

Member of Council

Therese's interest in post-colonial studies emanates from lifelong commitment to social justice which has been a major thread throughout all her studies and work as an educator. She is currently Head of Department of Missiology (Mission Studies) at the Broken Bay Institute Sydney and occasional lecturer at Catholic Institute Sydney. Therese is Honorary Professorial Fellow of Australian...

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Paul James

Member of Council

Paul James is Director of the Global Cities Institute (RMIT) and Director of the UN Global Compact—Cities Programme. He is Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity in the Globalism Research Centre and an editor of Arena Journal. He has delivered invited addresses in over twenty countries and is author or editor of nineteen books including most importantly, Nation Formation (Sage...

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Anne Maxwell

Member of Council

Anne's interests are in the intersection between literature and citizenship in postcolonial societies, and the role of colonial photography in shaping notions of self, identity and citizenship in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. She is currently involved in a research project titled 'Racial Futures: Eugenics and Genetic Engineering in Literature'.

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Anoma Pieris

Member of Council

Anoma is Senior Lecturer in Architecture. Her approach is interdisciplinary with her major research field in architecture and minor fields in South and Southeast Asian history, and Postcolonial Studies. She is currently working on the following areas of research; prisons, nationalism, gender, utopia, Cold War politics, and exhibitions.

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Chris Stewardson

Member of Council


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Bree Ahrens

Bree is a University of Melbourne postgraduate interested in labour internationalisms and the politics of cross-border solidarity. She is currently researching the role of internationalist ideologies in the emergence of the Indonesian labour movement.

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Board members

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John Fillmore

Board Member


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Homer Le Grand

Member, Board of Directors


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Angelo Mazzone

Board Member

Angelo is a director of Morris Cohen, Glen & Co a medium sized firm of Chartered Accountants in Hawthorn East and has been involved as a board member of the Institute since its incorporation. His firm, whilst providing services to the Small/Medium Enterprises sector also acts as auditor to a number of not for profit organizations.

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Fellows

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Professor Marcia Langton AM

Distinguished Fellow

A leading Aboriginal spokesperson, Marcia holds the foundation chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. Trained as an anthropologist at the Australian National University, and later as a human geographer at Macquarie University, she has worked extensively in Aboriginal studies in Northern Territory and Cape York, contributing especially to land and native title...

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Michael Dutton

Founding Fellow

Michael holds a chair in politics at Goldsmiths College, London, and is presently on a two-year appointment as a research professor at Griffith University. His research is marked by a strong interest in contemporary social and cultural theory wedded to a specific “archive” called China. Michael delights in saying that his work is often rejected by China specialists but his book Policing...

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Ashis Nandy

Distinguished Fellow

Based at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi for over thirty years, Ashis is one of the foremost public intellectuals in India and a founding figure in the development of south Asian cultural studies. He has written more than 25 books, the most influential of which, The Intimate Enemy, has had 23 reprints. He is on the editorial board of some 40 international journals...

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Liz Cham

Senior Fellow

Liz was National Director of Philanthropy Australia from 1996 – 2006. During this period she presided over a remarkable expansion in the organisation which now serves as the national membership body for grant-making foundations and trusts. She also played a large part in bringing important changes in tax law that have substantially increased philanthropic funding. Since her retirement Liz...

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John von Sturmer

Senior Fellow

After a time in Paris studying French structuralist thought, in 1969 John commenced anthropological fieldwork in western Cape York Peninsula. This formed the basis of his Ph.D research. In 1970 he was appointed the first lecturer in Aboriginal Studies at the University of Queensland, in association with the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Canberra. In the 1970s he was active in t...

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Executive Staff

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Edgar Ng

Executive Officer

Edgar has handled the administration, communication and finances of the Institute since its establishment in 1996. He took his BA in English Literature at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a Master degree in mass communications at Macquarie University and he was recently awarded a Ph.D by the University of Melbourne. His thesis was entitled The Concept of Partnership in International...

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