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Today is Monday, the 27th of February 2017.

The Board





John Fillmore



John is the Principal of the law firm J.A. Fillmore & Co. He qualified from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Law degree in 1976 and was admitted to practice in the State of Victoria in 1977 and has been in practice continuously since that time. Prior to establishing the firm in 1985 he was a partner in an emerging city legal firm for four years. He has practised primarily in the areas of commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, complex restructures, property law, taxation law, estate planning and international business law. John has extensive experience at board level with a number of companies who value his legal knowledge and commercial acumen. These include ASX-listed mining company Metminco Limited of which John was chairman from May 2007 until March 2011, during which time the company's market capitalization grew from less than $5 million to over $400 million under his chairmanship, and Boomaroo Nurseries & Wholesale Supplies Pty Ltd, one of Australia's largest seedling producers. He is also Chairman of the Institute of Post-Colonial Studies and has affiliations with the Tax Institute, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Law Institute of Victoria.





Angelo Mazzone



Angelo is a director of the Chartered Accountancy firm of Morris Cohen, Glen & Co. (www.morco.com.au) and has been a member of the board since the Institute's inception. He commenced his career with a major international accounting firm and now has responsibility in leading the audit, SMSF and specialised accounting areas of Morris Cohen, Glen & Co.. In addition he is involved in taxation and general accounting work servicing clients such as professionals, not-for-profit organisations, manufacturers and investors. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand, a Registered Company Auditor, a Registered Tax Agent and a Registered SMSF Auditor.





Paul James



Paul James is Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity in the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. He is on the Council of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London) and Honorary Professor at King's College London. He is an editor of Arena Journal, as well as an editor/board-member of nine other international journals, including Globalizations and Global Governance. He has been an advisor to a number of agencies and governments including the Helsinki Process, the Canadian Prime Minister's G20 Forum, and the Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. . His latest book is Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability, (Routledge).





Priya Rangan



Priya Rangan teaches in Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on the political ecology of forestry, the Chipko movement and regional development in the Indian Himalayas, the role of common lands and the muti (traditional medicine) plant trade in South Africa, and the environmental history of plant exchanges around the Indian Ocean. She is currently leading an international collaborative project that compares indigenous knowledge and uses of environmental weeds around the Indian Ocean, in South Africa, Madagascar, the Indian subcontinent and northwest Australia. She serves as Associate Director of IPCS.

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The Council





Ravi Bajpai



After a teaching and professional career in Information Technology for more than two decades in India, Singapore and Australia, Ravi is currently pursuing a Masters in International Relations at Deakin University, Melbourne. He has published political commentaries in both Hindi and English. Regular commentator on China, India and Australia in world/Asian politics with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Radio Hindi in Australia. He is also a columnist with the Chennai Centre for China Studies.





Joan Clarke



Joan Ellen Clarke OAM, PhD has been a member of IPCS Council for over 8 years. Her peer-reviewed Occasional Paper, The Tyranny of the Leather Book: Postcolonialism, Mental Illness and Prisons, is on this web site under Publications. Previously Joan taught in the Politics School at University of Melbourne, was CEO of a large mental health agency and was a Council member of Forensicare. She was awarded an OAM for research. Currently she serves on several Boards and Commissions including the Criminal Justice Taskforce and is a consultant to ASCA on organisational requirements for services providing support for people whose lifetime of trauma has been uncovered by The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.





Ian Duncanson



Ian Duncanson's principal interests are in socio-legal and political theory and in their use to produce and understand social change. He had degrees from Southampton, Durham and Melbourne universities. He helped establish and worked in legal advice and referral centres in the UK. In Australia he established the annual series of Law and History and Law and Society conferences which began in the early 1980s and has written about the issues of refugees and the careers of civility and repression in Anglo-Australian societies. His academic posts have been at Northumbria and Keele Universities in the UK and at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Currently he is adjunct professor in the Socio-Legal Research Centre at Griffith University and Research Associate at the Institute for Postcolonial Studies.





Judith Grbich



Judith Grbich is a longstanding member of the Institute, with an interest in the postcolonial in jurisprudential and literary works. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Griffith University's Law School, and Socio-Legal Research Centre, and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Feminist Law Journal. Her current research has a focus on theological frameworks carrying colonialism across times, spaces, histories and currencies and their effects within the subjectivities of first world and third world peoples.





Paul James



Paul James is Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity in the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. He is on the Council of the Institute of Postcolonial Studies, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (London) and Honorary Professor at King's College London. He is an editor of Arena Journal, as well as an editor/board-member of nine other international journals, including Globalizations and Global Governance. He has been an advisor to a number of agencies and governments including the Helsinki Process, the Canadian Prime Minister's G20 Forum, and the Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. . His latest book is Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice: Circles of Sustainability, (Routledge).





Anne Maxwell



Anne Maxwell is Associate Professor in the English Program in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She was born in Auckland, NZ and graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA and MA. She completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne. She has published numerous articles on colonial and postcolonial literature and colonial photography and is the author of Colonial Photography and Exhibitions (2000), Picture Imperfect: Photography and Eugenics (2008) and co-editor of Shifting Focus: Colonial Australian Photography 1860-1920 forthcoming Australian Scholarly Press, 2014. She is currently writing a book about early women photographers of the Asia-Pacific.





Swati Parashar



Swati Parashar is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Monash University, Australia. Her work explores intersections between postcolonialism, feminist international relations and security studies, gender, war and development in South Asia. She is the author of Women and Militant Wars: The Politics of Injury (2014).





Priya Rangan



Priya Rangan teaches in Geography and Environmental Science at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She has worked on the political ecology of forestry, the Chipko movement and regional development in the Indian Himalayas, the role of common lands and the muti (traditional medicine) plant trade in South Africa, and the environmental history of plant exchanges around the Indian Ocean. She is currently leading an international collaborative project that compares indigenous knowledge and uses of environmental weeds around the Indian Ocean, in South Africa, Madagascar, the Indian subcontinent and northwest Australia. She serves as Associate Director of IPCS.

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