International Advisory Board

  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Bill Cope, Common Ground, Australia; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
  • Cecile Walden, Principal, Sam Sharpe Teachers College, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Angela Samuels, Principal, Montego Bay Community College, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
  • Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • David Barton, Lancaster University, UK.
  • James Paul Gee, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • Brian Street, King's College, University of London, UK.
  • Kris Gutierrez, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Scott Poynting, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, University of London.
  • Ruth Finnegan, Open University, UK.
  • Roz Ivanic, Lancaster University, UK.
  • Colin Lankshear, James Cook University, Australia.
  • Michele Knobel, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA.
  • Nicola Yelland, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sarah Michaels, Clark University, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Richard Sohmer, Clark University, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Paul James, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Michel Singh, University of Western Sydney, Australia.
  • Peter Kell, University of Wollongong, Australia.
  • Gella Varnava-Skoura, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
  • Andeas Kazamias, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
  • Ambigapathy Pandian, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.
  • Giorgos Tsiakalos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Carey Jewitt, Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
  • Denise Newfield, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Pippa Stein, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
  • Zhou Zuoyu, School of Education, Beijing Normal University, China.
  • Wang Yingjie, School of Education, Beijing Normal University, China.
  • Juana M. Sancho Gil, University of Barcelona, Spain.
  • Manuela du Bois-Reymond, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands.
  • Mario Bello, University of Science, Technology and Environment, Cuba.
  • Miguel A. Pereyra, University of Granada, Spain.
  • José-Luis Ortega, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Daniel Madrid Fernandez, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Francisco Fernandez Palomares, University of Granada, Spain.
  • Ernest O’Neil, Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Robert Devillar, Kennesaw State University, USA.


  • 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