Dr. Giovanni Navarria
Giovanni's research interests include the relationship between authoritarian regimes in Asia and the language and tactics of democracy; the role new communication media have in politics; the meaning of representation and the role of civil society in contemporary democracies. He is currently working on a project focusing on the effects communication media have on prevailing power-dynamics between state and citizens in the authoritarian regimes of the Asia-Pacific region. He is also completing a book exploring the changing meanings of power and civic engagement in technologically advanced societies. In the past eight years he has lived and worked in London and Berlin. During 2012 he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center of Berlin. Dr. Navarria holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Westminster, United Kingdom, and a Degree in Philosophy from the University of Catania, Italy.
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Dr. Tim Soutphommasane
Tim joined IDHR in February 2013. His research interests as a political philosopher include patriotism, multiculturalism, citizenship and social democracy. His publications include Reclaiming Patriotism (Cambridge University Press, 2009), The Virtuous Citizen (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Don’t Go Back To Where You Came From (New South Books, 2012) and All That’s Left (co-editor, New South Books, 2010).
Prior to joining the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, Dr Soutphommasane was a lecturer at the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University. He is a fellow of Per Capita and St James Ethics Centre, and a chief investigator on an ARC Linkage project studying the history of Anzac Day.
A regular commentator on public issues, Dr Soutphommasane is a columnist with The Age and sits on the boards of the National Australia Day Council and the Australian Multicultural Council. His thinking on patriotism, diversity and national identity has been influential in reshaping debates in Australia and Britain. He is an honours graduate of the University of Sydney and completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford, where he was a Commonwealth Scholar.
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- Tim wins NSW Premier's Literary Award
- Tim's book, Don't Go Back To Where You Came From has been shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards
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- Link to regular column in the Age
- Tim appeared on ABC News 24 Future Forum panel on immigration
Does Australia's long term prosperity depend on immigration? | April 14, 2013
- Tim Soutphommasane and Pat Grant at Adelaide Writers' Week on Immigration Nation | April 2013