Advisory Board & Supporters

Advisory Board | Supporters

International Advisory Board

  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Lily Kong, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Bob Lingard, The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Kris Olds, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
  • Michael Peters, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Paige Porter, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Fazal Rizvi, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Susan Robertson, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Sulaiman Md. Yassin, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia


  • Forum for the Future of Public Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Forum for the Future of Public Education, housed in the College of Education at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, is a strategic initiative designed to engage academics, practitioners, policy makers, business and community leaders, and others in reflective dialogue and to encourage research on key policy issues influencing the future of public schools, colleges and universities. Pivotal to the Forum’s agenda are questions of access, equity, affordability, accountability, and responsiveness at all levels. The ultimate mission of the Forum is to enhance the dialogue around the future of education by injecting credible and timely information into the public debate.

  • 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.


Conference Organisers

  • Common Ground