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History

The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) was founded in 2015 under the leadership of Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri. ADI builds on two decades of foundational work by its predecessors, the Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ICG), the Alfred Deakin Research Institute (ADRI), the Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation (CCG), and other research centres including the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights (CCHR) and the Strategic Research Centre (SRC) for Humanities and Social Sciences research.

These research units – some of the first established at Deakin University have all contributed to ADI’s rich history. ADI’s most recent formation has become a flagship for research priority areas. It remains the only humanities and social science research institute at Deakin University and one of the leading institutes in Australia and internationally. Throughout ADI’s history, its researchers have taken a keen critical approach to examining the new meanings and applications of citizenship, justice and human rightsboth locally (in relation to Indigenous communities, minorities and other disadvantaged groups) and internationally (in relation to globalising processes and their impact on local cultures, social relations and political deliberations). ADI brings together 150+ researchers, 100+ doctoral students and 200+ partnerships across 15 countries to work on important problems affecting communities locally and globally.  

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