Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp

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Alfred Deakin Institute Oration

The Alfred Deakin Institute Oration is an annual Oration delivered by a public intellectual on a topic related to the cutting-edge research about citizenship, diversity, inclusion and globalisation that is undertaken at the Institute.


2018 Alfred Deakin Institute Oration - The Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP

The 2018 ADI Oration, ‘Light in Dark Corners: the case for a National Integrity Commission’, was delivered by Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for National Security, the Honourable Mark Dreyfus QC MP.


2017 Alfred Deakin Institute Oration - The Honourable Julie Bishop MP

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop has urged Australians to be ambitious when considering their vision for their country’s role in the region at the 2017 Alfred Deakin Institute (ADI) Oration in Geelong.

A full transcript of her speech is available here.


UNESCO Chair Oration

Running since Professor Fethi Mansouri’s appointment and now in its fifth year, the UNESCO Chairs Oration is an annual lecture delivered by a preeminent thinker in social justice, cultural diversity and human rights.

For more about the UNESCO Chair, visit the UNESCO Chair website.


2018 UNESCO Chair Oration - Professor Raimond Gaita

2016 UNESCO Chair Oration - Arnold Zable

2014 UNESCO Chair Oration - Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs


Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission delivered a speech focused on political leadership, media discourse on issues related to diversity and the ethical dimensions of public policy making - particularly in relation to asylum seeker and indigenous policy.


2017 UNESCO Chair Oration - Dr Tim Soutphommosane

2015 UNESCO Chair Oration - Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchú

2013 UNESCO Chair Oration - Alfred Deakin Professor Fethi Mansouri


The inaugural UNESCO Chair Oration was delivered by Professor Fethi Mansouri and outlined the scope and priorities of the UNESCO Chair. Coinciding with the launch of the Chair, the event included a respondent panel of experts including Federal Member of Parliament, Maria Vamvakinou MP; Executive Director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation, Dr Hass Dellal; and the Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Council Australia, Pino Migliorino.


Public Policy Forums

The Alfred Deakin Institute Policy Forums aim to provide a high profile platform for the Institute to bring together policy makers, researchers and community members for informed debate on important emerging policy issues. They foster informed debate, engage the public and provide research-led input to policy formation at national, State and regional levels.


2018 Forums:

How the Environment Gets Under Our Skin

Challenges Facing South Sudanese and Horn of Africa Youth in Melbourne

Questioning Punitive Approaches in Social Policy


2017 Forums:

Homelessness and the 21st Century City

The Future of Work and Basic Income Options in Australia

Indigenous Treaty: Victorian leadership on a national project of restorative justice



Throughout the year, we welcome scholars from around Australia and the world to present their research to the Institute and the public. A selection of these seminars can be found below.


Human Phenotype under Globalization: A New Materialist Theory of Race - A/Prof Arun Saldanha

Multiculturalism, Interculturalism and Diversity Governance in the New Millenium - Professor Fethi Mansouri & Professor Tariq Modood

Beyond Populism: Party Changes in Europe - Professor Leonardo Morlino


Citizenship Regimes in Times of Crisis - Professor Jo Shaw

Intercultural Citizenship in the Diversity Debate Today - Professor Ricard Zapata-Barrero