Paul de Guchteneire
Section of International Migration and Multicultural Policies
fax: +33 (0)1 45 68 57 24
Editor in chief
Department of Social and Economic Sciences
University of Bamberg
tel: +49 951 863-2618
fax: +49 951 863-1183
Matthias Koenig is faculty member of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the University of Bamberg. He holds a Master's and a doctoral degree from the University of Marburg. His research interests include sociological theory, cultural sociology, the sociology of religion, and human rights. He is co-editor of Modernisation and Religion in South Korea (in German, 1998) and has authored Human Rights in Durkheim and Weber (in German, 2002), Citizenship and Religious Diversity in Post-National Constellations (forthcoming) as well as numerous articles in scientific Journals. He is co-founder of the IJMS and has acted as its Editor-in-Chief since 1998.
Saad Eddin Ibrahim
Director, Ibn Khaldoun Center for Development Studies
P.O. Box 13, Mokattam
Arab Republic of Egypt
Tel: (202) 506 1617 / 506 0662
Fax: (202) 506 1030
Saad Eddin Ibrahim is Professor for Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington (1968) and is one of the Arab world's leading social scientists. He has also worked as an activist and public affairs commentator and appeared on all the world's major TV networks.
Dr Ibrahim is currently Secretary General of the Egyptian Independent Commission for Electoral Review (ICER); President of Cairo's Union of Social Professions; President of the Egyptian Sociologists' Association; Trustee of the Arab Thought Forum (Amman, Jordan); Member of the Club of Rome (Paris); Chairman of the board of the Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies; Member of the World Bank's Advisory Council for Environmentally Sustainable Development (Washington D.C.); Member of the Board of Minority Rights Group (London); Member of the Middle East International Forum (Terra Media); and Member of Transparency International's Council on Governance.
Saad Ibrahim has authored and edited some 35 books and more than 100 scholarly articles.
Director, Multicultural Research Centre
Faculty of Education A35
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Tel: +61 2 9351 3161
Fax: +61 2 9351 4580
Christine Inglis is Director of the Multicultural Research Centre and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education, University of Sydney where she is Associate Professor in the School of Social, Policy and Curriculum Studies. President of the International Sociological Association with responsibility for publications she is also Past President of the ISA’s Research Committee on Ethnic, Race and Minority Relations. She has a longstanding interest in migration and ethnic relations in Australia and internationally and has undertaken research and policy evaluation work in this area with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region. Current research interests include examining the impact of Asian immigration on Australian institutions and a comparison of the migration and settlement patterns of Chinese and British professionals. The role of research in the development of policy is a particular focus of her work in social policy.
Recent publications include "Middle Class Migration: New Considerations in Research and Policy" in: G. Hage and R. Couch (ed.) The Future of Australian Multiculturalism, 1999; "Australia" and "Papua New Guinea", in: L. Pan (ed.), The Encyclopedia of the Chinese Overseas, 1998; Multiculturalism: New Policy Responses to Diversity (MOST Policy Paper No. 4), Paris 1996; and (with D. Ip and C.T. Wu) "Concepts of Citizenship and Identity Among Recent Asian Immigrants in Australia", in: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 1997.
Juan Diez Medrano
Integrated Social Sciences
International University Bremen
Campus Ring 1, D-28759 Bremen
Juan Díez Medrano is a Professor of Sociology at the International University Bremen. He is the author of Framing Europe (2003, Princeton University Press), Divided Nations (1995, Cornell University Press), and articles in journals such as American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Theory and Society, and Ethnic and Racial Studies. His areas of interest are Collective Identities, Social Movements, and European Integration.
Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL
Tel: +44 1203 523969
Fax: 44 1203 534324
John Rex is Professor Emeritus at Warwick University and Director of Social Science Research Council's Research Unit on Ethnic Relations. He served as member of the UNESCO International Experts Committee on Race and Race Prejudice in 1967 and as President of the International Sociological Association's (ISA) Research Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities from 1974 until 1982.
His main publications include Key Problems of Sociological Theory (London 1961), Race Community and Conflict (Oxford 1967), Race Relations in Sociological Theory (London 1970), Colonial Immigrants in a British City (London 1979), Social Conflict (London 1981), Race and Ethnicity (Buckingham 1986), Ethnic Minorities in the Modern Nation State (London 1996). With David Mason he has edited a volume on Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations (Cambridge 1986), and with Montseratt Guibernau The Ethnicity Reader (Cambridge 1997).
Dr Rex's research interests include egalitarian multicultural societies, ethnic mobilisation, transnational communiunities, conceptual analysis of ethnicity and nationaliism, imperial, colonial and post-colonial societies.
Center for Educational and Social Research "Baltic Insight"
Brivibas 111-39, LV-1001
Boris Tsilevich is a scholar, journalist, and writer. He has written extensively on minority rights, nation-building in multiethnic states, and conflict prevention in post-Communist Europe. He is the founder and moderator of MINELRES, a website providing information on minorities and ethnopolitics in Eastern Europe (http://www.riga.lv/minelres), and co-founder of the international Consortium on Minority Resources (COMIR - http://lgi.osi.hu/comir). The list of his main publications can be found at http://www.riga.lv/minelres/cv/cv_tsil.htm. Since 1998, Boris Tsilevich is a member of the Latvian national Parliament elected on the platform of the defense of minority rights, and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Fernand de Varennes
School of Law
Perth, WA 6150
Tel: +61 8 9360 6050
Fax: +618 93106671
Fernand de Varennes is a Senior Lecturer in International Law and Human Rights at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. He holds an LL.B. from the Université de Moncton, an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and a doctorate in law from the University of Maastricht.
He is currently the Tip O'Neill Fellow in Peace Studies at the Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity, as well as the Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Human Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict. He is also the Editor in chief of the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law which is being launched early next year.
Fernand de Varennes has written extensively in the area of minority rights, human rights and international law. His work, which has appeared in 7 languages, includes a number of books and numerous articles published worldwide dealing with human rights in Asia, minority rights and ethnic conflicts. He has also prepared reports and acted as consultant for a number of international organisations, including UNESCO and the United Nations.
Department of Languages and European Studies
Birmingham B4 7ET
Tel: + 44 (0) 121 359 3611
Fax: + 44 (0) 121 359 6153