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Back | Programme Area: Identities, Conflict and Cohesion (2000 - 2009) | Event: Racism and Public Policy Conference


Racism and Public Policy Conference

  • Date: 3 - 5 Sep 2001
  • Location: Durban, South Africa
  • Speakers: Alexandra Pero, Amina Mama, Angela King, Antonio Guimaraes, Benjamin Bowling, Bernard Magubane, Boo Teik Khoo, Diego Iturralde, Frene Ginwala, George Fredrickson, Glenn Loury, Guy Mhone, Hajo Funke, Hans-Georg Betz, Jane Bennett, Jeroen Doomernik, Jomo Sundaram, Kum Kum Bhavnani, Kwesi Prah, Lee Swepston, Lily Rahim, Manning Marable, Marcia Langton, Marisol de la Cadena, Mark Suzman, Mary Robinson, Neville Alexander, Njabulo Ndebele, Peter Schatzer, Pierre Sané, Ralph Premdas, Ray Jureidini, Renosi Mokate, Robert Bullard, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Sam Moyo, Sheldon Danziger, Thandika Mkandawire, Tom Lodge, Tracey Mcintosh, Vernellia Randall, Vijay Prashad
  • Project Title: Racism and Public Policy

Conference Participants


Social scientists, historians and legal scholars from various regions of the world who have studied racism, xenophobia and public policy participated in the UNRISD research and conference.

Mr. Neville Alexander
Director
Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Mr. Thomas Ansorg
Research Assistant
UNRISD
Switzerland

Mr. Yusuf Bangura
Project Coordinator
UNRISD
Switzerland

Ms. Jane Bennett
Senior Lecturer of Gender/Women's Studies
African Gender Institute
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Mr. Hans-Georg Betz
Professor of Political Science
Canadian Centre for German and European Studies
York University
Canada

Ms. Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Professor of Sociology, Senior Editor of Meridians
University of California Santa Barbara
USA

Mr. Benjamin Bowling
Lecturer in Criminology
School of Law
King's College London
United Kingdom

Mr. Reed Brody
Advocacy Director
Human Rights Watch
USA

Mr. Robert Bullard
Director, Professor of Sociology
Environmental Justice Resource Center
Clark Atlanta University
USA

Mr. Khoo Boo Teik
Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Malaysia

Ms. Marisol de la Cadena
Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
University of North Carolina
USA

Mr. Sheldon Danziger
Director, Professor of Social Work and Public Policy
Social Work Research Development Center
University of Michigan
USA

Mr. Jeroen Doomernik
Senior Researcher
Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies
University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Mr. George Fredrickson
Professor of United States History
Department of History
Stanford University
USA

Mr. Hajo Funke
Professor of Political Science
Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Freie Universität Berlin
Germany

Ms. Frene Ginwala
Speaker of Parliament
South Africa

Mr. Antonio S. A. Guimarães
Associate Professor
Department of Sociology
University of São Paulo
Brazil

Mr. Diego Iturralde
Coordinator of the Applied Research Unit
Inter-American Institute of Human Rights
Costa Rica

Mr. Ray Jureidini
Associate Professor
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
American University of Beirut
Lebanon

Ms. Angela King
Assistant Secretary-General
UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs
USA

Ms. Marcia Langton
Chair
Australian Indigenous Studies
School of Anthropology and Geography
University of Melbourne
Australia

Mr. Tom Lodge
Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Studies
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Mr. Glenn Loury
Director, Professor of Economics
Institute on Race and Social Division
Boston University
USA

Mr. Bernard Magubane
Professor of Sociology
South African Democracy Education Trust
South Africa

Ms. Amina Mama
Director, Chair in Gender Studies
African Gender Institute
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Mr. Manning Marable
Director, Professor of History and Political Science
Institute for Research in African-American Studies
Columbia University
USA

Ms. Tracey McIntosh
Lecturer
Department of Sociology
University of Auckland
New Zealand

Mr. Guy Mhone
Director
Graduate School of Public and
Development Management
University of the Witwatersrand
South Africa

Mr. Thandika Mkandawire
Director
UNRISD
Switzerland

Ms. Renosi Mokate
Director
Economic and Social Analysis Group
Human Sciences Research Council
South Africa

Mr. Sam Moyo
Director
Southern African Regional Institute for Policy Studies
Zimbabwe

Mr. Njabulo Ndebele
Vice-Chancellor
University of Cape Town
South Africa

Ms. Ndioro Ndiaye
Deputy Director General
International Organization for Migration
Switzerland

Ms. Alexandra Pero
Programme Adviser
UN Development Programme
USA

Mr. Kwesi Prah
Director
Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society
South Africa

Mr. Vijay Prashad
Director
International Studies Programme
Trinity College
USA

Mr. Ralph Premdas
Professor of Public Policy
Department of Behavioral Sciences
University of the West Indies
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Lily Zubaidah Rahim
Senior Lecturer
School of Economics and Political Science
University of Sydney
Australia

Ms. Vernellia Randall
Professor of Law
Institute on Race, Health Care and the Law
University of Dayton School of Law
USA

Ms. Mary Robinson
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Switzerland

Mr. Pierre Sané
Assistant Director-General
Social and Human Sciences
UNESCO
France

Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen
Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
Professor of Sociology
Department of Sociology
El Colegio de México
Mexico

Mr. Jomo K. Sundaram
Professor of Economics
Faculty of Economy and Administration
University of Malaya
Malaysia

Mr. Mark Suzman
Policy Advisor
Office of the Administrator
UN Development Programme
USA

Mr. Lee Swepston
Chief
Equality and Employment Branch
International Labour Organization
Switzerland