UNESCO Chair in Transnational Diasporas and Reconciliation Studies (809), established in 2008 at the University of South Australia (Australia).


Diasporas and reconciliation studies.


  • The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the field of diaspora and reconciliation studies. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Australia, the Asia and the Pacific, Caribbean, and Africa regions.
  • The objective of its activities shall be :
  • to contribute to the overall development and quality enhancement of the University of South Australia and other involved institutions;
  • Particular focus will be put on research excellence and enhance capacity building through;
  • examining how far issues of diaspora, migration and settlement can be rethought in terms of transcultural processes that are endemic to cultures and their mutation over time;
  • assembling within a coherent theoretical framework research and scholars relating to the themes and topics of diaspora, identity, migration and reconciliation;
  • thinking past terror, conflict and violence in order to inaugurate processes of reconciliation.

Host Institution

  • University of South Australia (Australia). Website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Office in Apia.


Prof. Peter Høj, University of South Australia
Vice-Chancellor and President
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City - Adelaide
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- SA 5001
Country - Australia