The Diversity and Recognition Hub is a collection of inter-related research and publications projects which seek to explore the meaning of what it is to live as persons in the context of communities which are increasingly characterised as plural, intercultural and multicultural. As well as mapping the meaning of these characterisations both individually and collectively, the projects will focus on the problems we experience when tensions emerge and conflicts arise within and as a result of these contexts.
The individual projects Pluralism, Interculturalism, Multiculturalism and Diasporas are a series of studies which are transdisciplinary in focus, drawing on the insights offered by the coming together of academics, professionals, ngo workers, vocational workers and business people. The projects are built on the acknowledgement that the communities in which we live are multi-layered and multi-dimensional phenomena which need a wide range of perspectives to be brought to bear if we are to grapple with their current realities, if we are to understand the issues which arise within them and more importantly, if we are to suggest possible solutions to contemporary conflicts.
The projects listed here are presently active and based around annual research conferences held in and around Central and Eastern Europe and the United Kingdom. Other projects are in the planning stage – and we welcome ideas and suggestions for further projects and events.
Ram Vemuri is the Hub Leader for Diversity and Recognition. Ram is Professor of Business Management at Charles Darwin University in Australia. Ram’s research interests include Health Economics, Macroeconomic Management, South-East Asian Economics, the Role of Indigenous Knowledge in decision-making, Economics of Education and Natural Resource Economics including Waste Management, Economic Impact Assessment and Sustainable Development.
The Hub is a centre of activity for all the various projects which presently take place within it. We welcome your involvement and interaction; you may choose to become involved as little or as much as you like.