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Fifth Diversity Matters Conference 2008



Fifth Diversity Matters Conference 2008

The Fifth Diversity Matters forum was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, building on the success of the previous forums held in Brisbane (2001), London (2003), Kolkata (2005) and Johannesburg (2007).

The 5th Diversity Matters forum was organised by the Australian Multicultural Foundation, in partnership with the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, the Commonwealth Foundation, Monash University Campus Malaysia, The Statesman of India and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute. 

The 2008 Diversity Matters forum focussed on the diasporas of the Commonwealth. 

The two-day intensive conference examined the size, scale and location of the diasporas and discuss how they are constructed, the faith connections and the education imperatives.

Furthermore the following questions were considered: 

How do diasporas influence the economic development of their new settlement countries and the old home nations? 

How can we ensure that the many immigrant diasporas are included, engaged and integrated? 

How do we best realise people’s potential in the diasporas in the Commonwealth?

Click here to view the Diversity Matters 5 Forum Report

To View full Papers, click on the presenters name below:

His Royal Highness Raja Dr Nazrin Shah

Richard Bedford

Sanjukta Dasgupta

Prof Stephanie Fahey

Prof Lim Teck Ghee

Sir James Gobbo

Prof Graeme Hugo

Jerald Joseph

Kee Pookong

Bala Thakrar

Dr Kris Rampersad