Joseph Camilleri is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he held the Chair in International Relations and was founding Director of the Centre for Dialogue. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, chair of the Editorial Committee of the scholarly journal Global Change, Peace and Security, and adviser to Ideapod, a new web-based platform aimed at harnessing the power of ideas. His recent publications include The UN Alliance of Civilizations in Asia-South Pacific: Current Context and Future Pathways (2014), Culture, Religion and Conflict in Muslim Southeast Asia (2013), and Religion and Ethics in a Globalizing World: Conflict, Dialogue and Transformation (2011). He has convened several international dialogues and conferences on global governance and conflict resolution.
Our interdependent world demands stronger global governance rooted in a sense of global citizenship. Nurturing such an enlarged identity requires balancing universalism and pluralism through a dialogical process of reconciliation.