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Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity, Western Sydney University

Professor Paul James is Professor of Globalization and Cultural Diversity in the Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Western Sydney. He is an editor of Arena Journal. He is author or editor of over 30 books including most importantly, Globalization Matters (Cambridge University Press, 2019) and Globalism, Nationalism, Tribalism (Sage, 2006). His other recent books include Urban Sustainability in Theory and Practice (2015), and a 16-volume series 'Central Currents in Globalization' (Sage, 2006–2014). He has been an advisor to a number of agencies and governments including the Helsinki Process, the Canadian Prime Minister’s G20 Forum, and the Commission on Reception, Truth and Reconciliation in East Timor. His work for the Papua New Guinea Minister for Community Development became the basis for their Integrated Community Development Policy.


  • 2014–present
    Professor, Institute Culture and Society, University of Western Sydney
  • 2007–2014
    Director , UN Global Compact Cities Programme


  • 1991 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
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