ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Professor Chandran Kukathas is Dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Political Science at School of Social Sciences at Singapore Management University.
He has a prolific academic career which includes being head of the department of government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from 2015 to 2019. He also served as the chair of political theory in the Department of Government and as warden of High Holborn and Grosvenor House Halls of Residence at LSE. Prior to this, Chandran was the Neal A. Maxwell professor of political theory, public policy and public service at the University of Utah and has taught at the University of New South Wales, Oxford University and the Australian National University.
Chandran is a highly regarded political theorist, best known for his contributions to multiculturalism and his assessments of F.A. Hayek’s political philosophy. He is a prolific writer and has co-authored several books including: The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom; Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics (with Philip Pettit); Hayek and Modern Liberalism; The Australian Political System (with David Lovell, William Maley and Ian McAllister) and The Theory of Politics, an Australian Perspective (with David Lovell and William Maley).