Democracy That Delivers

The Shared Societies Project

Building a World Safe for Difference

Bhikhu Parekh

Centennial Professor in the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics

Bhikhu Parekh

Educated at the Universities of Bombay and London, Lord Bhikhu Parekh is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and of the Academy of the Learned Societies for Social Sciences and a Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Westminster. Lord Parekh was chair of the Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (1998-2000). He is vice-chairman of the Gandhi Foundation, a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, the Runnymede Trust, the Institute of Public Policy Research and a member of the National Commission on Equal Opportunity. Professor Parekh is the author of a number of books, is emeritus professor of political theory at the University of Hull and has held visiting professorships at many other universities. He was vice-chancellor of the University of Baroda from 1981-84. Professor Parekh was elected British Asian of the Year in 1992, was awarded the BBC's prestigious Special Lifetime Achievement Award for Asians in November 1999 and was appointed to the House of Lords in March 2000.

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