Wayne HudsonBrisbane Institute: People - Wayne Hudson
...Wayne HudsonWayne Hudson is a professor in the School of Humanities at Griffith University.He has a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney and was awarded a D.Phil. from Oxford University.Prof. Hudson's
research interests include, European philosophy, intellectual history, and republicanism and citizenship.He
has authored and edited a number of works in these areas such as; Creating Australia: Changing Australian History (1997, with Geoffrey Bolton); Respacing Utopia (1997); and Constructivism and History Teaching (1997).Prof Hudson is also a Fellow of the Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance at Griffith University.Professor Hudson
was born in Sydney, Australia, and studied history and law at the University of Sydney and then German Philosophy at Oxford University where he
Doctor of Philosophy under the famous Polish philosopher, Leszek Kolakowski.He
is a world authority on the German Jewish philosopher of hope Ernst Bloch, and has written the standard book in English on his
worked in Europe for twelve years.He was a Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford, and lectured in philosophy (in Dutch) at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands from 1979 - 1985.On his return to Australia, he became a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University, Brisbane, and Acting President of the Australian Historical Association.
In recent years, he
has published eleven books on European philosophy, Australian history, republicanism, and citizenship.He
has been active in peace circles for many years and has worked to promote global citizenship both as writer and a broadcaster.Since 1992 he
has received over $250,000 from the Australian Government to develop innovative approaches to the teaching of history and global education.His
work in this area has attracted international attention and involves major breakthroughs in teaching methods.Professor Hudson
has published three books on his
teaching methods.In 1999 he
presented the new pedagogy at the UNESCO Conference in Bangkok on Futures for Education and in 2000 he
exemplified the pedagogy at the United Nations sponsored Dialogue of Civilisations Conference
in Japan. In his youth, Professor Hudson was Captain of the Australian Universities' Debating Team and well known in Sydney legal circles.He was President of the Theological Studies Society at Sydney University.In recent years, he has returned to the law in the context of global governance, and in 1996 was Director of the National Institute for Law, Ethics and Public Affairs.He is currently Director of the Asian Links Programme of the Australian Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance.
In 1998 he
was selected to represent Australia for the North America Speakers Series.He is currently the Editor of the Journal of Australasian Process Thought and a member of the national executive of the Australian Historical Association.He is also a member of the International Advisory Council of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research.His current work includes a major initiative in the area of human rights with the Institute of Law with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, and three books on postreligious social thought.Professor Hudson
has long-standing interests in Asian civilisations and speaks some Mandarin.He
is also interested in contemporary art and aesthetics and has had art exhibitions with Dale Frank and John Coburn.A volume of his
poetry will be published this year.Professor Hudson
is married with two children.