Director of International Partnerships, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Australian-born Ian McIntosh Ph.D. is the Director of International Partnerships at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI). He is an adjunct professor of Anthropology in the IUPUI School of Liberal Arts where he teaches classes on peace and reconciliation in the international arena. He is also the Associate Director of the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis where the goal is to build bridges of friendship and communication between the USA and China. An applied anthropologist, Ian is a former Managing Director of the Harvard-based Indigenous rights organization Cultural Survival Inc., and until recently the senior editorial advisor for the Cultural Survival Quarterly, the premier journal focusing on the rights, voices, and visions of the world’s Indigenous peoples. He is also a former Deputy Country Director of the Armenia Tree Project. In 2008, his work on poverty reduction and reforestation in Armenia received international recognition with an Energy Globe Award, the world’s most prestigious award for sustainability. Ian has published two books and many articles on Indigenous issues globally, but north-east Arnhem Land in particular. His great interest is in conflict resolution and the concept of reconciliation and in 2010 he was awarded by Rotary International a World Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.