Emeritus Professor Laksiri (Laki) Jayasuriya, A.M., is currently Hon. Senior Research Fellow, Discipline of Social Work and Social Policy, in the School of Social and Cultural Studies, University of Western Australia. He graduated from the University of Sydney in 1954 and obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London. He has written widely and published in scholarly journals in the fields of social policy, multiculturalism, and ethnic affairs. Until his retirement in 1992, he held the Foundation Chair of Social Work and Social Administration at the University of Western Australia. In addition to his academic appointments and responsibilities, he has been involved in a range of community activities, especially in the field of social policy, welfare, ethnic affairs, and development assistance. He has an extensive record of involvement in public affairs since 1972, and has played a major role in policy developments relating to multiculturalism and ethnic affairs in Australia both state and national levels. He has served on numerous government bodies and committees of inquiry and been a policy advisor to many governments.


Publications:
Australian Multiculturalism: Past, Present, and Future

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