Dr Peter Balint is an Associate Professor in International & Political Studies at UNSW Canberra. His research is primarily focussed on the principles for diversity, including respect, toleration, neutrality, and social cohesion. His books include Debating Multiculturalism: Should There be Minority Rights? with PT Lenard (Oxford University Press, 2022), and Respecting Toleration: Traditional Liberalism and Contemporary Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2017), which was awarded an APSA CRISP Prize in 2018. He has held Visiting Fellowships at The University of Manchester (MANCEPT), The University of Ottawa, The Morell Centre for Toleration (University of York), and CAPPE (Australian National University). In 2010-11 he was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship at The Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main on the project 'Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global'. He is a founding member of the Global Justice Network, and a regular editor of their journal, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric.
Areas of Potential Postgraduate Supervision
“Learning Democratic Resilience: Public Sphere Responses to Extremism”, NSW Government, Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Program 2022, with Selen Ercan (University of Canberra), John Dryzek (University of Canberra), and Jordan McSwiney (University of Sydney). $50, 000 January-August 2022.
“Democratic Resilience: The Public Sphere and Extremist Attacks”, ARC Discovery Grant (DP210102436). With CIs: John Dryzek (UC), Selen Ercan (UC), and Dr Jensen Sass (ANU). And PIs: Jeffrey Alexander (Yale), Emily Beausoleil (Victoria University of Wellington), Ian O’Flynn (Newcastle, UK), and Andrea Felicetti (Scuola Normale Superiore). $511,809, Dec 2021-2024.
Paid Visiting Researcher Program, University of Ottawa. $10,000, 2020.
“Toleration and Respect”, Freilich Foundation Early Career Researcher Grant. $3,000, 2015.