Name: Kenan Malik
Location: Telangana, India
Occupation: Writer, lecturer and broadcaster; specialist in multiculturalism, pluralism and race
Fields of Expertise: Politics, multiculturalism, religion, philosophy and moral thought, history and sociology of race and immigration.
Kenan Malik is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. Having been involved in the 1980s with various far left organizations and anti-racist campaigns, Kenan Malik has revised and transformed his political views and relationship with the left wing movements. Over the past decade, Kenan Malik is campaigning in defence of free speech, secularism and scientific rationalism and multiculturalism.
He is a monthly columnist for The International New York Times and, over the past years, he published his most relevant essays and reviews on Pandaemonium, which cover the broad themes of his writing and illuminate his approach, ideas and arguments. His most recent book is The Quest for a Moral Compass: A Global History of Ethics.
Malik has also written and presented a number of radio and TV documentaries including Disunited Kingdom, Are Muslims Hated?, Islam, Mullahs and the Media, and Man, Beast and Politics. He has presented Analysis, on BBC Radio 4, and Nightwaves, BBC Radio 3’s arts and ideas program and has been invited to lecture at a number of universities in Britain, Europe, Australia and the USA.
Malik admits that multiculturalism has become a proxy for other social and political issues. He also draws attention to the fact that the diversity of society usually is a result of immigration. Therefore, the debate about multiculturalism involves the description of diverse society and the supposed solution or policies necessary to manage such a society.
Addressing the current lack of immigration policies, Malik acknowledges that gaining support for an equitable and workable migration policy will take time, eloquence and courage.
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