P.K. Shajahan PhD, is a Professor of Social Work and Dean, Academic Affairs at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. He was formerly the Dean, Social Protection, Dean Students’ Affairs, Chairperson, Centre for Community Organisation and Development Practice and Chairperson of South Asia Centre for Studies in Conflicts Peace and Human Security at TISS.
He is currently the Vice-President of International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and represents ICSW at the Task Force on Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development 2020 – 2030. As a Member of the Board of Directors, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), he Chairs the Publication Committee of IASSW. He along with colleagues from Europe, Americas and Africa founded two global academic alliances – Critical Edge Alliance (CEA) and Solidarity Economy Reciprocity and Social Innovation (SERESI). He is heading international collaborative academic projects with University of Bristol (UK), Roskilde University (Denmark), University College Dublin (Ireland), University of California, Berkeley and Tribhuvan University (Nepal). His research, publications and areas of expertise include, Participatory Development; Social Enterprises and Social Innovation; Diversity and Social Cohesion; Community and Civic Engagement; School Education and Accountability; Social Protection and Social Policies; International Social Work; and Youth Development. He has been a visiting faculty at University of Chicago (USA), Gavle University (Sweden), Tampere University (Finland) and Roskilde University (Denmark).
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