Bhikhu Parekh is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Hull and the University of Westminster. Prior to that he was a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. He has been a visiting professor at Concordia University, McGill, Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the author of several widely acclaimed books in political philosophy including Rethinking Multiculturalism and Debating India. He is a recipient Sir Isaiah Berlin Prize for Lifetime Contribution to Political Philosophy, BBC’s Special Lifetime Achievement Award and a Distinguished Global Thinker Award. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and the European Academy, Past President of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Member of the House of Lords .