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Will Kymlicka


  • Program Co-Director
  • Fellow
  • Boundaries Membership & Belonging
  • Successful Societies


Will Kymlicka is a political theorist deeply engaged with real-world problems.

His research interests focus on issues of democracy and diversity, and in particular on emerging models of citizenship and social justice in multicultural societies.


  • Honorary Doctorate, KU Leuven, 2014
  • Honorary Doctorate, University of Copenhagen, 2013
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
  • Premier's Discovery Award for the Social Sciences, 2009
  • President, American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, 2004–06

Relevant Publications

  • Banting, K., & Kymlicka, W. (Eds.). (2017). The strains of commitment: The political sources of solidarity in diverse societies. Oxford University Press.
  • Kymlicka, W. (2015). Solidarity in diverse societies: Beyond neoliberal multiculturalism and welfare chauvinism. Comparative Migration Studies, 3(1), 17.
  • Kymlicka, W. (2013). Neoliberal Multiculturalism? In P.A. Hall & M. Lamont (Eds.), Social Resilience in the Neo-Liberal Era, (99–125). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kymlicka, W. (2012). Multiculturalism: Success, failure, and the future.
  • Donaldson, S., & Kymlicka, W. (2011). Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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