Chandran Kukathas is Dean and Lee Kong Chian Chair Professor of Political Science at School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University. He was Head, Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) from 2015 to 2019. He also served as the Chair of Political Theory in the Department of Government and as Warden of High Holborn and Grosvenor House Halls of Residence at LSE. He is a noted author on liberalism, multiculturalism, and diversity. His books include The Liberal Archipelago: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom (Oxford, 2003), Rawls: A Theory of Justice and Its Critics (with Philip Pettit, Polity and Stanford, 1990) and Hayek and Modern Liberalism (Oxford, 1989).
In 2003, Kukathas was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to Australian society through the study of social and political theory. Kukathas is a graduate of the Australian National University, the University of New South Wales, and Oxford University, where he earned his doctorate. He has previously been a faculty member at each of these institutions, as well as at the Australian Defence Force Academy, the University of Utah, and George Mason University.