Poul Duedahl, PhD. Professor with special responsibilities, Center for History, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University, Denmark, is head of the research project. He specializes in global history and cultural encounters with an emphasis on the historical impact of international organizations. In recent years, he has been working on analyses of the historical impact of UNESCO in relation to the concept of race and UNESCO's History of Mankind-project. Selected publications: "Selling Mankind: UNESCO and the Invention of Global History, 1945-76", Journal of World History, Vol. 22, No. 1, March 2011 and "From Racial Strangers to Ethnic Minorities: On the Socio-Political Impact of UNESCO, 1945-60", in: Gregory A. Katsas (ed.), Current Issues in Sociology 2012.
Sub-projects: Routes of Science: The impact of UNESCO's mental decolonization (with Michelle Brattain) and Routes of Education: The impact of UNESCO's reeducation initiative (with Aigul Kulnazarova).