Learning and Intercultural Knowledge Circulation

About this event

It cannot be underscored that the world of learning is currently under full mutation. The pandemic has brought barely concealed realities to the surface. Education is a matter of justice: access to and quality of education are unevenly distributed. Financial resources, gender, ethnicity, and location widely determine the opportunities for education from the primary to the tertiary levels. UNESCO’s World Inequality Database on Education provides incisive data on the societal and economic rifts impacting educational opportunities, to which ethical reflection can provide meaningful avenues for solutions.

There is, however, a complementary and fascinating array of dimensions of learning and education on which the webinars will help shed light. Why do we learn and what enables us to learn? How can tailored education programmes serve underrepresented groups, the preservation of endangered languages or the empowerment of marginalised populations? Last, but not least, how can learning and education unleash the potential for societal innovation and transformation?

In our fifth Blue Table Webinar series investigating "What are We Learning for? Reimagining the Future of Education", we will examine Learning and Intercultural Knowledge Circulation. The discussion will have two parts. Firstly, panellists Narjess Messaadi and Anh Tho Andres-Kammler will frame and position this topic by exploring why intercultural knowledge circulation is important for learning in the contemporary world. They will then discuss engagement with ethics, and more specifically how ethics and values contribute to intercultural knowledge circulation and learning.

When18 October 2023
15:00-16:00 CEST
Language English


Dr Anh Tho Andres-Kammler

Anh Tho Andres-Kammler


Dr Anh Tho Andres-Kammler is a multicultural and multilingual professional with over 35 years of work experience in Vietnam, Switzerland, Norway and Singapore. Since 2021, she has published a series of publications on Ethics Education and change management with a focus on the Southeast Asian business environment, especially the relationship between Vietnam and ASEAN. As a former coordinator of Globethics based in Geneva, she still keeps a close collaboration with Globethics Publications as a co-editor of the Vietnam Ethics Series and is a member of the Pool of Ethics Experts.

Narjess Messaadi

Narjess Messaadi


Holder of a Ph.D in Social Sciences from the Sorbonne, a. C.G. from HEC Montréal and a Professional Certificate in Professional and Civil Mediation from the Université de droit Sherbrooke (Québec), an academic, a structure development consultant and a mentor, Ms. Messaadi's mastery of the European and North American educational and managerial models is an asset in her profile. The humanities are the foundation of her academic and managerial expertise. Her research applied to the realities of corporate life, her action plans for the implementation of change pedagogy and the implementation of an ethics policy in the academic world give her career a realistic vision centered on human capital in the new organization of work, the mobility of knowledge and multicultural wealth. Her new field of exploration is care management and ethics policies, which she is currently working on and experimenting with. The theory of care management, based on ethics, is in full swing in an environment where management goes hand in hand with ethics and change.