#BuildingNewBridgesTogether: Strengthening Ethics in Higher Education after COVID-19

Logo conference - bridge buils with pencilsInternational Conference

Date: 25 June 2020
Time: 15:00-18:00 (CET)
Venue: Online/Zoom, access information to be shared with registered participants
Type of event: Online Conference



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This Globethics.net international conference is organised around the vision that ethics in higher education can only be strengthened through an intergenerational alliance and common effort to build new bridges together. These new bridges are needed to cross the economic, technological and pedagogical divides that the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and forces us to face. Here is where ethics in higher education matters.

Pre-Conference: 17 to 24 June 2020

The conference aims to translate this vision into a themed conference programme, which builds upon a pre-conference phase from 17 to 24 June 2020 consisting of submission of and online conversations around digital posters and papers.

Learn more about the Pre-Conference

Conference: 25 June 2020

The conference programme will feature seasoned speakers from within the Globethics.net networks working in tandem with emerging educators / researcher / leaders, to present and facilitate the thematic tracks during the conference.

Thematic tracks:

In the post-conference phase, engagement around the four thematic tracks could be continued and deepened in four dedicated Globethics.net working groups.



International Online Conference - #BuildingNewBridgesTogether: Stregthening Ethics in Higher Education after COVID-19,25 June 2020, 15:00-18:00 (CET)



Session 1: Ethics and New Societal Visions


Rudolf von sinner Maria eugenia barroso Christian Anieke Maria Lucia uribe  

Contributions of a Confessional University for Society

Rudolf von Sinner
Professor and Head of Graduate Program, Pontifical Catholic Parana at Curitiba


Building Bonds of Trust and Interconnectivity between Higher Education, Government, Private Sector and Civil Society

Maria Eugenia Barroso
Latin America Programme Executive, Globethics.net

From a University to an Epistemic Shopping Mall: a Post Covid-19 Higher Education Vision

Christian Anieke
Vice Chancellor of Godfrey Okoye University

The Role of Transformative Pedagogies in Fostering Ethics Education 

Maria Lucia Uribe
Executive Director, Arigatou International


Angela Owusu-Ansah Pamela D. Couture Dicky sofjan  

Educating Ethical, Entrepreneurial Leaders

Angela Owusu-Ansah
Provost, Ashesi University

Considerations for Student and Faculty Vulnerability in Remote Delivery

Pamela D. Couture
Jane and Geoffrey Martin Chair in Church and Community, Emmanuel College
Director, Toronto School of Theology 

Higher Education and Pedagogies in an Intercultural, Global Conversation

Dicky Sofjan
Faculty, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS)

An Ethics of Eco-Relationality: from an Oceanic Perspective to a Global Conversation 

Upolu Lumā Vaai
Professor of Theology & Ethics, Pacific Theological College


Jenne j.r. pieter Kanan Kitani Esther Mombo    

Knowledge and Empathy: A fresh perspective from the indigenous people in Maluku on sustainability in higher education

Jenne J.R. Pieter
Assistant Director of Research, Development and Research Department of the Protestant Church of Maluk

Higher Education and Awareness for Global Citizenship

Kanan Kitani
Assistant Professor, Doshiisha University School of Theology/Graduate School of Theology 

Ethics of Inclusiveness in Higher Education  

Esther Mombo
Associate Professor, St. Paul's University





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Thematic Track 1: Creating New Societal Visions in Higher Education: Values for Living Together

Rajula V
Globethics.net India



Mary M Doyle

Thematic Track 2: Bridging the Gaps: Ethical Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning Pedagogies

Mary M. Doyle
College of the Holy Cross
United States



Thematic Track 3: Online Education for a Sustainable Future: Quality and Ethical Standards in Higher Education

Jeremy Punt
University of Stellenbosch
South Africa



Daniel López Salort

Thematic Track 4: Ethics and Skills for a Responsible Global Citizenship

Daniel López Salort



Tilottama Ray

Library & Publications

Tilottama Ray 
Budge Budge Institute of Technology



Globethics.net team

Obiora Ike Maria eugenia barroso Christoph Stueckelberge Amélé ekue Anja


Obiora Ike
Excutive Director



Christine Housel
Donor Relations and Strategic Partnerships
United States

Framing Session

Christoph Stückelberger
President and Founder

Award Presentation

Amélé Ekué
Academic Dean

Award Presentation

Anja Sabrina Adriamasy
Online Library and Administration Assistant


Pre-conference Agenda


Meet and discuss - Workgroup thematic zoom meetings:

  Date Medium/Space/Time Proposed Engagement and Activities
Pre-conference 18 June 2020 Zoom Meeting
15.00-16.00 Central European Time (CET)
Workgroup on Thematic Track 1:
Ethics and New Societal Visions
  19 June 2020 Zoom Meeting
15.00-16.00 CET
Workgroup on Thematic Track 2:
Ethics and New Pedagogies
  21 June 2020 Zoom Meeting
15.00-16.00 CET
Work Group on Thematic Track 3:
Ethics, Quality and Sustainability
  22 June 2020 Zoom Meeting
15.00-16.00 CET
Work Group on Thematic Track 4:
Ethics and Responsible Global Citizenship
  24 June 2020 Zoom meeting
15.00-16.00 CET
Library and Publications Session
How to Use Globethics.net Resources for Your Research and Educational Projects
Conference 25 June 2020 Zoom meeting
15:00-18:00 (CET)
#BuildingNewBridgesTogether: Strengthening Ethics in Higher Education after COVID-19


Share and ask your most important question - Discussions forum (17-24 June 2020)

Or specific fora under each thematic track on:

Read and vote - Digital Posters and Virtual Papers (17-24 June 2020)

You are welcome to read them and post your comments and questions: