Keynote Speakers

Hon. Prof. Kwesi Yankah
Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary Education, Ghana
 
is currently the Ghanaian Minister of State in charge of tertiary education. He is an academic, author, and university administrator. He is a professor of linguistics and oral literature specialising in the ethnography of communications. He has served as the Pro-vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana and the President of the Central University. The author of several books, he was inducted as a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999.
 

Roland Schatz
Founder and CEO, Media Tenor International SA and Senior Advisor to the UN Director General 

is the founder and CEO of Media Tenor International, a leading media content analysis company. He is also a co-founder of the C-1 World Dialogue initiative and is widely considered an expert in the fields of media impact research and German-American relations. He spoke at the 2009 World Parliament of Religions on the panel "Media Savvy: How Journalists and Religious Leaders Can Work Together for Better Coverage." Schatz also teaches communication management at universities in Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, and the United States. In 2008, he was appointed Global Media Expert to the UN Alliance of Civilizations.

 

Daire Keogh
Deputy President, Dublin City University
 
is a Professor of History and Deputy President of Dublin City University. He has served as President of St Patrick's College Drumcondra (2012-16). He has published extensively, on the history of popular politics, religion and education in Ireland. A former Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow, he is currently Principal Investigator of an Irish Research Council funded project to publish the extensive correspondence of Cardinal Paul Cullen. Daire is a founding member of the European Quality Assurance Register Committee, the body charged by EU governments with monitoring quality assurance in higher education across the continent.
 
Daire Keogh Deputy President, Dublin City University
Walter Linsi
Co-founder Belimo AG and U.W. Linsi Foundation
 
is a member of the Globethics.net Board of Foundation and a long-standing supporter of Globethics.net. He co-founded the Belimo company in Switzerland. Belimo has set standards in the field of HVAC actuator and valve technology since 1975 with its consistent orientation to market requirements, customer values and pioneering innovations. Walter Linsi founded the U.W. Linsi Foundation in 1979 together with his wife Ursula and is a strong supporter of projects that serve the
common good.
 
Walter Linsi Co-founder Belimo AG and U.W. Linsi Foundation
Rita Astfalck
General Manager, U.W. Linsi Foundation
 
is the General Manager of U.W. Linsi Foundation and responsible for the projects of the Foundation. For the past 10 years she has been setting up social projects in India in rural areas in the field of family focused village development programmes. The main focus is on enhancing the capacities of deserving poor communities in leadership, education, health and income generating programmes in order to
help them to help themselves. Other programmes she is strongly supporting are ethics in higher education and cooperation with international refugee services.
 
Rita Astfalck General Manager, U.W. Linsi Foundation
Pavan Duggal
Advocate, Supreme Court of India and Globethics.net Board member
 
is an advocate specialised in the field of Cyberlaw, E-Commerce law. He is also a member of NOMCOM Committee on Multilingual Internet Names Consortium (MINC). He was for some time a recognized face as an English newsreader with the Indian state run television network Doordarshan. He is the Conference Director of the International Conference on Cyberlaw, Cybercrime and Cybersecurity organized by Cyberlaws.Net.

 

Panellists

Day 1 - Monday 4 June 2018

Panel 1 - ‘Showcasing Excellence: Effective Practices in Different Contexts'
16:30 - 17:30, Plenary Hall
 
Christoph Stückelberger, President, Globethics.net Casimir Ani, Director, STRACEP, University of Nigeria Nsukka
Moderator: Christoph Stückelberger, President, Globethics.net Retha Visagie, Manager Research Integrity, University of South Africa Retha Visagie, Manager Research Integrity, University of South Africa
  Ikechukwu Ani, Director, Ethics and Research Administration, Godfrey Okoye University, Nigeria
Ikechukwu Ani, Director, Ethics and Research Administration,
Godfrey Okoye University, Nigeria
  Siti Syamsiyatun, Director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies
Siti Syamsiyatun, Director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies
  Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
Justus Mbae, Vice Chancellor, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya
  William Sun, Deputy Director, Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global Responsibility, Leeds Beckett University, UK William Sun, Deputy Director, Centre for Governance, Leadership and Global  Responsibility, Leeds Beckett University, UK

 

Day 2 - Tuesday 5 June 2018

Panel 2 - ‘Ethics in Higher Education: Best Practices, Talents, Policies and Resources and the 2030 Agenda'
9:55 - 10:55, Plenary Hall
 
 
Hon. Prof. Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Ghana
Hon. Prof. Kwesi Yankah, Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Ghana
Moderator: Obiora Ike, Executive Director, Globethics.net Christoph Stückelberger, President, Globethics.net Christoph Stückelberger, President, Globethics.net
  Daire Keogh, Deputy President, Dublin City University Daire Keogh, Deputy President, Dublin City University
  Giuseppe Caramazza, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Tangaza University College, Kenya
Giuseppe Caramazza, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Tangaza University College, Kenya
  John Branya, Director of Master in Applied Education and Ethics, Strathmore University, Kenya John Branya, Director of Master in Applied Education and Ethics, Strathmore University, Kenya
    Poonam D.Mohun, Counsellor, Economic Matters Permanent Mission of Mauritius, Mauritius
 
Walter Linsi
Co-founder Belimo AG and U.W. Linsi Foundation
 
Rita Astfalck
General Manager, U.W. Linsi Foundation

 

Panel 3 - ‘Ethics at Work: Learning from Best Practices' 
11:50 - 12:50, Plenary Hall
 
Ikechukwu Ani, Godfrey Okoye University, Nigeria Nikolina Postic, Project Officer, Sectoral Policies Department, International Labour Organization Nikolina Postic, Project Officer, Sectoral Policies Department, International Labour Organization
Moderator: Ikechukwu Ani, Godfrey Okoye University, Nigeria Olivier Deslandes, Managing Partner, Adexis Solutions, Switzerland
Olivier Deslandes, Managing Partner, Adexis Solutions, Switzerland
 
  Arnold Smit, Head, USB Social Impact, South Africa
Arnold Smit, Head, USB Social Impact, South Africa
 
  John Branya, Director of Master in Applied Education and Ethics, Strathmore University, Kenya John Branya, Director of Master in Applied Education and Ethics, Strathmore University, Kenya

 

Panel 4 - 'Creating Interdisciplinary Higher Education as an Ethical Obligation for a Salutogenic Society' 
16:30 - 17:30, Plenary Hall
 
 
Alan Dilani, Founder, International Academy for Design and Health, Sweden Gareth Presch, CEO and Founder, World Health Innovation Summit, UK Gareth Presch, CEO and Founder, World Health Innovation Summit, UK
Moderator: Alan Dilani, Founder, International Academy for Design and Health, Sweden Shima Sazegari, CEO and Founder, Swiss Alternative Medicine Shima Sazegari, CEO and Founder, Swiss Alternative Medicine
  Innocent Okpanum, Founder and Director, Ngonyama Okpanum Associates, South Africa Innocent Okpanum, Founder and Director, Ngonyama Okpanum Associates, South Africa

 

 

Workshops

Day 1: Monday 4 June 2018, 14:30 - 16:00

 Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate, Globethics.net

Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate, Globethics.net

A1 Globethics.net Workshop: 'Insight into the Ethical Transformation of Higher Education Institutions'

Meggy Kantert, International Liaison Officer, Godrey Okoye University, Nigeria

Meggy Kantert, International Liaison Officer, Godrey Okoye University, Nigeria

Workshop: 'How to keep the elephant on the path: practical tools for a more ethical organisation'

Retha Visagie, Manager Research Integrity, University of South Africa

Retha Visagie, Manager Research Integrity, University of South Africa

Workshop: Diversifying UNESCO Ethics Teacher Training Course to Strengthen the Capabilities of Ethics Educators in Southern Africa'

Felix Ugwuozor, Deputy Provost / Dean Postgraduate School, Peaceland College of Education, Nigeria

Felix Ugwuozor, Deputy Provost / Dean Postgraduate School, Peaceland College of Education, Nigeria

Academic paper: ‘From Ethics Education to Ethical Transformation of Teachers and Students')

 

Jose Nandhikkara, Professor of Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, India

Jose Nandhikkara, Professor of Philosophy, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, India

Academic paper: 'Religious Interface in Teaching Ethics and Values in Higher Education in India')

 

Day 2: Tuesday 5 2018, 14:30 - 16:00

 Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate, Globethics.net

Nadia Balgobin, Senior Associate, Globethics.net

Globethics.net Workshop: 'Insight into the Ethical Transformation of Higher Education Institutions'

David Claivaz, Director of Education, Institut International de Lancy, Switzerland

David Claivaz, Director of Education, Institut International de Lancy, Switzerland

Workshop: 'Using Business Oriented Methods to Empower Change in Education'

 

Holger Postulart and Francis Kombe

Workshop: ‘COHRED Fair Research Contracting and RHInnO Ethics Tools'

Agrocity

Moderator - Yvonne Apiyo Brändle-Amolo

Speaker - Jörg Bürgi

Workshop: ‘Agrocity – the City for Africa – Outlines for a New Urbanity' 

Christopher Mbanefo, CEO, YASAVA Solutions SA, Switzerland

Christopher Mbanefo, CEO, YASAVA Solutions SA, Switzerland 

Presentation: ‘Ethics, Technology, Climate Change and Justice Issues'

 

Day 3: Wednesday 6 June 2018, 9:00 - 10:30

Maria Lucia Uribe, Arigatou International

Maria Lucia Uribe, Arigatou International

Workshop: ‘Ethics Education for Children and Youth: Towards a Transformative Pedagogy to Tackle the Challenges of Learning to Live Together'

Zacharias Huwyler and Sascha Meier, EQS IntegrityLine; 
Nikolina Postic, International Labour Organization; 
Luise Ammerschuber, Salvation Army
 
Workshop: 'Whistleblowing Mechanisms and GDPR Compliance'
 

Globethics.net Team

Globethics.net Workshop: Globethics.net Pool of Experts

Prof. Raoul Weiler, University Leuven, Belgium

Prof. Raoul Weiler, University Leuven, Belgium

Academic paper: ‘A Changing World Vision: Ethical Challenges'

 

Prof. Ernest Beyaraza

Prof. Ernest Beyaraza

Academic paper: ‘Holistic Perspectives on Society, Ethics and Education'