Sunday, 22 May 2011

Profile of Dr. Darryl Macer - guest speaker on June 1st

This wednesday, guest speaker Dr Darryl Macer will lead a discussion on peace resolution and associated issues through an intercultural lens. All Patana staff are welcome - please contact Deepa Patel (depa) for further information.
Darryl R.J. Macer is Regional Advisor on Social and Human Sciences in Asia and the Pacific, in RUSHSAP, UNESCO Bangkok, Thailand.
He is also a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies and Affiliated Professor in Philosophy at Kumamoto University, Japan; and Founding Director, Eubios Ethics Institute.
Born in 1962 in Christchurch, New Zealand, he has a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry from Lincoln College, University of Canterbury, 1983; Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and Trinity College, University of Cambridge, U.K., 1987; and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Kumamoto University, Japan in 2009.
He has since worked in UK, New Zealand, Italy, Japan and Thailand; and is a member of many international bioethics committees.  He taught bioethics at the University of Tsukuba, Japan from 1990-2005, prior to joining UNESCO. He has published 10 authored books, 20+ edited books, and 200+ academic papers.
Recent PublicationsA Cross-Cultural Introduction to Bioethics, 2006.
Moral Games for Teaching Bioethics, 2009

Sunday, 15 May 2011

What is Intercultural Education? 10 Pointers

A group of staff at our school who are interested in exploring the significance of intercultural education has met several times this year. In a presentation which I delivered to all academic staff earlier this month, I shared 10 key ideas which have come out of those discussions and my thanks go to all who have continued to contribute to these meetings. Thanks are also extended to Michael Allan (International School of Amsterdam) for sharing some of the resources and ideas which have resulted from his valuable work in this field,