Research Activity - October 2018

Dr. Nigel Bagnall Presents on Researching and Teaching in Multicultural Spaces

JachensOn the 15th of October Dr. Nigel Bagnall, Associate Professor of Comparative and International Education at the University of Sydney gave a public lecture titled “Researching and Teaching in Multicultural Spaces”. The talk was co-organized by the Department of Psychology and Counseling at Webster University Geneva and the Department of Psychology and Education at the University of Geneva. Dr. Bagnall discussed the ways in which different educational systems – in the US, Australia, and New Zeeland – include (or exclude) indigenous students and deal with issues related to diversity. He argued that current practices need to be understood in the context of different histories and wider cultural traditions and that they have important consequences not only for indigenous populations but for society as a whole. The talk touched also upon the issue of multiple identities and global citizenship education, two areas that will be the basis for further collaboration between Webster University Geneva and the University of Geneva.

Polic Presents at Annual CISO Summit Europe

Dr. Viktor Polic gave his views on the risks and benefits for migrating a corporate Information Security Operation Center (SOC) to the Cloud at the Annual CISO Summit Europe in Montreux in September. Cloud computing provides solutions for some challenges to modernizing SOC such as scalability, lack of skilled human resources, acquisition overhead, integration of new technologies, availability, compliance, and cost optimization. Unified cloud platforms with integrated security controls, certified for compliance with international data security standards, and optimized for dynamic resource allocation at competitive pricing provide an alternative to costly on-premise infrastructure with that is not flexible enough for large organizations with global presence and dynamic teams of highly mobile employees. Dr. Polic's presentation slides could be found here.

Grosso presents at Law, Gender & Sexuality Conference in London

JachensDr Sarah Grosso from the Media Communications Department presented at the 3rd International Conference of the Asian Yearbook on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law on the theme of Law, Gender & Sexuality at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law on October 26th . Her presentation explored the potentials and limits of family law reform for the promotion of gender equality. Drawing on in-depth ethnographic research conducted in a family court in Ben Ali’s Tunisia, she argued that cultural-religious understandings of gender and patriarchal norms can shape legal practice in sometimes counter-intuitive ways.