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What makes you happy in your job as a Lecturer for Intercultural Competences?

This semester I’m really blessed with the cultural diversity of my students in the course: Development of Intercultural Skills. Despite a small number of students, they represent four continents: Asia, …

What is the situation of women in Switzerland ?

It was one of the frequently asked questions during my conversations at the IACCM-IESEG conference in Paris in October this year.   My respond was: “Well, it’s quite a complex …

Education and Culture

The welfare of the country and a high amount of its public or private expenses on education don’t necessarily guarantee a high outcome of results. Measured by the standards of …

‘Armenia? Do you really want to go to Armenia?!’

‘Armenia? Do you really want to go to Armenia?!’ – asked my mother a couple of weeks ago when this April Armenian people went on the streets to fight for a better …

‚Röstigraben‘ and the ‚Willensnation‘ or how the Swiss master their multilingual country.

What does it mean to live in a multilingual country? Is it a curse or an advantage in our globalized world?  Despite the ‚Röstigraben‘, the mental border between the French- …

The Importance of Historical Heritage

A very interesting article on how the tradition of respectful language of the indigenous populations in Mexico influence the today’s Mexican way of communicating. Moreover, it makes visible the link between …