Workshop 1: Dr. Caroline Suransky

Dr. Caroline Suransky works at the University of Humanistic Studies (UvH) in the Netherlands and the University of the Free State in South Africa. She serves on the National Board of the Humanist Association in the Netherlands. She studied Philosophy of Education in the Netherlands, the United States and South Africa. Between 1988 and 1998 she taught at the
University of Durban Westville (now UKZN) in South Africa.
In her teaching and research, she focuses on globalization, pluralism and social change and is particularly interested in how Higher Education can play a role in advancing social justice. Additionally, she focusses on the ethics of sustainable development in a globalizing world. Between 2004 and 2016, she coordinated the International Summer School on Pluralism and Social Change which brought together scholars, activists and professionals in diverse fields. The school was developed in collaboration with HIVOS (Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries), and taught annually on rotating basis at universities in the Netherlands, India, Indonesia and South Africa. The summer school has recently been nominated for the Global Pluralism Award in Ottawa, Canada.

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