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Citizenship and cultural pluralism Programme 

The importance of citizenship and the attention to cultural pluralism are highly underrated in school programmes nowadays. Indeed, these subjects may have remarkable consequences on young students’ views on their present and future. This is the reason why Andersen International School wants to devote specific attention to such issues by its Citizenship and Cultural Pluralism Programme.

This programme intends to give students, especially to Key Stage 3, the precious opportunity to face crucial and controversial topics and to debate them with highly qualified specialists. In order to respect such a mission, the Programme offers an annual season of meetings centered on seven key themes:

  1. Human Rights 
  2. Peace keeping
  3. Multiculturalism and Globalization
  4. The Female Condition
  5. Religious and non Religious Orientations
  6. Ecology and Sustainable Development 
  7. Health and Nutrition
The Programme will provide specific meetings for each year group and transversal sections for the whole Key Stage 3. Each section will be followed by cross-curricular activities organized by class teachers during the daily time-table. These activities will offer the possibility of an extended multidisciplinary analysis of certain aspects the specialist dealt with during her or his presentation.

The Programme has a Scientific Board, which members are exponents of international institutions, academics and professionals. The Scientific Board is coordinated by the Head of the Programme, who is chosen by the Direction of Andersen International School. A special role has been created within the Programme: the Honorary Scientific Board member, who is an exponent of an international institution. The Head of the Programme organizes the annual sections.

This is the composition of the Scientific Board of Citizenship and Cultural Pluralism Programme:

HEAD:
Dr. Michele Saporiti (Andersen International School, Milan).

HONORARY SCIENTIFIC BOARD MEMBER:
Danielle Allen (HM Deputy Consul-General Milan and Deputy Directorof Trade and Investment Italy)

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD:
Dr. Martine Cohen (CNRS, Paris)
Dr. Andrea Dolcetti (Trinity College, Oxford)
Dr. Alberto Donzelli (Specialist in Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Nutritional Science; Fondazione Allineare Sanità & Salute)
Prof. Alessandro Ferrari (University of Insubria, Como)
Prof. Roberta Sala (University Vita-Salute San Raffale, Milan)


Academic Year 2017-2018 Lectures
2 Febraury 2018, Dr. Andrea Dolcetti: The British Constitution.
4 May 2018, Dr. Martine Cohen: kosher food and a focus on anti-Semitism.

Academic Year 2016-2017 Lectures
18 November 2016, Danielle Allen: Women and Business.
20 January 2017, Dr. Alberto Donzelli: Perché un italiano su cinque fuma? 100 buoni motivi per non farlo.
10 Febraury 2017, Prof. Roberta Sala: Cosa vuol dire essere cittadini.
12 May 2017, Dr. Martine Cohen: Introduction to Judaism and contemporary anti-Semitism
26 May 2017, Prof. Alessandro Ferrari: Introduzione all'Islam.