Keynote Speaker

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Dr. Elizabeth Perry

Chief Scientific Advisor for the Thrift Investment Board, United States

Topic: Encouraging Financial Wellness: New Models in Behavioral Science

Elizabeth Perry is the chief scientific advisor for the Thrift Investment Board, where she explores how research insights can inform outreach and operations. Her work has been awarded by the Retirement Income Industry Association, Pensions & Investments, Employee Benefit News, and other organizations. Perry holds a doctoral degree and S.M. in social and behavioral sciences from Harvard University, as well as an M.A. in communication from the Johns Hopkins
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Past Speakers

Prof. Dr. Liljana Siljanovska

South East European University, Tetovo, Republic of North Macedonia

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Topic: The media and the democratization of society between the ideologization of values and critical public opinion

Liljana Siljanovska is a full professor of International Communications at the Faculty of Languages, Culture and Communication at the South East European University – Tetovo, the Republic of North Macedonia, as well as a mentor for doctoral studies in Media and Communication and doctoral studies in    Political Science at the Faculty of Contemporary Social Sciences at the same university. She has obtained her PhD in European Studies for Integration and Communications at St. Cyril and Methodius Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia in 2006. She has written numerous publications (over 80 publications and 3 books) and research projects on topics in the field of communications, mass media and European studies. Her papers have been presented at numerous international scientific conferences and symposia. As a professor, she has given several lectures at renowned universities in Europe. She is a member of several international scientific and professional organizations and institutes and with her professional lectures and papers she makes a great contribution to the creation of socio-political conditions in the country and the region.

Dr. Armend Ibrahimi

University of Pristina and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

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Topic: Artificial Intelligence as an instrument of political participation

Dr. Armend Ibrahimi is a political science researcher focused on artificial intelligence, democracy and political theories. He is a political consultant and a certified expert in political education. Armend is a member of the LEAP team, an organization that brings together political education experts and election campaign managers, graduates of the International Republican Institute’s Leadership and Excellence in Advanced Politics program.
He has worked with political parties for many years, among other things he was a member of the Presidency of the Democratic League of Kosovo and Chairman of the Youth Forum. He has also served as a political advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo. Armend has practical experience with political parties and elections and has worked as a manager and creator of electoral campaigns at local and national level.
Armend has participated in many important trainings, including trainings at Konrad Adenauer Foundation, National Democratic Institute & USAID, Center for European Studies, International Republican Institute, CDA & Eduardo Frei Foundation, Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation etc., where he gained a deep understanding of political and electoral campaign issues. He also participated in many political academies in Belgium, Germany, Malta, Sweden, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, etc.
Armend is a scholarship holder of the University of Pristina and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

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Ass. Prof. Monika Hoshafi

Monika Hoshafi , associate professor, Language and Literature Department, Head of Department, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali”. Her PhD disertatiton is in the field of morphology and is related to the verbal system nw tw Arberese words . It is specialized in morphosyntax and stylistics. There are also interests in mother tongue education.

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Prof. Dr. Ljubica Kordić

Dr. Ljubica Kordić is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Osijek, Croatia. In 2000 she defended her doctoral thesis in the field of legal linguistics at the University of Zagreb. Since 1984 she has been teaching German and English at the Faculty of Law Osijek. Her research includes applied linguistics, legal linguistics, and sociolinguistics. She has authored 90 articles and three books and co-authored two books. In 2019 she was awarded for her research work.

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Dr. Ziarat Hossain

Dr. Ziarat Hossain is a Professor of Family and Child Studies and Regents’ Lecturer at the University of New Mexico. His research systematically documents patterns of fathers’ and mothers’ involvement in childcare and household labor across cultural communities. He is a former Society for Cross-Cultural Research president and Fulbright Scholar.

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Dr. Rachel Quastel

Dr. Rachel Quastel, got her Ph.D. from The Academic College Levinsky-Wingate, Tel-Aviv.
She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the poetry of Emily Dickinson and the language of schizophrenia. Her teaching & researching interest are; English & Hebrew literature, media, gender, philosophy & psychoanalysis. She also works as a psychotherapist.

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Prof. Dr. Ginger, Ching-chih Wang

Prof. Dr. Ginger, Ching-chih Wang got her PHD from National Taiwan Normal University, PhD. In English. Currently, she is the full Professor at National Taipei University, Taiwan.
Her areas of interest are; Contemporary English Novels, Postcolonial Studies, Refugee Literature
Her latest publication is Japanese Imperialism in Contemporary English Fiction: From Dejima to Malaya

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Ass. Prof. Albana Deda

Albana Deda, associate professor, Language Department, University of Tirana. Full-time lecturer in the Department of Linguistics since 1998. Her PhD disertatiton is in the field of morpho-syntax and is related to the dependency grammar, verb valency and diathesis. It is specialized in morphosyntax and stylistics. There are also interests in pragmatics.

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Dr. Višnja Lachner

Višnja Lachner, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law Osijek. She has been a researcher on several international projects, an active participant in several conferences held in the Republic of Croatia and abroad. Her research interests include legal history, public law trough history, history of local administration, history of legal position of women.

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Ass. Prof. Dr. Dubravka Papa

Dr. Dubravka Papa is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law University of Osijek, Croatia, where she teaches German and English for Special Purposes. She graduated from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Osijek, Croatia and has a PhD in linguistics. Her main areas of interest are sociolinguistics, applied and cognitive linguistics.

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Dr. Shanil Haricharan

Dr. Shanil Haricharan is a senior lecturer and former academic director at the Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance at the University of Cape Town. His research and post-graduate teaching is on public leadership, governance, organisational behaviour, emotional intelligence, institutional transformation, and employee well-being. Shanil has a diverse professional work experience for over thirty five years in the public and development sectors. He graduated with a BSc (Medical/Life Sciences), an Advanced University Diploma in Adult Education, a MBA, and a PhD.

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Rev. Niloy Barua

Venerable Niloy Barua, a Buddhist monk, is a full-time student of International Buddhist Studies College of Mahaculalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya Thailand. He is currently enrolled with Master of Arts (M.A) in Buddhist Studies. He was born in 15 January 1999 in Bangladesh. He obtained his B.A in Pali and Sanskrit Language and Literature from International Buddhist College, Sadao, Thailand. He also attended a one-year Certificate of Mindfulness Master Program for his spiritual growth in 2022. His interest is to research various aspects of Buddhist doctrines and present to the different parts of the world for the benefit of mankind. He has attended few conferences in Thailand for his academic endeavor.

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Mrs. Somayeh Ghafarpour

Mrs. Somayeh Ghafarpour has masters of clinical psychology from Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Mazandaran, Iran. She is a Psychologist and Research Assistant in the Breast Cancer Research Center and Disaster Emergency Medical Management Center, and Imam Reza Hospital of Kermanshah.
Also, a Member of the researcher’s system of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences and Psychology and Counselling Organization Islamic Republic of Iran.
Her Fields of interest are individual and group counseling, research and teaching in the field of sleep disorders, sexual disorders, cancer, family therapy, emotional intelligence, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, sex therapy, cognitive therapy based on mindfulness

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Dr. Adebukola Daramola

Adebukola Daramola holds a PhD in human geography from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER). Her research interests span transport infrastructure-services, disaster risk, climate change, and more recently, behavioral analysis.

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Dr. Elizabeth Perry

Dr. Elizabeth Perry is a social scientist for the U.S. federal government. She has a doctoral degree from Harvard University, as well as an M.S. in social and behavioral sciences from Harvard and an M.A. in communication from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Mr. Harrison Jachec

Mr. Harrison Jachec is a student researcher and recently graduated from West Shore Jr/Sr High School with the Diploma of Distinction and AP Capstone Diploma. His research in neuroscience focuses on the discrete functions of localized cerebral areas. He will be attending the University of South Florida for Chemical Engineering.

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Mr. Mohammad Thaher

Mr. Mohammad Thaher is a highly accomplished urban and regional planning expert, specialising in urban transport sustainability. Holding a PhD from the University of Tours, along with a Master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Wollongong and a Master’s in sustainability, Thaher is currently engaged in cutting-edge urban development research at the Research Labs in France. His research focuses on advancing sustainable solutions in urban transport for a greener future.

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Mr. Ndivhuwo Doctor Sundani

Mr. Ndivhuwo Doctor Sundani is a lecturer at the University of South Africa. His research interests focus on social media, new media technologies among others. To date, he has published 6 journal articles, co-authored 1 book chapter, and presented 7 papers at various academic conferences and research seminars.

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Mr. Łukasz Dziura

Mr. Łukasz Dziura is a PhD candidate in Law and a lecturer of Police Science at Jagiellonian University, Poland. He is also a beneficiary of a Polish National Science Centre grant, researching the topic of police use of drones. His research interests include law enforcement, drones, privacy, and police accountability.

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Dr. Omar Mizel

Dr. Omar Mizel is a researcher of culture, an organizational consultant, and an education expert with 30 years of experience in teaching, researching, and leading projects for Local Authorities. Dr Mizel jointly holds a B.A. in Behavioural Sciences and education from Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, an M.A. in Education Leadership from the Hebrew University, and a Ph. D from the University of Leicester, in Educational Leadership.
Dr Mizel has served as a researcher and lecturer in the area of culture and leadership in various academic institutions: Bar Ilan University, Ben Gurion University, Kay College, Oranim College, Achva College, Al Qasmi College. As well, he served as a researcher and lecturer at the rank of Associate Professor at Würzburg University in Germany, at Chester University in England.

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Miss Jocelyn Guanrui Cai

Jocelyn Guanrui Cai is a final-year undergraduate student at the University of Hong Kong. She is listed in the Dean’s Honour List and received a distinction for her thesis. She is pursuing a double major in Sociology and Gender Studies. She is primarily interested in the cultural and institutional expressions of gender in East Asia, primarily China.

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Mr. Dovev Goldstein

Dovev Goldstein is a Serial Entrepreneur and the Co-Founder & CPO of myAir, a leading company in AI-powered personalization and media. With a strong background in AI and media, Dovev previously served as the VP of products at Channel 2 (IL), YES (Satellite), and Pelephone (mobile). He is also the co-founder of several technological personalization platform companies.
Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in AI at Tel Aviv University, Dovev brings a deep understanding of cutting-edge technologies and their application in personalized platforms. His research at myAir includes a collaboration with GARMIN Health, where they have conducted significant research on stress reduction and sleep improvement. This collaboration has yielded groundbreaking results, demonstrating an 80% decrease in stress levels and an 84% improvement in sleep quality.

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Dr. Stancu Adriana Iuliana

Stancu Adriana Iuliana is lecturer PhD at ”Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences, where she started the professional activity in 2005. In 2010 she became PHD in Law , at Alexandru Ioan Cuza Police Academy of Bucharest . She is the author of two books and also she published over 26 scientific papers in recognized international journals. At the University she teaches criminology and criminal law. She is the active director of the Legal Science Department Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences.

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Dr. Mihaela Aghenitei

Mihaela Aghenitei is a PhD Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences at the University of the “Lower Danube” and participates in a grant funded from the funds of the research project carried out by the University “Lower Danube” from Galati. She is an associate researcher at the Institute of Legal Research – Romanian Academy and a member of ELI and ESIL. She has published 81 articles indexed in national and international databases and 5 specialized books in criminal law.

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Dr. Susanne Jacobs

Dr. Susanne Jacobs (Ph.D. Edu; MDIAC, Play Therapy) is a senior lecturer at North-West University (South Africa) (Child, Youth, Family, Transdisciplinary Health promotion studies). Facilitating teacher education (30 years), currently supervises post-graduate research in psychosocial health: strengthening (restoring, and preserving) communities, using positive, appreciative, psychological strengths, to promote resilience, well-being, healthy relationships, and culturally responsive approaches.

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Dr. Zoë Kessler

received her doctorate from the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee in Scotland where she focused her research on youth in the social care system in Eastern Europe. A Master of Social Work from Salem State University, A clinical license from the state of Massachusetts. Zoë has been on the faculty at Salem State University in the United States since 2019. Zoë recently received a Fulbright Scholar Open Research Award to continue her research in Latvia in Spring 2023. There she will research the impact of deinstitutionalization policies on children in the social care system and creating a Co-research Photo Voice exhibit of care leavers lived experiences post care.

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Ms. Le Vien Lan Huong

Le Vien Lan Huong is a lecturer at the Foreign Language Department, Vietnam Medical Military University, Hanoi, Vietnam. Her teaching area is the English language – Field of study: cognitive linguistics.

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Ms. Kabaro Neswiswa

Kabaro Neswiswa is a professional social worker and a trained PREP 8.0 facilitator (Denver), with 16 years experience working with couples and families. Now a PhD student (Marriage Enrichment) from the North-West University (SA), she values strong marriages and uses her passion to teach couples skills to enhance healthy relationhsips.

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Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Hanh

Nguyen Thi Bich Hanh is the Head of the Linguistics Department, Faculty of Culture – Linguistics, Graduate Academy of Social Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, and her teaching areas: Linguistics, especially in the field of cognitive linguistics, semantics, and symbolism.

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Mr. Andre Ben Moses Akuche

Mr. Andre Ben Moses Akuche is a Doctoral Candidate (International Relations) at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc. Degree in International Studies from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and an M.Sc. (Political Science) Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. He lectures in the Department of International Relations at Madonna University, Nigeria. His areas of interest include theories of international relations, foreign policy analysis, strategic studies, human rights, human security, climate change policies, and Research Methodology.