Conference Speakers

Past Speakers

Dr. Diana Olčar

The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education

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Presentation Title: Using PERMA Theory to Describe the Well-Being of Preschool Teachers”

Dr. Diana Olčar, Ph.D., currently works as Assistant Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education, Psychology Department. She gained her MSC at the University of Zagreb, Studia Croatia, Psychology Department in 2008. She graduated with Ph.D. at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education in 2015. with the topic “Teachers’ Life Goals and Well-being: the mediating role of basic psychological needs and Flow”. At the moment she is teaching courses “Psychology of Education” at the Academy of Music, Zagreb, and “Psychology of Children’s Play” and “Socioemotional Development and Children’s Rights” at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. She has published approximately twenty scientific papers in various scientific journals.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ba Trinh

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ba Trinh studied extensively in the field of Biochemistry at Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (Vietnam), then expanded his research to the field of philosophy and published the work “Convergent Philosophy” (2019). He is an academic member of the Philosophy department of the Academy of Education (ATINER) and World Academic Association, Athens, Greece.

Dr. Sean Brennan

Dr. Sean Brennan is a Professor of History at the University of Scranton. He achieved his doctorate from the University of Nore Dame in May 2009. He is the author of four books, the most recent being Warren Austin, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr, and the Cold War at the United Nations, 1947-1960. He specializes in the history of the Second World War and the Cold War, as well as in international relations and religious history.

Dr. Rocio Ritter

Dr. Rocio Ritter is a Teaching Associate Professor at the University of Arkansas. She received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Her work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Criminal Justice and Deviant Behavior.

Mr. Sanjayduth Bhundhoo

Mr. Sanjayduth Bhundhoo is currently working as a full time Lecturer and Researcher at the “University of Technology, Mauritius” in the field of Social Sciences. He is a Ph.D candidate in Social Sustainability. His qualification are as follows: MA public Policy and Administration; MA Communication and Public Relations; Post Graduate Diploma in NGO Management; BSC (Hons) Social Work and Diploma in Social Work.
He has more than 15 years of experience as professional social worker practicing both at Micro and Macro level. His main areas of research are in the field of social sciences, social sustainability, social work, social innovation, social welfare and wellbeing, human rights, migration and sustainable livelihoods, social integration and social approach.

Mr. Juan Pablo A. Sanchez King

Mr. Juan Pablo A. Sanchez King, is a PhD. Candidate from the School of Social Work, Boston College and the School of Social Sciences, ITESO, Mexico; MSc Cultural-Biology. Interest: intervention research focused on mental health and emotional plasticity. As an independent researcher collaborates with social technology startups: Animalia (playanimalia.com) and The Center For Rapid Enlightenment, California.

Mr. Ramon Angelo V. Pereyra

Mr. Ramon Angelo V. Pereyra is a Grade 12 Senior High School Student at De La Salle University Integrated School, Manila. He is currently studying Humanities and Social Sciences. He is also an amateur fiction and non-fiction writer, seeking to promote a healthy discourse on relevant topics from both fields.

Mrs. Stephanie A. Longo

Stephanie A. Longo is a third-year student in the Doctor of Strategic Communication (DSC) program at Regent University. Her research interests include cross-cultural and ethnic communication, as well as communication in remote-based environments. She is an adjunct instructor at Lackawanna College in Scranton, PA, and at Grand Canyon University Online.

Mr. Mahdi Safari Monfared

Mr. Mahdi Safari Monfared is a literary researcher, he has co-authored a number of articles on various literature-related subjects. He has received his B.A. in English Literature from University of Tabriz. Ranked 6th in National M.A. University Entrance Exam, he pursued his master’s degree at Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran, and he was ranked 2nd amongst his peers at the end of the M.A. program. Moreover, recently, he was ranked 14th in National Phd Entrance Exam. His research interests include Trauma Studies, Dystopian and Postapocalyptic literature, Posthumanism, Object-Oriented Ontology, Postmodernism.

Mr. Robert Lee

Mr. Robert Lee is currently a rising senior attending Korea International School (Pangyo). He is interested in anthropology, theology, and history. In particular, he is fascinated by the contemporary impact of religion. He has done multiple research projects around Korean shamanism to show its empowerment of women and current developments.

Dr. Valbona Loshi Softa

Lecturer in The Department of Economy and Researcher in the Department of Research and Foreign Relations, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, “Wisdom” University College, Tirana, Albania

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Presentation Title: “Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Countries with Newly Born Democracies; Albania, a case study”

Dr. Valbona Loshi Softa is a Lecturer in the Department of Economy and a Researcher in the Department of Research and Foreign Relations Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, “Wisdom” University College. Valbona received the B.S. in the studies of English Language, and the first M.S.C degree for the profile of “Translation and Interpretation” in 2003, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Tirana. Following her experiences in lecturing in both public and non-public higher education, Valbona continued to deepen her educational activity by attending a second Masters of Science in “Educationˮ and the PhD Program in the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana. She became a Doctor in “Education Research” in 2016, and has been academically and scientifically involved within her institution and beyond, by presenting her research activity in prestigious international conferences and publishing her work in highly indexed journals.

Dr. Ahlam Ahmed Mohamed Othman

Associate Professor of English Language & Literature at the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, British University in Egypt.

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Presentation Title: Comparative Poetics in the Age of Globalization

Dr.Ahlam Ahmed Mohamed Othman is an Associate Professor of English Language & Literature at the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, British University in Egypt. She gained her doctorate in English Literature from Al-Azhar University, Egypt. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Othman is a member of the Egyptian Writers’ Union, board member of the Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature, editor of Muqaranat, an annual peer-reviewed journal, and reviewer for the National Center for Translation. Her research interests are Comparative Literature, Literary Translation and Comparative Poetics.

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Prof. Paul Arthur

Professor Paul Arthur is Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Research Fellow and Chair in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences, at Edith Cowan University, Western Australia. He speaks and publishes widely on major challenges and changes facing 21st-century society, from the global impacts of technology on communication, culture and identity to migration and human rights.

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Dr. Katarina Rogulj

Dr. Katarina Rogulj is an Assistant Professor and researcher, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy, University of Split since 2019. The main research areas are related to the sustainable development of the urban environment, with a particular focus on the urban infrastructures management and alternative resources for sustainable mobility. Recent studies are related to development of system engineering and artificial intelligence models in the management of various engineering and environmental problems.

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Ass. Prof Irine Tsintsadze

Ass. Prof Irine Tsintsadze is head of the Public and Political Sciences Department in the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University,. Doctor of Social Sciences in Mass Communications. She has lectured at Batumi Maritime Academy and Grigol Robakidze University for the past decade.
Media and politics, gender and politics, civil society, democracy, and citizenship are areas of scientific interest.
She has published approximately twenty scientific articles in both Georgian and foreign journals. She is an active participant in international scientific forums and multiple grant-funded projects. She served as the secretary of the Kobuleti District Election Commission of the Central Election Commission from 2010 to 2015. I served as the head of Majority Bureau #68 in the Georgian Parliament in 2020.

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Porf. Dr. Natalia Lazba

Porf. Dr. Natalia Lazba is an academic Doctor of History Natalia Lazba, Associate Professor, Department of Public and Political Sciences, Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University.
The field of study focuses on political aspects of conflicts and state symbols and signs.
She has published approximately thirty scientific articles in both Georgian and international scientific journals.
She participates intensively in international scientific forums and seminars. She is a participant of several grant projects. Currently, She’s a participant in the BSU research project titled “Adaptation and solutions for eco-migrants in the Ajara region.”
She’s also a trainer of trainers, specializing in gender and conflict issues, and she conducts special trainings on these topics in various nations around the globe.

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Ass. Prof. Ineza Zoidze

Ass. Prof Ineza Zoidze is currently working in the Department of Public and Political Sciences at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University’s Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. She is also a candidate in history. Master of Economics. The social and demographic parts of society are what scientist is interested in. She has written 37 scientific works that have been published in both Georgian and foreign scientific journals.
She participate intensively in international scientific forums and seminars. She writes and takes part in a number of grant projects . She is in charge of a targeted scientific research project at BSU right now. The project is called “Adaptation and solutions for eco-migrants of the Ajara region” (on the example of the Guria region).
From 1999 to 2003, She was the acting head of the Document Use and Publication Department at the Central State Archives of Adjara.

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Dr. Mary Ann Chacko

Dr. Mary Ann Chacko is an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Gujarat, India. She has a Doctorate in Education from the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University. Her areas of interest include critical childhood and youth studies, gender, citizenship, and qualitative methods.

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Dr. Silvia Rogošić

Dr. Silvia Rogošić (PhD) is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her areas of scientific interest are social and gender inequalities and the role of education in promoting social justice. She is a member of Croatian Sociological Association and European Educational Research Association.

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Dr. Diana Olčar

Dr. Diana Olčar, PhD, works as Assistant Professor at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education, Psychology Department. Her interests lay in educational, developmental and positive psychology.

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Prof. Dr. Makedonka Radulovic

Prof. Dr. Makedonka Radulovic graduated at the Faculty of Law, Master and PhD in Sociology, European Integration Studies. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Family studies, Faculty of philosophy, University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. Her research interest is in the field of Family studies, family changes and family health.

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Prof. Dr. Llewellyn Leonard

Prof. Dr. Llewellyn Leonard is a Professor based at the University of South Africa. He has a Ph.D. (Geography) from Kings College, University of London. His research interest includes political ecology/economy, environmental justice, risk society, urban risk, and climate change. He is a National Research Foundation rated researcher.

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Dr. Zrinka Vukojevic

Dr. Zrinka Vukojevic is an Assistant Professor and researcher at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb, Croatia. The main research areas are drama education, language, literature and film teaching methodology. She is a member of European Educational Research Association.

Shirley Dankwa

Ms. Shirley Dankwa

Ms. Shirley Dankwa is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for African Studies in the University of Education, Winneba (UEW)-Ghana. She holds a B.Ed and MPhil in Arts and Culture. Her research interest is in Arts and Culture, Curriculum and Instruction in African Studies, Sexuality Issues, and Gender and Marriage Issues.

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Ms. Vishakha Goyal

Ms. Vishakha Goyal is a Research Scholar studying the Changing Phases of Indian Mushaa’iras under the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. She is teaching English as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Punjabi University, Patiala. She is also teaching Urdu online as well as translating a 300-page book from Urdu to English. Being a polyglot, she can read and write in six languages.She have research papers and international blogs published on my area of research.

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Mr. Abdullah Akhmetov

Mr Abdullah Akhmetov is director of the branch in Shymkent and the Turkestan region RSE on REM “Republican Research Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the population of the RK for 45 years. His areas of interests are Labor protection & Occupational safety and health.

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Zari Syed

Zari Syed (he/they) holds a Social Work BA. He/They is an LGBTQ+ Youth Support Worker and a Youth Engagement Lead. His/they areas of interest include social work practice with the LGBTQ+ community, undertaking research focused on LGBTQ+ care experienced people, and using lived experience to influence change in social care.

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Dr. Priyanka Joshi

Dr. Priyanka Joshi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at PES Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Autonomous), Shivajinagar, Pune. She has completed her MA in History in 2008 with First Rank from the University of Pune (now known as Savitribai Phule Pune University). She went on to register for PhD under Dr. Radhika Seshan on the topic – ‘Films and History – A Critical Study of Select Hindi films 1950-2008’, the same year and was awarded the degree in 2014. Apart from teaching and academic writing, she is interested in writing fiction. She is in the process of publishing her poems and short stories with national and international publishers. Recently she has achieved accolades/ awards for Top100 Researchers from India by the FoxClues India Prime Awards 2022; the Highly Effective Teacher Award 2022 by Education Connect Plus and Best Teacher Award in  Asian Education Awards by KitesKraft.

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Dr. Ahlam Ahmed Mohamed Othman

Dr. Ahlam Ahmed Mohamed Othman is an associate professor of English Literature, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, British University in Egypt. She has a Ph.D. in English Literature from Al-Azhar University and two MA degrees: one in English Literature from Al-Azhar University; the other in TEFL from the AUC. In addition, Dr. Othman has registered for another Ph.D. in Comaprative Poetics. Dr. Othman’s research interests are Comparative Literature, Literary Translation, and Interdisciplinary Studies. She has translated four volumes of poetry and a book on Comparative Poetics into English. She is a board member of the Egyptian Society of Comparative Literature, editor of Muqaranat, an annual journal and a reviewer for the National Center for Translation.

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Dr. Tinni Dutta

Dr. Tinni Dutta, Phd in Applied Psychology is engaging herself as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Muralidhar Girls’ College, Kolkata, India. She has delivered lectures in UK, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, South Africa and different parts of Asia. She is recipient of many international awards.

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Dr. Aadel Shakkour

Dr. Aadel Shakkour received his MA cum laude in Hebrew and Semitic Languages at Bar-Ilan University (2009) and his PhD in the same institution (2011). He spent two years as a post-doctoral researcher there (2012-2013) and a year in the Department of Hebrew Language and Literature of Haifa University (2014-2015). He has taught Hebrew language and literature at the Al-Qasemi College, Israel, since 2013.

Mr. Shubhashish Trivedi

Shubhashish Trivedi, isfrom India. He is currently a student of Jamia Milia Islamia University, enrolled in Masters in Gender Studies in the second semester. He has done his bachelors in political science. his areas of interest are- Political Philosophy, and Gender Studies. He is passionate about education and this is where his interest in academia stems from.

Ms. Zahra Haghshenas

Ms. Zahra Haghshenas

Zahra Haghshenas is aPh.D. candidate in English Literature/ University of Tehran ( Kish International Campus) Her Areas of Study is Comparative Literature, World Literature, TraumaStudies, War, Women.

Zahra Ahmad

Ms. Zahra Ahmad

Ms. Zahra Ahmad is pursuing MA English from Patna Women’s College(Autonomous). She authored ‘My Stories’ vol. 1 and II, for primary schools. She has published and presented research paper both at national and international level. Her recent publications include poems in Setu Magazine, and research papers in The Criterion, Motif, LangLit and RIC Journal.

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Ms. Niloofar Rezaee

Niloofar Rezaee is a MA Student of English Literature In Shahid-Beheshti University (SBU), Tehran, Iran. She is President of SBU’s English Literature Society And Editor at Threshold Journal, SBU. She is Interested in Modern/Postmodern Literature, Beckettian Theater, Object-Oriented Ontology, Psychoanalysis, and Continental Philosophy.

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Ms Vanessa Hoi Mei CHEUNG

Ms Vanessa Hoi Mei CHEUNG is currently a Lecturer in the psychology stream at the Caritas Institute of Higher Education, and a Ph.D. student at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests focus on mixed research methods in the fields of schizophrenia, stigma and social integration, online gaming, ICT, and social capital.

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MSC.Gonçalo Mota

MSC.Gonçalo Mota is a professor of Social Work in Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, in Portugal, PhD student in Social Work at the University of Coimbra and at the Catholic University of Portugal (Interuniversity Program). Has a Master and Graduation degree in Social Work. Researcher of Social Work, Justice, and Human Rights.

Mr.Nasser Alkorbi

Mr.Nasser Alkorbi

Mr.Nasser Alkorbi, is a researcher and second-year PhD student at the University of Salford. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Saudi Arabia and a master’s degree in new media from Ireland. He is  currently a lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Prince Sattam Ibn Abdulaziz in Riyadh.)

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Mr. Valeriu Mihai PANOIU

Mr. Valeriu Mihai PANOIU, PhD student at The Romanian Academy, ‘G. Calinescu’ History and Literary Theory Institute, with a thesis on authority strategies in old Romanian literature. Research fields: discourse analysis, argumentation, literary theory, medieval history and mentalities, Romanian literature (16h – 18th centuries).

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Miss. Laura Zhankulova

Miss Laura Zhankulova’s education is in Legal, oil, and mining engineering, and Master of Ecology. Her work experience of 20 years.
Her Current position is Senior Researcher, Biomonitoring and Occupational Health Department – RSE on REM «Republican Research Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of the population of the RK.
Her areas of interest are Scientific statistics, Occupational safety, and health.