Keynote Speakers

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.