Conference Speakers

Keynote Speaker

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Associate Professor Brian Lee

Associate Professor at Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

Associate Professor Brian Lee is the Head of Communication Programme at Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore. He teaches and conducts applied research in social media and strategic communication. One of his research papers, “the Internet Commerce Models in Asia,” was awarded the top paper at the Pacific Telecommunications Council’s Essay Prize (USA) in 2001. Brian has also served as an adjunct faculty at Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University previously. Prof Lee holds a doctoral degree in Communication and Information from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.

Past Speakers

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Dr. Joan-Francesc Fondevila-Gascón

Professor of the Catalan Communication Society-Institut d'Estudis Catalans (SCC-IEC)


Transforming Enterprises and Organizations: Harnessing the Power of Broadband

Joan-Francesc Fondevila-Gascón is PhD in Journalism and Communication Sciences (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). He is University Professor (“Catedrático of University”). He is a professor at Blanquerna-Universitat Ramon Llull, Escola Universitària Mediterrani-Universitat de Girona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Euncet Business School-Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and EAE Business School. He is the Principal Investigator of the Research Group on Journalism and Digital Marketing and Broadband and of the Research Group on Innovative Monetization Systems for Digital Journalism, Marketing and Tourism (SIMPED). He is director of Cable Studies Center (CECABLE) and president of the Catalan Communication Society of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. He has published more than 200 indexed scientific articles. He has won four six-year research periods and numerous scientific, professor and management international awards.

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Prof. Dr. Esti Royani

Esti Royani works at Universitas Terbuka Samarinda in Indonesia. She got Doctoral degree of law. She works as a lecturer, Lawyer, author and Mediator. She is an author of National and International articles and books in LAP (Lambert Academic Publishing). She is a leader of Research and Development IKN in DPW FORSILADI East Kalimantan. Her approach to the analysis of law. Her research interests relate to International of law.

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Prof. Dr. Dian Damayanti

Dr. Dian Damayanti is a Head of the Global Division of International Education and researcher at the Ilomata Foundation and the Institute of Social Sciences and Management STIAMI at Dki Jakarta, Indonesia. She has been awarded many Certificates of Appreciations for her outstanding accomplishments in various programs and positions. She is also a valued scholar member of the editorial board/review committee/ 38th IBIMA Conference: 3-4 November 2021, Seville, Spain, expert panel of several research journals and conferences, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology Economy and management engineering and EAI publisher.

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Asst. Prof. Prajna Borah

She is an assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, The Assam Royal Global University. She has been an Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (2018-2019) and Research Associate (ICSSR Project_ State-Society Interface), Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development (2017-2018).

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Dr. Ly Quyet Tien

Lecturer and Researcher at Eastern International University (Binh Duong), Doctor Ly Quyet Tien has been guest lecturer at many universities in Vietnam. He holds bachelor's degrees in History & in English from University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He also holds M.A. degrees in FLE from University of Rouen, in Vietnam History from the Southern Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities in HCMC. In 2008, he received his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies and Humanities from University of Paris 7- Diderot. Specialist in Vietnamese studies, he has participated as presenter in international conferences since 2014. His research interests focus on LGBTQIA+, music, culture and international relations.

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Dr. Sunday Olaoluwagbamila

B.A Hons (English), University of Lagos, PGDE (TASUED, Nigeria) Dip Theo (Methodist Theological Institute, Nigeria), M.A English & PhD African Literature (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), focusing on ecocatastrophes in Nigerian and Japanese literature. Has extensive teaching experience across Nigeria, Benin, and Liberia. Published and continued research on ecocritics, gender and religion Dialogics.

Pragya Paneru

Ms. Pragya Paneru

Pragya Paneru is an emerging researcher especially in the field of gender. Her previous research experience explored gender in education and media context in Nepal. She is academically involved as a lecturer in Nepal Commerce Campus, Tribhuvan University Nepal and also working as a casual academic at University of New South Wales, Kensington campus. Her upcoming research projects would focus on intergenerational gender experiences of women in Nepal. She is interested in exploring gender play in various institutional settings.

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Ms. Munaza Hasan Nasir

Munaza Hasan Nasir is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan. She has an MPhil in Linguistics from Kinnaird College for Women. Munaza Hasan Nasir advocates for equity and social justice, with her research work focusing on language and gender dynamics. She earned recognition for her analysis of gender representation in Urdu textbooks, presented at Harvard University, Boston. Through her work, she wants to create awareness about overlooked issues of women such as honor killing. Her pursuit of justice and equality continues to drive her academic endeavors and she continues her work that revolves around women and social issues.

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Ms. Senwei Dai

Senwei Dai is currently a PhD student in the School of History at the University of Leeds in the UK. My project is John Mill's view of India. My disciplines and research areas of interest are sociological methodology, colonial studies in South Asia, and the turn of American foreign policy. I also follow China's welfare policy through my family business. At present, my main task is to try to further the topic research by going to India for field investigation.

Asima Mehboob Khan

Ms. Asima Mehboob Khan

With an extensive career marked by devotion, intellectual rigor, and numerous accolades, Miss AsimaMehboob Khan stands out as a beacon of knowledge and commitment in the realm of clinical psychology and behavioral sciences. Currently, she renders her expertise as an Associate Clinical Psychologist at the Psychiatry Department of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences & Assistant Professor in Behavioral Sciences at the Federal Medical College. She holds an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology, diplomas in Clinical and Cognitive Psychology. She's an influential figure in bodies like the international Bioethics unit.

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Mr. Mandlenkosi Richard Mphatheni

Mphatheni M.R hold Bachelor of Social Science Honours in Criminology and Master of Social Science in Criminology obtained at University of KwaZulu-Natal. Also obtained Bachelor of Social Sciences from Walter Sisulu University, in Criminology and Psychology. Is a Lecturer at University of Limpopo. Is a member of World Society of Victimology. Research interests are on Cybercrime, Sexual offences, and on Gender-based violence.

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Ms. Yang Zhang

Yang Zhang is a PhD student in English Language and Linguistics in the University of Science and Technology Beijing. Her research interests are functional stylistics, critical discourse analysis, and corpus studies.

Maria Leonor Reis

Ms. Maria Leonor Reis

Maria Leonor Reis is currently a student of a master's in Linguistics with a specialization in Terminology and Management of Specialized Information. Her interests are Computational Linguistics, Lexicography and Corpus Linguistics. She was a member of the Portuguese team in the project iRead4Skills – Intelligent Reading Improvement System for Fundamental and Transversal Skills Development [101094837]. She is currently a research fellow at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences as part of the Portuguese Language Dictionary project.

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Mr. Ricardo Monteiro

Ricardo is a Master’s student in Language Sciences, specializing in Linguistics. A member of the iRead4Skills research project – Intelligent Reading Improvement System for Fundamental and Transversal Skills Development, he is currently researching how text complexity manifests and writing his thesis on this topic. His interests revolve around literacy, text complexity and NLP approaches.

Faeeja Humaira Meem

Ms. Faeeja Humaira Meem

Faeeja Humaira Meem, a graduate in English, achieved first-class honours from Metropolitan University, Bangladesh. She has previously presented a paper on the ideology of late capitalism in Haruki Murakami and Humayun Ahmed’s novels. Her research interests encompass psychoanalytic theories, late capitalism, and postmodernism. Faeeja is the Editor-in-Chief of The Interlude.

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Ms. Seena Panoli

She completed her MPhil in the Centre for Regional Studies at the University of Hyderabad, India, she is currently pursuing her PhD from the same centre. She is awarded with Junior Research Fellowship from University Grants Commission in 2012. Her areas of interest include violence, justice and sociology of ethics.

Gniewomir Wycichowski-Kuchta

Mr. Gniewomir Wycichowski-Kuchta

Gniewomir Wycichowski-Kuchta, M.A. - doctoral candidate at the University of Warsaw. Researcher at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of the European Law Institute (Vienna). Associate at Domański Zakrzewski Palinka Law Office. His main interests are criminal law, EU law and constitutional law. He specialises in legal theory and legislation.

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Dr. Siti Suraya Abd Razak

Dr Siti Suraya Abd Razak is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. She obtained her Bachelor of Law (Hons) from Multimedia University Malaysia; Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) and Doctor of Philosophy (Law) in the field of Industrial Relations Law from International Islamic University Malaysia. She was admitted to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor by the High Court of Malaya in 2011. She was formerly a lawyer in the area of conveyancing and banking. She has lectured and written extensively on trade unions, recognition process of trade union, employment rights and digital labour platform.

Zeljana Zmire

Dr. Zeljana Zmire

Zeljana Zmire, Ph.D. in International Studies and Korean Studies, is a Lecturer at Hanyang University in Seoul. Her research interests include international politics, international law, immigration, multiculturalism, cross-cultural education, AI-supported higher education, and others. Her recent publications can be found in journals such as Asian Perspective, Pacific Focus, Korea Observer, and Journal of Peace Studies.

Longnan Ma

Ms. Longnan Ma

Longnan Ma is working toward a Ph.D. in International Trade at the School of Economics, Capital University of Economics and Business, Beijing, China. She is also an affiliate faculty member at Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, VA, U.S.. Her research interests include import trade, international trade theory and policy, trade and income distribution, trade and environment, energy trade, and enterprise green innovation.

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Dr. Pablo Páramo

Doctoral Programme in Education, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia.


"Socioplaces: The evolution of social places and the exclusion of young and elderly individuals from the socialization process".

Dr. Pablo Páramo obtained his Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and his master’s degree in environmental psychology from the University of Surrey in England. His academic activity has been developed in the field of Environmental Psychology, an area of research that links knowledge in psychology, architecture, geography, ecology, and urbanism. His research interests focus on studying the relationships between people and the natural and built environment. His recent investigations explore walking in the city, the evaluation of public spaces as settings for learning and coexistence, public and private socioplaces, and the evaluation of the state of the natural and urban environment. He is the creator of the notions: Responsible Urban Behaviors, Alternative Research, Socioplaces, and Pro-environmental Rules. He recently received the Augusto Angel Maya award for his contribution to Colombian environmental thought and recognition as an Emeritus researcher by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Colombia. Currently, he works as a tenure professor in the Doctoral Program in Education at the University Pedagógica Nacional of Colombia.

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Dr. Kim Borden Penney

The University of Toronto, Canada


Walking a Tightrope: Women's Leadership Experiences

Dr.Kim Borden Penney, Ph.D., is a researcher and received her doctorate from the University of Toronto.  Her doctoral study titled “Banking on Equity: Bay Street and Black Women’s Leadership in Banks” examined Black women’s leadership experiences in the Toronto banking sector and their perceptions about opportunities for mobility and advancement to executive management positions. Her study aimed to explore the factors and conditions that made Black women’s executive leadership in corporate Canada exceedingly rare.
The connections between race, gender, and leadership are difficult to find in Canadian literature. Her study was one of the first Canadian examinations of Black women’s leadership experience in the banking sector. It examined how race and gender are conceptualized and constituted through corporate culture, human resources practices, and employment equity policies. The study’s theoretical framework is centered on Critical Race Theory, Canadian Black Feminist Thought, and Intersectionality, which critically examines the structures and policies that directs attention to historical narratives, employment, political, and social-cultural experiences of Black people in Canada. She is a change management researcher conducting quantitative and qualitative research focusing on intersectional leadership experiences in the corporate sector. She is a senior government policy expert who leads and directs staff to develop policy position papers and briefings to support senior departmental executive decision-making. She is a former Director of Finance in New York City and is a seasoned financial and operations professional with proven expertise in non-profit organizations.

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Dr. Edgar Julius Malatji

Dr. Edgar Julius Malatji is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Limpopo. He published several scholarly contributions including three book chapters, articles as well as full conference papers. His research work focuses on broadcasting studies, media and society, new media, education, languages, culture, and identity.

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Dr. Nhlayisi Cedrick Baloyi

Dr. Nhlayisi Cedrick Baloyi is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Limpopo, South Africa. He holds a PhD in Media Studies. He joined academia after gaining extensive experience as a news producer at South African Broadcasting Corporation 2014 – 2022. His research include Broadcasting and social media.

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Ms. Valentina-Monica Barba

Ms. Valentina-Monica Barba is graduated from a Bachelor’s program in Chemical Engineering in 1981, from a Master’s program in Literary Translation in 2007, from a Philology program in English and German in 2022, and now she is a doctoral student at the University of Bucharest, Romania.

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Prof. Fereshteh Ahmadi

Prof. Fereshteh Ahmadi is a full professor in Sociology at the Department of Social Work and Criminology, University of Gävle, Sweden. Ahmadi specializes in health and existential issues and responsible for several national and international projects, on meaning-making coping with cancer, with Covid-19, also with grief, that have given rise to dozens scientific books and articles.

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Dr. Sresha Yadav nee Ghosh

Dr. Sresha Yadav nee Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at IIIT-Raipur, India. She was a recipient of MHRD scholarship assistance during her Ph.D. tenure at IIT Roorkee and has published several research articles in edited books and reputed journals. She is a member of ELTAI, Cognitive Science Society, and British Council India. She is presently working in the field of language and cognition, interdisciplinary studies in language and literature and ELT.

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Prof. Akis (Theodoros) Giovazolias

Prof. Akis (Theodoros) Giovazolias is a Professor of Counselling Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Crete, Greece. His research interests focus on parental and intimate acceptance-rejection and its correlates on the psychological adjustment of children and young adults, especially student populations. In 2015 he was awarded the Annual Award of European Association of Counselling Psychology for Outstanding Contribution to Counselling Psychology across Europe.

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Miss. Alba García-Martínez

Miss. Alba García-Martínez (Alba Refulgente) works and lives in Badalona, a residential city near Barcelona, an aspect that has influenced her artistic career. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, where she completed her studies with a Master's Degree in Artistic Creation, both with honorable mention. She has just finished her PhD on the game as an artistic medium in the same University with the FPU scholarship for young researchers and teaches several subjects of sculptural processes in it. Her artistic work is born from everyday life, between the relationship of the population with their objects. She is currently working with toys found in the trash. She has been awarded with several prizes such as the Werner Töni or the Microresidencia in the Cuauht of Azuqueca. She has permanent work at the U Arts Space of Chengdu (China) and La Doce de Boiro (A Coruña, Spain). She is curator of the NEGOCIO exhibition winner of the III Buit Blanc at the CC Las Cigarreras de Alicante (2018).

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Ms. Amber Duivenvoorden

Amber Duivenvoorden is a third year PhD researcher in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Her research centres around how the nuances of a minority culture can be retained when writing fiction in the English language. As part of her PhD, she is writing a collection of short stories about Malta, with particular focus on how the country’s political concerns have developed from post-war to contemporary times. Her work has been published in the Bristol Short Story Prize 2017, the internationally refereed postgraduate journal antae,The Transnational Journal and in hic et nunc.

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Mrs. Erjola Xhuvani

Mrs. Erjola Xhuvani works as a lawyer. Her experience in the public and private sector for more than 20 years helped her to reach the highest performance levels in the complex processes of EU integration. Actually she works in the Ministry of Justice and teaches in Wisdom College University in Tirana.

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Mrs. Alexandrina Popescu-Cruceanu

Mrs. Alexandrina Popescu-Cruceanu graduate in History, Geography and Letters. Currently, PhD student at the University "Stefan cel Mare” from Suceava, Romania. Specializing in the field of contemporary history, demography, medical geography. Author of research on the economic, psycho-social, cultural, medical and literary history from Romania and Poland. Doctor in Geography.

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