Conference Speakers

Past Speakers

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Assoc. Prof. Maria Hełdak

She is a director of the Faculty of Geodetic Agricultural Facilities and Real Estate Economy of the Institute of Spatial Management at the University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wrocław.
Maria Hełdak’s scientific interests revolve around real estate economy and real estate evaluation, spatial economy, the evaluation of the financial and environmental consequences of implementing local spatial development plans and spatial policy. Member of the Society of Appraisers in Wrocław since 2009, Member of Polish Real Estate Scientific Society since 2010. Education: Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Architecture, branch of study – spatial economy, speciality – spatial planning, 1996; Agricultural University of Wroclaw Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, Postgraduate Studies – Real Estate Valuation, 1998; Agricultural University of Wroclaw Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, PhD in the field of agricultural sciences, discipline – environment protection and development, 2001; Professional qualifications in real estate valuation, since 2001; Postdoctoral lecturing qualification, habilitation in the field of agricultural sciences, discipline – environment protection and development, since 2013; MBA Business Trends, 2023. Award of the Minister of Infrastructure for the PhD dissertation entitled: The identification and assessment of agritourist development determinants in Lower Silesia, 2003.

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Dr. Katarzyna Przybyła

Her research interests initially focused on the subject of special economic zones, especially in the context of their impact on the urban economy. Then they evolved into a broader interest in the transformations taking place in Polish cities. She is interested in how urban centers function in a dynamically changing environment, including the institutional and legal frameworks.

Ly Quyet Tien

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.

Mohamed Amine Benkhaoua

Mr. Mohamed Amine Benkhaoua

Mohamed Amine Benkhaoua Is A PhD Student At The University Of Limerick, Ireland. A Former Teacher Of English At The University Of Medea, Algeria. He Is A Novice Researcher In The Department Of Arts, Humanities And Social Sciences, With A Focus On The Use Of Mythology In Politics, Comparing The American And Egyptian Political Contexts Using Critical Discourse Analysis.

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Ms. Najla Lilya Jaballah

Najla jaballah is s PhD researcher in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Limerick University. She did her Masters in teaching English as a foreign language at djelfa University, Algeria. She is, however, currently researching an interdisciplinary topic that relates both  news media studies and linguistics  with a particular interest in critical discourse analysis.

Tawfik Ben Amor

Mr. Tawfik Ben Amor

Tawfik Ben Amor has been working as a researcher at Higher School of Digital Economy at the University of Manouba since September 2011, after obtaining his master’s and Phd degrees from the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at Tunis. He has actively participated in several prestigious international conferences, including the “International Water Conference on Water Resources in Arid Areas” in Oman in 2016 and the “Information System and Intelligence” conference in Morocco in 2014. In March 2023, he also participated in the “7th International Conference on Water Sciences” and is scheduled to be present at the “5th International Conference on the Future of Social Sciences and Humanities” in October 2023 in Rome, among other ongoing events. Tawfik Ben Amor’s research has been published in renowned journals with a significant impact factor, notably “Utility Policy” (Elsevier). As a researcher, he has also utilized his expertise to evaluate research proposals submitted for assessment by high-quality scientific journals (Springer).

Taruna Shalini Ramessur

Assoc. Prof. Taruna Shalini Ramessur

Taruna Shalini Ramessur is an Associate Professor at Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Mauritius.  She maintains a research interest in welfare economics, public policy as well as institutional economics and governance. She has been engaged in many consulting projects funded by COMESA, UNDP, AERC, IDRC, EU, UNCTAD, World Bank and SARUA among others.  Be it at the national or international level, she has participated in various workshops, seminars and presented papers at local, regional and international conferences. She had also published in a number of international refereed journals such as Journal of Poverty, International Journal of Economic Perspectives, Government Information Quarterly, Policy and Politics, Safety Science, Journal of Economic Studies, amongst others. She is equally the author of four book chapters including publishers like IDRC and Routledge. Taruna has also acted as reviewer for journals such as Safety Science and Applied Economic Letters. Till date she has been involved in several research projects and consultancy works funded both by local and international institutions. Currently she is also supervising the work of Doctoral students in the field of Development and Welfare Economics. Associate Professor Ramessur has also been a member of several National and International Boards and Committees and has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships to present her research work on the international scene.

Danny Sanders

Mr. Danny Sanders

Danny Sanders is the founder of The Inclusion Studio. Named one of the Netherlands’ most inclusive leaders and a top young entrepreneur by the Dutch Financial Times, he co-authored a key paper on EU’s Diversity Charters. His evidence-based methods have driven collaborations with governmental bodies and corporations to improve diversity and inclusion.

Prem Taba

Mr. Prem Taba

Prem Taba, currently a University Grants Commission-Junior Research Fellow, holds M.A. degrees in Mass Communication and Journalism, Environmental Science, and an M. Phil in Mass Communication. He is presently pursuing Ph.D. at Rajiv Gandhi University in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Beyond academia, Prem actively contributes articles to local newspapers, delving into topics such as marginalization, students’ and minority rights, developmental concerns, and politics. He is also the co-founder of the “Youth Mission for Clean River,” a non-governmental organization focused on river justice in Arunachal Pradesh. In addition to his hands-on advocacy work, he has authored research papers published in reputable journals and contributed chapters to academic books. His academic pursuits are closely aligned with his keen interests in indigenous culture, tribal communities, marginalized populations, minority rights, and environmental issues, reflecting a holistic dedication to scholarly and societal betterment.

Alicia Fernanda Galindo Manrique

Dr. Alicia Fernanda Galindo Manrique

Alicia Fernanda Galindo Manrique is Assistant Professor at the Accounting and Finance Department, Business School in Tecnológico de Monterrey. She is also an adjunct faculty member at EGADE Business School and serves as the program director of the Accounting and Finance bachelor’s degree. She holds a PhD in Accounting with a Sustainability approach. His research interests include sustainability, eco-efficiency and circular economy, financial markets, financial inclusion, and gender in business studies. She has published in various journals and contributed to book chapters as co-author

Francisco Javier Orozco Bendímez

Mr. Francisco Javier Orozco Bendímez

Graduated from Tecnológico de Monterrey with a degree in Public Accounting and Finance. He holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from EGADE Business School and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from The University of Texas at Dallas. He is currently Leader of the Monterrey Region of the FAIR Center for Financial Access, Inclusion and Research at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Vanessa Villarreal

Ms. Vanessa Villarreal

Vanessa Villarreal Vera is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree in finance and a Master of Science in Accounting; she is currently a full-time Professor at ITESM Campus Monterrey in Mexico and is interested in finance, sustainability, and emerging technologies.

Kashvi Jain

Ms. Kashvi Jain

Kashvi Jain is a senior at Silver Creek High School. She is a student presenter who is passionate in research concerning social sciences and its intersection with internet technology. Her research focuses on “The Evolution of Online Hate” and she has presented at various international conferences and has been published in various international journals.
Maheshi Gunawardane

Ms. Maheshi Gunawardane

Maheshi is a PhD student specialising in Susan Stebbing’s philosophy in relation to critical thinking, formal logic, informal logic and emotional intelligence at the University of Manchester in the UK. At present, she works as a teaching assistant at the University of Manchester and as a Brilliant tutor, supporting less advantaged background students to gain access to universities.
Adriana Iuliana Stancu

Dr. Adriana Iuliana Stancu

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.

Halimah Mohamed Ali

Dr. Halimah Mohamed Ali

Halimah Mohamed Ali (B.A. English Language and Literature Studies), M.A. English Literature, Ph. D. Literatures in English lectures at Universiti Sains Malaysia at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her research is inter-alia with special reference to British and Comparative Literatures. A published scholar, awarded numerous grants and fellowships at national and international levels, she has graduated 8 Mixed-mode Masters students and 2 Ph.D. students.

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Dr. Kevin Matlock

Kevin A. Matlock has been a PhD research fellow in medical psychology at the University of Southern Denmark since 2019. Currently, he is using mixed methods to investigate quality of life in adults with type 2 diabetes. Prior to 2019, Kevin worked as a data analyst and taught a wide range of psychology courses at universities in the North America, Asia, and Europe.

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Dr. Erkan Akgöz

He graduated from Erciyes University, School of Tourism and Hotel Management in Nevşehir 1996. He started his academic life at Selcuk University in 1997. He completed master’s and doctorate education at Selcuk University Social Sciences Institute. He had officiated as Asst. Assoc. Dr. at Beysehir Ali Akkanat Tourism Faculty between 2010 and 2017. Akgöz, who was awarded the title of Associate Professor in 2019, worked as a faculty member at Manas University in Kyrgyzstan-Turkey between 2017 and 2020. He has many books and articles on topics of tourism, gastronomy and reputation management. He participated in many national and international congresses and conferences. He works at Selcuk University, Faculty of Tourism, Department of Tourism Management.

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Prof. Dr. Julia Esther Falla-Wood

Julia Falla-Wood is an associate professor at the School of Education at Burman University, Canada. She studied in Peru, France, Belgium, and Canada. She speaks English, French, and Spanish. Her research interests include second language acquisition, bilingualism, and contrastive analysis of errors.

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Dr. Layla Farouq Abdeen

Layla Farouq Abdeen is an Associate Professor of English Literature at the World Islamic Sciences and Education University in Jordan. She was the Chairperson of the Department of English Language and Literature from July 2015 until October 2021, the Director of Accreditation and Quality Assurance for the 2019/2020 academic year, and the Assistant Dean for Students’ Affairs for the 2018/2019 academic year. She published several articles ranging from literary criticism, mythology, feminism, and postmodernism. She taught numerous literary courses at public and private universities in Jordan and participated as an oral presenter of her articles at international conferences held at the University of London in England in 2018, the Sorbonne University in France in 2019, and a forthcoming one at Sapienza University in Rome in May 2022.

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Dr. Irmohizam Ibrahim

Currently he is pursuing his fourth Master’s degree at National Defence University of Malaysia. He is a person who thirsts for knowledge. He believes in the concept of lifelong learning therefore he will continue to learn either formally or non-formally for the rest of his life.

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Ms. Firangiz Gulizada

She is an alumna of the international relations department, graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 2014. Throughout her studies, she interned as a junior research fellow at the Department of Public and Political Issues of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan. In the ensuing two years, she became a visiting research student at the Department of the Middle Eastern Countries at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, where she also worked as a research assistant at the Caspian Strategy Institute, which was a think tank focused on energy and economic affairs in the Black Sea and Caucasus region. While in Turkey, she also did a volunteer job at one of the largest philanthropic non-governmental organizations of Turkey – the Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), in which she worked with Syrian refugees. In the following years, she attended an exchange program on Russian history and culture at the Institute of Languages under the name of Pushkin in Moscow, Russia. Trying to attain multidimensionality and put her educational background into practice converged for her in taking her part in abundant local and international projects in various countries. She also worked as an educator in Green School Romania in Cluj-Napoca, Romania for a year through European Voluntary Service. In the past few years, she has been doing research on sustainability, economics, and gender issues and published several articles in miscellaneous journals. Currently, she is pursuing my master’s degree in Women, Society, and Development program at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar.

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Mrs. Amira Rihab Saidi

Amira Rihab Saidi, a Ph.D. candidate at the Doctoral School of Literary and Cultural Studies, University of Szeged, Hungary. Obtained her MA degree in Literature and Civilization, Saida University, Algeria. Now, her study interests are film adaptations and American films.

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Ms. Saher Ashiq Ali

She has Completed MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Oxford with Merit in 2021 and Currently is working with Focus Humanitarian Assistance Europe as an Intern in the European Settlement Programme unit which aims to support the refugees and asylum seekers, having Nizari Ismaili Muslim identity, with their asylum and integration process in the UK and Europe.


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Mr. Shahrul Azuwar Abdul Aziz

Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Science in Business Administration at the National Defence University of Malaysia. He also aims to continue his studies in Ph.D. after completing his Master’s degree.



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Ms. Rasha Zaid Salhab Altamimi

Rasha is a PhD student in gender-based violence and media at the University of Oviedo in Spain. She accomplished MSc in media from MEU in Amman. She worked as a public relations officer at a health institution in Amman, Jordan. Besides, she worked at an NGO called “Life Makers” in Jordan. Her duties included organizing media campaigns for fundraising and voluntary programs against hunger and poverty.

Since The Media plays a vital role in increasing awareness of the public toward women’s issues, her proposed paper concentrates on the role of digital journalism in tackling the problems of child marriage; by analyzing the tendency of news in Arabic digital journalism toward this issue. In addition, she has published an academic study in the semiotic analysis of posters against domestic violence in Jordan, published through People journal in 2022.



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Mr.Ledian Rusta 

Ledian Rusta is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Tirana since 2009. He has e PhD in Philosophy from University of Tirana in 2015. His areas of interest are Logic, Epistemology and Contemporary Philosophy. He is a author of the book “Thus spoke Nietzsche”.