Past Speakers

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Prof. Dr. Ramlee Mustapha

Affiliation: Professor of Technical and Vocational Education at the Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) [the Sultan Idris Education University]

Title: Future Education: The Roles of Metaverse Technology to Enhance Immersive Learning

Bio: In 2010, he was appointed as the Dean for Post-Graduate Studies at UPSI. In 2012, he is appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education at UPSI. In 2017, he was appointed as the 5th President of the Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET). Dr. Ramlee Mustapha holds a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) from University of Alabama, USA. His first Masters degree in Educational Administration (M.Ed) from Eastern New Mexico University, USA and his second Masters degree in Industrial Technology (M.Sc) from Purdue University, USA. He earned a doctoral degree in Technical and Vocational Education (Ph.D) also from Purdue University, USA.

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Dr. Felicia Naatu

Felicia is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the Simon Diedong Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies. She holds a Ph.D. degree in International Business from the University of Agder, Norway, and Masters in Master of Business Administration (Marketing). She has a qualification in Professional Postgraduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) UK. Felicia has a decade of experience and commitment to teaching in higher education. Her research interest is in entrepreneurship, marketing and corporate social responsibility. Courses she teaches include consumer behavior, principles of marketing, social marketing, and small business management.

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Dr. Ujjwala Anand Palsuley

A Conservation Architect -has been in the field for over 21 years as a Practitioner, Researcher, and Academician. She has a keen interest in Architectural history and the traditional knowledge systems of Ancient India. She has worked on various World Heritage Sites for UNESCO’s nominations of Red fort, Delhi and Harimandir Sahib (Golden temple, Amritsar) in India to name a few and conducted Workshops, Research & Projects in 16 countries. She also coordinated a workshop for conservation architects from 30 countries in association with Lund University, Sweden and School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, in 2012. She is the founder of Samrachanā -Heritage Conservation & Research Initiative, to focus on attributes of Indian heritage. She is an alumna of the SMMCOA, Nagpur, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (Architectural Conservation), and Lunds University, Sweden (Conservation Management of Historic Buildings) and also did her Doctoral studies on Southeast Asian Architectural History, with a special focus on Khmer Architecture, Cambodia, and Dravidian temple architecture of India. Her research papers are published and presented at International Conferences and she has won many awards for her research papers and presentations. She is an active member of professional organizations like- COA, ICOMOS, INTACH.

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Dr. Masami Usui

Masami Usui received her second MA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. After teaching in Hiroshima University, she is currently Professor of English at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. She is an author of seventeen books on Virginia Woolf, Kazuo Ishiguro, Asian/Pacific American, World Literature, Black British Culture, and the English Lake District.

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Dr. Rachna Arora

Dr. Rachna Arora is an academician in the field of English Language, Literature and Workplace communication & Soft Skills, with extensive experience of more than 15 years in teaching public speaking, oral communication, curriculum design, materials/ module preparation, workplace communication and English Literature to Graduate, Post Graduate and Engineering students. She earned her Ph.D. in English Literature from IIT Roorkee. She has published several research papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals Dr. Rachna Arora is currently serving as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language Literature and Aesthetics at Pandit Deendayal Energy University Gandhinagar Gujarat. She is passionate towards teaching and learning. Her vision is to transform people’s potential into success.

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Ms. Koumudi Mahanta

Koumudi Mahanta is a PhD Research Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. She holds an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Sociology from University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, respectively. Her research interests include sociology of development, political economy, gender, emotions, race, ethnicity and north-east India.

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Ms. Huafeng Zhang

Zhang Huafeng, PhD candidate in the school of Economics and Business at NMBU and researcher at Fafo Institute in Norway. She has much experience in large-scale household surveys in China, Africa and Middle East. Her academic research work focuses on education, labor migration, poverty, inequality and various social issues.

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Dr. Oris Tom-Lawyer

Oris Tom-Lawyer is a Senior Lecturer at Igbinedion University, Nigeria. Her research interest centers on Applied Linguistics, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Second Language Acquisition, Language Education, Digital Education and English Language Teaching and Learning.

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Assoc. Prof. Kobby Mensah

Kobby Mensah is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Ghana Business School. Kobby obtained his PhD from the University of Sheffield. His teaching and research interests are in political marketing, business intelligence, financial services and social media. His recent publications are: examining the effect of brand coolness on communal brand connection and brand commitment: a mediation and moderation perspective; exploring blockchain technology and digital certificates in the education sector; internet of things and retail performance in an emerging market: a qualitative analysis; formal salesforce controls and service-sales ambidexterity: the moderating role of salespeople's grit; public sector marketing communications: insights from/for the primus national football league Rwanda..

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Dr. Lawrence Abiwu

lecturer in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


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Dr. Ramlee Mustapha

Ramlee Mustapha is a Professor of TVET at Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia. He was the 5th President of Asian Academic Society for Vocational Education and Training (AASVET).

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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”. 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. Erez Cohen

A senior lecturer in the Departments of Middle Eastern Studies - Political Science in Ariel University. He teaches several Courses which deals with political economy and public Policy. Among his books it can be found the following books: The Isreal High-Tec Industry: No Thought for the Future. (Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing House, 2009. Hebrew). And Connected: Politics and Technology in Israel (Cohen, E. Lev- On, A. Editors, Published by The Israeli Political Science Association, 2011.Hebrew). Global Quake-World' s economics facing the financial and political crises during 2008-2012 (Ariel University publishing, 2015). In addition, he has been published numerous of articles which deals with public policy and political Economy issues.

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Dr. Zhao Qing

Zhao Qing, PhD, School of Fine Arts, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Her research interests are in Design History and Culture. She has led and participated in three major projects and published the core paper “Rationalism and Cultural Identity: The Modern Construction of the Republican Modern Living Room”.

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Assoc. Prof. Revaz Tabatadze

Revaz Tabatadze is an associate professor at the University of Georgia (Philology). His areas of interest are: Pragmatics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Teaching English, Education Systems and Curriculum Development. He is the author of 2 books and numerous scientific articles. Mr. Tabatadze is a member of various international organizations including: International Pragmatics Association, TERA, FIPLV, etc

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Dr. Kobby Mensah

Kobby Mensah is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Ghana, and a Political Marketing Consultant. He is the editor of the book “Political Marketing and Management in Ghana: A New Architecture.” Kobby is a Member of the Palgrave McMillan Board on Political Marketing Management Book Series.

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Asst. Prof. Chompunuch Pongjit

Chompunuch Pongjit is a marketing lecturer in the Business Administration program at Mahidol University International College. Her research interests include consumer’s word-of-mouth, willing-to-pay, and brand storytelling.

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Asst. Prof. Ruchi Agarwal

Ruchi Agarwal is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Mahidol University International College, teaching courses in South Asian History, Research Methods, and World Religions. She has published extensively in the field of religious and cultural influences of Hinduism in Thai society and culture. Her research interests include religious commodification, economy of religions, Indian diasporic communities in Southeast Asia.

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Dr. Mazhar Islam Rahman

Mazhar Islam Rahman works as an assistant professor in the sociology department at Istanbul Sabahattin Zaim University in Turkey. He has ample experience in researching diverse social issues. His research interests include Environment, Climate Change and Impacts, Water Resources, Agriculture, Food Security, Migration, Refugee, Adaptation, Multiculturalism, Aging, Sustainable Development, Research Methodology, etc. He published many articles, book chapters, research reports, etc. in national and international journals and publishing houses.

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Mr. Serafeim Triantafyllou

Serafeim A. Triantafyllou has worked as a Computer Science Teacher in schools of Secondary Education of Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. He holds a BSc in Applied Informatics, an MSc degree in Continuing Education and a Master Degree of Education in Special Education. He taught in School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Annex of Thessaloniki (Greece) for the academic years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. Serafeim is also author of computer science and pedagogy books.

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Mgr. Andrea Martincová

Andrea Martincová is PhD student at the Faculty of Sports Studies Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. Her research interest is physical activity in older adults. She has led a project aimed to fall prevention in older adults and participated in project focused on the impact of different types of physical activity on everyday movement in older adults.

Olga Giovani

Ms. Olga Giovani

Olga Giovani (Bachelor degree in International Relations, Panteion University, GR; Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature,University of Athens, GR; Master of Science in "Health Promotion and Education". Medical School of Athens, GR; Master in Education in "Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages", Hellenic Open University, GR; PhD Candidate, Hellenic Open University, GR ) is currently a secondary English Teacher in Athens, Greece.

Antonia Stefanidou

Ms. Antonia Stefanidou

PhD candidate, School of Production, Engineering & Management, Technical University of Crete, member of Financial Engineering Laboratory. Chapters in collective volumes, articles. Research interests: creative economy, regional & sustainable development

Almarin Ademi

Mr. Almarin Ademi

BS in Applied Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York with concentrations in Public Policy and Management, and a minor in International Relations MA International Relations at Freie Universitat Berlin MA Philosophy at Ibn Haldun University in Istanbul

Avigail Moor

Dr. Avigail Moor

Avigail Moor is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer at Tel Hai Academic College in Israel. She has extensive research and clinical experience in the field of sexual assault, and is one of the few scholars who study the issue of sexual violence in Israel. She is the author of a book in Hebrew entitled "Tears that had no impact: Healing from sexual assault" and has published numerous articles about the phenomenon and its mental consequences, as well as clinical articles detailing the methods of treating survivors.

K G Aiswarya Jyothi

Ms. K G Aiswarya Jyothi

She is a PhD Research Scholar in English Literature at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University, India. Her Research Interest lies mainly in Medical Humanities, American Literature, Culture Studies, Indian Literature and Translation Studies. She holds undergraduate, postgraduate and M.Phil. Degree in English Language and Literature. She possesses two years teaching experience in college.

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Dr. Olaniyi Joshua Olabiyi

Joshua Olabiyi Olaniyi is a lecturer at the University of the Western Cape in the department of Industrial Psychology South Africa where he lectures the following courses: Organizational Behaviour, Labor Relations, Training Management, Introduction to Work Psychology and Research Methodology at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His research interests include human resource diversity, work psychology, training management, organizational behaviour & development, trade unionism, employment policy & framework, labor relations and mechanisms for resolving employment conflicts in multinational companies. He is a registered Chartered Human Resource Professional (SABPP) South Africa Board for People Practices and a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), a professional member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (NIM), a fellow at The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research Japan (Sylff Leadership Initiatives). He has published widely in peer-reviewed scientific journals both locally and internationally.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Brian Lee


From new kid on the block to glitterati:  How does Tiktok become an overnight sensation in Asia?  

Dr 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.

Dr 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.

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Prof. Benzahra Mustapha

Benzahra Mustapha Is a Professor of African Literature and Business English at Moulay Ismail University, Meknes, Morocco. In Addition to Numerous Publications (Articles and Books), His Main Publication Is a Book Entitled Disillusionment and Revolutionary Imperative in Ayi Kwei Armah's the Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born and Two Thousand Seasons.Benzahra Is Also a Short Story Writer. His Latest Story Is the Generosity of Coronavirus, published in Melbourne in July 2021 In A Collection of Stories Called Life in The Time of Coronavirus.

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Dr. Aneesah Nishaatt

She has completed her PhD in positive psychology from Soka University of Japan. She is currently working as an assistant professor in Soka University, Tokyo, Japan. Her research focuses on Optimism and Well-being.

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Assist. Prof.Dr. Saman Dizayi

Assist.Prof.Dr. Saman Dizayi (Born. 1962 ) is an assistant professor at Erbil Polytechnic University-Erbil , Iraq. and the director of Language Center. His main area of study is Postcolonialism and literary criticism. Published tens of researches about important contemporary issues in literature. Taught and supervised many postgraduate students at different universities.

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Dr. Tamar Gelashvili

Tamar Gelashvili is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. She carried out her research at Dublin UCD James Joyce Foundation and Zurich James Joyce Foundation and defended her PhD on The Function of Allusions in Finnegans Wake in 2016 with honors. She has as participated in the Trieste Joyce School (2015), in the workshop organized by the Zurich James Joyce Foundation (2016, 2017) and in a number of James Joyce Italian Foundation Conferences in Rome (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019). She has translated and illustrated Giacomo Joyce (2017), and Finnegans Wake (Book I) (2020).

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Prof. Kate Willink

Kate Willink is the inaugural Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Denver and an Associate Professor of Communication Studies. As Associate Professor of Communication Studies, her research examines critical intercultural communication and her teaching portfolio covers topics about education and change, cultural memory and imagination, and food culture.

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Ms. Luxin Yin

Luxin Yin, a full-scholarship MA in Erasmus, Children’s literature, media and culture (2020-2022). Her research focus lies in the disciplines of East Asia Studies and YA literature, on the topic of narrative studies and medical humanities.

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Mr. Vazha Santeladze

Vazha is a MA student of Georgian History at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Vazha has won a Grant (№ MR-21-286) of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation and is currently working on his MA thesis, entitled “Economic conditions of Georgian Church and Monasteries in the XI – beginning of the XIII century (based on Historical Documents)”. His participation in the conference in Nice is financed by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.

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Ms. Tsz Ching Jasmine Lam

Current MA student in Applied English Linguistics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Interested in research relating to second language acquisition, assessment and flipped classroom