Keynotes

Peter KIRIAKIDIS

PhD, Professor of Research Methods & Info. Systems – SMC
Adjunct Faculty – Queen’s University

Dr. Peter Kiriakidis, PhD has expertise in higher education educational leadership: (a) chairing comprehensive examinations and dissertation committees; (b) developing curriculum and academic programs; and (c) teaching graduate courses in research, educational leadership in higher education, educational and information technology, online technology, e-commerce, software development, and information systems. Peter is a reviewer of nullmany academic journals. He has presented a plethora of research studies nationally and internationally. Email: KiriakidisPeter@yahoo.com.

Yury M. SHAEV

Associate Professor, Department of culturology, philosophy and ethnology, Pyatigorsk state linguistic University.
9 Kalinin st., Pyatigorsk, Russia.

Yury Shaev spheres of interests are philosophy of the sign, philosophical hermeneutics, and the newest aesthetics. He is actively developing a philosophical direction «philosophy of the sign in the virtual space», the newest analytical philosophy. He had participated in different multidisciplinary projects: ethnosemiotocs, lingvocultural, linguistic and cognitive.
He is Ph.D. in Philosophy, at Volgograd State University, 2009. In the present he is associate professor at the Department of culturology, philosophy and ethnology within Pyatigorsk state Linguistic University. He teaches courses of philosophy, logic and theory of argumentation and logic.
Yury Shaev conducted research teams and received research grants as «The research of sign and sense in the virtual discourse », 2012-2014 and «Lingvosemiotic analysis of discourse of computer games (in Spanish, English and Russian languages), 2013-2015
Between 2007 and 2012 he published numerous scientific papers  in hermeneutics, ontology, semiotic of sense in virtual space and modern information technologies.

Nadia Cerasela ANITEI

Assoc. PhD Faculty of Juridical, Social and Political Sciences, „Dunarea de Jos” from Galati University

She is a lawyer in Iasi Bar. He is the author of 29 books in the field of private international law, financially law and family law, with many studies published in prestigious journals in the field. Cerasela Nadia Anitei is chief editor of the Journal of Legal Studies and Scientific Director at the Lumen Research Center in Social and Humanistic sciences in law research.


Valentina PRICOPIE

Assoc. Ph.D., Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy from Bucharest

Senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy in Bucharest and associate senior lecturer at the Valahia University of Targoviste. She is Ph.D. in information and communication sciences (Lumiere Lyon 2 University, 2006), Valentina Pricopie initiated the Research program Europa Sociala. Author’s research priority axis are journalism and communication policy in the European Union. She has authored over 5 books in sociology and communication sciences at prestigious publishing houses in the country and abroad, and numerous scientific studies published in prestigious journals.

Adrian IVAN

PhD, Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania 

PhD at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-author of eight individual volumes, coordinator of seven science books and two text books. He also has many chapters in colective volumes. He has articles published in international databases and studies published in national and international conferences. Published books: “Sub zodia Statelor Unite ale Europei. De la ideea europeana la Comunitatile Economice Europene” (Cluj-Napoca, 2009), “Statele Unite ale Europei. Uniunea Europeana intre interguvernamentalism si supranationalism” (Iasi, 2007), “La question des nationalites de Transylvanie” (Cluj-Napoca, 1997).


 Stefan COJOCARU

Associate Professor PhD at Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences within “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi, Romania
Director of Holt Romania, Iasi branch

Stefan Cojocaru is Associate Professor PhD at Faculty of Philosophy and Social and Political Sciences within “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi and Director of Holt Romania, Iasi branch FCSSCF. The professional experience of Stefan Cojocaru is characterized by various scientific activities recognized nationally and internationally.  He is Chief Editor and founder of the first review inRomaniaindexed ISI Thomson in Social Sciences Citation Index, in the field of Sociology and Social Work, which has an impact factor of 1.186 for 2011, according to the classification in Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala/ Review of Research and Social Intervention). Also, he is a member within the board of several academic journals, such as: Sociologie Romaneasca (Romanian Sociology), Calitatea Vietii (Quality of Life), Jurnalul Practicilor Comunitare Pozitive (Journal of Community Positive Practices), Social Research Reports, Copiii de azi sunt parintii de maine (Today’s Children are Tomorrow’s Parents). He is author of 8 individual volumes and over 60 papers published in journals indexed in ISI Thmoson Reuters and BDI, as well as chapters in collective volumes. He is a member within the Presidential Committee for the Analysis of Social and Demographic Risks in Romania (2009), coordinator of Social Work Collection of Polirom Publishing House from Iasi, member of the National Committee for the revision of mandatory minimum standards regarding the case management on child protection (2007), member of the National Committee for the development of the methodological guide regarding the case management on child protection (2006)


Tomita CIULEI

Assoc. Ph.D., Valahia University of Targoviste

Assoc. PhD at the Valahia University of Targoviste, Faculty of Law, Social and Political Sciences, Department “Social Sciences and Journalism”. He is the author of five books of philosophy, the philosophy oriented to knowledge and is also the author of important scientific studies published in prestigious journals with high recognition. He is Editor in chief of scientific journals and journal Postmodern Openings and Romanian Journal for Multidimensional Education.

 Antonio SANDU

Associate Professor PhD at “Mihail Kogalniceanu” University from Iasi, Romania
Director of Lumen Research Center in Humanistic and Social Sciences from Iasi, Romania

Antonio Sandu is Associate Professor PhD at “Mihail Kogalniceanu” University from Iasi, Romania, President of Lumen Association since 2001, III Main Researcher in Social Work and also Chairman of Lumen Publishing House since 2004.
He is author of 7 scientific papers published in journals indexed in Web of Science from Thomson Reuters and other 70 papers in BDI, in fields such as: applied ethics, research methodology in social sciences, semiotics, and social philosophy.
The scientific contributions of PhD Antonio Sandu are: the introduction of the concept appreciative ethics of care, philosophical appreciative counseling, generally the interference between appreciative social methodology, philosophical thinking and ethics. He is a member within American Philosophical Practitioners Association (Adjunct Member); Appreciative Inquiry Commons, Asociatia Romana de Bioetica (Romanian Association of Bioethics), Romanian Association of Semiotics Studies. Also, he is a peer-reviewer for the following national and international journals: Revista Romana de Bioetica (Romanian Journal of Bioethics), Probation Junior, Postmodern Openings, Romanian Journal for Multidimensional Education, Journal of legal Studies.


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