ESI Formación Post-doctoral ESI 2021/22

"Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en un Período Post-Crisis"

This program is designed to advance the academic and professional careers of PhD holders through collaboration with experienced research advisers and participation in multidisciplinary and international research groups together with other post-doctoral fellows.
The language of the program is English and Spanish.

Every selected fellow will deal with a specific societal challenge through attending lectures, courses and scientific conferences while leaving time for guided research.
The ESI postdoctoral program facilitates the process of academic mobility. Each candidate would be part of a research visit in Spain, Italy or Latvia at one of the partners Universities. During the research visit, the candidate will participate at the ESI annual conference, working group meetings, workshops and may deliver guest lectures at the host University.
In times full of challenges with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the world, more than ever, needs further academic advancement. The selected fellows will work on selected topics in the area of social sciences and humanities (Pedagogy, economics, education, law, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, geography, political science, Tourism, Music, Anthropology and related fields and their subdomains).

ESI Schedule (March 2021– June 2022)

ESI Lecture

  • 29 March, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

An Academic Career: Some Things I Have Learned Along the Way

by Dr. Daniel B. Hier, Emeritus Professor at University of Illinois and Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA.

29 March, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)
22 April, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

  • 22 April, 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

“Leadership”

by Dr. Carlos Azcoitia, Emeritus Professor at National Louis University, USA

Academic Writing

  • 22 April, 16.00h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Robert McGee & Dr. Jovan Shopovski

22 April, 16.00h Madrid Time (Zoom)
24 April 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Working group meeting.

  • 24 April 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

  • 24 April 15.30h Madrid time (Zoom)
24 April 15.30h Madrid time (Zoom)
14 May 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

  • 14 May 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Ana Pineda, University of Alicante, Spain

“Mindful Scientific Writing”

ESI Lecture

  • 14 May 16h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Mathias Grunke
University of Cologne, Germany

14 May 16h Madrid Time (Zoom)
22 May 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Reunión con el grupo de trabajo

  • 22 May 14h Madrid time (Zoom)

Meeting with the research advisor(s).

  • 22 May 15h Madrid time (Zoom)
22 May 15h Madrid time (Zoom)
1 June 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

ESI Lecture

  • 1 June 15h Madrid Time (Zoom)

Dr. Michael Shaughnessy

Eastern New Mexico University, USA

Communicating Science, Statistics and Scholarship”.

Tema: Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en un Período Post-Crisis

Lugar: Visita En Línea y de Investigación a una de las Universidades Anfitrionas

Visita de investigación:
At least 2 weeks in Spain, Italy or Latvia (May 2022):

University of Almeria (Spain), University of La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), University of Catania (Italy) and Daugavpils University (Latvia).

Áreas Académicas:
Pedagogy, economics, education, law, sociology, philosophy, psychology, history, geography, political science, tourism, music, anthropology and related fields and their subdomains…

Start: 01 October 2021 End: 01 December 2022

Actividades y Estructura del Programa

El programa de formación consta de tres (3) semestres y se llevará a cabo mayormente en línea.
el primer semestre 1st semesterDurante el primer semestre, el candidato tendrá reuniones con el grupo de investigación seleccionado por el organizador. Las reuniones con el asesor de investigación también se realizarán en línea y en cada semestre. Durante este semestre, se organizarán cursos cortos sobre buenas prácticas de investigación y redacción académica, donde los investigadores compartirán sus conocimientos y discutirán sobre los recientes avances en el área de publicaciones académicas. El candidato asistirá a ponencias en línea, talleres y discusiones gratuitas dadas por la red de expertos del ESI y presentará el concepto del documento de trabajo.

Durante el segundo semestre, el candidato trabajará en la recolección de datos a través de encuestas y/o entrevistas con el fin de proporcionar conjuntos de datos para la investigación. El candidato también puede formar parte de los comités organizadores de la conferencia académica o el foro del ESI. Durante este semestre, el candidato visita la Universidad Anfitriona y trabaja en un artículo de investigación adjunta o un capítulo de un libro junto con el asesor (es) de investigación y los miembros del grupo de trabajo. Si más candidatos están trabajando en el mismo tema o uno similar en la misma Universidad Anfitriona, pueden organizar reuniones y talleres así como también análisis y actividades de investigación conjunta.

En el tercer semestre, el candidato participa en la preparación de la propuesta de investigación y la redacción del documento de trabajo. Si es escogido y aprobado por el organizador, el candidato puede completar la visita de investigación durante el tercer semestre del programa. El proceso es seguido por la discusión en el grupo de investigación, el grupo de expertos del programa, y la guía del asesor (es) de investigación. Durante el último semestre, el candidato presenta la versión final del trabajo en conferencias en línea o en persona y somete el trabajo a publicación.

Organizador del Programa del ESI

European Scientific Institute (ESI por sus siglas en inglés), está a cargo de toda la logística y comunicación con los postulantes y candidatos durante el programa.

El ESI ofrecerá un adecuado grupo de expertos en diferentes áreas quienes no sólo darán sus ponencias para los fines del programa sino que también estarán disponibles para consejos y opiniones.

El organizador ofrecerá participación gratuita de los candidatos a partir de la lista sugerida de conferencias y talleres académicos internacionales.

El organizador recomendará revistas académicas de libre acceso para la publicación de la producción académica de cada estudiante.

Con el acuerdo de las Universidades Anfitrionas, el organizador proporcionará el acceso a las bibliotecas y bases de datos.

Junto con el director del programa de la Universidad Anfitriona, el organizador proporcionará la información necesaria y ayudará al candidato con los documentos para la solicitud de la visa (en caso de ser requerido).

Asesores de Investigación

El asesor de investigación es un Profesor en uno de los Departamentos de las Universidades Anfitrionas o un miembro del grupo de expertos del ESI. El asesor académico monitorea las actividades académicas del candidato al dar recomendaciones sobre los métodos de investigación y preparación del documento de trabajo. Él o ella podrá también participar en las actividades de investigación y ser incluído como coautor de la producción académica del candidato.

La Universidad Anfitriona y el Organizador del programa, tomando en consideración el tema de la investigación y la disponibilidad de los investigadores en un momento dado, seleccionan el asesor de investigación para cada candidato.

El Organizador también podrá sugerir al candidato cooperar con otros asesores de investigación.

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Certificados

El certificado de culminación exitosa de la formación postdoctoral del ESI "Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades en un Período de Post-Crisis" será otorgado al candidato después del tercer semestre.

Un documento adicional, el cual describe las actividades académicas concretas del candidato, será emitido.

- La Universidad Anfitriona podrá también expedir una confirmación para la estancia de investigación, conferencias invitadas, y/o las otras actividades académicas del candidato durante la visita de investigación.

Ponencias ESI

En los últimos 10 años, European Scientific Institute, ESI, ha creado una amplia red de expertos de diferentes universidades alrededor del mundo que abarcan diversas áreas académicas. Para fines del programa, cada mes, el ESI invitará a un Professor experimentado quien dará una ponencia en línea o en persona sobre un tema de vanguardia. El programa busca invitar a especialistas que aborden temas de actualidad desde una perspectiva multi o interdisciplinaria. El objetivo de estas ponencias es promover la curiosidad intelectual sobre las diferentes maneras en que podemos estudiar las sociedades humanas. Por consiguiente, no se espera que los ponentes hablen directamente sobre los temas de un candidato en particular, sino que sean una fuente de inspiración y extiendan los horizontes intelectuales de uno.

Grupos de Trabajo del ESI

Los grupos de investigación del ESI son organizados de forma multidisciplinaria para congregar a becarios de diferentes disciplinas que trabajen en un rango similar de temas. Los grupos se reunirán regularmente durante la duración de la formación. Las reuniones periódicas de los grupos consistirán en presentaciones del trabajo en progreso y la discusión de más temas generales de investigación, tales como la lectura de trabajos clave o recientes relacionados con el tema del grupo. 

Conferencia Anual del ESI

Cada año, el programa lleva a cabo una gran conferencia organizada en una de las Universidades Anfitrionas o En Línea. Un aspecto de la conferencia se enfocará en los fondos de investigación y en redactar propuestas de subvención. Sin embargo, el otro enfoque de esta conferencia será una reunión virtual o en persona con los otros becarios del ESI, la presentación de las actividades de investigación a los demás, y la discusión sobre una posible cooperación.

Propuestas de Investigación y Documentos de Trabajo

Una parte de la formación altamente recomendada para cada candidato es redactar una propuesta de investigación. La misma consta normalmente de 2- 5 páginas en forma de una propuesta de subvención. Esto busca darle al candidato la experiencia en redacción de propuestas de subvención, las cuales serán útiles para el perfeccionamiento de sus trayectorias académicas.

Un componente obligatorio de la formación para cada candidato es crear un documento de trabajo. El documento de trabajo deberá estar en un formato de un artículo científico o un capítulo de libro. Deberá estar preparado y listo para la entrega. Este documento de trabajo será publicado en uno de los repositorios de la Universidad Anfitriona o en un repositorio de preprints y estará listo para ser sometido a publicación. Sin embargo, cuando un candidato no esté motivado a hacer público el contenido, él/ella deberá contactar al organizador del programa explicando las razones para la excepción.

Research Visit

During the second semester of the program, each candidate will visit one of the Host Universities. The minimum period of the research stay is 2 weeks. The host University will offer its amenities and other services whenever possible. Each candidate will choose one of the following Host Universities for the Research Stay:

ESI Training 2021/2022 Host Institutions

El candidato estará adscrito a uno de los Departamentos de la Universidad Anfitriona. Dependiendo del tema aceptado y la disponibilidad del equipo académico, la Universidad Anfitriona sugerirá uno o dos investigadores que trabajarán de cerca con el candidato a lo largo del programa.

The candidate will complete a research visit at one of the Host Universities within a period of at least 2 weeks. The research visit will be organized in line with the COVID-19 protocols.

Previo acuerdo mutuo, se le podría ofrecer al candidato dar ponencias para los estudiantes de la Institución Anfitriona. Sin embargo, la Institución Anfitriona no está obligada a hacer ningún pago al candidato por sus actividades académicas.
Universidad de Almeria, España
Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España
Daugavpils University
Daugavpils University, Latvia
Univrsity of Catania, Italy

Solicitud, Beca/Tarifa

Fecha límite para aplicar para el programa ESI 2021/2022:

1 September 2021 (12h. Madrid Time)

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El programa de formación postdoctoral del ESI acepta solicitudes de doctores sin importar su nacionalidad o experiencia en el ámbito académico o fuera de él. Los posibles candidatos deben proporcionar:

Certificados de Idiomas

Los postulantes que no son hablantes nativos del idioma deben proporcionar un certificado de idiomas. Para el idioma inglés, se aceptan certificados internacionales: Cambridge, TOEFL, y IELTS. Sin embargo, si el candidato no entrega un certificado, la evaluación lingüística será parte de la entrevista en línea después de la solicitud.

Beca/ Tarifa

Le invitamos a solicitar financiación de su universidad o fondos internacionales. Sin embargo, el objetivo a largo plazo de este programa de formación es obtener financiamiento para cubrir los gastos operativos y así ofrecer una beca completa para cada candidato aceptado. Por el momento, se ofrecen las siguientes opciones:

Becas 2021/2022

- Roberto Kertesz

Beca Parcial:

Tarifa regular de participación (sin beca):

La cuota es pagada el inicio de cada semestre o el monto completo al inicio del programa de formación. La cuota no cubre los costos de viaje y alojamiento del candidato así como tampoco los gastos de manutención durante la estancia de investigación.

Get In Touch

ESI Postdoctoral Office:

University of La Laguna
Pabellón de Gobierno, C/ Padre Herrera s/n Apartado Postal 456 38200,
San Cristóbal de La Laguna Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Directores del programa ESI:

European Scientific Institute, ESI

European Scientific Institute, ESI

Directores del programa ESI en la institución anfitriona:

Universidad de Almeria, España

Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España

Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, España

University of Catania, Italy

Daugavpils University, Latvia

D` Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Universidad de Almeria, España

ESI Fellows (March 2021-June 2022)

Dr. Enriko Ceko

Dr. Enriko Ceko

University College “Qiriazi”, Albania

Enriko Ceko was born in 29th September 1965, in Tirana, Albania. He has graduated the Agronomy Faculty and Economy Faculty (Agriculture University of Tirana 1989 and 1996), Faculty of Law (University of Tirana 2002). He has graduated MBA the Tirana University, Faculty of Economy and Nebrasca Lincoln University, a common MNA project (2002). He holds a PhD diploma in Management (Faculty of Economy, University of Tirana 2005). He has about 31 years working experience and about the same experience lecturing, specialized with about 45 training courses (Albania, USA, UK, Israel, Germany, Austria), etc. He is Head of Economics and Management Department, at University College “Qiriazi”, lecturer at University College “Wisdom”, Senator of World Business Angels and Investments Forum and Lecturer at WBAF Business School, Global Entrepreneurship Department, Humanitarian Ambassador of International Peace Association for Albanian Nation, President of Conservative Academy, Executive Director of Albanian Center for Sustainable Development, Executive Director of Albanian Center for Waste Recycling. He is the author of around 5000 articles and over 35 scientific journal articles, participating in more than 70 international scientific conferences, author of “Total Quality Management” Book, “Quality Management Tools” Monographs, “100 years of economic, trade and business relations between UK and Albania” book, “Managing Agribusiness Firms” book, “Managing Hotel & Tourism” book, “Academic writing” book, “Business and Administrative communication” book, “Small theatre, big theatre” book, etc. His work focuses on lecturing (mainly economics and managerial disciplines), public and private organizations consultancy, ISO Standards included, heading several NGO’s, as well as participating in civic society activities, etc.

 

Research Topic:

“On relations between Creativity, Innovation and Quality Management Culture as a respond to Crisis and Post-Crisis Period.”

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Brian Sloboda, University of Maryland, USA

Dr. Almudena Guarnido, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Ignacio Amate, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr.Anca Tamaș

Dr.Anca Tamaș

The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

Anca Tamaş is associate teacher, PhD at The Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Business and Economics, Romania. She defended her PhD thesis on 28th. October 2016 at the mentioned faculty. Since the second year of PhD studies until present she taught some seminars at The Faculty of International Business and Economics: International Organizations, International Trade, Trade Policy etc. Her main research interests are the country of origin effect and the gravity model. Since 2017 she is member at the INACO NGO (Initiative for Competitiveness), where she collaborated in many national and international projects.

 

Research Topic:

The determinants of the COVID-19 pandemic transmission.

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. Okyay Ucan, Omer Halisdemir University, Turkey
Dr. Antonio Llorents de la Cruz, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University:  University of La Laguna

Dr. Dastan Bamwesigye

Dr. Dastan Bamwesigye

Mendel University in Brno

Dastan is a multidisciplinary researcher with numerous years’ experience in international research and collaborations. He focuses on the Sociology of Environment & Energy, Rural & Regional policy, and climate change. He has experience big data visualization and analysis, Non-market resource valuations, deforestation and climate change in Africa, Energy problems in Africa, and EU regional policy.

Moreover, Dastan possesses vast work experience from teaching at University across the globe, consultancy, as well as working with Non-Governmental organization in Uganda, Africa.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Visiting scholar (scholarship: $5000) at Louisiana State University, USA (Nov 2019 to Jan 2020
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship at PRIDAM, Brussels, Belgium (2019)
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship at The Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (2017)
  • Erasmus+ Traineeship at University of Giessen Germany, (2015)
  • CARIBU Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Scholarship (Euro 22,000=) http://www.caribu.be/ (2014-2016)
  • Government of Uganda District Quota Scholarship for BA Degree, (2008 to 2011)

Research Topic:

,,Addressing the Urban Nexus Energy needs as an alternative for wood fuel for conserving Tropical rainforests: A case study of Energy needs in Kampala slums”.

Research Advisor:
Dr. Janaka Jayawickrama, University of York, United Kingdom
Dr. Ramón Casillas Ruiz, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University:  University of La Laguna

Dr. Delia Elena Rusu

Dr. Delia Elena Rusu

Romania

Her experience includes 3 years teaching to university students about deontology in domains such as Social Work, Sociology and Human Resources, 2 years in the NGO social field and 2 years working in the education business domain. Her research interests include human resources analysis, experiential knowledge within international environments, volunteering, social constructionism, non-formal and informal education, multiculturalism, interpersonal communication, and social work.

Research Topic:

„The effects of recruiting process tools used in the Human Resources domain, in a post-pandemic period”.

Research Advisor:

Dr. Pedro Antonio Diaz Funez, University of Almeria, Spain

Host University:  University of Almeria

Dr. Eda Ustaoglu

Dr. Eda Ustaoglu

Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey

Eda Ustaoglu has PhD in Planning and Environmental Policy from the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy, University College Dublin, and till 2015 she worked at the European Commission Joint Research Centre-Ispra as a scientific officer. Her PhD research is related to the economic evaluation of transportation infrastructure investments in relation to alternative forms of urban development within the Greater Dublin Area (GDA), Ireland. Between 2017-2020, Eda hold a post-doc position at the Department of Geomatics Engineering at Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey. Her research project focused on developing a methodology for the land use modeling applications in the selected areas in Istanbul. Over the past ten years, she has been involved in various projects, university studies and research activities in line with her graduate and post-graduate studies, which are directly related to the field of urban and environment studies. Most recently, Eda was enrolled as a post-doc researcher at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koc University, Istanbul. Her research interests include urban and environmental economics, transportation planning and policy, transportation infrastructure appraisal, spatial economics, and land-use science.

 

Research Topic:

„Assessing Urbanization Quality in European Regions and Cities”.

 

Research Advisor:

Gloria Ortega López, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University:  University of Almeria

Dr. Egon Montecinos Montecinos

Dr. Egon Montecinos Montecinos

University Austral of Chile, Chile

Social Worker (University of La Frontera), Master in Social Sciences (University of Los Lagos), PHD of Political Science (FLACSO MÉXICO). Director of the Institute of Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences and Director of Center for Regional Studies of the Universidad Austral of Chile. Previously since 2001 he was a research professor at the Center for Regional Studies at the Universidad of Los Lagos, Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development and for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the same house of studies. He has made postdoctoral stays at the International University of Florida, Miami, at the Institute of Public Administration and Community Services and the Institute of Government and Public Policies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the PHD in Social Sciences of the University Bolivariana Pontificia of Medellin. He has developed research projects and scientific publications in matters of Citizen Participation, Decentralization and Regional Development.  He has published several scientific articles in scientific journals of the social sciences. In 2020 he published his book entitled “Centralism and Decentralization in Chile. Past, present and future proposals”. By RIL Editores.

 

Egon Montecinos, Trabajador Social, Magister en Ciencias Sociales, Doctor en Ciencia Política. Director del Instituto de Administración de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas y Director del Centro de Estudios Regionales de la Universidad Austral de Chile. Anteriormente desde el año2001 fue profesor investigador del Centro de Estudios Regionales de la Universidad de Los Lagos, vicerrector de planificación y desarrollo y de investigación y postgrado en la misma casa de estudios. Ha realizado estancias posdoctorales en la Universidad Internacional de Florida, Miami, en el Instituto de Administración Pública y Servicios comunitarios y en el Instituto de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas de la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona y en el Doctorado en Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Medellín. Ha realizado proyectos de investigación y publicaciones científicas en materias de Participación Ciudadana, Descentralización y Desarrollo Regional.

 

Research Topic:

,,Análisis comparado de la gobernanza de políticas públicas ante el COVID 19: Aprendizajes y desafíos de la coordinación multinivel para el futuro. ¿Hacia una nueva idea de gobernanza glo-cal para el desarrollo territorial?”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Louis Valentin Mballa, Universidad autónoma de San Luis Potosí – México

Dr. Manuel Sánchez Pérez, University of  Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Eirini Artemi

Dr. Eirini Artemi

Hellenic Open University, Greece

Dr Eirini Artemi is Greek. She has bachelors on Theology and Classical Philology (Ancient Greek and Latin) from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has master and doctorate on Theology, and especially on History of Dogma, Patristic and Symbolic Theology from the same University. She has post- doctorate on ancient Greek and byzantine philosophy from the University of Patras. Since 2014, she teaches as adjunct professor in the postgraduate program of Theology in the Hellenic Open University and she is the supervisor of many master theses. Since 2013, she teaches as professor Biblical Koine Language through the biblical texts in the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has taken part in many International Conferences as speaker and her articles and papers are published in scholar peer reviewed journal in all over the world.

Research Topic:

Ethics, law and Christian teaching about homosexuality, prostitution and adultery in the Byzantine Empire and in the teaching of Church Fathers.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Javier Campos Daroca, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Lucia Romero, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Eliazar González Carrillo

Dr. Eliazar González Carrillo

Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Chihuhua Chih, México.

Doctor en Educación con experiencia clínica 28 años y 10 en Gestión Administrativa en institución de salud del sector público.  20 años de experiencia Docente, Profesor de Tiempo Completo, con Perfil PRODEP, Integrante del Núcleo Básico de la Maestría en Enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología y de la Maestría en Formación Biomédica de la Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias Biomédicas en de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Integrante del Cuerpo Académico “102” Educación, Enfermería y Salud, con la línea de investigación de Enfermería y Educación, pertenezco a la Red Nacional de Salud y Educación y Evaluadora COMACE. ORCID https://0002-7571-7570.

Con direcciones de tesis de Licenciatura, y maestría y algunos artículos publicados entre los que se encuentran: Las tecnologías del Aprendizaje y del Conocimiento (TAC) y la Formación integral y Humanista del médico 2019, Opinión de Empleadores Sobre los Egresados de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (UACH),2018. Enseñanza-Aprendizaje en la Estancia Clínica Percepción Desde los Estudiantes de Licenciatura en Enfermería, 2018. Experiencia en la aplicación del proceso enfermero por el personal de enfermería en una unidad asistencial de segundo nivel Chih, México.,2017-  Proceso Educativo de Enfermería para Promover el Autocuidado de la Mujer durante el Puerperio.2016 Cuidado familiar comunitario, percepciones de la enfermera e indígenas rarámuris.2016. Modelo innovador para el desarrollo de Competencias específicas del Personal de Enfermería en Neonatología.2016 Factores de éxito de egresados de institución de educación superior: programa Nivelatorio de Licenciatura, Profesionalización de Enfermería y Desempeño desde la Óptica del Jefe Inmediato.

 

Research Topic:

“Deserción de estudiantes universitarios al migrar de la modalidad presencial a la virtual durante el confinamiento”.

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. María del Carmen Rodríguez Jiménez
University of La Laguna, Spain

 Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Francisco J. Bariffi

Dr. Francisco J. Bariffi

Deputy Director, Human Rights Centre for Research and Education, National University of Mar de Plata, Argentina

Francisco J. Bariffi – Born is Santa Rosa, Argentina 1974. Doctor in International Human Rights Law (PhD), University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. Deputy Director of the Center on Human Rights Research and Education, National University of Mar del Plata, Argentina.  Academic Coordinator of the Ibero-American Network of Experts on the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (www.redcdpd.net). Assistant Professor in the course of International Law and Constitutional Theory, National University of Mar del Plata. Certified Senior Researcher, National Commission on University Evaluation and Certification (CONEAU), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

Research Topic:

,,The use of artificial intelligence and robotics within the criminal law system in the light of international human rights standards”.

 

Research Advisor:  Julia Margarete Puaschunder, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, USA

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Marcela A. País Andrade

Dr. Marcela A. País Andrade

Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina.

Técnica Nacional en Recreación por el Instituto de Tiempo Libre y Recreación del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (ISTLyR); Lic. en Sociología; Doctora de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (área Antropología) y Posdoctora en Ciencias Sociales por la misma universidad. Investigadora independiente del Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) con lugar de trabajo en el Instituto de Antropología (ICA) desde donde desarrolla diversas investigaciones/intervenciones en Políticas Públicas, Gestión y Género(s)/Feminismo(s) en el campo de la Cultura. Integrante de la Subsecretaría de Políticas de Género de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FSOC-UBA). Profesora Regular en la Carrera de Trabajo Social (FSOC), donde dirige diversos proyectos de investigación. Asimismo, es docente de distintos posgrados en la Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO-Área Comunicación y Cultura-Sede Argentina); la maestría de Comunicación y Cultura (FSOC-UBA); y en la maestría en Cultura Pública de la Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA). Ha dictado cursos de grado, maestría y doctorado en distintas universidades de América Latina y se desarrolló como asesora y formadora en Gestión Cultural para la Dirección Nacional de Formación Cultural del Ministerio de Cultura (2013-2019).

 

Research Topic:

,,La transversalización de géneros/(trans)feminismo en el estudio del campo“.

 

 Research Advisor:

Dr. Elena Jaime De Pablos, University of Almeria, Spain

 

 Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir

The Open University of Israel; IDC Herzliya, Israel

Un currículum vitae corto.

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir earned her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and Diplomacy from Tel-Aviv University. She received her Ph.D. in Government from the school of Political Science at the University of Haifa, Israel, where she further completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the division of Public Administration and Policy. She is currently a teaching faculty at the IDC Herzliya and the Open University of Israel. Her research interests include: Comparative politics (with special interest in Israel and Turkey), street-level bureaucracy, state-religion relations and Israel studies. Her recent articles were published in The American Review of Public Administration and The International Review of Administrative Sciences. Her upcoming book comparing gaps between public preferences and institutional designs in Israel and Turkey is forthcoming in Palgrave Macmillan.

 

Research Topic:

Sustaining Alternatives to Unpopular State Policies in a Post Crisis Period – The Case of Israeli Religious Policies

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Iveta Reinholde, University of Latvia, Latvia

Dr. Francisco Gil Martinez, University of Almeria, Spain

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Norma Pizarro

Dr. Norma Pizarro

Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Mexico

Doctora en Ciencias de Enfermería. Experiencia clínica de 27 años en institución de salud pública y 22 años de experiencia docente, Profesor de tiempo completo, con Perfil PRODEP, Integrante del Núcleo Básico de la Maestría en Enfermería de la Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología y de la Maestría en Formación Biomédica de la Facultad de Medicina y Ciencias Biomédicas en de la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, Responsable del Cuerpo Académico “102” Educación, Enfermería y Salud, con la línea de investigación de Enfermería y Educación, como CA integradas a la Red Nacional de Salud y Educación.

ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4748-4271

 

Research Topic:

,,Impacto de la tutoría de estudiantes universitarios de la División de Salud en tiempos de pandemia”

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. Zuleica Ruiz Alfonso, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Sila Turac Baycara

Dr. Sila Turac Baycara

Izmir Demokrasi University, Turkey

Un currículum vitae corto.

Sıla Turaç Baykara is faculty member of international relations department of Izmir Demokrasi Üniversity. Assist. Prof. Dr. Baykara, has bachelor degree from Izmir University of Economics in Turkey, master’s degree from Lund University in Sweden and Ph.D. from Yeditepe University in Turkey. Assist. Prof. Dr. Baykara teaches Turkish foreign policy, international relations theory, international politicsand comparative foreign policy analysis. Her research interests are international politics, EU’s foreign policy, energy politics and regional studies.

 

Research Topic: The transformation of China’s soft power strategy into smart power in the Mediterranean Region

 

Research Advisor:
Dr. Dejan Marolov, University Goce Delcev, Macedonia
Dr. Fernando Barragán Medero, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Volkan Dayan

Dr. Volkan Dayan

Trakya University, Uzunkopru School of Applied Sciences, Department of Banking and Insurance, Edirne, Turkey.

Un currículum vitae corto.

Areas of Speciality

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Basel Regulations
  • Credit Risk Management
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Sustainable Finance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technologies

Educational Qualifications

  • Master`s Degree » Graduated in 21.08.2006

Celal Bayar University, Institute of Social Sciences, Accounting and Finance Program, Manisa, Turkey

Title of Master’s Thesis: Risk Management Evolutions at TurkDEX “Basel II Standards and Case Studies”

  • Doctoral Degree » Graduated in 10.11.2010

Celal Bayar University, Institute of Social Sciences, Business Administration Program, Manisa, Turkey

Title of Doctoral Thesis:  Credit Risk Management in Turkish Banking Sector and Credit Risk Modelling Within the New Regulations

 

Research Topic: ,,The Causal Relationship Between Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Stock Indices: A Case Study For EU Countries”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Monika Bolek, University of Lodz, Poland.

Dr. Juan Evangelista Trinidad Segovia, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Sara Casamayor Mancisidor

Dr. Sara Casamayor Mancisidor

Psique Academy, Spain

Teacher at Periféricas. School of alternative feminisms and Psique Academy, Spain.
PhD from the University of Salamanca (2018) with a thesis about women’s old age in ancient Rome. Teacher in courses on Gender History and Scientific Communication in the Humanities. My research focuses on three main topics: gender, old age, and disabilities in ancient Rome.

Research Topic:

,,Functional Dependence and Domestic Technologies of Care in Imperial Rome (I-III centuries AD)”.

Research Advisor:
Dr. Josué Gutierrez Barroso, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna

Dr. Norris Erhabor

Dr. Norris Erhabor

University of Benin, Nigeria

-M.Sc (Ed) Environmental and Safety Education, (2015/2016, University of Benin)

-Ph.D Environmental and Safety Education, (2019/2020 University of Benin)

-Finalist on the 4th Elsevier Green Chemistry Challenge 2019

-Awardee for British Ecological Society Training and Travel 2019 Grant

– Dean’s prize for the Best graduating student in the academic performance in 400L

in the Faculty of Education

-Alhaji (Dr.) Shethina Alli Prize for the Best graduating student in the academic performance

in 400L in the Faculty of Education.

 

Research Topic:

,,Integration and Assessment of Usability of m-Learning as New Stage of the e-Learning in Nigerian Universities”

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. María Martínez-Chico, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Ana Belén Montoro, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Raymond Arthur Chipfakacha

Dr. Raymond Arthur Chipfakacha

Higherlife Foundation, Zimbabwe

Un currículum vitae corto.

Currently working as a Regional Manager at Higherlife Foundation with 11 years of working experience in Southern and East Africa. Thematic areas of experience include education, Health, Disaster relief and preparedness as well as smallholder farming. I obtained a Doctor of philosophy in Development studies at the University of South Africa on thesis titled “Effects of conservation farming in Zimbabwe: The case of umguza district in the post 2000 land reform programme’. I participate as a reviewer in the africanus Journal of Development Studies. My list of publications embrace scientific papers in the areas of education and smallholder farming.

 

Research Topic:  ,,Loss of learning and the technological divide in Zimbabwe: a case of Matabeleland North Province Zimbabwe”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. M Rut Jiménez Liso, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan

Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan

King Abdulaziz university, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Un currículum vitae corto.

Dr Intakhab Alam Khan, an internationally acclaimed educational researcher, educationist, trainer and author is associate professor (Education/Pedagogy) at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia. He has served faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia (a central university) New Delhi, India and Jazan university, KSA. He has almost 27 years of experience in teaching, training, research and publications at various universities. An author of a 16 academic, reference and research books, funded projects/books and around 70 papers in different international online and print journals, Dr Khan has taught foundations of education, educational planning and administration, teaching methodology papers, applied linguistics, medical, health, business and professional English in India and Saudi Arabia. He has developed curriculum/syllabus of Educational management, communication skills, leadership techniques, Specific English for Fine Arts, Pharmacy, medical receptionists, nurses, laboratory technicians, medical doctors (non-English speaking) and so on. Dr Khan has also developed a video recorded online course for teaching of special need learners, currently taught at the online international Islamic university, Gambia.

Dr Khan’s presentations at international conferences at Brighton (UK), Hong Kong (China), North Cyprus (Turkey), Brussels (Belgium), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Delhi (India) have already been published in refereed/ISSN/Scopus indexed proceedings. He has also attended a two week intensive ‘train the trainer’ programme at Greenwich community college, London, UK. Dr Khan is honorary chief editor/associate editor/asst. editor of more than 25 online educational journals published worldwide.

 

 

Research Topic: ,,Utilizing Experiences of Learning Strategies During COVID-19: Evolution of Post pandemic English Curriculum“

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Nirmaljit K. Rathee, Delaware State University, USA.

Dr. Enrique García Artero, University of Almeria, Spain

Dr. Rosario Lisciandro, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Aurela Saliaj

Dr. Aurela Saliaj

University ‘Ismail Qemali’ of Vlora, Albania

Un currículum vitae corto.

Dr. Aurela Saliaj (Dean of the Faculty of Health) is an Associate Professor at Health Care Department at University of Vlora, ‘Ismail Qemali’, Albania.

She is graduated (1998) as a physician in General Medicine, at Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Tirana. She has completed the postgraduate study as a resident in Paediatrics (2000-2004), an Executive Master degree in Paediatrics (2005-2006), and Ph.D. in Paediatric Department (2010-2015) in University Hospital Center QSUT ‘Mother Thereza’ Tirana. Her Ph.D. thesis was on “Psychomotor development among preschoolers in Vlora region”.  She was awarded with the academic title Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health at the Medical University of Tirana in 2016.

Since 2004, she is a lecturer of courses of Pediatrics and Research Methodology in Health at the University of Vlora. As the Dean of the Faculty of Health since 2011, Dr. Aurela Saliaj has an important education and experience in high institution’s managing and social work as well.

Asoc.Prof. Aurela Saliaj is interested in fields of research: Education, Pediatrics and Public Health. Her present research focuses on searching for the impact of hospitalization on children psychomotor and socio-emotional development.

 

Research Topic:

,,The challenges of online education in a pandemic environment”.

 

Research Advisor:

Dr. Elena Hunt, Laurentian University, Canada

Dr. Magdalena Pilar Andrés, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University:

University of  Almeria

Dr. Dana Kaplan

Dr. Dana Kaplan

The Open University of Israel and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

I am a cultural sociologist, specializing in cultural class analysis and the middle class in Israel. I earned my PhD from Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I am currently working on the cultural history of the evolution of local and national beauty standards in Israel, and the ways these processes were, and still are, imbricated in class relations, hierarchies and boundaries. Other research projects I am currently involved in is a project on women in poverty under covid-19; the rise of Israeli Judaism; and the role of facial beauty in survivorship during the Holocaust. I am a senior teaching faculty at the Open University of Israel, and a senior fellow at the Mandel Scholion Interdisciplinary Research Center in the Humanities and Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University. My book What is Sexual Capital, co-authored with Eva Illouz will be published in German by Shurkamp in Fall 2021.

 

Research Topic:

,,Beauty and class in Israel”

 

Research Advisor:

Juan Carlos Checa, University of Almeria, Spain

Clotilde Lechuga, University of Almeria, Spain

 

 Host University:

University of  Almeria

Dr. Salwa Alinat Abed

Dr. Salwa Alinat Abed

Open University, Israel

Un currículum vitae corto.

2020-1: Post-doctorate and research fellow, Dan David institute at the Tel-Aviv University.

2017-8: Post-doctorate and research fellow, Truman Institute for the Promotion of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the framework of my post-doctoral work, I wrote a book on the position and experiences of women in the Islamic Movement in Israel.

10.5.2016: PhD, Islamic and Middle Eastern studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dissertation: From Leadership to Empowerment: Women in the Islamic Movement in Israel (1980-2013). Supervisors: Dr. Mohammed Al-Atuna and Dr. Nimrod Horowitz of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2005-2009: MA studies, “Contemporary Middle East” program, research track, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Magna cum Laude). Thesis: Childhood in Conflict: Representing conflicts in Palestinian children’s literature in the West Bank between the years 2000-1987. Mentors: Prof. Eli Poda, head of the Department for Middle East Studies of the Hebrew University, and Dr. Yael Dar, Faculty of Literature at Tel Aviv University.

1999-2004: BA. Communication, journalism, and education. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Prizes and Scholarships

2018-2020: Research grant, Truman Institute, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The study deals with the involvement of Jewish and Muslim religious women in Israel in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

2017: Post-doctoral grant, Truman Institute, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2017: Post-doctoral grant, Lady Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2016: Research grant, Chaim Herzog Center for the Study of the Middle East, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

2013: Research grant, Walter Libech Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence, School of Education, Tel Aviv University.

Research Topic:  ,,Time for Others: Patterns of action and religious interpretation among female religious activists in Israel

Research Advisor:
Dr. Paula E. Faulkner, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, USA
Dr. Fernando Barragán Medero, University of La Laguna, Spain

 

Host University:

University of La Laguna

Dr. Ricardo D. Furfaro

Dr. Ricardo D. Furfaro

Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales, Argentina

Un currículum vitae corto.

Highly motivated and hands-on multicultural senior attorney with over 20 years of cumulative experience in multinational businesses including intellectual property, mergers & acquisitions, commercial, labour and union bargaining issues, regulatory, compliance and corporate governance in the US, Europe, Far East and Latin America.  Certified in Compliance and member of various Ethics and Compliance Committees.

 

Research Topic: ,,The evolution of traditional and 21st century new human rights in Latin America”

 

Research Advisor: Dr. Juan Sebastián Fernández Prados, University of Almeria, Spain

 

Host University: University of  Almeria

 

Dr. Muhammad Arif Rajput

Dr. Muhammad Arif Rajput

University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Un currículum vitae corto.

I was awarded Ph. D in law by the University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. I am serving as Assistant Sessions Judge, Sujawal (Thatta) Sindh, Pakistan. I am also a Resource Person at Sindh Judicial Academy, Karachi, Pakistan. My research interests are criminal law and law of evidence (Qanun-e-Shahadat Order, 1984) and my research work has mostly focused on these aspects of the criminal justice system of Pakistan. My published articles address topics including “Credibility of DNA evidence in Criminal Justice System” (published as S B L R 2017 Article 07) and “Importance of procedural law in dispensation of justice (published in Federal Judicial Academy bulletin Oct-Dec 2011 and was awarded first position by the then Honourable Chief Justice of Pakistan). More broadly, I am interested in all aspects of criminal law, including issues relating to criminal procedure and sentencing. I am also interested in law of evidence, including the issues relating to procedure of production and appreciation of the evidence, acquired through modern devices and more importantly, reduction of delay in criminal trials. The topic of my research in the Ph. D thesis was “Credibility of evidence through modern devices for eradication of crime and terrorism”. I also did a one year “Correspondence Course in Islamic Law (Elementary)” from Shari’ah Academy, International Islamic University, Islamabad. Moreover, I have also had opportunities to participate in several other seminars/workshops/courses, relating to various aspects of criminal justice system of Pakistan.

Research Topic: Reformation of Criminal Justice System of Pakistan

Research Advisor:
Dr. Ana Teresa Afonso Barrera, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of  Almeria

Dr. Jorge Tenório Fernando

Dr. Jorge Tenório Fernando

Centro Estadual De Educação Tecnológica Paula Souza (Fatec), Brazil

Un currículum vitae corto.

PhD in Management Studies (2019) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Sao Paulo, with a period as Guest Doctoral Researcher (2017) at the University of Mannheim, Germany through the sandwich research grant by CAPES; Master’s Degree at Business Administration (2009) from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie; Specialist at Applied Consumer Sciences (2013) and MBA in Marketing (2005) from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing; Specialist in International Trade (1997) from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado; Bachelor Degree at Language and Literature (English, German, Portuguese) from Universidade de São Paulo (1995-1999). 25 years experience as executive in national and multinational companies in the areas of international trade, business development, and strategic marketing. Professor for undergraduate management courses at Centro Estadual de Educação Tecnológica Paula Souza (FATEC, ETEC) In the last three years. In 2019 delivered lectures for graduate specialization courses at Universidade São Judas. In 2020, was a lecturer for the MBA courses at FUNDACE, an institution associated to FEA (University of São Paulo, campus of Ribeirão Preto).

 

Research Topic:

,,NATIONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE IN SPAIN AND BRAZIL THROUGH THE LENS OF INSTITUTIONAL LOGICS”.

Research Advisor:

Dr. Martin Gomez-Ullate, University of Extremadura, Spain

Dr. Ángeles Arjona, University of Almeria, Spain

Host University: University of Almeria

Dr. Karla Judith Ruiz Gonzalez

Dr. Karla Judith Ruiz Gonzalez

Universidad Autonoma de Chihuahua Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico

FORMACION ACADEMICA: Licenciada en Enfermería, Maestra en Enfermería y Doctora en Administración por la Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua.

EXPERIENCIA LABORAL: Adscrita a la unidad de cuidados intensivos, desde Enero del 2010 hasta Agosto del 2018, actualmente supervisora de Enfermería en el Hospital General Dr. Salvador Zubirán Anchondo

Profesor de asignatura de la Facultad de Enfermería y Nutriología desde Enero del 2012 a la fecha, con participación como directora de tesis de pregrado,  participación como ponente en 3 congresos y múltiples cursos.

Autora y coautora en diversos artículos científicos en revista indexadas.

PREMIOS Y DISTINCIONES

Premio a la Excelencia en la practica de Enfermería 2020 por Sigma, Global Nursing Excellence

Miembro del Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, nivel Candidato

Research Topic:

Desafíos De La Gestión Del Cuidado De Enfermería En La Pos Pandemia

Research Advisor:
Dr. David Perez Jorge, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

Dr. Henni Appelgryn

Dr. Henni Appelgryn

Beijing Normal University, Hong Kong Baptist University - United International College, China
  • Dual in Doctorate in Business Administration (PhD, DBA) Swiss Management Centre University, Zurich in 2015
  • Beijing Normal University & Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China September 2014 to Present – Lecturer
  • Nottingham University, China September 2013 to June 2014 – Visiting Teaching Fellow in Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Wuxi Institute of Technology – South Western Sydney Institute, China September 2010 to June 2013 Marketing Teacher
  • Jiangnan University – Lambton College (Canada), China September 2007 to July 2010 Business Teacher

 

Research Topic:

The Consequences of Early Maladaptive Behaviour on Emotional and Social Competence That Shape the Effectiveness of Leadership Performance

Research Advisor:

Dr. Oscar Esparza Del Villar, University of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Dr. Eva Ariño Mateo, University of La Laguna, Spain

Host University: University of La Laguna, Spain

ESI Interdisciplinary Research Clusters 2021-2022

Indisputably, education is the basic pillar in every society. The kind of education people receives gives them a refined behavior and helps them to earn a decent living, thereby contributing constructively to the society. In today’s global world where we all face unique challenges such as global warming and new viruses, the reform of the education system is imminent especially with the occurrence of the COVID-19 pandemic. This event imposed changes in all spheres of human life including the educational system. The switch to online lectures led to different challenges in different parts of the world. Some countries face some basic issues like Internet connection and lack of computers, while others are discussing the learning strategies and are focusing on the social and psychological implications of the students and the teachers as well. This research group will discuss the current challenges the educational system is facing with focus and research on the selected subdomains.

Members:

Dr. Intakhab Alam Khan, Saudi Arabia

  

Dr. Aurela Saliaj, Albania

  

Dr. Raymond Arthur Chipfakacha, Zimbabwe

  

Dr. Erhabor Igbinosa Norris, Nigeria

  

The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic opened up so many questions. Some undisputable questions which are of main concern were about finding the best strategies to deal with the virus and ensure a good health condition of the people. The lockdown during the pandemic and the closure of the borders, restaurants, cafeteria, etc. is still having a huge effect on the economies and tourism. Many small and medium businesses were not able to survive these economic turbulences imposed by the governments as a response to the virus. At the same time, many people lost or are afraid of losing their jobs. More than ever, this crisis called for global leaderships and the necessity of finding the right answers and making the right decisions. Quality Management, Innovation, and human resources management are crucial in overcoming these contemporary challenges. The uncertainty for the future raises the questions on how long the pandemic would last, what is next, and how we should deal with it? How will the economy recover in the post-COVID world? Are new economic models on the way? What is stakeholder capitalism and how should it work? How should the global leadership and decision look like? Is solidarity necessary more than ever? Hence, those are the dilemmas and questions that this research group will discuss. In addition, a topic for joint research and conclusions will be selected.

Members:

Dr. Enriko Ceko, Albnia

 

Dr. Anca Tamas, Romania

 

Dr. Hendrik Lodewyk Appelgryn, South Africa

 

Dr. Delia Rusu, Romania.

 

Dr. Volkan Dayan, Turkey

 



The role of the state as a main actor in the international relations continues from the antique to the modern times. Despite some new trends imposed by globalization, the sovereign states are keeping the main role in the system. The COVID-19 pandemic has confirmed that the state is still the main actor regardless of the globalization and the numerous international governmental and nongovernmental international organizations. However, the pandemic opened dilemmas and challenges for the diplomatic relations. We can now speak about vaccination diplomacy – a term that has not been known before. All of the states today are struggling in dealing with the pandemic challenges altogether with the traditional diplomatic issues, politics, and economy. The state as a supreme institutional organization had to deal with the pandemic and impose some restrictions that are not always so popular between its own citizens. Additionally, the institutional capacities of a concrete country are not always sufficient and the necessity of international organizations and leadership is visible. This working group will discuss these issues and a topic for joint research will be selected.

Members:

Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir, Israel

 

Dr. Sila Turac Baykara, Turkey

 

Dr. Jorge Tenorio Fernando, Brazil

 

Dr. Ricardo Furfaro, Argentina

 



The interdisciplinary approach on gender, culture, religion, and ethics can pave the way in providing understanding of some of the important issues our contemporary societies are faced with today. The culture is a category that is very often and most notably used in combination with religion, ethics, and gender. Due to the conceptualization of culture as a social web consisting of symbolic forms based on signs of meaning, the religion and its interpretations have become a metaphor for cultural difference and furthermore symbolic boundary-making in some societies. Through this way, it shapes social action in the world, not excluding the ethics in general. This is why it entails the understanding of religion, as a distinct province of meaning that is structured by processes of social symbolization that affects the society’s view on gender, ethics, and culture in most general terms. This might be quite different in different countries and societies. However, the notion of culture and religion is receiving new dimensions and context in the world of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is a perfect ground for a debate by opening new horizons and perspectives.

Members:

Dr. Eirini Artemi, Greece

 

Dr. Salwa Alinat-Abed, Israel

 

Dr. Dana Kaplan, Israel

 

The sustainable development by definition meets the needs of the present generation of the world population without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own. Environmentally sustainable economic growth refers to economic developed society that meets the needs of all living today. Of course, it takes into the consideration the fact that there are developed countries, developing countries, and underdeveloped countries. However, the most important is that this was done without leaving future generations with fewer or less quality natural resources than those we have in today`s world. Someone can argue that sustainable development evolved as that of protecting the world’s resources while its true agenda is to control the world’s resources of today. The essence is the dual relationship between two elements, i.e., (1) the human activities in correlation to the nature of today, (2) in a way which does not diminish the prospects for future generations to enjoy a quality of life at least as good as our own. This may look like some kind of utopia but, in reality, it is the real need of our modern society. The conservation of tropical rainforests, the relations between technology and energy needs, especially of the big cites, and the concept of smart city is seen nowadays from both historical and future perspective.

Members:

Dr. Dastan Bamwesigye, Uganda

 

Dr. Sara Casamayor Mancisidor, Spain

 

Dr. Eda Ustaoglu, Turkey

 

Francisco Barifi, Argenina

 



This interdisciplinary group is composed of academic experts in different fields such as pedagogy, feminism, and politics. It will hold meetings in Spanish language and will try to find joint interest in a specific topic setting the approach through interdisciplinary lances. This topic will be analyzed in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges it brings to our contemporary modern society with the accent of the Ibero-American countries. Also, it will combine the different academic models when conducting research and will make the most out of the different but, at the same time, very similar academic domains.

Members:

Dr. Marcela A. País Andrade, Argentina

 

Dr. Karla Judith Ruiz González, Mexico

 

Dr. Norma Pizarro,Mexico

 

Dr. Eliazar Gonzalez Carrillo, Mexico

 

Dr. Egon Elier Montecinos, Chile