Lecturers

Hemant Gaule

School of Communications and Reputation, Mumbai, India
An education leader based in Mumbai, passionate about education, policy, politics, and media. Hemant co-founded India’s only institute dedicated to education and research in public relations – SCoRe, where he trains graduates and working professionals in public relations and corporate communications. In 2019 he was conferred as a Fellow Accredited Public Relations Practitioners by ASEAN PR Network. He has also spoken on various International and Indian platforms on PR and its future.

Dan Korn

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel
Professor Dan Korn has been a lecturer in Political Science and Public Administration at Israeli universities and various European universities such as LSE, Bucharest, Potsdam and Munich. He has also served as a member of the 16th Israeli Parliament. His current and previous assignments include his Presidency of the World Federation of Bessarabian Jews, Presidency of the Israeli LSE Alumni Association, Chairmanship of the Israeli Federation of Trade, as well as his membership in the Olympic Committee of Israel. He has authored several books on public policy, political parties, national unity governments and coalition politics, and has been a TV and radio analytical commentator for more than three decades. His academic and professional backgrounds allow him to incorporate his working and academic knowledge into his lectures providing our students with the enrichment and motivation they need to succeed.

Mauro Romanelli

Department of Business and Economics, University of Naples Parthenope, Italy
Mauro Romanelli is Assistant Professor of Organization studies and human resources management at University of Naples Parthenope, Department of Business and Economics Research interests: organisational change, ICTs, public organisations, museums, smart and sustainable cities and communities, digital ecosystems.

Roni A. Einav

Technion-Haifa and Ben Gurion University-Beer Sheba, Israel
Roni Einav, a well-known pioneer in Israeli high-tech, made history in 1999, with a record exit of $675 million from the sale of his 16-year-old company, New Dimension Software, to Texas-based BMC Software. Author of the international bestseller Nordau to NASDAQ –The Evolution of an Israeli High-Tech Start-Up, he is constantly investing in high tech companies and organizes all his technology ventures under the umbrella of Einav Hi-Tec Assets Ltd. Besides management and entrepreneurship, he lectures on associated topics in universities and colleges around the world.

Pascal Pinhas

Institut de Management et Communication Interculturels ISIT Paris, France
Pascal Pinhas has been a Teacher at ISIT in “intercultural websites and digital interfaces building” since 2007. Starting from 2018 he is also Academic Director at ISIT for the Master “Intercultural Digital strategy”. Founder of the Page18 Interactive Digital Agency, his cross-expertise benefits both clients and students of ISIT, Institute of Intercultural Communication and Management, his focus being on teaching intercultural project management for websites and mobile applications.

Beatrice Graupner

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Beatrice Graupner is a young professional in Berlin. In her role as Public Affairs Specialist at Intuitive she is focused on policy, politics, messaging, and event organisation. Before joining Intuitive Beatrice commenced her professional career at Tesla coordinating Tesla’s German stakeholder management. Beatrice offers an international academic background (Germany, South Korea and Scotland) in political science including a postgraduate degree (MLitt) in Strategic Studies from the University of St Andrews, she is currently enrolled in an MBA course at Quadriga University.

Luis Bouza Garcia

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Luis Bouza teaches political science at Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He has a PhD from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and previously has worked at the Universities of Salamanca, East Anglia (Norwich) and Carlos III Madrid. He is also a visiting professor of the College of Europe in Bruges.

Thomas Stoeckle

Bournemouth University, UK & Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Originally from Germany, where he studied communication sciences and then worked in political consulting and marketing research, Thomas has lived and worked in London since 2000, pursuing a career in media intelligence, most recently at Lexis-Nexis, where he led a global media intelligence team.

A life-long and ever curious student of communication, psychology, media and public opinion, Thomas is now a part-time lecturer and PhD researcher at Bournemouth University in the UK, as well as Quadriga University in Berlin. He is also a partner in the strategic communication consultancy Dot I/O Health, a member of the Measurement Commission at the Institute for Public Relations, and the founder and co-host of a podcast on data, marketing & communication, The SmallDataForum (www.smalldataforum.com).

Liliana Popescu

SNSPA, Bucharest, Romania
Liliana Popescu is a university professor at SNSPA Bucharest. She studied at the University of Bucharest, the Faculty of History-Philosophy (1982-1986) and in Great Britain between 1991 – 1996. She obtained an M.A. (Econ) and a PhD (grade A) from the University of Manchester. She was an adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Director (Political Planning Directorate, 1998-1999). She is currently Vice-Rector of the National University of Political Science and Public Administration (SNSPA) Bucharest, with responsibilities in the field of international relations. Her field of research is related to the evolutions in the neighbouring post-Soviet space of the European Union and the construction process of the EU. Liliana Popescu is the editor-in-chief of the Romanian English-language journal, The Romanian Journal of Political Science. Liliana Popescu is Ambassador of Foreign Policy Romania and contributor to the magazine. Interviews and media participations include: TVR, TVRomania International, B1TV; Radio România Actualități, Radio Europa Libera, Revista Capital, Europa – TV Chisinau; CNN, BBC etc.

Wioletta Wereda

Faculty of Security, Logistics and Management Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
Wioletta Wereda is a doctor of economics in the field of management and Associate Professor in Faculty of Security, Logistics and Management, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland). She is the author of a variety of research studies and business works. She has also written and co-written three monographs and over 100 scientific articles in the field of management and marketing, published both in Poland and abroad. The scientific interests of Wioletta focus on the issues of intelligent organizations and modern, efficient stakeholder relationship management, sales management methods and new approach to the designing of smart self-government units. She is also a member of Scientific Boards of International Journals (inter alia Management Dynamics in the Knowledge Economy, Hyperion International Journal of Econophysics and New Economy) and she is the Scientific Reviewer in different entities (USA, Italy, Romania, Lithuania) and in Scientific Boards of National Journals.

Ana Adi

Quadriga University of Applied Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Ana Adi is a Professor of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Quadriga University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, the chair of the Digital Communication Awards, the host of the Women in PR podcast (on SoundCloud, iTunes and more) and co-editor of the Women in PR book (https://www.quadriga-university.com/en/research/profession-research/communication/women-pr). When not writing about what communicators can learn from protests and social movements, Prof. Adi focuses on mid-term solutions for the professionalization and future-proofing of communicators. She also speaks often about the measurement and evaluation of communication, and storytelling. Originally from Romania, Prof. Adi obtained her doctorate from the University of the West of Scotland and has worked and studied in the USA, UK, Belgium, Thailand and Bahrain before moving to Germany.

Ali Onur Özçelik

Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey
Ali Onur Özçelik is an Associate Professor and a full-time Lecturer in the International Relations Department at Eskisehir Osmangazi University. After obtaining his MA in Transatlantic Relations at the University of Birmingham, he gained his PhD in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield. He has worked on the Europeanization and Multi-level governance concepts with a specific reference to the situations for Turkish subnational administrations. His research interests involve the politics of non-state actors, transnational social movements, diplomacy for non-state actors and state with limited recognition, and EU’s Neighbourhood Policy. He is a co-editor of a book called “The World Community and Arab Spring” (Palgrave). Özçelik has involved several youth projects supported by the EU and UN. He has been also working as regional coordinator for the EU project titled as Anatolian Centre of Excellence and researcher for the Jean Monnet Networking Project called Linking to Europe at the Periphery (LEAP).

Annika Zorn

Hertie School, Berlin, Germany
Annika Zorn is the Director of PhD Programmes and Digital Learning at the Hertie School. Previously, she worked at the European University Institute (EUI) and was responsible for the academic and professional development programme for early-stage researchers. Before that, she was the Executive Director of the Florence School of Banking and Finance and Deputy Director at the Florence School of Regulation, both at the Robert Schuman Centre at the EUI. She is also the founder of an online school bridging academic thinking and the world of practitioners in the area of energy and climate. Her areas of expertise are in early-stage researcher’s development, digital strategies in higher education, as well as teaching and learning. She is the editor of the book Higher Education in the Digital Age. Moving Academia Online (Edward Elgar, 2018). She received her PhD from the European University Institute.

Daniel Biro

University of South Australia, Australia
An Alumni of the SNSPA, Daniel Biro has continued his postgraduate education in Hungary, United Kingdom and obtained a PhD in Politics and International Relations from the Australian National University. Since 2008 he has been lecturing in global politics at the University of South Australia, currently within the Justice and Society Unit. His research interests covers a range of issues, including the role of non-state armed groups in the processes of state-failure and state-building, the agency of so-called “rogue” states in dealing with marginalisation in global politics and the role of “middle powers” in regional and international affairs.

Živilė Stankevičiūtė

Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Živilė Stankevičiūtė has been working at Kaunas University of Technology, School of Economics and Business. His position is that of assoc. prof. He got his PhD degree in 2015. The dissertation was recognized internationally – Baltic University Programme Annual Award for the Best PhD defended in 2015 (the title of dissertation –Sustainability dimension in organisation’s human resource management).
His research areas are sustainable HRM, employee well-being, sustainable development, corporate sustainability, digital transformations, robotization. He teaches courses such as: “Management of individuals and groups”, “Human resource management”, “Employee performance management”, “Sustainable development”, “Human resource analytics”. The projects he is involved in are mainly related to corporate social sustainability, digitalization and employee well-being. He cooperates with business, works as an expert, and delivers lectures to society (pupils also). He is also co-author of more than 30 publications.

Basak Alpan

Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
Basak Alpan is an Associate Professor and a Lecturer in European Politics and Political Sociology at the Centre for European Studies and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. She holds a PhD from the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK with her research on the Turkish discourses on ‘Europe’ in the post-1999 period. She conducts research and extensively writes on the European integration, discourse theory, post structuralism, Turkish-EU Relations and football and identity. Alpan worked in many EU-funded projects as a researcher, including FREE (Football Research in an Enlarged Europe), which aims at contributing to a better understanding of football as a highly relevant social and cultural phenomenon in contemporary Europe and FEUTURE (the Future of Turkey-EU Relations) aiming at mapping dynamics and testing alternative scenarios regarding the future of Turkish EU integration. She is currently the coordinator of the Jean Monnet Network, LEAP (‘Linking to Europe at the Periphery’).

Nataliya Shalenna

Franko National Univesity of Lviv, Ukraine
Nataliya Shalenna (born on 13 June 1982) – PhD in Political Science, Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy of International Relations Faculty at Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine). In 2013 N. Shalenna was conferred a PhD degree in Political Science after the defense of her dissertation titled “The Factor of Islam in Turkey’s EU-Accession Policy” at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine). In 2014 Dr. Shalenna conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Groningen in the framework of Coimbra Group Scholarship Programme. Participated in Erasmus+ Teaching Mobility Programme in 2016 (METU, Turkey) and in 2019 (University of Zagreb, Croatia). Since 2019 she has been a participant (teaching staff) of the Erasmus+ KA2 project “Rethinking Regional Studies: the Baltic-Black Sea Connection” (Master’s Programme at the International Relations Faculty of IFNUL). Since 2020 Dr. Shalenna has been a part of the IFNUL research team of Jean Monnet Network “Linking to ‘Europe’ at the Periphery” (LEAP).
Dr. Shalenna’s research interest includes Turkey-EU relations, European integration processes, EU enlargement, Ukraine-Turkey relations, political role of Islam, the concept of Euro-Islam, Muslim minorities in the EU-states and peculiarities of their integration into the local communities. Has been teaching several academic courses: Diplomatic and Consular Service, Theory and Practice of Negotiations, Diplomatic Protocol, Diplomatic Correspondence, Global Understanding Course and Public Diplomacy.

Giorgi Gvalia

Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Professor of Politics and International Relations, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Ilia State University, in Tbilisi, Georgia. My research interests are focused on small states in international politics, international relations theories, state formation, post-Soviet politics and international relations.

Daniel Glaser

Segura College of Business, Texas A&M University, USA
Prof Dr Daniel A Glaser-Segura has obtained his PhD in Business Administration (Management) from the University of North Texas. Prior to his post at the University of North Texas, Dr Daniel Glaser-Segura has been a Fulbright senior professor working and teaching in Romania courses such as “Principles of Management”, “Supply Chain and Operations Management”, “Human Resource Management”. He has extensive experience in leadership roles. Throughout his career, he has been Vice-President – Program in the Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, as well as member of the Free Trade Alliance- Latin American Steering Committee, to name a few.

Adriana Grigorescu

SNSPA, Bucharest, Romania
Professor at SNSPA since 2003; Correspondent Member Academy of Romanian Scientists Department IX of Economic, Legal and Sociological Sciences; Habilitate in Management, and PhD. Supervisor at Valahia University from Targoviste Doctoral School; Member of National Council for Attestation of University Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (CNATDCU); Evaluator of The Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS); President HoRA Association, Editor in Chief of HOLISTICA Journal of Business and Public Administration. Bachelor in Chemistry-Physics and Commerce-Marketing, master of Modern Governance and European Integration and PhD in Accounting with the thesis: Financial Analysis on Market Strategy for Foreign Trade Companies is teaching courses of Project Management for Public Sector Investment, Public Marketing, Marketing Strategies for Public Affairs, Management of Organizational Development Through Programs, Business Opportunities and Sustainable Development. Research fields of interest: Management of public and business organization, marketing of public and business affairs, comparative analysis and diagnosis, forecasting and integrated systemic studies, knowledge transfer from business to public.

Darko Trifunovic

Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Prof.dr Darko Trifunovic is a founding member and Director of the Institute for National and International Security. Dr Trifunovic is Editor in Chief of the scientific journal “Science of Security”. Dr Trifunovic was elected as a guest professor at FUDAN University – Center of American Studies, Shanghai, China. Dr. Darko Trifunovic is a Research Professor in the rank of Associate professor at FUDAN University Institute of BRI Strategy and International Security. Dr. Trifunovic is an Adjunct Professor of Shanghai Academy of Social Science, Coordinator for Research. Dr Darko Trifunovic is a Research Professor at the Faculty of Security Studies-University of Belgrade. He is Senior Advisor at the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Greece, Athens. He is a specialist in Security studies, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence studies as well as Counter-Terrorism, National and International Security studies. He is a former diplomat (First Secretary of the Foreign Service of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the United Nations). Dr. Trifunovic is the representative for Serbia and Montenegro of International Strategic Studies Association (ISSA); Defense & Foreign Affairs publications; and the Global Information System and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute of Transnational Studies, Munich, Germany. The Shanghai Center for International Studies appointed him as the first foreign expert for the Olympic Games (2008) security preparation in China. In 2010, he was engaged in World Expo Security preparation. Prof.dr. Darko Trifunovic is one of the founding members of the International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC). He has published a number of academic books, papers and articles.

Antoine Ullestad

Institut de Management et Communication Interculturels ISIT Paris, France
Antoine Ullestad holds a Phd in European Law. He is a visiting lecturer at the University of Strasbourg and at the Kiev Mohyla Academy – National University. He cowrote “La mutation des frontières dans l’espace européen de l’énergie”‘(Larcier, 2016) and published “Les frontières extérieures de l’Union européenne. Etude de l’internationalisation du marché intérieur” (L’Harmattan, 2020).

Yordanka Ivanova

University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
Yordanka Ivanova holds a double Ph.D. degree from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University of National and World Economy. Currently, she works at the Institute of Entrepreneurship, University of National and World Economy. Yordanka does research and has research interests in the field of Entrepreneurial Economics, Internationalisation of small and medium-sized enterprises, and family SMEs. Her most recent research is concentrated on the external and internal determinants of internationalization and performance of SMEs.

Carolina A. Carbone

Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Carolina A. Carbone is a professor, researcher, and director of the Public and Institutional Relations undergraduate program at the Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina, where she is also a PhD student in Political Science. Besides, she is a lecturer and researcher at the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora. And she is a guest lecturer at Universidad San Martín de Porres (Lima, Perú). She has obtained a scholarship from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain) as a Research Guest Professor. Member of the Argentinian Public Relations Professional Council, former President of the Education Committee. Carolina is also a co-author of the chapter “Public Relations in Argentina: 100 Years of Continuous Growth,” published in Latin American and Caribbean Perspectives on the Development of Public Relations: Other Voices (2014) as well as the chapter “Financial Communication and Investor Relations: A Latin American Approach” published in The Handbook of Financial Communication and Investor Relations (2017). Together with Luz Canella Tsuji wrote the chapter called “Public relations professionals and the glass ceiling in Argentina” which was published this year in Women in PR (2020).

Luz Canella Tsuji

Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Luz Canella Tsuji has a BA in Public Relations from the Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora (Argentina). Where she is currently Research Secretary at the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is a researcher and professor. She teaches in that institution since 2008 in two chairs: Introduction to Communication and Public Relations II. Her research topics are related to Communication and Gender Studies. She is now writing her Master thesis in Political Science.

Octavio Gonzalez Segovia

El Colegio de Veracruz, Mexic
Octavio studied a BA in International Affairs at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, and a M.A. in International Political Economy at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. He also conducted PhD studies at the Free University Berlin and at the Autonomous University of Baja California in Mexico. He wrote his dissertation about the design of international organisations in the biosecurity field. He has lectured at Mexican, German, Colombian, Brazilian and Ukrainian universities. He has written in international peer reviewed journals and is currently a professor and researcher at El Colegio de Veracruz in Mexico. His most recent paper was published in the french journal Face á Face regards sur la Santé and its titled: “Why we have not learned the lesson when preparing and responding to public health emergencies of international concern?”

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