Plenary Speakers | CATES2018



Professor PhD, The Papua New Guinea University of Technology, Papua New Guinea

Professor Gilder is from the United States of America, with professional academic experience spanning over thirty-five years of teaching undergraduate and post-graduate programs at universities in the USA, Romania, Korea, and Liberia, as well as being a higher education specialist consultant for (inter) national organizations such as the Open Society Foundation and UNESCO (among others). In Romania, he is affliated with the Department of Anglo-American and German Studies and the UNESCO Chair in Quality Management of Higher Education and Lifelong Learning.



Professor PhD, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Jackson is Professor and Director Emeritus of the Drug, Alcohol, and Wellness Network (DAWN) at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. During the past 20 years, he has focused his career on addictions with special attention to alcohol use and abuse. Currently, he is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, Specialist in Addictions.
He has presented workshops on a variety of subjects in addition to addictions including: Basic Statistical and Research Methods; Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention; Eating Disorders; Ethical Practice in Counseling and Psychology; Obsessive Compulsive Disorders; Cost Savings in Hospital Emergency Rooms Through Brief Interventions for Alcohol Abuse; Brief Counseling Interventions; Designing Prevention Efforts for Universities, Communities and Industry; and Training Physicians in Empathy and Consulting Skills.
Dr. Jackson’s interests and expertise include: alcohol use patterns; early identification and brief intervention; cost savings in treatment and prevention; public policy on drugs and alcohol, comorbid conditions.


Camelia Maria Cezara IGNATESCU

Associate Professor PhD, Stefan cel Mare University from Suceava, Romania

She graduated the Law School of “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi in 1992, and in the fall of the same year she took an exam for the position of teaching assistant at “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava. In 2010, she sustained her doctorate thesis “Law abuse”, thus obtaining the scientific title of Doctor of Law. From March 2012 and up to present time, she has been and still is the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences.
She is associate trainer at the National Institute for Preparation and Improvement of Lawyers – Territorial Centre Iasi, and a tutor for the auditors of justice of the National Institute of Magistrates. She is the president of “ASDAP”, the Association of Law and Public Administration. She has participated in numerous national and international conferences, published in magazines rated in international data bases and have published 5 volumes in the area of General Theory of Law and Civil Law.


Alexandra HUIDU

PhD Student, Doctoral School of Sociology, University of Oradea, Romania

Alexandra HUIDU is a Researcher at the LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi, Romania. She is also a PhD Student at the Doctoral School of Sociology at University of Oradea, Romania and an Associated Researcher at the Research  Laboratory for Family Sociology and Marital Couple at the Institute of Sociology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania. Alexandra Huidu holds a bachelor’s degree in law (from „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania) an a master’s degree in criminal sciences (from „Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Iasi, Romania). Her main areas of interest include ethics in research, human medically assisted reproduction, research on human subjects, statute of the human embryo, stem cells research, genetic engineering, all of these from a combined perspective of law, sociology and bioethics. She is the author of the book: „Human Medically Assisted Reproduction. The Ethics of Incrimination versus Bioethics. A Comparative Law Study” (Lumen Publishing House, Iasi, Romania, 2017) and of several articles on the topics abovementioned.



Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy

Iulian APOSTU holds a PhD in Sociology (University of Bucharest, 2010) and is the author of several specialized studies about family sociology. On a large axis of conjugal diversity, its work examines the image of contemporary couple, focusing on structural transformations, from the classic marriage to the new functional benchmarks of the consensual union. Currently, Iulian Apostu is an Associate professor with the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest and a Researcher with the Centre for Research on the Social Structure and Processes, University of Bucharest. From March, 2016 is researcher at Institute of Sociology, Romanian Academy.