PLENARY SPEAKERS WLC2016

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Jean Piere CLERO, PhD 

Professor PhD University of Rouen (FRANCE)

He is teaching in the Department of philosophy, being specialized in Anglo-Saxon philosophy. His philosophical concerns go beyond the framework of analitical philosophy. The analytical philosophy is the starting point and methodological instrument that allows him to make exegetical inroads in the sphere of ethics, especially in applied ethics and bioethics, in philosophy of language and anthropology.

He has previously taught in Flaubert and Joan of Arc Highschools from Rouen, then in 1994 has become Associate Professor at the University of Haute-Normandie. He obtains his habilitation at the University of Paris X – Nanterre, on January 24, 1996. In the same year, he was made Professor at the University of Haute-Normandie. In 2001, he advances to the status of Class 1 Professor, in 2010 achieving the status of Professor of Exceptional Class. Currently, is Director of Bentham Center, from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris, being member of the International Academy of History of Sciences from Bruxelles.

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Valentin MURESAN, PhD

Professor PhD in Moral Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Bucharest (ROMANIA)

He published papers in moral philosophy (Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Mill, Hare), and in applied ethics (ethics management in organizations, 2009; happiness, duty and ethical decision, 2010). He published several volumes on topics of moral philosophy and general philosophy and is interested on applied ethics (institutionalizing ethics) and of the theoretical ethics.
He translated and edited several works. He recently developed several ethical decision and ethical training tools, such as on line self-training tool, bi-leveled utilitarian method of ethical decision, pluralist method of ethical decision making, and so on. He adapted other methods: matrix ethics, principlist method, the casuistry method etc.
He proposes a procedure for creating codes of ethics, starting from the principlist method and advocates for codes of ethics based on explicit moral principles. For moral acceptability of public policies or some technologies, he proposes the pluralistic method that combines various tests and Delphi method for ethics in an original overall scheme.
Areas of interest: ethical theories; Management of ethics in organizations; Research Ethics.

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Mircea LEABU, PhD

PhD, Cellular Biology and Histology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, “Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology, Research Center for Applied Ethics, University of Bucharest (ROMANIA)

His background in chemistry (graduated in 1976 as head of the class at national level) allows him to switch to cell biology research at the Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology “Nicolae Simionescu” (1980-1991). Starting with October 1991 he starts a didactical activity at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, while simultaneously continues his scientific activity in cell biology and pathology of the cardiovascular system. In 1999 he receives the title of Doctor in medicine in the field of medical biochemistry. Between August 2000 and February 2005 he is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada doing research in the field of cell motility (study of mechanisms depending on integrins and cytoskeleton). Currently he is an Associate Professor in Cell Biology at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”, and Head of Cell Biology Laboratory at “Victor Babes” National Institute of Pathology. Starting with 2006 he extends his interest of research toward (bio)ethics, becoming an associate member of the Research Center for Applied Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, where, in 2011, he establishes a group for debates in bioethics.

Contributions: 24 international papers in biomedical field; 8 papers in the field of bioethics and publication ethics (6 international); 21 international and 76 national communications in biomedicine (respectively 10 + 8 oral communications); 7 international and 2 national oral communications in bioethics and research ethics. Details could be found at: http://www.mircea-leabu.ro/

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Antonio SANDU, PhD

Professor PhD, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

Researcher LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Deputy Chair in Romanian Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, Cluj (ROMANIA)

Antonio Sandu currently works as Professor PhD at the “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava, and as a Senior Researcher at the LUMEN Research Centre in Social & Humanistic Sciences in Ia?i (Romania). He was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Health Policy of “Gr. T. Popa” University, Iasi. He has a BA in Philosophy, another one in Social Work, and the third BA in law. The author also has a MA in Probation and Social Reintegration from “Al. I. Cuza” University. He has a PhD in Philosophy from the “Al. I. Cuza” University, Ia?i (Romania), with a thesis entitled „Oriental Philosophy and Modern Physics. A Humanistic Vision on Universe”.

His main areas of interest include ethics, bioethics, social work and social philosophy. He has authored more than 15 books in Social Work, Philosophy, and Applied Ethics, with more than 100 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

The original contributions of the author’s scientific activities start from the social construction of reality, and social constructionism seen from a semiological perspective. He analyses the social construction of reality by developing his very own version of social constructionism at the intersection between the constructionist paradigm and the theory of communicative action.

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Stefan COJOCARU, PhD

Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work of the Faculty of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Iasi (ROMANIA)

He is currently a Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work of the Faculty of Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University (Iasi). His areas of interest include methodology of social research, program evaluation, supervision in social work, appreciative methods of social intervention, and appreciative models in the area of social work, case management and supervision.

Sandu_Frunza_LUMEN_WLC2016_Sandu FRUNZA, Professor PhD

Professor PhD, Hab – Department of Communication, Public Relations and Publicity,  Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj (ROMANIA)

I am PhD in philosophy, specialized in the philosophy of culture, values and history. I lead doctorates in the field of political sciences. My domains of interest are: religious fundamentalism, religion and politics, biopolitics, post-holocaust philosophy, relational ethics, deontology, religious imaginary in publicity, personal development and ethical counseling.

I teach classes on the philosophy of communication, ethics in advertising, managerial ethics, deontology, religion and ideology, religious imaginary in advertising language, communication and bio-politics, personal development and personal branding.

My books and articles have been reviewed or cited by authors and publications from Romania, Israel, Europe, Africa, Asia or America.

In 2005 I received the prestigious Award of the Romanian Academy, and in 2010 I received the distinction of Bologna Professor.

I carry out philosophical (existential) counseling. For free sessions of counseling, you can contact me at sfrunza@yahoo.com

Beatrice_Ioan_WLC_LUMEN.Beatrice-Gabriela IOAN, PhD

Professor PhD in Legal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Grigore T. Popa”, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Vice-Chair of the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) of the Council of Europe, Bruxelles (BELGIUM) 

She is Associate Professor in Legal Medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ”Grigore T. Popa” and senior forensic pathologist at the Institute of Legal Medicine of Iasi, Romania. She graduated from the faculties of Medicine (1993), Psychology (2002) and Law (2012) and from the Master of Art in Bioethics Program at Case Western Reserve University, USA (2004). She holds a PhD in Medical Sciences (2002). She is the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO) of the Council of Europe, independent expert of the European Commission, member of the Bioethics Commission and of the Discipline Commission of the Romanian College of Physicians and also member of several research ethics committees in Romania. She participated in European and national research projects and authored many scientific papers and books in the fields of Legal Medicine and Bioethics.

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Peter KIRIAKIDIS, PhD

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

 Dr. Kiriakidis has expertise in higher education educational leadership: (a) chairing comprehensive examinations and EdD, PhD, DBA, and MA committees; (b) developing and evaluating 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 many peer-reviewed academic national and international journals. Peter has presented a plethora of research studies nationally and internationally. Email: KiriakidisPeter@yahoo.com.

 Tastan_Secil_LUMEN_WLC2016Seçil BAL TASTAN, Asst.Prof.Dr.

Asst.Prof.Dr., Faculty of Business Administration, Department of Business Administration, University of Marmara (TURKEY)

She has bachelor degree from Istanbul University Faculty of Economics, Department of Public Administration. She had master’s degree of Human Resources Management and Development and has doctorate degree of Organizational Behavior. Her academic research studies include the organizational behavior,management and organization, industrial and organizational psychology, human resources management, organizational culture and leadership. She has authored a number of academic research studies in academic journals and international conferences on these subjects.

 

 

Ana_Frunza_LUMEN_WLC2016Ana FRUNZA, PhD

Scientific Researcher III LUMEN Association/ LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi (ROMANIA)

She is graduated “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi, Romania, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Political Sciences, Social works specialization and the master of Supervision and Social Planning. Currently she is PHD on Ethics. She followed a fellowship within in the project: Innovation and development in structuring and representing knowledge through doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships (IDSRC – doc postdoc) POSDRU/159/1.5/S/133675, developed by Romanian Academy, Iasi Branch, during May-September 2014. She is scholar in the advanced Program in research ethics, developed by Union Graduate College Center for Bioethics and Clinical Leadership (Schenectady, New York) in partnership with the Department of Medical History and Ethics of Vilnius University (Vilnius, Lithuania). Program supported by NIH Research Grant # R25 TW007085, financed by Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Her main scientific interests are applied ethics, applied philosophy, social work, supervision, ethical expertise. She is working at defining a new model of ethics expertise – supervision of ethics, together with Professor Antonio Sandu, PhD in philosophy, within LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences

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Loredana TEREC- VLAD, PhD Candidate

Staff, Policy Coordinator (Asia/Australia) – Global HealthSPAN Policy Institute,Washington DC (USA) 

PhD Candidate, “Stefan cel Mare” University of Suceava (ROMANIA)

Researcher Assistant –  LUMEN Research Center in Social and Humanistic Sciences, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Loredana Terec-Vlad has graduated from the Faculty of Political and Administrative Sciences within Petre Andrei University of Iasi, and the Faculty of History and Geography (Philosophy) within Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava. She is an expert in Organizational Ethics and Ethical Auditing andvhas published various scientific papers in fields such as bioethics, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, business ethics and organizational sociology. The author has built a model of understanding the Superman from Nietzsche and Hitler to transhumanism, seeing soft slavery as an alternative to classical slavery. She is currently a PhD Student within Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava and a Research Assistant within Lumen Research Center in the field of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Romania. 

Ilia_Stambler_LUMEN_WLC2016Ilia STAMBLER, PhD.
Staff, Research Director (Asia/Australia) – Global HealthSPAN Policy Institute,Washington DC (USA) 
Ilia Stambler, PhD. is an affiliate scholar with the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, whose prior employment includes scientific writing at the Biophysical Schottenstein Center for the Research and Technology of the Cellome, Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He studied biomedical engineering in Moscow Polytechnical Institute, biology at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and received his MA in English literature and Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University.

He is the author of the book A History of Life-Extensionism in the 20th Century and numerous other works on longevity science, advocacy, and history. He speaks Hebrew, English, Russian, German and Yiddish, is chairman of the International Longevity Alliance-Israel, executive committee member of the International Society on Aging and Disease, and coordinator for the Longevity For All advocacy network.

Plenary speech title: Longevity Promotion: The Interdisciplinary Tasks in Science, Ethics and Public Policy

 

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C.E.O, Mascot Information and Technology Solutions (NIGERIA)

He is an ace technology researcher and human capital development expert. He is a contributor at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology (IEET). His research interest include digital media, scientific transhumanism, and artificial intelligence. Agbolade is connecting the dots between religion and science.

His turnkey ideas resulted in an insightful, profound and revealing interview at the Vanguard newspaper in 2009, where he provided revolutionary measures to curtail the abysmal global economic crunch. He currently maintains a column, Society and Social Media with the Vanguard newspaper. He will speak on the topic: “physical, digital and “religious immortality”

Plenary speech title: Physical, digital and religious immortality. Let me know if the topic is ideal for your conference.

 

Anton_Adamut_LUMEN_WLC2016Anton ADAMUT, Professor PHD 

“Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi, Department of Philosophy, Iasi (ROMANIA)

Professor at the “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi, Department of Philosophy. Has lectures of Medieval Philosophy and The History and Philosophy of Religions (at the specialization Philosophy, in the BA programme of studies), Reason and Faith (at the specialization Philosophy, in the MA programme of studies), Europe of Religions (at the specialization European Studies of Integration and Security, in the MA programme of studies), Social Order and Religious Violence (at the specialization Security of Community and Violence Control, in the MA programme of studies), Theories of Interpretation (at the specialization Philosophy, Ph.D. School). Coordinates Ph.D. theses in the field of Medieval Philosophy and Philosophy of Religions.
Deputy dean at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social – Political Sciences from the “Al. I. Cuza” University from Iasi.
Is part of the editorial board of some magazines: Convorbiri literare (Literary Conversations), Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii din Craiova (Scientific Annals of the University of Craiova) (section of Philosophy), Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii „Stefan cel Mare” din Suceava (Scientific Annals of the “Stefan cel Mare” University from Suceava) (section of Philosophy), European Journal of Science and Theology. Is member in Scientific Council of the Publishing House Institutul European from Iasi and is part of the Scientific Council of the County Library “Gh. Asachi” from Iasi, Romania.

Plenary speech title:  On atheists and unilateral contradictions [Despre atei si contradictii unilaterale]

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Nicu GAVRILUTA,Professor PhD, 

,,Alexandru Ioan Cuza,, University, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences (Romania)

Author of five books, coordinates two collective volumes and signed more than fifty articles and studies in collective volumes and prestigious journals:Human Trafficking. Secularization and Public Policy Intervention (2013),  Sacred Rituals, the Body’s Religious Symbolism and Human Trafficking  (2013). He participates and coordinates national and international research and projects on many topics.

Stanciulescu_LUMEN_WLC2016Traian D. STANCIULESCU, Professor PhD 

 Faculty of Philosophy and Political Sciences, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi (ROMANIA)

PhD Professor graduated from the Institute of Architecture (Bucharest) and from the Faculty of Philosophy (Iasi), Philosophical Doctor (specialization: logic & semiotics). He is a currently full professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Political Sciences, “Al. I. Cuza” University of Iasi, where he teaches semiotics and its application, the philosophy of creation, etc. and coordinates doctoral papers in the field of semiotics and creatology.  He is a senior scientific researcher (at National Inventics Institute, in Iasi, the President of AROSS (Romanian Association for Semiotic Studies), president of “Stefan Odobleja” Foundation, a Vice-president of ANATECOR, associated professor at AKAMAI Univerity (USA), a member of about 10 international scientific and professional associations. He sustained over 250 scientific (inter)national meetings, he has (co)authored 30 books and has received over 25 awards, medals and excellence diplomas for his research, books and inventions.

Plenary speech title:  THE LANGUAGE OF THE LIVING LIGHT: THE PROJECT “ARITHEA”.

Arup_Barman_LUMEN_WLC2016__Arup Barman, Ph.D.

Associate professor PhD, Department of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar (INDIA)

Dr. Arup Barman (b. 1972) did his Ph.D. (Management) at Assam University, Silchar India,  presently working as an Associate professor, Department of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar (India). He is an economist and a management researcher. He is a recipient of post-doctoral research award for 2009-2011 from SAB, UGC (govt of India). He received the Scholarship for policy development -2011 from DFID and CIPPEC, Argentina.  Dr, Barman is a recipient of ASDF Global Award- 2013 (December) as ASWF-The Best Professor Award 2013. He is also a recipient of Management Teacher Consortium –Global (MTC-Global) Award-2011. Dr. Barman is a Fellow of World Business Institute, Australia (2012); Fellow Chartered Educator (FCE), Feb, 2012 (Honoris-Causa) issued under the Academic Treaty signed with Consortium of Universities Euro-American (CUE), 2012; Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) in the year 2009, as hallmark of Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) under AICTE and AIMA, New Delhi.

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Sana LOUE, PhD

Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity; Professor in the Department of Bioethics of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (USA)

Sana Loue serves as the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity and is a professor in the Department of Bioethics of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.  She holds secondary appointments in Psychiatry, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Global Health. Dr. Loue holds degrees in epidemiology (PhD), medical anthropology (PhD), social work (MSSA), secondary education (MA), public health (MPH) and theology (MA). She is a licensed lawyer, a licensed independent social worker and an ordained interfaith minister. As the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity, she is responsible for the development of programming for over 2600 medical school faculty and for working with medical school and university leadership, faculty, staff, and students to enhance diversity and inclusion at all levels in the medical school. Dr. Loue has conducted research domestically and internationally, focusing on HIV risk and prevention, severe mental illness, family violence, and research ethics. She has authored or edited more than 30 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles.

Bryan_Howard_Druzin_WLC2016_LUMEN_Bryan Druzin, PhD

Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the LLM program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bryan Druzin is an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the LLM program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong where he teaches jurisprudence and contract law. In recognition of his outstanding scholarly achievements, Dr. Druzin received the university’s Research Excellence Award in 2015. Dr. Druzin’s chief research interests lie at the intersection of legal theory and law and economics with a strong emphasis on game theory. He has published extensively in these areas in a variety of leading, peer-reviewed journals and U.S. law reviews. Dr. Druzin received his B.A., LL.B., and LL.M. from the University of British Columbia and completed his PhD at King’s College London. Dr. Druzin’s current research includes topics such as the spontaneous emergence of property rights, rapid normative changes in Internet censorship, and the self-ordering potential of public international law. Dr. Druzin has recently received extensive funding to conduct a series of games involving hundreds of participants to empirically support his theory of property rights emergence (results are forthcoming). Selected areas of non-legal interest include: political theory, sociology, semiotics, and normative ethics. Dr. Druzin has also previously taught at King’s College London and Brunel University London. He has been frequently interviewed by international media on current events and legal issues. Dr. Druzin is fluent in Mandarin having lived in Taiwan where he worked for many years in the private sector.

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Marius DUMITRESCU, PhD

Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social-Political Sciences, University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi (ROMANIA)

His main fields of interest are modern philosophy, philosophical anthropology and psychoanalysis. His most significant volumes are: Descartes or the Doubts of Certainties (Descartes sau certitudinile indoielii) (1996), which won ”Mircea Florian Prize” of the Romanian Academy, What happens when philosophy is taken seriously? (Ce se intampla cand filosofia este luata in serios?) (1999), Plato in the mirror of time. A Journey in Philosophical Anthropology (Platon în oglinda timpului. Periplu in antropologia filosofica) (2002), Beyond the mysteries of philosophy and philosophers (Dincolo de tainele filosofiei si ale filosofilor) (2002), Alchemy of Human Becoming (Alchimia devenirii umane) (2007), and Psychoanalysis Applied in Philosophy and Art (Psihanaliza aplicata în filosofie si arta) (2014).

 Ciulei_Tomita_WLC2016Tomita CIULEI, PhD

Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, of Valahia University Targoviste (ROMANIA)

(b. 1969) graduated (1996) from the Faculty of Philosophy, specialization Philosophy of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University , with a thesis on spiritual The Geography of Romanian Spirituality from Origins to Neagoe Basarab. In 2007, he becomes a PhD of the same University in Iasi with the thesis: The Classical Empiricism about the Sources of Knowledge John Locke and David Hume.

He is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Letters and Communication, of Valahia University Targoviste. He is the author of over 30 articles and studies published in national and international journals, and in proceedings of international conferences.

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Sefa CETIN, PhD

Assoc. Prof. Dr. – Department of Political Science and Public Management,Kastamonu University (TURKEY)

He has BA from Ankara University, Faculty of Political Sciences; MA from Middlesex University Social Policy (London) and PhD in Management and Organization at Cukurova University. His associate professorship is on Public Management.

After more than 27 years of work as a district and deputy governor in public sector he joined Kastamonu University in February 2016. He teaches Public Service Planning and Local Politics at undergraduate; New Trends in Public Sector Management at graduate level (at the Institute of Social Sciences of Atilim University in Ankara). His domains of interest are: social policy, strategic management, new public management, public sector reforms, local governmental studies, local politics and participation.