Program CBC

15th Annual International Conference on Global Studies:
Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
20-23 December 2021, Athens, Greece
Program (Athens Local Time)
(Note: each presentation includes at least 10 minutes for questions and discussions if available)

Monday 20 December 2021


Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER

Laia Comerma Calatayud, Research Fellow, Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI), Spain.
Title: The Global Governance of EU-China Investment Protection Agreements.

Session I on Global Education 

  • 11.00-11.30
    Gerhard Speckbacher
    , Professor, WU Vienna, Austria.
    Title: Peer Evaluations in a Creative Team Task: Evidence from a Classroom Experiment.
  • 11:30-12:00
    Hind Aljuaid, Assistant Professor, Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
    Mansoor Almalki, Vice President for Development and Quality, Shaqra University and Associate Professor, Taif University, Saudi Arabia.
    Title: Implementing Global Citizenship Values in Teaching the English Language.  
  • 12:00-12:30
    Jingjing Fu, Professor, Southwest Petroleum University, China.
    Huang Wenjia, Postgraduate Student, Southwest Petroleum University, China.
    Title: “MOOC + SPOC + live-lesson” mode in Legal Education of China.  
  • 12:30-13:00
    Angelica Baylon, Director, Maritime Academy of Asia and The Pacific, Philippines.
    Title: Sustainable Development in Maritime Education and Training (SDiMET): Global Maritime Study towards a Global Maritime Professional.  

End of Session I on Global Education

Anastasios Elemes
, Assistant Professor, ESSEC Business School, France.
Title: Audit-Firm Profitability: Determinants and Implications for Key Audit Matter Reporting.  

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Ronagh McQuigg, Senior Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
Title: International Human Rights Law, Domestic Abuse and the Covid – 19 Pandemic. 

Presentation was cancelled due to presenter’s unavailability.

Session on Democracy

  • 15:30-16:00
    Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
    Title: The Use of Primaries by Political Parties: The Case of PASOK.  
  • 16:00-16:30
    Mary Joy Ponce-Torres, Book Author, Philippines.
    Title: The Preservation of Democracy in The Philippines 1898-2021. 
  • 16:30-17:00
    Trinh Nguyen Ba
    , Professor, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam.
    Title: Democracy Index as a Social Entropy Function.  
  • 17:00-17:30
    Letizia Carrera, Professor, University of Bari, Italy.
    Title: (Re) Educating to Political Participation. The Democratic Challenge.  
  • 17:30-18:00
    Paul Speck, Retired Professor, University of Missouri, USA.
    Title: Media Revolutions and their Democratizing Effects.  

End of Session on Democracy

Hari Luitel, Associate Professor, Algoma University, Canada.
Gerry Mahar, Assistant Professor, Algoma University, Canada.
Title: Why Economists Disagree: An Illustration of Irreconcilability Using the US State Level Unemployment Rate Data.  

Greek Night

Tuesday 21 December 2021

08:00-10:00 Urban Walk

Olga Mezentceva, Head Online Business School o Financial Analytics FABS, Russia.
Title: Impact of Tighter Monetary Policy on Shopping Mall Business Valuation in Russian Market.

Presentation was cancelled due to presenter’s unavailability.

Nemanja Milenković, Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Title: Economic Development of EU Countries – Multivariate Outlier Detection.  

Raquel Patricio, Associate Professor, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Title: Brazil: Country on Hold, Political Tension Running High.  

Adele Broodryk, Senior Lecturer, North-West University, South Africa.
Title: Effect of a Soccer Tournament on Baseline Psycho-Hormonal States of Collegiate Female Players.

Joanna Lizinska, Professor, Poznan University of Business and Economics, Poland.
Leszek Czapiewski, Professor, Poznan University of Business and Economics Poland.
Jarosław Kubiak, Professor, Poznan University of Business and Economics, Poland.
Title: Value Migration in the Digital Economy: Empirical Evidence from Europe. 

Dihya Hessas, PhD Student, University of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria.
Title: Organizational Change and its Impact on the Human Resource.

13:30-14:30 Lunch

Presentation was cancelled due to presenter’s unavailability.

Presentation was cancelled due to presenter’s unavailability.

Session II on Global Education

  • 15:30-16:00
    Tilia Stingl de Vasconcelos Guedes, Teaching and Research Associate, University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication, Austria.
    Title: Study In COVID-19 Times – Investigating the Impact of the Pandemic on the Acceptance of E-Learning, Distance Learning, and Distance Teaching
  • 16:00-16:30
    Maria Rosaria D’Acierno Canonici, Associate Professor, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy.
    Title: “The Future of Education in Post-Pandemic Global World” Suggestions for a Better Methodology.  
  • 16:30-17:00
    Kenneth Lee, Professor, Western New England University, USA.
    Title: Keeping the Classrooms Open During the Pandemic.  
  • 17:00-17:30
    William Frick
    , Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA.
    Iman Ahmed Mohamed Azab, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oklahoma, USA.
    Title: The Best Interests of the Student: Grounding Moral Commitment in Wisdom and Knowledge Traditions.

End of Session II on Global Education

Larissa Pochmann da Silva, Professor, UNESA, Brazil.
Title: A Global Model for Transnational Class Action? Trying to Solve the Puzzle.

Pablo Lerner, Professor, Zefat Academic College, Israel.
Title: Rethinking a New Legal Status of Non-Human Animals.  


Wednesday 22 December 2022
Educational Islands Cruise

Thursday 23 December 2023
Delphi Tour

Scientific and Organizing Committee
  1. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
  2. Dr. Sharon Claire Bolton, Vice President of Research, ATINER & Emeritus Professor, The Management School, University of Stirling, Scotland.
  3. Peter Koveos, Head, Finance Unit, ATINER & Professor of Finance, Syracuse University, USA.
  4. Dr. Henry Thompson, Head, Economics Unit, ATINER & Emeritus Professor, Auburn University, USA.
  5. Dr. John Pavlik, Head, Mass Media and Communication Unit, ATINER & Professor, Rutgers University, USA.
  6. Panagiotis Petratos, Vice President of Administration and ICT, ATINER, Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology & Professor, Department of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus, USA.
  7. George V. Priovolos, Academic Member, ATINER & Retired Professor, USA.
  8. Theodore Trafalis, Director, Engineering & Architecture Division, ATINER, Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering and Director, Optimization & Intelligent Systems Laboratory, The University of Oklahoma, USA.
  9. Cleopatra Veloutsou, Head, Marketing Unit, ATINER & Professor in Marketing, University of Glasgow, UK.
  10. Dr. David Philip Wick, Director, Arts, Humanities and Education Division, ATINER & Retired Professor of History, Gordon College, USA.
  11. Dr. Carol Anne Chamley, Head, Nursing Unit & Associate Professor, School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University UK.
  12. Paul Contoyannis, Head, Health Economics & Management Unit, ATINER & Associate Professor, McMaster University, Canada.
  13. Dr. Chris Sakellariou, Vice President of Finance, ATINER & Associate Professor of Economics, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  14. Dr. Yannis Stivachtis, Director, Center for European & Mediterranean Affairs (CEMA) and Professor, Jean Monnet Chair, Director of International Studies Program & Director, Diplomacy Lab Program, Virginia Tech – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA.
  15. Dr. Vickie Hughes, Director, Health & Medical Sciences Division, ATINER & Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, USA.
  16. Dr. Zoi Apostolia Philippakos, Co-Editor, Athens Journal of Education, ATINER & Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA.
  17. Dr. Andriana Margariti, Head, Medicine Unit, ATINER & Professor, Queen’s University Belfast, U.K.
  18. Valia Kasimati, Head, Tourism Unit, ATINER & Researcher, Department of Economic Analysis & Research, Central Bank of Greece, Greece.
  19. Dr. Georgios Zouridakis, Lecturer, University of Essex, UK.
  20. Thomas G. Papanikos, President, Institute of Local Development (ΙΤΑΘΑΠ), Sardinia, Akarnania, Greece.
  21. Mr. Vangelis Kritikos, ex-President of Asteras Tripolis Football Club and President of Panhellenic Association of Sports Economics and Managers (PASEM).