Dr. Alicia Law is an Associate Professor, and the former Director of the College of Business and Chief Advisor to the President for Online Education for the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI). After three years in this role, Dr. Law returned to her home in St. Petersburg, Florida where she continues to teach and provide educational consultative services to ICCI. Additionally, Dr. Law teaches at St. Petersburg College and Keiser University in Florida. Dr. Law’s research on the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) first piqued her interest as a Cayman Island resident when she learned of the tax law that affected all U.S. taxpayers living abroad, and the requirements of all foreign financial institutions doing business with any US person. Dr. Law holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), an MBA, and a Bachelor’s in Environmental Sciences. Her professional career spans over 25 years in the management, marketing, and Sciences in many diverse capacities including government, engineering, consulting, and natural resources.
Dr. Asya Cooley is an assistant professor of strategic communications at Oklahoma State University (OSU) School of Media and Strategic Communications (SMSC). Prior to joining SMSC, Asya served as a director of development at the Mississippi State University Foundation. Asya’s research interests include international communications, media ecology and narrative analysis, and nonprofit communications. She is a recent inductee into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. Asya’s research has appeared in the International Journal of Public Administration, Journal of Media and Communication Studies, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, and Ecquid Novi.
Brian Smith received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston University in 2016. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Tyumen, School of Advanced Studies. At SAS he is also a member of an interdisciplinary team -- Citizenship Under Conflict -- which is looking at the crisis of citizenship in the 21st century. His published work can be found in Citizenship Studies, Polity, History of Political Thought, Locke Studies, Science and Society, and elsewhere. His manuscript John Locke, Territory and Transmigration: From Migrants to Scattered Multitudes is forthcoming (Routledge 2020).
Dominic Chequer is a scholar from California interested in how new structures of power are being overlaid upon global society's old systems of control and management. His key concerns revolve around issues of social inequality, environmental degradation, and the correlations those have with hierarchies in the 21st-century world-system.
He recently has been touring Southeast Europe and the coast of Asia Minor in order to study neoliberal trends associated with the fall of the Iron Curtain and EU enlargement. Additionally, he is using this time of his life to writing his first novel.
Eirini Aivaliotou is a graduate of English Studies. After three years of working within the customer service sector and tourism, she decided not merely to interact with the international arena but rather research more on the political matters and engage with topics like those of Global history, International Relations, and migration policies. Currently, she is a Master’s student at the University of Wroclaw and she is working on her Master’s Thesis, with the topic of migration on the island of Lesbos after the migration crisis in 2015. She is particularly interested in “host communities” and how those act and react to the influx of migrants. For this reason, she conducted interviews with locals from Lesbos and visited the “hot spots”, where the refugees and migrants live. She is keen on continuing her academic research and explore the ideas of “outsiders” and “insiders”.
Michał Pawiński obtained a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Tamkang University, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Currently, he is a lecturer at the Institute of International Relations, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He has been a recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Education and grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China in Taiwan. A member of the Department of Global Security and Strategic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the co-author of a book People's Liberation Army: Structure, Doctrine, and Capabilities published with the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2014, and an author of articles that appeared in International Peacekeeping, Journal of Military Ethics, and Strategic Vision. His research is interdisciplinary, spanning across Social Psychology, Intercultural, and Strategic Studies.
Nariswari Khairanisa Nurjaman graduated cum laude from the Department of International Relations, University of Indonesia. In 2019, she got admitted to study Master of Public Administration at the London School of Economics. She is currently working as Consultant for Japan International Cooperation Agency KPPIP Support Facility where she is involved in waste to energy project.
She had represented Indonesia in international conferences e.g. G(irls)20 Global Summit in Germany, UN Women World Congress of Global Partnership in South Korea, and the World Culture Forum in Indonesia.
She aspires to integrate global knowledge and local wisdom for sustainable development. As Jakarta’s official Thousand Islands tourism ambassador, she is also available to assist anyone interested to visit Indonesia.
Dr. Gabriel Rached is a researcher and Assistant Professor. He holds a Ph.D. in International Political Economy (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) with his thesis concerning Multilateral Organizations focusing on the World Bank and economic development. He carries out research and teaches on the topic of Political Economy (Universidade Federal Fluminense) and is involved with undergraduate and graduate activities. From 2016, he has been a Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies (Università degli Studi di Milano) conducting research into BRICS and the insertion of these emerging countries in the international arena. Since then, has been studying thematics related to Regionalisms, New Global Governance and recent changes in the international system.
Sarah Goldwasser is a law student at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She received her B.A. with highest honors in Rhetoric, Phi Beta Kappa, in May 2018 from UC Berkeley. Her research paper, "The Rhetoric of Buried Testimony: Memory and Absence from the Warsaw Ghetto" was published in Columbia University's "Dialogues on Historical Justice and Memory Network." She has been invited to present at conferences in Latvia, South Africa, and across the Pacific Northwest. She is thrilled to be an Emerging Scholar at the Twelfth Global Studies Conference.
Kinga H. Karlowska recently graduated with an M.A. in International Relations at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She completed her B.A in Political Science at UMass Boston in 2017. Kinga has worked as a research fellow for the Turkish Heritage Organization in Washington D.C., as a VSFS intern through the U.S. State Department, and as the vice president of the Graduate Student Assembly at UMass Boston. Her areas of research focus on peace and security, gender, migration, and politics of the Middle East.
Antonio Alejo is affiliated with the Research Fellow Program of the Diputación da Coruña and is a Research Associated into Instituto Galego de Análise e Documentación Internacional (Spain), where he currently researches city diplomacy with the case of Santiago de Compostela. He holds a PhD in Contemporary Political Processes from the University of Santiago de Compostela and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam (ISS-The Hague) and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He has written on global sociology, migration diplomacies and global governance for Spanish and English journals as well as single-authored books in Spanish.
I talked to many different people, I learned a lot, I saw a myriad of subjects, and because I was a graduate scholar, I was given the opportunity to understand and see how the conference worked."
One of the most important skills I acquired as a Graduate Scholar was networking with fellow participants at the conference. My position gave me the opportunity to talk with many delegates, with whom I might not have communicated if I had not chaired their panels."
I have to thank the lovely organisers for giving me the privilege position. As an early career academic, the award is timely for my professional development."