Speakers

Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Martín Aiello
    Martín Aiello
    National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina
  • Jared Baxter
    Jared Baxter
    Independent Researcher, United States
  • Grant Black
    Grant Black
    Chuo University, Japan
  • Georges Depeyrot
    Georges Depeyrot
    French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France
  • Dominique M. Galli
    Dominique M. Galli
    Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), United States
  • Tim Gore
    Tim Gore
    University of London Institute in Paris, France
  • Guido Gryseels
    Guido Gryseels
    Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Belgium
  • Judith Lehmann
    Judith Lehmann
    Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany
  • Anne Liskenne
    Anne Liskenne
    La Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d’Honneur, France
  • Harald A. Mieg
    Harald A. Mieg
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Paul Voerkel
    Paul Voerkel
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Martín Aiello
National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina

Biography

Martín Aiello is a full professor at the National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF) and is in charge of the Institutional Development Project. He is also Senior Researcher and teacher of the postgraduate courses on Education, and ex-Director of the PhD on Education.

Previously, Dr Aiello worked at the International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO and was Research and Development Coordinator at the Latin American Regional Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was also a full professor of the Higher Education Department, Academic Director of the Master and PhD programs on Higher Education and UNESCO Chair on "History and Future of the University" at the Social Sciences School at the University of Palermo, Argentina.

Dr Aiello has also served as the Researcher and Academic Programmes Coordinator at the Laboratory of Interactive Media (LMI), University of Barcelona, Spain, and as General Secretary at Buenos Aires Center of the University of Bologna, Italy.

Panel Presentation (2022): Presentation and International Discussion on The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research
Jared Baxter
Independent Researcher, United States

Biography

Jared Baxter is an independent researcher living in Washougal, Washington, USA. Over the last six years, his research has focused on Vincent van Gogh, in particular, how Vincent's enduring embrace of Christianity manifested itself in his later life and artwork. His research has been published in the January, 2014 Art History Supplement, and the July, 2014 Anistoriton Journal of History, Archaeology and Art History. Numerous mainstream outlets have also commented on his work including The Huffington Post, ArtNet News, The Siouxland Observer, and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.

Mr Baxter has participated in several previous IAFOR conferences, including as a Featured Speaker at the 2015 & 2021 Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH) and as the Keynote Speaker at the 2019 European Conference on Arts & Humanities (ECAH). He has accepted invitations to other academic conferences, including the 2015 Dutch Association of Aesthetics and the 2016 International Conference on The Arts in Society. He is currently filming a documentary, learn more at www.jaredbaxter.com.

Featured Presentation (2022): Vincent van Gogh and the Allegory of the Road
Grant Black
Chuo University, Japan

Biography

Dr Grant Black is an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, where he has taught Global Skills and Global Issues since 2013. Grant is engaged in diverse roles as a global manager, systems builder, executive leader and university professor. His research and teaching areas include global management skills, intercultural intelligence (CQ) and organisational management. He also has taught Japanese Management Theory at J. F. Oberlin University (Japan), and a continuing education course in the Foundations of Japanese Zen Buddhism at Temple University Japan. Previously, he was Chair of the English Section at the Center for Education of Global Communication at the University of Tsukuba where he served in a six-year post in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a BA Highest Honors in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in Japanese Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) from the Department of Management in the School of Business at the University of Leicester. Dr Black is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession in the UK. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Grant is President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan), a business & university global strategic management firm based in Tokyo which helps individuals and organisations achieve their global targets. He is the director of the newly formed Nippon Academic Management Institute (NAMI) and the author of the forthcoming “Education Reform Policy at a Japanese Super Global University: Policy Translation, Migration and Mutation” (Routledge, 2021). He serves as a Vice-President and Auditor for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR).

Dr Grant Black is a Vice-President (at large) of IAFOR. He is a member of the Business & Economics section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Presentation and International Discussion on The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research
Georges Depeyrot
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Biography

Georges Depeyrot is a monetary historian at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. He began his scientific career in the 1970s studying coin finds and joined the CNRS in 1982. After some years he joined the Center for Historical Research in the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and is now a professor at the École Normale Supérieure. After his habilitation (1992), he specialised in international cooperative programs that aim to reconsider monetary history in a global approach. He has directed many cooperative programs linking several European countries, including those situated at the continent’s outer borders (Georgia, Armenia, Russia, and Morocco). Professor Depeyrot is the author or co-author of more than one hundred volumes, and is the founding director of the Moneta publishing house, the most important collection of books on the topic of money. Professor Depeyrot is a member of the board of trustees of the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique.

Dominique M. Galli
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), United States

Biography

Dominique M Galli graduated from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, with a PhD in microbiology. After completing her postdoctoral studies in San Antonio, Texas, she joined the faculty of Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana, where she launched a successful biomedical research career and currently serves as the Director of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Dentistry. Previous appointments include IUPUI Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and until recently Executive Director of the Center for Research and Learning, where she oversaw and directed various undergraduate research programs. She is one of the co-authors of The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research (2022).

Panel Presentation (2022): Undergraduate Research – Best Practices from an International Perspective
Tim Gore
University of London Institute in Paris, France

Biography

Tim Gore is Chief Executive Officer of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP). He has held senior leadership positions in career postings in France, UK, India, Jordan, Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong with experience in higher education; cultural relations; diplomacy and commercial enterprise. He has worked closely with a range of government organisations in the countries he has served in receiving the OBE for his work in India-UK bilateral relations while he was leading the British Council’s education work in India. ULIP has been a part of Franco-British academic relations since the end of the 19th century and is in a unique position as a research-led British campus in France offering a range of UK degree programmes. Tim recently co-authored The Evolution of Transnational Education with Routledge publishers.

Guido Gryseels
Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Belgium

Biography

Guido Gryseels has been Director General of the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) since 2001. The RMCA is a federal scientific institute. It conducts research both in human and natural sciences, has a major program in development cooperation in 12 African countries and is active in information dissemination and projects to promote world citizenship. The AfricaMuseum has colonial origins but has been subject to a major renovation in 2018. In recent years, the AfricaMuseum has been in the middle of controversies surrounding the colonial past of Belgium and restitution issues.

Previously, Guido Gryseels was service chief on International Agricultural Research at the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. Between 1979 and 1987, he was a scientist and assistant to the Director General at the International Livestock Centre for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wageningen, Netherlands, and has graduate degrees from the Universities of Leuven, Belgium, and New England, Australia. Guido Gryseels has been chair of the European Ethnology Museums Directors Group. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Belgian Development Cooperation Agency Enabel and is chair of the Program Committee of Food and Business Research at the Netherlands Foundation for Scientific Research.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Restitution of African Cultural Heritage and Its Challenges
Panel Presentation (2022) | Whose Heritage? Reconsidering the Museum as a Global Commons
Judith Lehmann
Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany

Biography

Judith Lehmann taught literature, cultural studies and philosophy of science, steered cross-faculty projects at various universities, directed the editorial department of a Swiss publishing house, and the Argentinian office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Currently she heads the international scholarship division at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Presentation and International Discussion on The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research
Anne Liskenne
La Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d’Honneur, France

Biography

Anne Liskenne has been the archivist of La Grande Chancellerie de la Légion d’Honneur since 2019. For almost ten years previously, she was the Head of Looted Art Archives at the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. She made it possible for the public to get access to and make the most of the Finding Aids on the Internet fund. She has also participated in many work groups in France and Germany: the “Musées nationaux récupération” (2013-2015) within the French Ministry of Culture; the international Task Force “Schwabinger Kunstfund” created by Germany in 2013 to investigate on the origin of Cornelius Gurlitt’s collection; the reissue of Rose Valland’s book Front de l’art in 2014, which has been an essential work to help comprehend the Nazi plunder under the Occupation; and finally the publication of Hermann Goering’s collection catalog in 2015.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | From Nazi Spoliations to Ongoing Restitutions in the 21st Century, an Official French Cultural Point of View
Panel Presentation (2022) | Whose Heritage? Reconsidering the Museum as a Global Commons
Harald A. Mieg
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

Biography

Harald A. Mieg is (honorary) professor of Metropolitan Studies and Innovation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and also affiliated to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich. The focus of his research is on planning processes in cities, research methodologies, and inquiry-based learning. Main book publications: "The Social Psychology of Expertise" (2001) and "The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research" (2022).

Panel Presentation (2022) | Presentation and International Discussion on The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research
Paul Voerkel
Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

Biography

Paul Voerkel studied to become a high school teacher and completed master's studies in German as a Foreign Language, Mediaeval and Modern History, Spanish and Educational Sciences at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He obtained his PhD with a retention study of Brazilian German Studies at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany.

He worked as a lecturer of German as a foreign language at universities in Germany, Ecuador and Brazil. Currently, he is a comprehensive school teacher as well as a research assistant at the Chair of Methodology / Didactics for German as a Foreign and Second Language at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His areas of expertise are Research-Based Learning, Teacher Education and Cultural Studies.

Panel Presentation (2022): Presentation and International Discussion on The Cambridge Handbook of Undergraduate Research
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