Experts

Altmann F.-L. 
ALTMANN Franz-Lothar, Dr. rer. pol., Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2005)
  • (Co-)Editor of the Journal for Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (quarterly)
  • Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Balkan Policy Research and of the Romanian Journal of Sociology
  • Member of the Board of the Southeast Europe Association, Munich
  • Member of the Board of BTI (Bertelsmann Transformation Index)
  • Head (a.D.) of Research Group – Western Balkans, Deutsches Institut für Internationale Politik und Sicherheit (SWP) Berlin
East- and Southeast-European economics and politics
Transformation
European integration (EU-enlargement) 
10 books and more than 260 articles on East- and Southeast-European economics and politics, transformation and European integration (EU-enlargement).
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BORZILLO Stephane, PhD in Organizational Behavior and Organizational Theory, HEC Geneve, Switzerland
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Professor of Strategy and Organizational Behavior at SKEMA Business School, Paris
  • Visiting Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2010) 
 Organizational development, Social  Intrepreneurship, Communities of practice, intra and inter-organizational social networks dynamics, management of creativity, knowledge management, strategic processes to manage organizational decline, balancing of autonomy and control mechanisms in the ambidextrous organization.
European integration (EU-enlargement) 
 2012. Straub, T., Borzillo, S., Probst, G. “A decision-making framework to analyze important dimensions of M&A performance”, in S. Finkelstein & C.L. Cooper, Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions, Vol. 11.
2012. Borzillo, S. & Kaminska, R. “Managing Communities of Practice to Support Innovation”, in A. Brem & E. Viardot (Eds.), Evolution of Innovation Management: Trends in an International Context, Palgrave Macmillan, UK.
2012. Borzillo, S. & Shibib, W. “Wiessenmanagement und Informationssysteme”, in T. Straub (Ed.), Einfuhrung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre – Das Ubungsbuch, Pearson Education, Munich, Germany, pp. 179-195.
2011. Borzillo, S., Straub, T. “Wissensmanagement und Informationssysteme”, in T. Straub (Ed.), Einfuhrung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Pearson Education, Munich, Germany, pp. 418-449.
2011. Borzillo, S., Straub, T., Bardon, T. “Strategisches Management”, in T. Straub (Ed.), Einfuhrung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Pearson Education, Munich, Germany, pp. 49-85.
2010. Borzillo, S. “Successfully Maintaining Participation in Virtual Communities of Practice”, in L. Stadtler, A. Schmitt, P. Klarner, T. Straub (Eds), More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success, pp. 114 – 123.
2010. Aznar, S. & Borzillo, S. “Stimuler la participation au sein d’une communaute de ‘veilleurs’ (d’IE) geographiquement distribuee », in L. Dibiaggio and P.X. Meschi (Eds.), Le Management dans l’Economie de la Connaissance, pp. 187-203, Pearson, France.
2007. Borzillo, S. Communities of Practice to Actively Manage Best Practices. Gabler Edition Wissenschaft (Germany), 2007.
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GIORDANO Christian, PhD in Sociology, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Habilitation in Cultural Anthropology, University of Frankfurt/M., Germany
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Full Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Fribourg (since 1989)
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2002)
  • Permanent Guest professor at the Economic University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Permanent Guest professor at the Universiti Sains Malaysia at Penang, Malaysia
  • Doctor honoris causa of the University of Timisoara, Romania (since 1999 )
  • President of Ethnobaroameter, International Research Network on Minorities and Migrations of the Italian Council for Social Sciences (Since 2000 )
  • President of the Interfaculty Institute of East and Central Europe, University of Fribourg (since 2002 )
  • Honorary member of the Association of the Bulgarian Scientists, Section Sociology (Since 1999)
  • Member of the Italian Evaluation Agency of University and Research Evaluation (ANVUR)  (since 2012 )
  • Member of the Directory of Reasearch Evaluation of the Pontificia Universidad del Peru, Lima (since 2013) 
political anthropology, economic anthropology, historical anthropology, Southeast Europe, Mediterranean societies, Southeast Asia 
50 books and edited books and more than 250 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

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GOHARD-RADENKOVIC Aline, Doctorat en Didactologie des langues et cultures étrangères, Paris III, France
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Professeure associée, responsable du cursus FLE, Domaine Plurilinguisme et didactique des langues étrangères, Département des langues et littératures, Université de Fribourg, Suisse (depuis 1997)
  • Professeure associée au Département-Chaire UNESCO d’Etude des Echanges Interculturels et Interreligieux (depuis 2010) 
Ses recherches portent sur les dimensions sociales et (inter)culturelles de la communication, sur les représentations, enjeux et discours des acteurs sociaux dans des contextes plurilingues et pluriculturels, selon une approche qualitative et  dans une perspective socio-anthropologique. 
Elle compte des publications sur les politiques linguistiques, les politiques migratoires, les stratégies sociolangagières des individus et des groupes en situation de mobilité professionnelle, migratoire ou académique, et les différents processus en jeu dans toute communication.

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HAYOZ Nicolas, PhD in Political science, University of Geneva, Suisse
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Associate professor of political science at University of Fribourg, Switzerland (since 1998)
  • Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Central and Eastern Europe at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland (since 2002)
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2005)

Since 2007 he is also Programme Director of the Regional research promotion program RRPP – Western Balkans.
Since 2009 he is directing a research promotion program in the Southern Caucasus (ASCN – Academic Swiss Caucasus Net). 

Transition studies in Eastern Europe, particularly the transformation process in Russia, political sociology and political theory. 

He has published articles on politics and state reform in Eastern Europe and conducted research projects in Russia and in Georgia (in the framework of SCOPES – scientific cooperation with Eastern Europe).
His most recent publication is “20 Years after the Collapse of Communism Expectations, achievements and disillusions of 1989”, Peter Lang, 2011 (Hayoz, Nicolas / Jesien, Leszek / Koleva, Daniela (eds))
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LECAT Benoît, PhD in Management (Marketing), FUCAM/LOUVAIN School of Management, UCL Campus of Mons, Belgium, Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg 3, France
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Professor, Department of Wine Management, School of Wine & Spirits Business, Burgundy School of Business, Dijon, France (since 2009)
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2013) 

Pricing and promotion in the Wine sector
Marketing of luxury goods 

He has published several articles in the field of Pricing and promotion in the Wine sector and in Marketing of luxury goods
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MISSONIER-PIERA Franc, PhD in Economics and Social Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Full Professor, Department of Management at the faculty of economics and social sciences at the University of Fribourg. (since 2013)
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2013) 

The governance role of accounting information. 

Comptabilité Financière en IFRS, Pearson Education (2012), 3rd edition, with W. Dick.
Financial Accounting under IFRS, Wiley (2010), with W. Dick
Comptabilité Financière en IFRS, Pearson Education (2009), 2nd edition, with W. Dick.
Comptabilité Financière en IFRS, Pearson Education (2006), with W. Dick.
Gouvernement d’Entreprise: état des lieux et nouvelles perspectives, De Boeck edition
(2005), avec A. Finet, C. Piot et M. Labie.
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PAVALUCA Vasilica-Mugurel, DD in Theology, University of Bucharest, Romania
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Lecturer (Dozent) at Fakultät Humanwissenschaften und Theologie, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany (since 2011)
  • Associate Lecturer at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2011) 
  • Ecumenical Dialogue
  • Intercultural Studies  
  • „Cunoașterea la Platon și la Sfântul Dionisie Areopagitul”, by Dr. Vasilica Mugurel Pavaluca (Author), Psyche, 2012
  • „Die östliche Spiritualität westlich wahrgenommen”, by Prof Martin Tamcke (Author), Dr Mugurel Vasilica Pavaluca (Translator), Psyche, 2012.
  • „Das Kreuz unter dem Halbmond”, by Prof Martin Tamcke (Author), Dr Mugurel Vasilica Pavaluca (Translator), Psyche, 2006

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Ruegg Francois

RUEGG Francois, Doctorat d’Etat ès Lettres et Sciences Humaines, Ethnologie, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier III, France
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Associate Professor in Social Anhtropology, University of Fribourg, Faculté des Lettres, Department of Social Sciences (Sciences des Sociétés, des Cultures et des Religions) (since 2005)
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2007)
  • Lecturer at the University of Bern (2008-9) & Geneva (since 2008)
  • Visiting Professor in Moscow (1998), Timisoara (sine 2002) and Cluj (since 2003)
  • Director and Professor, Continuing Education Programmes (Religions, Cultures and Communication, Intercultural Relations), University of Geneva (2002-2010)
  • Senior researcher and Project manager: intercultural relations in Romania (2000-2003) and the Republic of Moldova (2005-2008) SCOPES

Member of Editorial Board of:

  • Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien (LITVerlag, ) ;
  • Connexe, Global Studies Institute, Genève
  • Transversales, Langues, sociétés, cultures et apprentissages (Peter Lang)
  • Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN) 
  • Imaginaire (représentations sociales, anthropologie symbolique), Habitat et environnement, Anthropologie religieuse
  • Minorités en Europe centrale et orientale (notamment Rom)
  • Anthropologie historique et anthropologie française 
  • (2011) La maison paysanne : histoire d’un mythe. In Folio Archigraphy, Gollion, 304 p.
  • (2013) Does East go West? Anhtropological Pathways through Postsocialism. C. Giordano, F. Ruegg & A. Boscoboinik eds., LIT Verlag Fribourg Studies in Social Anthropology, 38, Berlin & Wien.
  • (2010) From Palermo to Penang. A Journey into Political anthropology (De Palerme à Penang), with A. Boscoboinik, Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien, Bd 30, Mélanges offerts à Christian Giordano, LIT Verlag, Berlin & Wien
  • (2009) Trugschlüsse und Umdeutungen, Multidisziplinären Betrachtungen unbehaglicher Praktiken, with C. Giordano & J.-L. Patry  LIT Verlag, Freiburger Sozialanthropologische Studien, Berlin & Wien.
  • (2009) Nouvelles identités rom en Europe centrale & orientale, Transitions Vol. XLVIII-2 with A. Boscoboinik. Université de Genève, Institut Européen et ULB, Bruxelles, mars 2009.
  • (2006) Interculturalism and Discrimination in Romania: Policies, Practises and Representations, with C. Rus et R. Poledna, LIT Verlag, série Ethnologie,  Berlin & Wien 342 p. Préface de F. Ruegg : pp. 7-12

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Stalder P.
STALDER Pia, PhD, University of Berne (and University of Fribourg), Switzerland
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Since 2012: University of Bucharest, Department-UNESCO Chair in Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Associate Lecturer in the «Master of Intercultural Communication» and the «Master of Business Administration».
  • Since 2008: University of Luxemburg, Associate Lecturer in the MA «Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts».
  • Since 2007: University of Fribourg, Associate Lecturer and Researcher in the Domain of Multilingualism and Foreign Language Teaching.
  • 2009 – March 2014: State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), International Affairs, Scientific Advisor (part-time).

Affiliations

  • Association pour la recherche interculturelle (ARIC).
  • Nouvelle Société Helvétique – Rencontres Suisses NSH-RS.
  • Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. 
  • Main Research Interest
    Verbal and non-verbal communication in international work settings; intercultural communication factors and competences; development of analytical and managerial tools for interaction in multicultural and multilingual business contexts.
  • In Progress
    Interdisciplinary research project on multiculturalism & multilingualism in Switzerland and their impact on the country’s economic performance (pilot project funded for the duration of 12 months).

Books

  • Stalder, P. & Tonti, A. (dir.) (2014). La Médiation interculturelle : représentations, mises en œuvre et développement des compétences. Paris : Editions des archives contemporaines.
  • Gohard-Radenkovic A., Pouliot S. & Stalder P. (éds) (2012). Journal de bord, journal d’observation. Un récit en soi ou les traces d’un cheminement réflexif. Berne: Peter Lang.
  • Stalder P. (2010). Pratiques imaginées et images des pratiques plurilingues. Stratégies de communication dans les réunions en milieu professionnel international. Berne: Peter Lang.

 Articles

  • Stalder, P. (forthcoming). Strike Season ? Gestion des diversités linguistiques et culturelles dans les réunions en milieu professionnel international. Les Cahiers de l’Acedle, Recherches en didactique des langues et cultures, 8, No 4, Décembre.
  • Stalder, P. (2014). La médiation plastique pour le développement des compétences de communication en milieu professionnel international : Compad®, Playmobils® & Cie. In P. Stalder & A. Tonti (dir.), La Médiation interculturelle : représentations, mises en œuvre et développement des compétences. Paris : Editions des archives contemporaines.
  • Stalder, P. (2014). Regard éloigné, regard rapproché : l’anthropologie et la linguistique au service de l’identification des stratégies de communication en milieu professionnel international. Dans L. Santone & D. Londei, Entre linguistique et anthropologie. Observations de terrain, modèles d’analyse et expériences d’écriture. Berne: Peter Lang.
  • Stalder, P. (2013), Management international: développer les compétences en innovant les formations », in X. Yang & L. Zheng, Culture et management. Paris : L’Harmattan.
  • Gohard-Radenkovic, A. & Stalder, P. (2013). Pour en finir avec la conception ordinaire de la notion de culture… Universitas, no 1, octobre. Fribourg : Université de Fribourg.
  • Stalder, P. (2010). Le logotype d’entreprise, un lieu de construction identitaire. Dans Gohard-Radenkovic & Acklin Muji D. (coord.). Entre médias et médiations : les « mises en scène » du rapport à l’altérité. Paris: L’Harmattan.

 

Straub Th.

STRAUB Thomas, PhD in Economic and Social Sciences, HEC, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Professor for International Management & Director of the Executive Education at the Faculty GSEM of the University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Associate Professor of Corporate Strategy and Entrepreneurship, at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2009)
  • Member of the Board, ASO – Association Suisse d’Organisation et de Management, Switzerland (since 2009) 

Strategic management and organizational behaviour with a particular focus on Corporate and Social Entrepreneurship and Performance-Management.

  • Straub, T. (in process) Introduction à la gestion d‘entreprise, Pearson France, Paris.
  • Straub, T. (2012) Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre – Das Übungsbuch, Pearson Studium, Munich.
  • Straub, T. (2011) Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Pearson Studium, Munich.
  • Stadler, L.; Klarner, P.; Schmitt, A.; Straub T. (2010) More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success, Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden.
  • Straub, T. (2007) Reasons for frequent failure in Mergers & Acquisitions, A Comprehensive Analysis. Deutscher Universitäts Verlag (DUV), Gabler Edition Wissenschaft, Wiesbaden.

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WEIßE Wolfram, DD, University of Hamburg, Germany.
Habilitation at the Faculty of Theology, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Present PositionsResearch TopicsPublications
  • Professor for Religious Education and International Theology at the University of Hamburg, Germany (since 1992)
  • Director of Interdisciplinary Center „Weltreligionen im Dialog“ (since 2006)
  • Director of the Academy of World Religions, University of Hamburg (since 2010)
  • Associate Professor at the UNESCO Department for the Study of Intercultural and Interreligious Exchanges, Bucharest University, Romania (since 2005)

Empirische und theoretische Forschung zum Religionsunterricht; Interreligiöses und interkulturelles Lernen im multikulturellen Kontext; Ökumenische und interreligiöse Theologie; Gesellschaften, Kirchen und Theologien in Südafrika; Religionspädagogik im Kontext unterschiedlicher Gesellschaften Europas.

  • Weisse, W. (2012) Religiones, sociedad y educación en la Europa multicultural, in: J. L. Àlvarez Castillo, M. À. Essomba Gelavert (cords.) Dioses en la Aulas. Educación y diálogo interreligioso, Critica y Fundamentos 38, Barcelona, 85-107.
  • Weisse, W. (2012) Religious Education and the Values of Dialogue and Respect: Results of the REDCo Project, in: Stella El Bouayadi-van de Wetering & Siebren Miedema (Ed.) Reaching for the sky. Religious Education from Christian and Islamic Perspectives, Rodopi: Amsterdam/New York, 235-255.
  • Weiße, W. (2012) Teufelswerk? Mephisto und die Religion(en), in: Ortrud Gutjahr (Hg.) Faust I/II von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Nicolas Stemanns Doppelinszenierung am Thalia Theater Hamburg, Königshausen & Neumann: Würzburg, 131-140.
  • Weisse, W. (2012) Reflections on the REDCo project, in: Robert Jackson (Ed) Religion, Education, Dialogue and Conflict. Perspectives on Religious Education Research, Routledge: London and New York, 10-24.
  • Vieregge, D. & Weiße, W. (2012) Antwort auf religiöse Vielfalt: Islamischer Religionsunterricht oder Religionsunterricht für alle?, in: Zeitschrift für Pädagogik und Theologie 64 (2012), 55-66.
  • Vieregge, D. & Weisse, W. (2012) Teaching Religion in Germany. The Present Situation against the Background of its historical development, in: Insegnare a credere, Construcione degli Stati nazionali e insegnemento della religion nell’Europa contmeporanea, (Rivista Di Storia Del Christianesimo 1/2012), 133-150.
  • Wolfram Weisse (2012) Interreligious Dialogue. Contextual and mutual learning, in: I. ter Avest (Ed.) On the Edge: (Auto) biography and Pedagogical Theories on religious Education, Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei, 211-222.
  • Weiße, W. & Vieregge, D. (2012) Islamischer Religionsunterricht oder dialogischer Religionsunterricht für alle? , in: Die Grundschule, Heft 11/Nov. 2012, S. 14-15.
  • Weiße, W. (2012) Gemeinsame Forschungshorizonte islamischer und christlicher Religionspädagogik. Aus christlicher Perspektive, in Theo-Web. Zeitschrift für Religionspädagogik, Vol. 11 (2/2012), 92-99.
  • Weiße, W. (2012) Im Spannungsfeld von Vorurteilen und der Offenheit, auf andere zuzugehen. Jugendliche unterschiedlicher Religion und Kultur in Europa zu Fragen religiöser Heterogenität und der Religionsunterricht, in: BRU. Magazin für den Religionsunterricht an berufsbildenden Schulen, 57/2012, 42-47.

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