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KeyNote Speakers2021

em. prof. dr. sc. Davor Pavuna

M.Sc. in Physics in Zagreb, (Croatia, 1977); Ph.D. in Quantum Physics (UK, 1982). After few years in France, India, Australia and USA, since 1986. he is permanently at the EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland). Main research on complexity correlations and (macroscopic) quantum phenomena. A textbook on superconductivity (1992) used in ≈4000 courses worldwide! More than >235 cc articles, 36 reviews, 25 edited professional books, co-organizer of 30 international conferences and 7 summer schools. More than hundred colloquia in leading institutions worldwide and as many invited conference talks; hundreds of public lectures. Adviser to 36 government agencies and advanced high-tech companies worldwide. Tesla World Foundation President.

Shab Hundal, PhD

Shab Hundal holds a D.Sc. in accounting from the Jyväskylä University, School of Business and Economics in Finland. He is having two master’s degrees; M.Sc. Financial Management, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, U.K, and M.Sc. (Honours School) Economics, Punjab School of Economics, India. He also holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.). Currently, Shab Hundal is working as a Senior Lecturer of Financial Management at JAMK University of Applied Sciences. Before it, he worked at the Ministry of Education, Singapore; Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council (UK), Marks & Spencer (UK), and British Telecom (UK). Shab Hundal has published several scientific articles in the fields of corporate finance and corporate governance. The journals include Corporate Ownership & Control, International Journal of Business, Governance & Ethics, Eurasian Journal of Economics and Finance, Journal of Transnational Management, etc. Shab is on editorial boards of many journals. He is also a member of the Finance Finland Academy.

Larry Moneta, PhD

Larry Moneta, PhD served as  Vice President for Student Affairs at Duke University from 2001 to 2019 when he retired to a life of consulting, teaching and grandparenting. At Duke he led the central planning, policy formation, and coordinating agency for the University concerning student issues. Dr. Moneta worked in student affairs on a variety of campuses before joining the Duke community in August 2001, most recently at the University of Pennsylvania as Associate Vice President for Campus Services from 1997 to 2001 and Associate Vice Provostor University Life from 1992 to1997. He received his Ed.D. and B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his M.Ed. from Springfield College. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Moneta teaches a wide variety of courses, consults for institutions across the country, and presents regularly at conferences and workshops. He has been an active member of NASPA, ACPA, and other organizations, serving NASPA most recently as a member of its National Academy for Leadership and Executive Effectiveness Board and as a member of the NASPA Foundation Board (2000). Dr. Moneta’s publications include The Influence of Technology on the Management of Student Services, Future Issues in Serving Students at Metropolitan Universities (both New Directions in Student Services monographs, 1998), Future Trends in Student Affairs for NASPA’s Leadership Exchange and When Expectations and Realities Collide: Environmental Influences on Student Expectations and Student Experiences (Larry Moneta and George D. Kuh) in Promoting Reasonable Expectations: Aligning Student and Institutional Views of the College Experience Thomas E. Miller, Barbara E. Bender, John H. Schuh, (Jossey bass, 2005). In 2020, Dr. Moneta became the Board Chair of ShalomLearning, a nonprofit providing curricula, teacher training and an online platform for supplementary Jewish education. He also became a member of the Jewish Grandparents Network Advisory Board and the advisory board of Jewish Changemakers, a leadership development fellowship for Jewish college students and recent graduates that is a program presented by the Jewish Federations of North America.