Conference Programme 2023

As part of the NEWTON Research & Innovation Week  23. 3. 2023 9:00 — 17:30

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9:00 — 9:30 


9:30 — 10:00

OPENING ADDRESS: ‘The worst thing you can do is to be true to yourself. A review of authenticity from philosophy to marketing’

  • Dr Anna Plechata Krausova, SCR Fellow, St Antony’s College and Affiliate Member, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford & Vice-Chancellor for International Relations, NEWTON University

10:00 — 11:00

SESSION: ‘Authenticity as a high risk strategy’

  • Scholars At Risk,  International network of academic institutions:  ‘Introduction
  • Dr Mubashar Hasan, Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, Norway:  ‘Being Authentic is a high risk but essential strategy for speaking truth to Power

11:00 — 11:30


11:30 — 13:00

PANEL: ‘Cross- & Intercultural Management & Cultural Authenticity’

  • Prof Dagmar Caganova, Professor, Faculty of Management, Comenius University Bratislava: ‘Intercultural and multicultural management issues, trends and challenges’
  • Dr Jerome Dumetz, Head of the International Programs, NEWTON University: ‘Russia is an African country. A cross-cultural demonstration

13:00 — 15:00

LUNCH for presenters

15:00 — 16:00 

KEYNOTE 1: ‘Confessions of a workaholic: the authentic Isaac Newton as an entrepreneur’

  • Prof Cornelis J Schilt, Historian and Philosopher of knowledge, Research Professor at the Vrije University of Brussels

16:00 — 16:30


16:30 — 17:30

KEYNOTE 2: ‘Authenticity and Identity: The Transgender Revolution’

  • Prof Michael Biggs, Associate Professor of Sociology and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford