Keynote Speakers

Prof. Algis Mickunas

Prof. Algis Mickūnas

Ohio University, USA

 

Prof. A.Mickūnas is a world-famous philosopher as well as researcher of communication and cultures. The area of his research interests involves phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, political philosophy, anthropology, comparative analysis of Eastern and Western civilizations, theory of communication, cross-cultural communication, semiotics and so on. He is an author of about 30 monographs and science books, over 200 research articles, as well as over 200 conference papers. Prof. Mickūnas is also a member of editorial boards of many international research journals and winner of about 10 national and international prizes for research and lecturing activities. He directed over 50 Ph.D. dissertations and served as an external examiner (abroad and in the USA) for many additional doctoral dissertations. Prof. Mickūnas is one of the most famous scholars of Lithuanian origin all over the world. That is why he won the National Science Award for foreign Lithuanian researchers in the field of Humanities and Social sciences (Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science, 2007)

 

 

Joseph J. Pilotta

Prof. dr. Joseph J. Pilotta

Ohio State University, USA

 

Prof. J.J.Pillotta is an internationally recognized sociologist and theoretician as well as practitioner of communication science. The area of his research interests includes phenomenological sociology and communication; contemporary USA, European and Chinese social and political theory; cross-cultural communication; social research methodology; communication and technology; economic innovations; contemporary Chinese philosophy, phenomenological philosophy etc. Prof. Pilotta is a disciple of the famous researchers of the 20th century: philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer and the originator of media research Marshall McLuhan. He is an author of over 10 monographs and science books, over 70 research articles, as well as over 100 papers presented in national, regional and international conferences. Prof. Pilotta is also a Senior editor or member of Editorial board of many international research journals and winner of about 10 national and international prizes for research, lecturing and consulting activities.

 

 

Richard L. Lanigan

Prof. Richard L. Lanigan

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; International Communicology Institute, USA

 

Prof. R.L.Lanigan is an outstanding international-level philosopher and researcher of communication. The area of his research interests includes contemporary continental philosophy, American phenomenology and semiology, philosophy of science, theories and models of human communicology, cross-cultural and international communication, interpersonal communication, rhetoric and discourse studies, qualitative research methodology, visual arts and media in critical-cultural studies etc. He is an author of 15 monographs and science books, over 100 research articles, as well as over 80 papers presented in national, regional and international conferences. Prof. Lanigan is also a director of International Communicology Institute, an editor or member of Editorial board of many international research journals and winner of about 10 national and international prizes for research and lecturing.