Dr. Markus Heidingsfelder
Communication Studies and Design
Topic: ” Shifting Spheres. Notes on the Structural Transformation of Society “
Markus Heidingsfelder is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Habib University, co-director of the Habib’s Center for Media & Design, and an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker. He holds a MA from the University of Cologne in Theatre, Film and Television Studies (2000) and a PhD in Media Studies and Literature from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (2009). He was lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Free University Berlin, Hafen City University Hamburg, German Journalist School Munich, and served as Executive Producer for MTV and Editor-in-Chief for Viva Television.
Dr. Holger Briel
Communication & Media Studies
Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University
Holger Briel is Acting Head of the School of Film and TV Arts at Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University, where he also directs the Postgraduate Programme in Media and Communication. He is the Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies and has written books and articles on Digital Media, Media Theory and Intercultural Communication. His latest book, VisionBytes, re-evaluates vision in the digital era and will be published later in 2017.
Dr. Steffen Roth
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
La Rochelle Business School
Topic: ” Navigating the bubble. From public spheres to Multifunctional Markets “
Steffen Roth is Associate Professor of strategic management at La Rochelle Business School. He holds a PhD in economics and management from Chemnitz University of Technology (2010) and a PhD in sociology from University of Geneva (2013). He was Assistant Professor at Rennes School of Business and Visiting Professor at International University of Rabat, Copenhagen Business School, University of Cagliari, and Yerevan State University. He is Associate Editor of the ABS-listed journal Kybernetes and is Guest Editor of special issues in journals such as Creativity and Innovation Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change, Cybernetics and Human Knowing, and Systems Research and Behavioral Science.