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IAFOR Conference Presentation Guide

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ACP2016: Programme

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Official Conference Programme

The final edition of the Official Conference Programme is now available; links are below.
The programme contains access information, session information, and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.

Here is a direct link to download the Programme
View on issuu via a web browser –
If you have an android device – there’s an issuu app available –

Abstracts Online
Read abstracts of all papers scheduled to be presented at the conference.

IAFOR Events app
This year, we have released an IAFOR Events app, which lets you read abstracts for the conference sessions in our European Conference Series.
This app includes presentation names, author information and the full abstract.
The IAFOR Events app doesn’t require an internet connection of any kind after it’s been downloaded to your device.
You can download the app from the Apple App store or the Google Play store by searching for “IAFOR Events”.

Download our how to use guide (PDF)

Please note that this schedule may be subject to change

Thursday, March 31 (Pre-Conference)

  • 08:45-18:00 Pre-Conference Tour of Kobe (optional extra)
  • 16:00-18:00: Conference Registration & Information Desk Open
  • 18:00-19:30: Conference Welcome Reception – 3F Art Center Kobe

Friday, April 1

  • 09:15-09:35: Announcements & Welcome Address (Prokofiev Hall)
    Kiyoshi Mana, IAFOR Director of International Operations
  • 09:35-10:20: Keynote Presentation (Prokofiev Hall)
    Freedom’s Edge: Religious Freedom, Sexual Freedom, and the Future of Justice in America
    Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
  • 10:20-10:40: Coffee Break
  • 10:40-11:25: Keynote Presentation (Prokofiev Hall)
    Community Mental Health – Supporting Minority Groups in Japan
    Vickie Skorji, Director of TELL Lifeline, Japan
  • 11:25-11:55: Ikebana Demonstration (Prokofiev Hall)
  • 11:55-12:00: Conference Photograph
  • 12:00-13:15: Lunch Break
  • 13:15-14:45: Parallel Session I
  • 14:45-15:00: Coffee Break
  • 15:00-16:30: Parallel Session II
  • 16:30-16:45: Coffee Break
  • 16:45-17:15: Featured Presentation (Room 504)
    Abstract for Religion and War: The Wartime Tribalization of Universal Religions
    Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Japan
  • 17:15-18:00: Featured Panel Presentation (Room 504)
    Holy War: Its Causes, Nature and, if possible, its Solutions
    Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Japan
    Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
    Dexter Da Silva, Professor of Educational Psychology, Keisen University, Japan
  • 19:00-21:00: Conference Dinner (Optional Extra)
    Come and join your fellow delegates on an evening out in downtown Kobe.
    Please meet in the Art Center Kobe 2F Lobby at 18:30.
    This is ticketed at 5000 JPY and there are a limited number of spaces.

Saturday, April 2

  • 08:30-10:00: Parallel Session I
  • 10:00-10:15: Coffee Break
  • 10:15-11:45: Parallel Session II
  • 11:45-13:00: Lunch Break
  • 13:00-14:30: Parallel Session III
  • 14:30-14:45: Coffee Break
  • 14:45-15:15: Featured Presentation (Prokofiev Hall)
    Human Flourishing: Philosophy as a Basis for Public Policy and Education
    Tarn How Tan, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • 15:15-15:30: Coffee Break
  • 15:30-17:30: Parallel Session IV
  • 17:45-19:30: IAFOR Documentary Film Award – Conference Screening (504)
    “Gazelle – The Love Issue” by Cesar Terranova

Sunday, April 3

  • 08:30-10:00: Parallel Session I
  • 10:00-10:15: Coffee Break
  • 10:15-11:15: Parallel Session II
  • 13:00-13:30: Spotlight Presentation (Chopin Hall)
    Beauty and Justice: The Temptations of an Analogy
    James Phillips, The University of New South Wales, Australia
  • 13:30-14:00: Featured Presentation (Chopin Hall)
    Bullying and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Helping the Victims to Cope and Report
    Adriana Ginanjar, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
  • 14:00-14:30: Spotlight Presentation (Chopin Hall)
    Complaints Over Unfairness, Escalating Disgust
    Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
  • 14:30-15:00: Closing Session and Conference Photography Slide Show
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