The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2015
The Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom
Thursday, July 9 - Sunday, July 12, 2015
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenters: June 15, 2015
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This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the Social Sciences. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECSS2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2015 (ECSS2015) will again be held alongside The European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law 2015 (ECPEL2015), The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2015 (ECSEE2015), and The European Business and Management Conference 2015 (EBMC2015).
ECSS2015 Conference Theme: “Power”
Power as a commodity has challenged the minds of social scientists and philosophers while its exercise has always fascinated historians. From classical thinkers’ works such as Aristotle’s Politka or Machiavelli’s Il Principe through modern figures who manipulate power in the media, like Silvio Berlusconi or Rupert Murdoch, to the vast networks that support major heads of state, power has been a necessity to some or like an aphrodisiac to others. The dynamics of power and its associations with wealth and status now shape the contemporary world more visibly than ever. It is a research challenge to all fields of the social sciences to offer some explanation of its magnetism and its mechanisms. We expect this theme to excite a number of stimulating research paths, and look forward to their outcomes as we gather in Brighton in 2015.
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ECSS2015 Conference Chairs
Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ECSS2015 Conference Co-Chair
Order of the Sacred Treasure, M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S.
IAFOR International Advisory Board Chair
Stuart D. B. Picken is the founding chairman of the IAFOR International Advisory Board. The author of a dozen books and over 130 articles and papers, he is considered one of the foremost scholars on Japan, China, and Globalization in East Asia. As an academic, Professor Picken has devoted more than 30 years to scholarship in Japan, notably as a professor at the International Christian University in Tokyo, where he specialized in ethics and Japanese thought, and as International Adviser to the High Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine (Mie prefecture). He has also served as a consultant to various businesses, including Jun Ashida Ltd., Mitsui Mining & Smelting Corp., Kobe Steel, and Japan Air Lines.
ECSS2015 Keynote Speakers
Sir Kenneth Calman
ECSS2015 Keynote Speaker
Chancellor of the University of Glasgow
Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland
Former UK Chief Medical Officer
Former President of the British Medical Association
Former Chairman of the World Health Organisation
Sir Kenneth Calman is Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. He graduated in medicine in Glasgow and became Professor of Oncology in 1974. He remained in that post for 10 years. In 1984 he became Dean of Postgraduate Medicine and Professor of Postgraduate Medical Education at the University of Glasgow and Consultant Physician with an interest in palliative care at Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow. In 1989 he was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Home and Health Department and in September 1991 he became Chief Medical Officer in the Department of Health in London. He was a member of the Executive Board of the World Health Organisation, and its Chairman from 1998-9. He was Vice Chancellor and Warden of the University of Durham from 1998 until 2007. He was a Member of the Statistics Commission from 1999 until 2007. He is President of the Institute of medical Ethics and Deputy Chair of the Board of the British Library. He chaired the Commission on Scottish Devolution 2008-9, and was President of the British Medical Association 2008. He was awarded a KCB in 1996. He became Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland in September 2010. His most recent books are “A study of storytelling, humour and learning in medicine” and “Medical Education: Past present and future” He has recently completed research for an M.Litt on Scottish Literature and Medicine and will be publishing a book on this subject in July 2014 entitled “A Doctor’s Line. Poems and Prescriptions in Health and Healing.”
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences is an editorially independent journal. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.
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