Special Panel Discussions

From diplomats discussing geopolitical issues such as Asia-Pacific security, to university presidents addressing questions of inequality in education, The International Academic Forum’s Special Panels invite leading thought leaders from around the world to address some of the most important global issues, to discuss them openly, and to bring new perspectives.
 


 
Keynote Panels on Pedagogy Announced for ACCS2016

Keynote Panels on Pedagogy Announced for ACCS2016

Keynote Panels titled “Social Movements and Critical Pedagogy” and “Public Pedagogy and Social Praxis” have been announced as part of The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2016 (ACCS2016) programme, held alongside The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2016 and The International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies 2016, in Kobe, Japan Thursday, June 2 – Sunday, June 5, 2016.

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Featured Panel on Interdisciplinary Responses to Global Crises and Human Rights Issues

Featured Panel on Interdisciplinary Responses to Global Crises and Human Rights Issues

An important aspect of undertaking research and advocacy work in the field of human rights and global crises is the need for disciplinary agility. As Edward Said wrote, ‘Survival is about the connection between things.’ In this featured panel, human rights, media, gender and cultural studies scholars will discuss their interdisciplinary research experience. What are the appropriate methodologies for undertaking human rights research? How does one work across and interface with different disciplinary methods? What does it mean to have an interdisciplinary response?

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Featured Panel on the Risk of Conflict in North East Asia

Featured Panel on the Risk of Conflict in North East Asia

This panel addresses arguably the greatest ‘elephant in the room’ within studies of Sino-Japanese and Sino-US relations: the risk of conflict in North East Asia. The participants of this keynote panel are made up of members of the faculty of Ritsumeikan University’s College of International Relations, the oldest and most prestigious IR department in Japan. The content of the presentations reflect the breadth of experience within the College and cover topics ranging from sociology, IR theory, peace studies and historical approaches to understanding the region.

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The IAFOR Special Panel on Professional Practice and Leadership in Higher Education

The IAFOR Special Panel on Professional Practice and Leadership in Higher Education

This two-hour panel session explored, considered and debated a range of contemporary topics and challenges, that currently affect the professional practice, administrative workload and leadership roles of academic staff in higher education. This panel on Higher Education was facilitated by Professors Barbara Lockee and Sue Jackson, and provided the opportunity for conference delegates and speakers […]

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Special Panel Presentation: Japan and Asia-Pacific Security

Special Panel Presentation: Japan and Asia-Pacific Security

While there have been regional conflicts such as those in Korea and Vietnam since the restoration of Japanese sovereignty in 1952, nothing comparable has emerged on the scale of the recent posture of China as a major Asian and global power. Questions about Asia-Pacific security have now taken on new significance, and have forced a […]

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ECPEL2014 Japan Security Panel

ECPEL2014 Japan Security Panel

This year’s panel on Japan was chaired by the Chairman of IAFOR, Professor Stuart Picken and Chairman of the Japan Society of Scotland, and included presentations on contemporary Japanese politics, economics and security. Professor Arthur Stockwin, Oxford University professor and renowned expert on Japanese contemporary politics looked at trends in nationalism in the Abe administration. […]

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Special Panel on Governance: Business and Government

Special Panel on Governance: Business and Government

The plenary session of the fourth annual business and management conference (2013) hosted a special panel on governance with three speakers who have had diverse and successful careers at the highest levels of business, commerce, diplomacy. banking, and education, and brought them together to discuss issues surrounding good decision making and governance. The first speaker, […]

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ECE2013 Education Panel: Transforming Universities

ECE2013 Education Panel: Transforming Universities

The First European Conference on Education was held alongside the Inaugural European Conference on Technology in the Classroom. Our largest European event attracted 350 delegates from over forty countries in a program chaired by Professor Sue Jackson, Pro-Vice Master of Teaching & Learning at Birkbeck, University of London (UK), and Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia […]

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Georgia / Israel Panel Discussion ECE2013

Georgia / Israel Panel Discussion ECE2013

The Influence of a Tempus Project DOIT on University Research and Development Authors: Lia Akhaladze, Sokhumi State University, Georgia Rhonda Sofer, Gordon Academic College, Israel Tamar Jojua, Sokhumi State University, Georgia Tamar Shinjiashvili, Sokhumi State University, Georgia Rusudan Pipia, Sokhumi State University, Georgia Introduction There are challenges involved in implementing any international program for curriculum […]

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