Keynotes Series

Series Editor: Dr Joseph Haldane

The IAFOR Keynotes series is a collection of keynote addresses, or associated papers given at our conferences. Presented as a part of the open research archive, the keynotes series provides an example of the range and quality of speakers at IAFOR events. These keynotes are lightly reworked, and contain references, but are otherwise true to the original address. Many can also be seen in video format on our Youtube page. Whether you were present at the conference or not, the keynotes are thoughtful addresses by senior academics, the content of which may help your research.

 


 
Frieda M. Mangunsong: Becoming A Self-Regulated Nation Through Excellence Education

Frieda M. Mangunsong: Becoming A Self-Regulated Nation Through Excellence Education

Frieda M. Mangunsong presented her Keynote Address “Becoming A Self-Regulated Nation Through Excellence Education” at The Asian Conference on Education and International Development 2015 held in Osaka, Japan.

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George D. Chryssides:  Power, Empowerment and Disempowerment in Religion

George D. Chryssides: Power, Empowerment and Disempowerment in Religion

George D. Chryssides presented his keynote address “Power, Empowerment and Disempowerment in Religion” at The European Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2015 held at Thistle Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom.

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A. Robert Lee:  Writing Multicultural America – The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity

A. Robert Lee: Writing Multicultural America – The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity

A. Robert Lee presented his keynote address “Writing Multicultural America: The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity” at the Fifth Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2015 in Osaka, Japan, on April 2, 2015.

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Myles Chilton:  Global English – Disciplining the Discipline

Myles Chilton: Global English – Disciplining the Discipline

Myles Chilton presented this keynote address at the Fifth Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2015 in Osaka, Japan, on April 2, 2015.

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Bill Ashcroft:  Revolution, Transformation and Utopia – The Function of Literature

Bill Ashcroft: Revolution, Transformation and Utopia – The Function of Literature

Bill Ashcroft presented this keynote address at the Fourth Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2014, in Osaka, Japan, on April 4, 2014.

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J.A.A. Stockwin: New Directions in Japan under the Abe Government — Constitution, Defence and Nationalism

J.A.A. Stockwin: New Directions in Japan under the Abe Government — Constitution, Defence and Nationalism

J.A.A. Stockwin, The University of Oxford, presented this keynote address at The European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ECPEL) 2014, in association with the IAFOR Japan Research Institute, in Brighton, United Kingdom on July 4, 2014.

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Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova: ELT in a Changing Russia – Traditions and Innovations

Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova: ELT in a Changing Russia – Traditions and Innovations

“ELT in a Changing Russia: Traditions and Innovations” Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova The Asian Conference on Education 2013 – Keynote Address   ELT in a Changing Russia: Traditions and Innovations The following is an excerpt from Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova’s Keynote Address at the Asian Conference on Education 2013 (ACE), in Osaka, Japan. Professor Ter-Minasova is the […]

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Gary Swanson: Social Media – Its Impact on Journalism, Communication, and Society in the 21st Century

Gary Swanson: Social Media – Its Impact on Journalism, Communication, and Society in the 21st Century

Last year, as part of its Digital Diaries campaign, Internet security company AVG alarmed parents with its discovery that, on average, children have an online footprint by the time they’re six months old. The company found in its research even more eye-opening statistics about how much more adept kids are at digital skills than “life skills”.

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Mark Williams: Life after Death? Writing the Alienated Self in Post-war Japan

Mark Williams: Life after Death? Writing the Alienated Self in Post-war Japan

Mark Williams took his BA in Japanese Studies at the University of Oxford and a PhD in Japanese Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He has spent most of career at the University of Leeds, UK, where he remains Professor of Japanese Studies.

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Thomas G Endres: Media and Mass Communication Education – A School’s-Eye View

Thomas G Endres: Media and Mass Communication Education – A School’s-Eye View

We hear about and read about how social networking and the internet has changed the way we share information, but it doesn’t really hit home until you are standing alone on top of a mountain while simultaneously – and virtually –being surrounded by others.

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Charles Bruce: East Meets West – Elgin’s Mission to Japan

Charles Bruce: East Meets West – Elgin’s Mission to Japan

Both India and China were deeply affected by the experience of colonialism, but the story of Japan’’s absorption of Western influence in the second half of the nineteenth century offers a very different perspective on the transmission of ideas and values.

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Drago Stambuk: Haiku Consciousness

Drago Stambuk: Haiku Consciousness

The haiku is a way of accessing and representing, an agenda for the common good, for the common betterment. By definition, the haiku is brief; even tiny. Yet in three short lines, a vast metaphysical expanse opens up: this is the paradox, the shock and the achievement of the haiku.

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