The Fifth Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2015
Art Center of Kobe, Kobe, Kansai Region, Japan
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015 (All Day)
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2015
Registration Deadline for Presenters: May 15, 2015
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in sustainability, energy and the environment. As with IAFOR’s other events, ACSEE2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment will again be held alongside the Asian Conference on the Social Sciences. Registration for either conference will allow attendees to attend sessions in the other.
ACSEE2015 Conference Theme: “Power & Sustainability”
Sustainability remains as a powerful ideal that acts as a driving force in relation to the pressing concerns of energy and the environment. Its proponents often protest their lack of power to effect change because of the control systems already in place in the form of tax-evading multinational corporations, banks that support them, and governments that turn a blind eye to malpractice. Is the claim to lack of power as serious as is alleged, or are there other approaches that have not been tried? Advocates of sustainable growth surely have the responsibility to search for alternative avenues and corridors of power? The abolition of slavery in the British Empire, for example, was the work of one man who resisted and confounded the argument that no economy could survive without it. This conference will take the concepts and lenses of power and sustainability as we seek multidisciplinary solutions and work together towards the creation of a sustainable world. We look forward to seeing you (again) in Kobe in 2015.
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ACSEE2015 Conference Chairs
Professor Stuart D. B. Picken
ACSEE2015 Conference Chair
Chairman of the IAFOR IAB
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).
Mr. Lowell Sheppard
ACSEE/ACSS 2015 Keynote Speaker
Asia Pacific Director, HOPE International Development Agency
Lowell Sheppard is Asia Pacific Director of the HOPE International Development Agency, an organization focused on working with the world’s extreme poor in their quest to climb out of poverty. Aside from his 25-year involvement with Hope, Lowell has dedicated much of his life to social and environmental improvement projects throughout the world. He was the chairman of the Whose Earth initiative in the United Kingdom, and was the founding chairman of Novimost, a non-government organization responding to the needs caused by war in the Balkans.
Professor Yozo Yokota
ACSEE/ACSS 2015 Keynote Speaker
Director of the Center for Human Rights Affairs, Japan
Professor Yozo Yokota is an internationally renowned jurist and teacher of international law, international economic law and international human rights law. He is currently President of the Japanese Center for Human Rights Education and Training, Special Advisor of the Japanese Ministry of Justice, and a Member of the Committee of Experts of the International Labour Organization, and Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists. Professor Yokota started his career as Legal Counsel to the World Bank in Washington, D.C., before holding professorships in international law at International Christian University (Tokyo), the University of Tokyo, and Chuo Law School.
IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
The IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy and the Environment is an editorially independent journal associated with ACSEE. 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.
IAFOR University & Institutional Partners
The International Academic Forum works with our partner institutions to encourage the best in international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research at this conference.
We work with senior administrators and professors to develop programs which are timely, thought-provoking and academically rigorous. This global partnership alliance allows our interdisciplinary conferences are backed by some of the world’s foremost institutions of learning. Read more about our partners.