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Hiroshi Ishiguro joins The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2019) as Keynote Speaker

We are delighted that Hiroshi Ishiguro director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Japan’s Osaka University, and visiting Director of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR), Japan, will be Keynote Speaker (joining via Skype) at The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2019), taking place December 07-08, 2019, at University College

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Now Published: Volume 6 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna, Hofstra University, United States of America Published: June 26, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1 Editor’s Introduction The heterogeneous academic background of the contributors to this volume not only celebrates the spirit of inclusion and diversity that guides The International

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Intersectional Realities, Law and Belonging. Not?

In this presentation, Professor Adrien Katherine Wing of the University of Iowa focuses on the legal status of women of colour around the world under national and international law.

Professor Yozo Yokota (1940-2019)

IAFOR members were saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Yozo Yokota on June 12, 2019. Professor Yokota was an international champion of human rights, a legal giant in Japan, and a friend to many throughout the IAFOR network. Yokota served as the UN’s Special Rapporteur to Myanmar investigating the human rights’ situation there

“Independence & Interdependence” ACSS/ACSEE/AGen2019 Photo Report

Above left: Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones, of Birkbeck, University of London, UK, gave an interesting Keynote on the history of forced migration, focusing on those brought from South Asia to the Caribbean. Above right: Mr Kotaro Katsuki of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who oversees the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the Japanese

“Reclaiming the Future” ACCS/ACAS2019 Photo Report

Above left: Novelist, playwright and poet Gloria Montero delivers a powerful dramatic reading from her internationally-renowned play, Frida K. at the concurrently held Asian Conferences on Cultural Studies and Asian Studies (ACCS/ACAS2019) in Tokyo. Above right: Professor John Nguyet Erni, of Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, used his Keynote Presentation “Inhabiting the Open” to

The 9th Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2019) Photo Report

The 9th Asian Conference on Language Learning (ACLL2019) was held in Tokyo, Japan on the theme of independence and interdependence and saw more than 150 academics from over 35 countries. Above from left to right: Professor Sarah Mercer of the University of Graz, Austria, delivers a Keynote on the “Interdependence of Language Teacher and Learner

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education – Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editors: Dr Yvonne Masters Published: June 1, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.7.1 Editor’s Introduction This is the first of two issues for 2019 and it marks a new advance for the IAFOR Journal of Education: we are now indexed in Scopus. This means that the journal now has far reaching

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The Great Wall Story – The Way I Have Discovered It

“By reviewing a series of personal Great Wall explorations… I will show how diverse, personal, unconventional – and “foreign” – approaches have made significant contributions to the surprisingly narrow, Sino-centric and limited corpus of Great Wall knowledge, as well as popular understanding.”

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Shifting Strategic Balance and Asian Security

“The concept of strategic stability has become increasingly obscure since the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of China have changed the structure of strategic balance, which would have defining impacts on world security.”

“Learning Beyond Boundaries” ERI2019 Photo Report

Above left: Professor Barbara Lockee, of Virginia Tech, opened an energetic conference at Virginia Tech with The IAFOR Conference on Educational Research & Innovation (ERI2019). As a key member of the Organising Committee, Professor Lockee led the effort to make this first collaboration with Virginia Tech a success. Above centre: Professor Mark Pegrum delivered a

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Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA

Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur

“Most attempts at social change attempting shifts in people’s behaviours or attitudes fail. There are systematic reasons for this. A more effective strategy may combine two very different ways of thinking, the systemic and the opportunistic.”

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Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences – Volume 5 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 5 – Issue 1 Editors: Dr Shahrokh (Sharo) Shafaie, Southeast Missouri State University, USA and Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge, Bowling Green State University, USA Guest Assistant Editor: Dr Jean M. Gerard, Bowling Green State University, USA Published: May 27, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0675 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.5.1 Editor’s Introduction We

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Dr Simon Sleight King's College London

Memory and the Modern City

Densely populated, cities are also thickly inhabited by memories. This lecture explores the processes by which some aspects of the past are physically or emotionally inscribed into the built landscape, while others are overlooked or forgotten.

“Digital Nationalism and Sino-Japanese Relations: Selling Sovereignty in Digital China” Special Talk No. 11

Dr Florian Schneider, Senior Lecturer in the Politics of Modern China, Leiden University, delivered the 11th OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre Special Talk at Osaka School of International Public Policy. Report of the event from Anoma van der Veere, Researcher (Society & Culture) When thinking about nationalism, we tend to think about flag waving and reciting the

Mark Pegrum on “Crossing Borders & Boundaries” at The IAFOR Conference on Educational Research & Innovation (ERI)

It was an honour to be asked to present a keynote paper at the inaugural IAFOR Conference on Educational Research & Innovation, held in Virginia, USA. Focused on the theme of ‘Learning Beyond Boundaries’, and with attendees from across state and national borders, the conference delivered a strong message about the importance of working across

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IAFOR Journal of Education now in Scopus

We are delighted to announce that from 2019, the IAFOR Journal of Education will be listed in Elsevier’s Scopus database. Scopus is the #1 curated abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, covering over 23,000 journals. By being included in Scopus it will mean the visibility of research from the journal will be greatly enhanced.

“Reimagining the Future” – ACAH2019 Photo Report

Above: The 10th Asian Conference on Arts and Humanities (ACAH2019) opened with a great plenary line up on the theme of “Reimagining the Future”. Renowned curator Dr Yutaka Mino (above left), Director of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, was the first keynote and spoke of encouraging aesthetic sensitivity in the young by creating exciting

“Independence and Interdependence” – ACEID2019 Photo Report

Above: The 5th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2019) was held in Tokyo in March on the theme of “Independence and Interdependence” and opened with former UN special rapporteur to Myanmar and internationally recognised jurist, Professor Yozo Yokota (above left), who delivered a keynote on education and displaced peoples, before taking part in

“Value and Values” – ACP/ACERP2019 Photo Report

Think Tokyo, The 9th Asian Conferences on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences and Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACP/ACERP) were held in Tokyo, in March 2019, and invited interdisciplinary research on the conference theme of “Value and Values”. Above: Organising Committee member, Professor Dexter Da Silva (left) welcomes delegates to the conference. Leading educational psychologist, Professor

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Now Published: The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume 4 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Language Learning: Volume 4 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Melinda Cowart, Texas Woman’s University (TWU), USA Published: April 27, 2019 ISSN: 2188-9554 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijll.4.1 Editor’s Introduction Hello readers! Welcome to Volume 4 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Language Learning, the first edition under my editorship since taking over last year. The

Kansai Resilience Forum Report

Introduction On February 22, 2019, the Government of Japan, in collaboration with The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), held the Kansai Resilience Forum 2019, which became a major international and interdisciplinary platform for extensive discussion on resilience and its role in society, the globalising economy and disaster risk reduction. The Kansai Resilience Forum took place at

IAFOR and CEAT announce “Democracy and Immigration” workshop

IAFOR and the University of Barcelona announce “Democracy and Immigration” workshop at CEAT

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Centre for Australian and Transnational Studies (CEAT) at the University of Barcelona, an IAFOR Institutional Partner, are happy to announce the workshop Democracy and Immigration: The Cases of Catalonia and Australia to take place on May 30–31, 2019 at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Philology at

IAFOR Hawaii Conference Series 2019 - Conference Photographs

2019 IAFOR Hawaii Conference Series Photo Report

IAFOR began its 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaiʻi with a joint plenary session of the IAFOR International Conferences on Education (IICEHawaii) and Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (IICSEEHawaii), with Dr Christina M. Kishimoto (above left), Superintendent of the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education, Dr David Lassner (above center), President of the University of Hawaiʻi, and Dr

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OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, Osaka University, Welcomes Six Young Academics

The OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) at OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan, welcomed six young academics visiting OSIPP as the Year 1 Cohort (January-March 2019) of the U.S. – Japan – Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship which is run with the East-West Center, in Washington DC and supported by The Japan Foundation, and the

Aloha 2019! Educational Leaders Panel kicks off IAFOR’s 2019 in Honolulu

Aloha 2019! Educational Leaders Panel kicks off IAFOR’s 2019 in Honolulu

Kicking off the joint plenary session of the IAFOR International Conferences on Education (IICEHawaii) and Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (IICSEEHawaii), were Dr Christina M. Kishimoto (above second from left), Superintendent of the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education, Dr David Lassner (above second from right), President of the University of Hawaiʻi, and Dr Richard R.

The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City – New York (HCNY2018)

New York, New York! Heritage & the City Photo Report

“Urban Heritage and the Modern City” was the theme of The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City (HCNY), held in partnership with Hofstra University, New York. Academics from more than 25 countries attended the conference to “help build the concept of ‘urban heritage’ as the foundation for developing pioneering methodologies for the study of

Mr Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Former Japanese Education Minister Hayashi on Preparing for Society 5.0

Mr Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from 2017-2018, and Member of the House of Councilors, gave a keynote address at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS) in Tokyo in which he talked about innovation in education, and preparing for the next generation from 2030 onwards, or what

IAFOR Collaborates with Japanese Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office

IAFOR was asked by the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan to collaborate on the launch of the Kansai Resilience Forum. As a country which has to deal with the reality of natural disasters, this forum will look at how resilience is built in individuals and communities in Japan, through

The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City – New York (HCNY2018) Post-Conference Report

HCNY2018 Post-Conference Report

The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City – New York (HCNY2018), at Hofstra University, achieved the aims of an IAFOR conference. It both unpacked a complex and open framework for conceptualising and researching the world around us – heritage – and, at the same time, brought together a community of scholars to reach a