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The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2017 Judging Panel

We would like to welcome Monica Allende and Jocelyn Bain Hogg, who have been named as members of the judging panel for this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, alongside Founding Judge Paul Lowe.


Leading Academics Discuss the IAFOR Silk Road Initiative at ACAH2017

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative had its first pilot roundtable meeting today, attended by some thirty academics from around the world, and chaired by IAFOR Chairman, Dr Joseph Haldane and his co-director colleagues at Osaka University’s OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre. The scope of the initiative was discussed, as was leveraging IAFOR’s existent global network of individuals,

University of Sussex Becomes IAFOR Global Partner

IAFOR is delighted to announce that the University of Sussex, UK, has joined the IAFOR Global Partnership Programme. The University of Sussex is a globally recognised centre of research excellence located near Brighton, the home of IAFOR’s European Conference Series, in the south of England. The University of Sussex was the first of the new

Professor Lystra Hagley-Dickinson

New Editor Appointed: IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy

We are pleased to announce that Professor Lystra Hagley-Dickinson of the University of St Mark & St John in Plymouth, UK, has been appointed to the role of Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy. Professor Hagley-Dickinson brings considerable editorial experience to the role, as well as over 25 years working in

Sunway University Joins IAFOR Global Partnership Programme

Sunway University Joins IAFOR Global Partnership Programme

IAFOR is pleased to announce that Sunway University in Malaysia has become an IAFOR Global Partner through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by Professor Graeme Wilkinson, Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University. The university will be represented on IAFOR’s International Academic Advisory Board by Professor Stephen J. Hall, Head of the Centre for English Language Studies.


Kristin Palmer to Speak on “Bringing Global Stories into the Classroom Through OER and MOOCs” at IICEHawaii2017

Dr Kristin Palmer IICEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker University of Virginia, USA Dr Kristin Palmer is the Director of Online Learning Programs at the University of Virginia (UVa). In this role, she is responsible for open educational resources, facilitating the assessment and fulfilment of pan-university e-learning needs, and conducting research. She represents UVa on the Networked Learning

Professor Hiroshi Nittono

Hiroshi Nittono to Speak on the Psychology of “Kawaii” at ACP2017

Professor Hiroshi Nittono ACP2017 Keynote Speaker Osaka University, Japan Professor Hiroshi Nittono of Osaka University, Japan, Keynote Speaker at The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017 (ACP2017), will discuss which aspects of “kawaii” are unique to Japanese culture and which aspects seem to be universal to all humans. His full abstract is

Virginia Bodolica Managing for Innovation and Sustainability

Virginia Bodolica to Speak on “Managing for Innovation and Sustainability” at IICSSDubai2017

Dr Virginia Bodolica IICSSDubai2017 Featured Speaker American University of Sharjah, UAE As a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on the Social Sciences – Dubai 2017 (IICSSDubai2017), Dr Virginia Bodolica of American University of Sharjah, UAE, will talk about the Gulf region having experienced a vertiginous economic growth and unparalleled achievements in infrastructure development

Professor William G. Staples University of Kansas, USA

William G. Staples to Speak on “Everyday Surveillance: A Case Study of Student Information Systems” at IICSEEHawaii2017

Professor William G. Staples IICSEEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker University of Kansas, USA As a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2017 (IICSEEHawaii2017), Professor William G. Staples of the University of Kansas, USA, will talk about in-depth interviews with a sample of students, parents, teachers and school administrators


Mark Pegrum to Speak on Designing Authentic Mobile Learning for Everyday Contexts in Asia at ACLL2017

Professor Mark Pegrum ACLL/ACTC2017 Keynote Speaker The University of Western Australia, Australia As a Keynote Speaker at The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2017 (ACLL2017), Professor Mark Pegrum will illustrate the potential of mobile augmented reality (AR) language and literacy learning projects, most of which also incorporate elements of community building and cultural exploration. He

Dr Sufian Abu-Rmaileh Dubai UAE

Sufian Abu-Rmaileh to Speak on “Leadership Skills and Styles for Successful Administrators” at IICEDubai2017

Dr Sufian Abu-Rmaileh IICEDubai2017 Featured Speaker UAE University, UAE As a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2017 (IICEDubai2017), Dr Sufian Abu-Rmaileh will look at the factors affecting leadership styles, examining six different styles (directive, visionary, affiliative, democratic/participative, pacesetting and coaching). He will also present an opportunity for participants to

Professor Geoff Beattie Edge Hill University UK

Geoff Beattie to Speak at The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017

Professor Geoff Beattie ECP2017 Keynote Speaker Edge Hill University, UK As a Keynote Speaker at The European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2017 (ECP2017), Professor Geoff Beattie of Edge Hill University, UK, will look at the role of non-verbal communication in everyday talk. He will argue for the essential unity of speech and

Professor Ken Urano Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan

Ken Urano to Speak at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017

Professor Ken Urano IICEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan As a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2017 (IICEHawaii2017), Professor Ken Urano of Hokkai-Gakuen University, Japan, will provide an overview of research and practice in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) in Japan, while sharing his own experiences as a teacher

Dr Tien-Hui Chiang Taiwan

Tien-Hui Chiang to Speak on “How Public Managerialism Generates Neo-academicism in a Performativity Milieu” at ACEID2017

Dr Tien-Hui Chiang ACEID2017 Featured Speaker South Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan As a Featured Speaker at The Asian Conference on Education & International Development 2017 (ACEID2017), Dr Tien-Hui Chiang of South Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, will examine public managerialism and how it affects the running of higher education institutes.


Christine Coombe and Phil Quirke to Speak on How the Most Productive TESOLers ‘Fit it all in’ at IICLLDubai2017

Dr Christine Coombe and Dr Phil Quirke IICLLDubai2017 Featured Speakers As Featured Speakers, Dr Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College, UAE, and Dr Phil Quirke of Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE, will define “productivity” and elicit what characterises a productive day for most teachers while presenting on certain issues that cause teacher productivity to decline.

Official Selection – Professional Feature BREAKING POINT: The War for Democracy in Ukraine Directed by Mark Jonathan Harris & Oles Sanin

IAFOR Documentary Film Award 2016 Winners Announced

The growth of the IAFOR Documentary Film Award & Festival has been tremendous. This year’s Open Competition was extremely competitive and our judges were faced with many difficult decisions. We truly feel lucky and honoured to have such wonderful documentaries to choose from. We’d like to thank everyone who entered. Select documentaries from the Open

Dr Nathaniel Newlands

Nathaniel Newlands to Speak on “Statistics in the Cognitive/Risk Era” at IICSEEHawaii2017

Dr Nathaniel Newlands IICSEEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker Distinguished Researcher and Innovator from Canada As a Featured Speaker, Dr Nathaniel Newlands, distinguished researcher and innovator from Canada, will cover the concept of “integrated risk” and how it may transform our current sustainable development dialogue, enabling more informed action/s at The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy &

Professor Ronald Mellado Miller-Brigham Young University

Ronald Mellado Miller to Speak on the Psychology of Humanitarian Success at ACP2017

Professor Ronald Mellado Miller ACP2017 Featured Speaker Brigham Young University – Hawaii, USA As a Featured Speaker, Dr Ronald Mellado Miller of Brigham Young University, USA, will discuss research that shows how programs and implementations can meet both physical and psychological needs, and how taking into account psychology can enhance humanitarian success and achieve far

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The Scottish Renewables Challenge, Colin Donald, Business Editor, Sunday Herald

Renewable Energy and Scotland

The late IAFOR Chairman, Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, interviews Colin Donald, Business Editor of the Sunday Herald.

Dr Melanie Gobert UAE

Melanie Gobert to Speak on “Reading: A 21st Century Skill in Higher Education” at IICEDubai2017

Dr Melanie Gobert IICEDubai2017 Keynote Speaker Abu Dhabi Men’s College, UAE As a Keynote Speaker, Dr Melanie Gobert of Abu Dhabi Men’s College, UAE, will look at the impact that reading and English proficiency can have on higher education in foreign universities due to the impact of globalisation at The IAFOR International Conference on Education

Donna McIntire-Byrd Eco-Diplomacy Water Conservation

Donna McIntire-Byrd to Speak on Eco-Diplomacy & Water Conservation at IICSEEHawaii2017

Donna McIntire-Byrd IICSEEHawaii2017 Featured Speaker United States Department of State, USA As a Featured Speaker, Donna McIntire-Byrd will examine best practices for water conservation and alternative water sources, such as rainwater and treated wastewater, at The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2017 (IICSEEHawaii2017) to be held Thursday, January 5

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Professor Sanja Bahun University of Essex Literature, Justice, Transition

Literature, Justice, Transition

“literary works of art can give voice to the victims to tell their story, function as tools of memorialisation and documentation, and offer interpretations of reconciliation processes and of legality itself”

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

New Editor Appointed: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities

We are delighted to announce the appointment of a new Editor for the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities, Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna of Hofstra University, USA. Dr García Osuna brings decades of research and teaching experience in his field, as well as considerable expertise as an editor and peer reviewer. We are certain

Dr Jaimey Hamilton Faris, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Jaimey Hamilton Faris to Speak on Liquid Archives at IICSEEHawaii2017

Dr Jaimey Hamilton Faris IICSEEHawaii2017 Keynote Speaker University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA Dr Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Keynote Speaker for The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2017 (IICSEEHawaii2017), will introduce Liquid Archives, an attempt to make visible the important geological, cultural and historical markers hidden in our oceans, atmospheres,

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Technology in the Classroom Professor Curtis Ho Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens

Professor Curtis Ho of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa explores how students use multiple tools, including gaming, robotics and virtual learning environments, for both formal and informal learning.

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Kotoba Miners James York, Tokyo Denki University, Computer Assisted Language Learning

Kotoba Miners – Gaming and Language Learning

James York discusses his Kotoba Miners project which brings together English-language and Japanese-language learners in a cooperative virtual language learning environment.

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Professor Christine Coombe ELT TESOL Arabia Dubai

Best Practice in ELT: 10 Traits of a Highly Effective Teacher

Dr Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College explores the 10 characteristics that she finds essential for success in the classroom and in educational institutions.

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Children’s Rights Human Rights Professor Amanda Third

Child Rights, Digital Issues and Cyber Safety

Professor Baden Offord of Curtin University and Professor Amanda Third of the University of Western Sydney discuss the impact new technologies are having on children’s rights.

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Climate Change and Sustainability Sir Kenneth Calman

Climate Change and Nature’s Social Union

IAFOR Chairman, the late Professor Stuart D. B. Picken discusses the dilemma modern societies face in regards to climate change with the Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Sir Kenneth Calman.

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Dr James McNally NACDA Program on Aging Data Archive

Data Collections, Resources and Tools for Aging Research (NACDA)

Using the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) as a working example, Dr James McNally explains the advantages of having a local strategy geared toward the preservation and sharing of gerontological research data.