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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.

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Dr Richmond Stroupe JALT Learner Autonomy Language Learning

JALT, International Programs and Learner Autonomy

IAFOR International Director of Programme for Language Learning, Professor Steve Cornwell interviews Dr Richmond Stroupe about his work with JALT and Learner Autonomy.

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Writing Multicultural America Professor A. Robert Lee IAFOR

The Lack of Multiculturalism in the American Literary Canon

Professor Myles Chilton, The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2015 (ACAH2015) Conference Co-Chair, interviews Keynote Speaker, Dr A. Robert Lee.

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BBC Media Action Media for Emergency Response Jon Elford

BBC Media Action

As part of The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2015 (EuroMedia2015), IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane, conducted a panel discussion and Q&A session with Jon Elford of BBC Media Action.

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Aging Studies Gerontology Professor James McNally NACDA

The Impact of Family Support on the Mental Health of the Elderly

In this interview, IAFOR IAB Executive Council Member Professor Dexter Da Silva talks with the Director of The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) Dr James McNally.

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Aging Research in Japan Professor Hiroshi Ishida

Social Science Japan Data Archive and Resources for Aging Research in Japan

This presentation examines the current state of the data-archiving activities in Japan, introduces the Social Science Japan Data Archive (SSJDA), and provides examples of resources available at the SSJDA and other institutions for aging research.

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Zhengzhou University Announced as IAFOR Global Partner

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is pleased to announce that Zhengzhou University, China, has joined the IAFOR Global Partnership Programme through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Dr Paul T.H. Chiang, Distinguished Professor at Zhengzhou University, and IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane. Zhengzhou University, first founded in 1956, was newly re-established in 2000 after a

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Dr Angela Wong Wai Ching Hong Kong Resistance Movement

From Minzhong (民眾) to Juzhong (聚眾) – The Rise of the Multitude in Resistance

Dr Angela Wong Wai Ching explores the possibilities of conception and re-conception of the multitude as a resistant force in late capitalist societies like Hong Kong.

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Tan Tarn How National University of Singapore

Public Policy, Interdisciplinarity and Arts-Activism

IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane, discusses Public Policy, Interdisciplinarity and Arts-Activism with Tan Tarn How of the National University of Singapore.

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Paul Lowe Photographer London College of Communication

Learning Strategies in Practice-based Courses

Professor Steve Cornwell interviews IAFOR Keynote Speaker and award-winning photographer Dr Paul Lowe of the University of the Arts London.

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The United Nations and Human Rights Professor Yozo Yokota

The United Nations and Human Rights

Professor Yozo Yokota gives a thorough and informative talk on his involvement with the United Nations and shares many of his personal experiences as UN Special Rapporteur to Myanmar.

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Sir Kenneth Calman University of Glasgow

Power: The Impact of Energy Generation on Health and the Environment

Sir Kenneth Calman, Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, discusses the nature of the relationship between the means by which power, in the sense of energy, is generated and the implications for health and the environment.

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Writing Multicultural America Professor A. Robert Lee IAFOR

Writing Multicultural America: The Powers of Canon and Ethnicity

“Who gets to say what writing best speaks for the culture? Has there been a preemptive strike in which a largely white, male, protestant body of voice is taken to preside?”

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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) Education Conferences

IAFOR, Conferences and Education

IAFOR International Directors of Programme Professor Sue Jackson of Birkbeck, University of London and Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech sit down for a conversation about IAFOR and education.

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The Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA) Yasuhiko Saito

The Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA) – History and New Directions

Professor Yasuhiko Saito discusses The Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA) at The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2015 in Kobe, Japan.

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Empowering Learners Dr Yvonne Masters

Empowering Learners and the Power of Words

In this follow-up interview to her Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Education 2015 (ACE2015) Dr Yvonne Masters sits down with ACE2015 Conference Chair, Professor Sue Jackson, to discuss learner empowerment.

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Executive Director Nobuo Sato Harvard Business School

The Changing Focus of MBA Programs in America: Leadership Education at Harvard Business School

Nobuo Sato, Executive Director of the HBS Japan Research Center in Tokyo, examines the changes taking place in HBS MBA leadership education over a 15 year period, and the shifting focus of MBA programs in the US.

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Theory of Justice Professor Thomas Brian Mooney Philosophy

Powers of the Soul – A Very Different Theory of Justice

“While the Greeks were no strangers to the notion of external power… they conceived of such external power as having its sources in the soul of individuals and collectives.”

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The Divided Self Professor Geoff Beattie BIG BROTHER

The Divided Self – How a Better Understanding of the Human Mind Could Transform Society

“we must recognise that people don’t actually have a mind – they have two, and this may hold the key as to why people behave in the way that they do. Human beings have ‘a divided self’ and the way that the two separate systems interact may ultimately hold the key to our survival.”

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Professor Frank S. Ravitch Michigan State University College of Law Japanese Constitution

Constitutional Revision in Japan: The Risks for Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech

“It is up to the Japanese people to protect the freedoms they have come to value and which they have used in ways that benefit the entire world with Japanese creativity and insight.”