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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.

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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?”