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Nationalism and the Three Arrows by Professor Joel Campbell

Nationalism and the Three Arrows – The Conservative Activism of Japan’s Shinzo Abe

Professor Joel Campbell of Troy University discusses the political history of Japan and how the Abe Government’s proclivity for nationalism and their Three Arrows economic strategy are affecting the nation.

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Japanese Firms and Staying Power by Michael A. Cusumano of MIT

Japanese Firms and Staying Power

Professor Michael A. Cusumano of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) discusses Japan’s rise and decline as an economic superpower at The IAFOR North American Conference on the Social Sciences.

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Professor Roger Palmer on Language Learning

Helping Language Learners Build Knowledge

Professor Roger Palmer of Konan University discusses ways to help learners build knowledge as they learn second or foreign languages, enabling them to join the target language community.

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Professor Sue Jackson IAFOR

A Message from IAFOR Education Conference Chair, Professor Sue Jackson

IAFOR’s International Director of Programme for Education, Professor Sue Jackson (Birkbeck, University of London), discusses IAFOR’s Education conferences.

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Professor Heidi Safia Mirza

Decolonising Pedagogies

Professor Heidi Safia Mirza draws on black and postcolonial feminist perspectives to explore ways in which professional black and female academics engage in ‘embodied’ work towards decolonising dominant regimes of ‘diversity’ in higher education.

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Hosam Katan wins IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – Winners 2015

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces Hosam Katan from Aleppo in Syria as the Grand Prize Winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015.

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Bill Ashcroft The Empire Writes Back

Revolution, Transformation and Utopia: the Function of Literature

Bill Ashcroft discusses the function of literature in the twentieth century, and argues that literature, far more than the language of politics, has the capacity to speak to power by speaking beyond it.

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Jun Arima on Abenomics and Japan's Economic Recovery

Abenomics and Japan’s Economic Recovery

Jun Arima of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) discusses how Abenomics is affecting the Japanese economy and shows the economic signals pointing to recovery.

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Corporate Governance and Culture in Japan with Nicholas Benes

Corporate Governance and Culture in Japan

IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, discusses Japanese corporate governance, corporate culture, and training methods with Mr Nicholas Benes of the Board Director Training Institute of Japan (BDTI).

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TEDx and Augmented Reality - Informal Learning and International Exchange with Mobile Technology

TEDx and Augmented Reality – Informal Learning and International Exchange with Mobile Technology

In their Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom 2015 (ACTC2015), Eric Hawkinson, Martin Stack and Erin Noxon discuss the latest advances in Augmented Reality (AR) technology and the potential impacts it can have on education.

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Jared Baxter on The Power behind Starry Night

The Power behind Starry Night: Vincent’s Empyrean Vision

Jared Baxter explores new concepts and theories on van Gogh’s Starry Night and asserts that poetic inspiration arose from Dante Alighieri’s heavenly zenith, the Trinitarian Empyrean, where, in the final lines of his epic poem, the pilgrim’s dream is realised.

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Rethinking Interpersonal Conflict Strategies: Is Avoiding really that Bad? by Jiro Takai

Rethinking Interpersonal Conflict Strategies: Is Avoiding really that Bad?

Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University discusses his research on interpersonal conflict resolution strategies and elaborates on why, when and how avoiding conflict can actually be a wise choice in managing interpersonal conflict.

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Avoiding Conflict in Japanese Society with Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University, Japan

Avoiding Conflict in Japanese Society

Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University explores the merits behind a variety of strategies and methods used in conflict management in Japanese society.

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The Future of Instructional Technology Research - Prof. Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech

The Future of Instructional Technology Research

Professor Barbara Lockee of Virginia Tech, USA, discusses the impact that Instructional Technology Research is having on education.

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Everyday Aesthetics and World-Making by Professor Yuriko Saito

Everyday Aesthetics and World-Making

In her Keynote Presentation at The North American Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 (NACAH2014), Yuriko Saito explains the importance of aesthetics and how they impact on our everyday lives.

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The Dyslexia Debate by Professor Joe Elliott, Durham University

The Dyslexia Debate

“If you struggle to learn to read, it’s a massive threat to your identity,” says Professor Joe Elliot of Durham University, UK. In this presentation, Professor Elliot calls for an end to the use of the dyslexia label and provides an alternative proposition.

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IAFOR Conference Highlights

Why join an IAFOR conference?

A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.

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Ken Wilson is a teacher trainer, and an author of a large amount of ELT materials, and has published with OUP, Cengage and Macmillan. Photography by Thaddeus Pope

Language Learning, Technology & Motivation

What is essential when learning a new language? Perhaps, it’s motivation, having curiosity and wanting to learn. Or is it being immersed in a culture where that language is dominant? And should your teacher be a native speaker of the language you want to learn or not?

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Motivating the Unmotivated - 10 Ways to Get Your Students to DO Something by Ken Wilson.

Motivating the Unmotivated – 10 Ways to Get Your Students to DO Something

ELT author and trainer, Ken Wilson introduces a variety of techniques to help language teachers better motivate their students, and suggests ten ways teachers can engage their students’ interest and access their knowledge.

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First and Second Language Acquisition with Marjo Mitsutomi & Minna Kirjavainen

First and Second Language Acquisition

Marjo Mitsutomi and Minna Kirjavainen look at the process of first and second language acquisition and introduce some of their latest research findings.

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The Importance of Educators and their Legacy with Alan Maley

When Will We Ever Learn? Ten Great Educators and their Legacy

Alan Maley surveys the work of ten great educators, some of whom have been prestigious and highly influential innovators, while others were isolated, passionate experimenters, whose pioneering work is relatively little known.

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Paulo Freire

The Importance of Educators and their Legacy

In this interview IAFOR President Dr Joseph Haldane speaks with language learning expert Alan Maley about historically important figures in the field of education.

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken

IAFOR Chairman, Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, Passes Away

The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken (1942-2016) Order of the Sacred Treasure (瑞宝中綬章), M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S. Cleric and Philosopher It is with sadness that we inform our friends of IAFOR that the Chairman of the organisation, the Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, passed away on Friday, 5 August, 2016. Stuart

IACCP2016 | The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

IACCP2016 Congress Highlights

The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP2016) saw nearly 1,000 participants gather in Nagoya to present their research, catch up with old faces and network with many new, while hearing the latest from Keynote Speakers including Professor Ed Diener of University of Illinois, Professor Ying-Yi Hong of Chinese University of Hong

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The IAFOR Academic Review | Volume 2 | Issue 2

Welcome to Issue 2 Volume 2 of The IAFOR Academic Review. In this edition we, the editorial committee, bring together a selection of the most interesting contributions from our Education conferences, with respect to discussion surrounding Higher Education and Learning.

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2016 | Alexey Furman

Announcing the Winners of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2016

With over 150 entries from more than 50 countries, the justice theme of this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award inspired a prolific and diverse range of interpretations. The competition was, as always, extremely competitive and the standard of photography high, however, the judges agreed conclusively that Ukrainian freelance photojournalist, Alexey Furman, who is currently pursuing

Mohammed Azaza Tesol Arabia

Mohammed Azaza Announced as Featured Speaker for The IAFOR Dubai Conference Series 2017

Mohammed Azaza IICEDubai2017 Featured Speaker TESOL Arabia & ADNOC Technical Institute, UAE President of TESOL Arabia, Mohamed Azaza, has been announced as a Featured Speaker at The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai 2017 (IICEDubai2017), which will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Language Learning – Dubai 2017 (IICLLDubai2017). Mohamed Azaza holds

IAFOR Journal of Education

DOAJ Indexes the IAFOR Journal of Education

IAFOR is proud to announce that the IAFOR Journal of Education is now indexed by the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ lists more than 10,000 high-quality, open access peer-reviewed journals, thereby increasing the publications’ usage and impact. All of the journals listed by DOAJ exercise the best practices of publishing and maintain a

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Metro Imaging becomes an Official Partner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

With 35 years in the photographic industry and the most comprehensive range of photographic services in the UK, Metro Imaging has a well-established reputation for delivering a level of expertise and professionalism that is second to none. Metro Imaging remains at the forefront of the photography industry because its enthusiastic and skilled team has kept

The Asia Pacific Conference on Security International Relations

Announcing The Asia-Pacific Conference on Security and International Relations 2016 (APSec2016)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) in association with the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at the University of Osaka, and the Asia Political and International Studies Association (APISA) is pleased to announce The Asia-Pacific Conference on Security and International Relations 2016 (APSec2016). This interdisciplinary conference will bring together leading thinkers on issues of