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IAFOR partnership with Singapore Management University

IAFOR enters partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU)

IAFOR is very excited to announce a new partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) and The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2020). SEACE will kick off with a symposium hosted in February next year at SMU’s centrally located campus in Singapore. The symposium will be organised in conjunction with the annual ASEAN Career Fair with

“Independence and Interdependence” ECE/ECLL2019 Photo Report

IAFOR was excited to take the seventh European conferences on Education (ECE2019) and Language Learning (ECLL2019) to the great city of London, where it was held on both Birkbeck and UCL’s IoE campuses in Bloomsbury. More than 300 academics joined IAFOR’s biggest European event, and the plenary session kicked off with Professor Thanassis Rikakis (above

“Reclaiming the Future” ECAH/EuroMedia Photo Report

The last in the series of conferences in Brighton, UK, was The 6th European Conference on the Arts & Humanities (ECAH2019) and The 5th European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia2019), and saw a great line-up of Keynote and Featured presentations. The conference theme invited reflections on “Reclaiming the Future”, and included a Plenary

“Independence & Interdependence” ECSS/ECSEE2019 Photo Report

The Sixth European Conferences on the Social Sciences (ECSS2019) and Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE2019) had as their theme, “Independence & Interdependence”. Above left: Dr Tom Houghton of Curtin University (Australia), gave an engaging presentation on the realities of climate change, renewable energy, and the disadvantaged position of the world’s poor in his Keynote

“Value and Values” ECP/ECERP2019 Photo Report

The first conference in IAFOR’s Brighton conference series was The 6th European Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences (ECP2019) concurrently held with The 6th European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ECERP2019) focusing on the theme of “Value and Values”. Keynote Presentations included those by Dr Amy Szarkowski (above left), a leading psychologist from

IAFOR Year in Review | Summer 2019

Dear Colleagues, Welcome to the IAFOR Year in Review (Summer 2019). In it you will find information about The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), and an overview of some of our current research and publications, as well as photo reports of recent events. Our hope is to give you some insight as to the range and

IJMCF cover volume 6 issue 1

Now Published: Volume 6 Issue 1 of the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 6 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Published: August 01, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0667 Editor’s Introduction The IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication and Film (JMCF) is associated with IAFOR’s MediAsia, FilmAsia and EuroMedia annual conferences. JMCF is committed to publishing peer-reviewed

Hiroshi Ishiguro-EGEN2019-IAFOR

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


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 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

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 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

“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


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 Editor’s Introduction We

“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


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


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 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


Kansai Resilience Forum 2019 – Video Highlights

The Kansai Resilience Forum 2019 was an event organised by the Government of Japan in collaboration with The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). It was packed with great interdisciplinary discussion and cross-sectoral insights, and included a special keynote address by world-renowned architect, Tadao Ando, who designed the event venue, the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, following

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


Research Fellows Prepare to Leave Osaka for Washington D.C.

The OSIPP–IRC and Osaka University says goodbye to the Fellows of the Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship Program as their time in Japan comes to an end and they pack up en masse and travel for the next stage of the program which takes place in Washington D.C. in the United States.


IAFOR Journal of Education Now Available on Amazon in Printed Form

IAFOR Publications is delighted to announce that 12 issues of the IAFOR Journal of Education, dating from Winter 2015 to Winter 2018, are now available on Amazon in printed form. The IAFOR Journal of Education is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent interdisciplinary journal associated with IAFOR’s international conferences on education. Like all IAFOR publications,

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


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