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Infectious Diseases on Cruise Ships Symposium: Major International Study to Report on Lessons From the Diamond Princess

The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships: International Challenges and Responses is an event organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) with the support of the Government of Japan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on March 10-11, 2021 at the Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. This symposium

IAFOR Collaborates with the University of Tokyo’s Israel Week Event Series

Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus IAFOR is happy to be working with the University of Tokyo on a series of online seminars and lectures on the recent trends and developments in Israel and its impact on Japan-Israel relations as a part of Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus. The events in this framework will

Now Published: Volume 9 – Issue 1 – IAFOR Journal of Education – Inclusive Education

IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 9 – Issue 1– Inclusive Education Editor: Tamsin Hinton-Smith Editor-in-Chief: Yvonne Masters Published: February 19, 2021 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.1 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Education: Inclusive Education. What a journey it has been. It has been an immense privilege to work with a team of international colleagues

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2021 – Pre-event Symposium Report and Video

IAFOR hosted an online Pre-event Symposium at the 9th ASEAN Career Fair with Japan, in collaboration with Singapore Management University (SMU), the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, and Energize, Inc. Video Chapters Welcome Address – Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR (00:00)  Opening Remarks – Henry

Now Published: Special Issue of IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 6 – Special Issue: “Law as/and Culture: Reconfiguring Human Rights and Justice” Guest Editor: John Nguyet Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University Editor-in-Chief: Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: January 22, 2021 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.6.SI From the Editor Dear Readers, This special issue mainly grew out of an advanced

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2021 – Pre-event Symposium

IAFOR is excited to announce a Pre-event Symposium at the 9th ASEAN Career Fair with Japan, in collaboration with Singapore Management University, The IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, and Energize, Inc. As with each year, this symposium aims at providing information to ASEAN university career officers and

Chairman’s 2021 New Year’s Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends, As we wrap up what has been an immensely difficult year for people around the world, on behalf of the entire IAFOR community, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. Earlier in December of 2020, the very first coronavirus vaccinations were given in the UK, marking the beginning of

Now Published: Volume 9 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 2 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle, Australia Published: December 14, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2 Editor’s Introduction It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the editor-in-chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 2 of the IAFOR Journal of

Special Panel Presentation: Post-COVID World and Human Security at OCE2020

IAFOR is excited to announce a IAFOR Research Centre supported special panel discussion titled, “Post-COVID World and Human Security”. As the year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, the global community’s strengths and challenges have become apparent. The good news is that vaccines will become available soon, the development of which took place

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 4 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education

Welcome to the first issue of the IAFOR Journal of Education: Studies in Education. This is an exciting time for the journal, as this issue represents a particular focus relating to the exploration of significant themes and ideas in education, alternative and exceptional programs for teaching and learning, and the investigation of promising practices in education.

The IAFOR 2021-2022 Overarching Theme – “Resilience”

Dear Friends and Colleagues, This is to announce that “Resilience” is the 2021-2022 overarching theme of IAFOR, and the frame through which we invite interdisciplinary reflection in and across our different programs and events through 2021 and 2022. Resilience 2021-2022 Resilience is the ability to resist being affected, or to recover readily from setback and

The 21st Doireann MacDermott Lecture at the University of Barcelona

Every year the Center for Australian and Transnational Studies at the University of Barcelona holds the MCD conference in honour of Professor Doireann MacDermott. Professor MacDermott founded the English Department at the University of Barcelona and was the first person outside England to introduce what were then called Commonwealth Studies and, today, Postcolonial Studies. The

Public Research Project: Emergency Response to Infectious Disease Outbreak on Cruise Ships (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan)

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) as of October 22, 2020, to conduct a comprehensive international study on the issues and challenges related to the outbreak of infectious diseases on cruise ships, as a supplementary budget public project for FY2020. Drawing from

Reimagining Education for Today’s Complex and Fast-Changing World

Bold project led by the Virginia Tech Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, IAFOR (The International Academic Forum), and the Future Talent Council.

Authentic Learning and Knowledge Mapping: Call for Case Studies

A collaborative effort of the Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), the Future Talent Council (FTC) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).

Announcing Terry Small as Featured Presenter at ACE2020

Canada’s leading learning skills specialist, Terry Small, has been announced as a Featured Presenter at The 12th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2020), where he will give an interactive workshop, titled: “Healthy Brain, Resilient Mind – 5 Steps to a Calmer, Sharper, Happier You!”. Terry Small, BEd, MA, is a master teacher and Canada’s leading learning

Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia

Summary of the Special Panel “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”

On 4 September, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), under the Socio-economic Governance Program Asia (SOPAS), hosted a special panel during the 2020 AAS-in-Asia Conference. Entitled, “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”, the panel aimed to address salient issues and debates about the impact of automation and technological innovation on employment

Summary of the Special Roundtable on South Korea-Japan Relations

As part of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre’s (IRC) collaborative project on Korea and Japan in the Evolving China-US Relations, the Korea Foundation sponsored a Special Roundtable during the AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference. Entitled “Japan and Korea in the US-China Relations: A Reappraisal of the Post-War Order”, the panel featured scholars from East Asian institutions, Haruko Satoh

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

The Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation at Virginia Tech, in partnership with Virginia Tech Publishing, IAFOR and the Future Talent Council, are happy to announce the publishing of the collaborative report on Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy. The report was compiled over the past 18 months by 60 co-authors from 32

IAFOR Hybrid Conference Model

IAFOR is committed to ensuring that its members and conference attendees have the continued ability to present, publish and participate throughout the pandemic, and has worked to ensure that it’s conferences and content are more accessible than ever before. We have also put into place hybrid models that will ensure whatever the situation, that this

A Report on the Panel Presentations on Inclusive and Adaptive Education

The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) was held online, but was attended by more than two hundred delegates from more than 40 countries, and reached many thousands more as plenary sessions were streamed online and shared on social media as part of IAFOR’s continued outreach in response to the pandemic. Panels on inclusive and

Coming Together Around A Campfire of Values

Christine R. Yano, AAS President, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, USA (09/03/20) The 2020 meeting of AAS-in-Asia wrapped up in splendid fashion with a splashy media presentation and warm farewells. Many thanks to Joe Haldane and the IAFOR staff for stepping in and making the meeting possible with their can-do attitude and energy. Over

Welcome to JoE Undergraduate Education

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 3 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Undergraduate Education

As we embark on the first issue of Undergraduate Education for the IAFOR Journal of Education, I am reminded of the changes that we have experienced in our universities and colleges over the last fifty years; and at the same time, I see what has stayed the same.

Call for Papers: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship (Scopus)

Dr Bernard Montoneri, Editor of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, has issued an open call for papers for inclusion in Volume 9 Issue 2, the winter 2020 issue of the journal. Volume 9 Issue 2 Submission period: Sunday August 9, 2020 – Friday October 5, 2020.* Target publication date: December 14, 2020 * Papers

Night with her Train of Stars, 1912, Birmingham Museums Trust, IAFOR Journal of Literature and Librarianship

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 9 – Issue 1 Editor-in-Chief: Bernard Montoneri, Taipei, Taiwan Co-Editor: Rachel Franks, University of Newcastle / University of Sydney, Australia Published: July 27, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.9.1 It is our great pleasure and my personal honour as the Editor-in-Chief to introduce Volume 9 Issue 1 of the IAFOR

Now Published: Volume 8 – Issue 2 – IAFOR Journal of Education: Technology in Education

Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Education’s inaugural Technology in Education issue. While the Journal structure may be slightly altered at times, our commitment to interdisciplinary, international, intercultural, quality manuscripts remains.

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna Published: June 06, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.7.1 Editor’s Introduction We’ve arrived at a moment in history where humanist thought, or more exactly the humanist endeavour, must again migrate from bookish realms of detached abstraction to a place where

Special Message: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATE: June 02, 2020 Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, and especially as relates to the situation in the UK, IAFOR has made the decision to hold IAFOR’s July European Conference Series in London entirely online via Zoom. The 8th European Conference on Education (ECE2020) The 8th European Conference on Language

“Communication, Technology and Transparency in Times of COVID” ACCS/ACAS Plenary Panel Discussion

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of issues into focus relating to governance, decision-making and transparency in and between nation states, not least as these involve communication and technology. This panel will compare and contrast responses from several national contexts, and look at questions of privacy and freedoms in the context of lockdowns, and

The Korea Foundation Sponsor COVID-19 Discussion Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is delighted to announce a Korea Foundation sponsored ACCS/ACAS2020 panel discussion titled, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of global politics: A view from Asia”. The COVID-19 pandemic is now not only a global health crisis but much more. It has unleashed a cultural war in global politics, shaken the foundation of the healthy