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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

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Announcing Konrad Adenauer Foundation co-organized “Design and Democracy” Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Japan (KAS) Social Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) who have co-organized a Plenary Panel Discussion titled “Design and Democracy” at The 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) and The 10th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2020). Panellists include Bruce Brown of

A message from Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR Chairman

Dear Colleagues, Friends and Supporters of IAFOR, Since 2009, more than 30,000 academics from around the world have chosen to present and/or publish with IAFOR, as we have become the trusted global platform for the dissemination of interdisciplinary research, and an exceptional platform for the nurturing of the networks and relationships that make this International

Special Message: March 2020 Conferences Moved Online

Dear Colleagues, After careful consideration by the Board of Directors, and due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, IAFOR has decided to move its March 2020 conferences online. While the situation in Japan is cautiously optimistic, most universities have already taken the decision to move their classes online for at least the

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IAFOR Journal of Education –Technology in Education: New Editor Calls for Papers

As the Scopus indexed IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) moves into a new era, we are delighted to announce a new issue of the journal on the topic of Technology in Education, and to welcome the newly appointed Editor, Dr Michael Menchaca. Dr Michael Menchaca is a professor in the Department of Learning Design and

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Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 8 – Issue 1 – Language Learning in Education

IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 8 – Issue 1 – Language Learning in Education Editor: Dr Melinda Cowart Editor-in-Chief: Dr Yvonne Masters Published: March 01, 2020 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.8.1 Editor’s Introduction Bilingualism and second language learning occur in virtually every nation. The number of second language learners throughout the world increases regularly prompting educators and

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IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship now in Scopus

We are delighted to announce that from 2019, articles from the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship are now 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

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The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE) Photo Report

The inaugural Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2020) was held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU) at MAX Atria, Singapore EXPO, from Friday, February 07, 2020 ​to Sunday, February 09, 2020. The first IAFOR Southeast Asian Conference on Education set out to identify the challenges and highlight the strength in the way ASEAN countries

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium presenters

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020: International Symposium Report

The ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium was co-organised by OSIPP, Osaka University’s IAFOR Research Centre and the Singapore Management University (SMU) in association with the SEACE2020. With the Career Fair in its 8th year since Osaka University jointly founded the event in 2013 as part of the Japanese Ministry of Education’s “Reinventing Japan”

Associate Editors needed for IAFOR Journal of Education

Now approaching the publication of its eighth volume, and positioned as the official journal for IAFOR education conferences globally, the IAFOR Journal of Education (JoE) is moving into a new era. The JoE is an internationally reviewed and editorially independent Open Access interdisciplinary journal, indexed with Scopus and other indexing agencies. The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr

IAFOR Partners with the Association for Asian Studies for “AAS-in-Asia 2020”

“Asia at the Crossroads: Solidarity through Scholarship” August 31 – September 02, 2020 | The Kobe International Convention Center, Kobe, Japan Late last year, in the context of political unrest and mass protests in Hong Kong, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) decided, in consultation with partners at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK),

IAFOR Chairman’s New Year Report January 2020

Chairman’s New Year Report

Dear Friends and Colleagues, The end of one year and the beginning of another is the perfect opportunity to look back over the past twelve months and reflect, as well as look towards the year to come. 2019 was a busy year for IAFOR, full of great opportunity and growth, and 2020 promises to be

The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen2019) Photo Report

Organised in partnership with The Bartlett Real Estate Institute at University College London (UCL), The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) and the IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, The European Conference on Aging & Gerontology (EGen) featured a star-studded lineup of globally renowned speakers, including Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro from Osaka University and

“Uncertain Futures” CHER/ACLA2019 Photo Report

Following the overwhelming success of last year’s edition, Lingnan University, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), and the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP) co-hosted The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research (CHER2019). The theme was “Uncertain Futures: Repurposing Higher Education”, a title chosen to reflect the precarious nature of global socio-economic development today. The

The 10th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia) Photo Report

Above left: Dr Nasya Bahfen of La Trobe University (Australia) delivers her Keynote Presentation, “Australia and Asia: Media and Identity in a Time of Change”, in which she discusses issues such as gender and race in media, drawing on her years of experience as a journalist and scholar. Dr Bahfen also served on the Organising

The 11th Asian Conference on Education (ACE2019) Photo Report

Above left: Dr Yvonne Masters, Editor-in-Chief of the IAFOR Journal of Education, provides a pre-conference workshop on getting published for a packed room of interested scholars. Above right: Professor Michael Menchaca from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) draws on his experience of coordinating the online education system for the University of Hawai’i as

Announcing the Winners of the 2019 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

The Grand Prize Winner of this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is Emilienne Malfatto, who wins the Award for her project “Al-Banaat” (“the girls” in Arabic), an “intimate journey through the world of two little sisters in Iraq”. Emilienne is a freelance photojournalist whose work focuses on post-conflict and social issues, mostly in Iraq. The

Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 7 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 7 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Yvonne Masters Published: December 01, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.7.2 Editor’s Introduction IAFOR Journal of Education Volume 7 – Issue 2 is now published. This is the last issue for 2019 and it has been a hectic one. Our indexing with Scopus has led to

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Now Published: IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Volume 6 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities Volume 6 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna Published: November 20, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.2 Editor’s Introduction Proliferating with the advent of digital publishing, a variety of journals have been providing expedient fora for academic discussions and debates that focus on every aspect of the arts

IAFOR, Lingnan University and APHERP Co-Host CHER/ACLA 2019 in Hong Kong

IAFOR, Lingnan University and APHERP co-hosted The IAFOR Conference for Higher Education Research (CHER), and The Asian Conference on the Liberal Arts (ACLA) in Hong Kong

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IAFOR Journal of Education: Call for Editors

Now approaching the publication of its eighth volume, the IAFOR Journal of Education, an internationally reviewed and editorially independent Open Access interdisciplinary journal indexed with Scopus and other indexing agencies, is moving into a new era.  The journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr Yvonne Masters, is calling for four Editors to join an Editorial Board comprising the Executive

Announcing the 2019 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Judging Panel

Multiple award-winning photographers, Poulomi Basu and Jenny Matthews join our Founding Judge, Dr Paul Lowe on this year’s esteemed IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Judging Panel. The award is now inviting submissions on the theme, “Reclaiming the Future”. We hope that the broad nature of this theme will encourage photographers to submit work from a variety

IAFOR in Washington, D.C. for Virginia Tech’s Adaptive Lifelong Learning Workshop 2019

Last month, Virginia Tech hosted the Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy workshop in Washington, D.C. The main goal of the workshop was to bring theory and current practice together in developing a framework to inform and guide adaptive lifelong learning for an inclusive knowledge economy and build connections among participants. The workshop

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2019 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Launched

The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is now inviting submissions on the theme, “Reclaiming the Future”. We hope that the broad nature of this theme will encourage photographers to submit work from a variety of perspectives. This year’s Guest Judges are Indian transmedia artist, photographer and activist, Poulomi Basu, whose work is widely known for advocating

Special Issue on Creativity – IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences Arpan Yagnik

Now Published: Special Issue on Creativity – IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences Volume 5 – Special Issue Guest Editor: Dr Arpan Yagnik, Penn State University, USA Published: October 07, 2019 ISSN: 2187-0675 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.5.si Editor’s Introduction The IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences Volume 5 – Special Issue has been published. It brings to you a collection of

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