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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

Call for Editor IAFOR Journal of Education

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

“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

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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 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijmcf.6.1 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

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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

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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 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.6.1 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 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.7.1 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