Category: Special Events

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

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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.

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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

Mr Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Former Japanese Education Minister Hayashi on Preparing for Society 5.0

Mr Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from 2017-2018, and Member of the House of Councilors, gave a keynote address at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS) in Tokyo in which he talked about innovation in education, and preparing for the next generation from 2030 onwards, or what

IAFOR Collaborates with Japanese Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office

IAFOR was asked by the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan to collaborate on the launch of the Kansai Resilience Forum. As a country which has to deal with the reality of natural disasters, this forum will look at how resilience is built in individuals and communities in Japan, through

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Video Highlights from The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2018)

See video highlights, and watch a slideshow of presenters from The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2018), which was held in Tokyo, October 5, 2018, and brought together some of the biggest names in government and business in Japan. Organised in partnership with J. Walter Thompson and The Wall Street Journal, the Summit considered

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OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre to Collaborate with the East West Center in Japan Foundation funded Fellowship Program

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) blog reports news of an exciting partnership with the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. The fellowship program titled “US-Southeast Asia-Japan Partnership in a Dynamic Asia” begins in January 2019 in Osaka, and will continue in Washington, D.C. through February and March. Breaking new ground for IAFOR This program is a

IAFOR partners with the University of Barcelona’s Tricontinental Lecture Series

IAFOR update on partnership with the University of Barcelona’s Tricontinental Lecture Series

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is excited to report the ongoing success of the Tricontinental Lecture Series at the University of Barcelona, an IAFOR Institutional Partner. The University of Barcelona’s Centre for Australian and Transnational Studies (CEATS) is hosting the ongoing series in partnership with IAFOR. An initiative of the teachers of Postcolonial Studies in

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Read The Japan Times article about IAFOR’s GIVS Summit in Tokyo

Writing in the news pages of The Japan Times, Kazuaki Nagata reports on the one-day Symposium at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 (GIVS) which took place in Tokyo, Friday, October 5, 2018. The event saw an unparallelled line up of business leaders, industry experts, notable Japanese entrepreneurs and leading figures from government

Join us in Tokyo for The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018

Innovation in Japan? Really? With the shrinking population, and strict company and educational hierarchies, hasn’t innovation in Japan become an oxymoron? Sure, there have been some amazing innovations from Japan, but as the country ages, hasn’t Japan passed the innovation baton on to the more tech-savvy markets in Asia? NO. Not at all. Do you

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Dr Sachio Semmoto, Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., to give Keynote at GIVS-Tokyo

Dr Sachio Semmoto GIVS-Tokyo2018 Keynote Speaker Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., Japan IAFOR is delighted to announce that Dr Sachio Semmoto, Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., will give a Keynote Presentation at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 in Tokyo next month. RENOVA is an independent renewable energy developer and power producer, which owns and

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., Japan

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., to speak at GIVS-Tokyo

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., to give Keynote Presentation at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Report on IAFOR Research Centre/OSIPP Speaker Series: Talks 7 & 8

The IAFOR Research Centre and the Osaka School of International Public Policy, at Osaka University, hosted two visiting lectures on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The first speaker, Dr Yukinori Komine (Associate Researcher at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies at Harvard University and Associate Professor of International Relations at American Public University) focused

UCL/IAFOR “Design for Ageing: East Meets West” Research Project comes to Japan

UCL/IAFOR “Design for Ageing: East Meets West” Research Project comes to Japan

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou and Peter McLennan, both faculty at The Bartlett Real Estate Institute of University College London (UCL), visited Osaka University as part of a collaborative project that includes IAFOR through the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen), where

IAFOR United Nations STI Forum 2018 Report

United Nations STI Forum 2018 Report

IAFOR collaborated with the United Nations in the hosting of a special session at the Third Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 6, 2018. Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR, co-moderated the Official

United Nations and IAFOR to Collaborate in UNHQ New York at the STI Forum 2018

United Nations and IAFOR to Collaborate in UNHQ New York at the STI Forum 2018

IAFOR is to collaborate with the United Nations in the hosting of a special session at the Third Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 6, 2018. Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR, will

IAFOR to Collaborate with University College London (UCL)

IAFOR to Collaborate with University College London (UCL) in “Design for Ageing: East meets West” Research Project

IAFOR is to collaborate with researchers from UCL’s Bartlett Real Estate Institute and Osaka University in a project to research design for an ageing population. The research project “Design for Ageing: East meets West” aims to explore spatial policies for people throughout their lifespans in two countries: the UK and Japan. “Design for Ageing: East

Oki Matsumoto, Managing Director & Chairman of Monex Group

Oki Matsumoto, Managing Director & Chairman of Monex Group, to speak at GIVS-Tokyo

Oki Matsumoto GIVS-Tokyo2018 Keynote Speaker Managing Director & Chairman of Monex Group, Japan The Organising Committee and Advisory Board are pleased to announce that Oki Matsumoto, Managing Director & Chairman of Monex Group, will give a Keynote Presentation at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 (GIVS-Tokyo2018). Oki Matsumoto was born in 1963. He

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative Round Table Series 2018

“International Academic Cooperation in Uncertain Times” – Silk Road Round Table at Moscow State University

Date: Wednesday February 21, 2018 Venue: Moscow State University (MSU), Russia Theme: “International Academic Cooperation in Uncertain Times” This event is by invitation only The development of the internet and communication technologies have transformed our globe, and with ever better transportation networks, it has never been so easy for academics to work together; to meet,

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IAFOR Sponsors the 1st Symposium of International Silk Road Academic Studies

Dr Joseph Haldane was a plenary speaker at Nevsehir University in Turkey for the 1st Symposium of International Silk Road Academic Studies, where he delivered an opening address, along with the rector of the university, as well as a presentation entitled “A Perspective from the Furthest Ends of the Silk Road”. IAFOR were happy to

IAFOR Silk Road Initiative Announced in Barcelona

IAFOR Silk Road Initiative Announced in Barcelona

IAFOR had its first public silk road informations session, with ISRI Director Professor Georges Depeyrot presenting alongside IAFOR Chairman Dr Joseph Haldane, and Professor Ljiljana Markovic, Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade. Professor Depeyrot is a member of the French CNRS Board of Trustees, and the initiative builds on the

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Second Silk Road Roundtable Concentrates on Issues of Security and Sustainability

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative had its second roundtable meeting today, attended by a group of academics from around the world, and chaired by Osaka University OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre co-director Professor Haruko Satoh, and attended by Professor Toshiya Hoshino, now Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations. Professor Hoshino had delivered a keynote situating the contemporary

University of Belgrade Conference

IAFOR Chairman Delivers Keynote Address to University of Belgrade Conference

Talks on cooperative projects between IAFOR Silk Road Initiative anchor institutions, the University of Belgrade and IAFOR took place in Belgrade at the time of the Faculty of Philology Digital Humanities Conference, in May 2017. Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman of IAFOR, delivered the conference keynote, on “The development of cultural and information flows: historical, geographical

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Georges Depeyrot named Director of the IAFOR Silk Road Initiative

IAFOR Chairman travelled to Paris to discuss the IAFOR Silk Road Initiative with the newly appointed Project Director, Professor Georges Depeyrot, of the Ecole Normale Superieure, France. Depeyrot is a member of Board of Trustees of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and is one of the world’s leading numismatists. He was the

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Leading Academics Discuss the IAFOR Silk Road Initiative at ACAH2017

The IAFOR Silk Road Initiative had its first pilot roundtable meeting today, attended by some thirty academics from around the world, and chaired by IAFOR Chairman, Dr Joseph Haldane and his co-director colleagues at Osaka University’s OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre. The scope of the initiative was discussed, as was leveraging IAFOR’s existent global network of individuals,