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Professor Minoru Karasawa Nagoya University.

Motivations, Biases and Punishment Minoru Karasawa

In this interview, Dr Minoru Karasawa of Nagoya University, Japan, speaks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, about the issue of fairness and bias when choosing punitive measures as a form of punishment.

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Linda Toyo Obayashi Attorney Mediator Workplace Conflict

Workplace Conflict? Call the Mediator

Linda Toyo Obayashi, Senior Mediation Officer at The World Bank Group, discusses workplace conflict and the evolving interdisciplinary field of conflict resolution.

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Professor Richard J. Roth Northwestern University USA

Journalism and Life in the Middle East

Professor Richard J. Roth of Northwestern University discusses journalism and life in the Middle East with three time Emmy award winner and IAFOR Conference Chair, Professor Gary E. Swanson.

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Professor Minoru Karasawa Nagoya University

Blameworthy Character Invites Harsher Punishment

In his Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences 2014 (ACP2014), Dr Minoru Karasawa presents his finding on the effectiveness of punishment in Japanese society.

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IAFOR Technology in the Classroom Professor Ted O'Neill

A Message from IAFOR Technology in the Classroom Conference Chair, Ted O’Neill

Professor Ted O’Neill explains how IAFOR’s conference programmes in technology and education encourage scholars and practitioners to reflect on both the positive and practical implementations of technology in teaching and research.

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Professor Keith W. Miller University of Missouri Robots and Identity

Robots and Identity

Professor Keith W. Miller explains the challenges presented when robots, cyborgs and computers form unique identities and become more like individuals.

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Professor Donald E. Hall Interdisciplinary Education Lehigh University, USA

Interdisciplinary Education as Our Best Hope for the Future

Donald E. Hall explains the essential need for interdisciplinary education in the liberal arts and sciences – especially as informed by the humanities, the social sciences, the visual and performing arts and cultural studies.

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Jun Arima Japan External Trade Organisation JETRO

Abenomics and the State of the Japanese Economy

Jun Arima, Director General of JETRO London, sits down with Rev. Prof. Stuart D.B. Picken (1942-2016), Chairman of IAFOR’s International Advisory Board, to continue their discussion on Japan’s economy.

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IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award

The IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2016

Dr. A. Robert Lee announces the winners of this year’s IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2016 in Kobe, Japan.

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Yasukuni Shrine Constitutional Law Civil Rights Frank Ravitch

Yasukuni Shrine, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights

Dr Joseph Haldane speaks with Professor Frank S. Ravitch about some of the bigger issues surrounding Japanese government officials visiting the Yasukuni Shrine.

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John Hope Associate Dean University of Auckland International Education

International Education

In this interview Dr Haldane and Dr Hope discuss the importance of international education and how, with proper care and attention, it can help change the world.

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Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese Constitution Law Civil Rights Professor Frank S. Ravitch

Revisions to the Japanese Constitution

Professor Frank S. Ravitch discusses revisions to the Japanese constitution with Professor Dexter Da Silva at The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy 2015 (ACERP2015).

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Centre for Ageing Research and Education Singapore Dr Angelique Chan

Understanding and Improving the Lives of Elders in Singapore

Dr Angelique Chan discusses the introduction of the Centre for Ageing Research and Education (CARE) in Singapore, and how it will help develop, coordinate and implement research and education initiatives in ageing and health.

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Motivation in Language Learning Professor Kay Irie

Motivation in Language Learning

In this interview, Professor Ted O’Neill speaks with Professor Kay Irie about the effects of applying motivation strategies to language learning environments.

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Lord Charles Bruce Japan Society of Scotland

In Between The Occident and The Orient

“By appropriating and re-contextualising traditional art forms gathered from other places, they were able to reinterpret their own cultural identity and thereby make a profound impact on their national consciousness.” Lord Charles Bruce reflects on the encounters of Europeans and Asians during the colonial period.

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Lowell Sheppard The HOPE International Development Agency

Individuals and Communities in Conflict

Mr Lowell Sheppard, Asia Pacific Director of the HOPE International Development Agency, speaks about his extensive experience in crisis and conflict situations with with Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR Executive Director.

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Professor Baden Offord Cultural Studies Human Rights Southeast Asia

Through the Looking Glass: Home, the World and the Anthropocene

Professor Baden Offord draws on his cultural studies and human rights research to explore the compelling question of co-existence in the Anthropocene.

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Dr Monty Satiadarma Tarumanagara University Indonesian Education System

Concerns over the Indonesian Education System

“The issues with education in Indonesia are complex but addressing them is vital for the proper development of society. When teachers do not or cannot deliver quality instruction it has a noticeable and debilitating effect on students.”

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IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2013

IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2013

Professor Mark Williams, Acting President of Akita International University, announces the winners of the 2013 IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award.

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IAFOR Documentary Film Award – Winners 2014

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces the winners of this year’s IAFOR Documentary Film Award at The Asian Conference on Film & Documentary 2014.

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Monika Merz President, Toys “R” Us, Asia Pacific ACCJ

Changing Conditions for Women in the Workforce

Monika Merz, President of Toys “R” Us, Asia Pacific, discusses changing conditions for women in the workforce at the ACCJ Chubu Diversity Summit in Nagoya, Japan.

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IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award - Winners 2014

IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2014

Lars Vargö, Ambassador of Sweden to Japan, announces the results of the 4th IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2014 in Osaka, Japan.

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Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova Moscow State University

The Influence of National Classical Literature on Moulding National Identity

To what extent can national classical literature be regarded as a source and a pivot of national identity? Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova discusses the influence of national classical literature on moulding national identity.

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Professor Hsiao-Chuan Hsia. Professor and Director at the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies, Shih Hsin University, Taipei

Gender, Citizenship and Empowerment of Marriage Migrants in East Asia

Professor Hsiao-Chuan Hsia of the Graduate Institute for Social Transformation Studies at Shih Hsin University in Taiwan discusses Gender, Citizenship and Empowerment of Marriage Migrants in East Asia at The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2014.

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Professor Sue Jackson (Birkbeck, University of London, UK).

Transforming and Changing Education

Professor Sue Jackson, Pro-Vice-Master for Learning and Teaching and Professor of Lifelong Learning and Gender at Birkbeck, University of London, discusses the transformative power of education with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane.

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Professor Penny Jane Burke Roehampton University

Transforming Pedagogical Spaces: Knowledge, Becoming and Belonging

In her Keynote Presentation at The European Conference on Education 2014 (ECE2014) Professor Penny Jane Burke explores possibilities for developing “transformative pedagogies” in higher education.

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IACCP2016 International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

IACCP 2016 – The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology

IACCP 2016 – Photography Highlights from The 23rd Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology in Nagoya, Japan.

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On the Predicament of the Borderland Imagination by Professor Koichi Iwabuchi

On the Predicament of the Borderland Imagination

“It has been much discussed that the intricate process of globalisation brings about contradictory consequences.” Professor Koichi Iwabuchi discusses the Predicament of the Borderland Imagination in his Keynote Presentation at The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2014.

Conceptualizing Soft Power in the U.S. Decision to Implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Conceptualising Soft Power in the US Decision to Implement the CRPD

Dr Amy Szarkowski and Dr Yukinori Komine highlight the concepts behind Soft Power and how it applies to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Literature and National Identity by Svetlana Ter-Minasova

Literature and National Identity

In this interview with IAFOR’s Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova shares some of her personal experiences and thoughts on how her generation came of age in Russia and the impact literature and arts has had on the nation’s identity.