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 reach of our activities since last year.
Over the years, IAFOR conferences have brought together some twenty-five thousand scholars and educators from around the globe to discuss ideas critical to the development of scholarly research in Asia and beyond, making it one of the most respected international research organisations. Over the past twelve months, we have engaged in many cross-sectoral projects, including those with universities (the University of Barcelona, Hofstra University, UCL, University of Belgrade and Moscow State University), think tanks (the East-West Center), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s Office, and in Honolulu with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
With the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through our meetings and conferences that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that future conferences will continue to offer such remarkable opportunities for the sharing of research and best practice, for the meeting of people and ideas.
Dr Joseph Haldane
Chairman and CEO, IAFOR