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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
In his Keynote Address Professor Dennis McInerney examined the philosophical nature of identity and in this interview IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, continues the discussion on identity with Professor McInerney.
Professor Yozo Yokota speaks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane, about his experiences working with the UN in Myanmar (Burma), his thoughts on whether human rights are universal or culture specific, and the role of human rights in business.
Dr Mona Abo-Zena, Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University, USA, focuses on how individuals’ diverse experiences affect developmental and educational processes, practices and outcomes from early childhood through emerging adulthood.