Videos

The videos below have been filmed at IAFOR conferences and offer insights and perspectives from some of the world’s leading academics.

Professor Gaurav Desai

Precarious Futures, Precarious Pasts: Migritude and Planetarity

In this talk, Professor Gaurav Desai aims to think through “the figure of the migrant not just as someone who moves from one sociopolitical context – village, town, city, nation – to another, but to think through migrant experiences as they relate to larger planetary concerns.”

Richard Roth Attica Prison Riots

History, Story, Narrative: Covering the Attica Prison Riots

Professor Richard Roth speaks about his own experience as a rookie reporter covering the Attica Prison Riots – coverage which earned him a 1972 nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.

Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia

Beyond web 2.0: Designing authentic mobile learning for everyday contexts in Asia

In this Keynote, Professor Mark Pegrum illustrates the potential of mobile augmented reality (AR) language and literacy learning projects, with particular focus on recent gamified learning trails in Asia.

Dr Charles Allen Brown, Hokkaido University, Japan

Is the untrained NS teacher worth even less than we thought?: NS teacher endorsement of folk beliefs in EFL education

In this presentation, Dr Charles Allen Brown discusses how his own multi-year ethnographic fieldwork examining ground-level practices of English education in Japan and Taiwan indicates that the untrained NS teacher may be even less valuable than is commonly assumed.

The Psychology of Kawaii Professor Hiroshi Nittono Osaka University

Beyond Cuteness: An Emerging Field of the Psychology of “Kawaii”

“Kawaii” is often translated as “cute” in English, but the nuances and connotations of the two words seem to be different. In this presentation, Professor Hiroshi Nittono of Osaka University discusses which aspects of kawaii are unique to Japanese culture and which aspects seem to be universal to all humans.

Intersectional Realities, Law and Belonging. Not?

In this presentation, Professor Adrien Katherine Wing of the University of Iowa focuses on the legal status of women of colour around the world under national and international law.

The Great Wall Story – The Way I Have Discovered It

“By reviewing a series of personal Great Wall explorations… I will show how diverse, personal, unconventional – and “foreign” – approaches have made significant contributions to the surprisingly narrow, Sino-centric and limited corpus of Great Wall knowledge, as well as popular understanding.”

Shifting Strategic Balance and Asian Security

“The concept of strategic stability has become increasingly obscure since the end of the Cold War. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the rise of China have changed the structure of strategic balance, which would have defining impacts on world security.”

Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA

Think Like a System, Act Like an Entrepreneur

“Most attempts at social change attempting shifts in people’s behaviours or attitudes fail. There are systematic reasons for this. A more effective strategy may combine two very different ways of thinking, the systemic and the opportunistic.”

Dr Simon Sleight King's College London

Memory and the Modern City

Densely populated, cities are also thickly inhabited by memories. This lecture explores the processes by which some aspects of the past are physically or emotionally inscribed into the built landscape, while others are overlooked or forgotten.

Testimonies of Light: Photography, Witnessing and History

In his Keynote Presentation at ECAH2017, Dr Paul Lowe from the University of the Arts London discusses how the photographic image has engaged with the historical moment, from its inception in the mid nineteenth century to the present day.

The Scottish Renewables Challenge, Colin Donald, Business Editor, Sunday Herald

Renewable Energy and Scotland

The late IAFOR Chairman, Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, interviews Colin Donald, Business Editor of the Sunday Herald.

Professor Sanja Bahun University of Essex Literature, Justice, Transition

Literature, Justice, Transition

“literary works of art can give voice to the victims to tell their story, function as tools of memorialisation and documentation, and offer interpretations of reconciliation processes and of legality itself”

Technology in the Classroom Professor Curtis Ho Emerging Technology

Emerging Technology – The Learner Awakens

Professor Curtis Ho of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa explores how students use multiple tools, including gaming, robotics and virtual learning environments, for both formal and informal learning.

Kotoba Miners James York, Tokyo Denki University, Computer Assisted Language Learning

Kotoba Miners – Gaming and Language Learning

James York discusses his Kotoba Miners project which brings together English-language and Japanese-language learners in a cooperative virtual language learning environment.

Professor Christine Coombe ELT TESOL Arabia Dubai

Best Practice in ELT: 10 Traits of a Highly Effective Teacher

Dr Christine Coombe of Dubai Men’s College explores the 10 characteristics that she finds essential for success in the classroom and in educational institutions.

Children’s Rights Human Rights Professor Amanda Third

Child Rights, Digital Issues and Cyber Safety

Professor Baden Offord of Curtin University and Professor Amanda Third of the University of Western Sydney discuss the impact new technologies are having on children’s rights.

Climate Change and Sustainability Sir Kenneth Calman

Climate Change and Nature’s Social Union

IAFOR Chairman, the late Professor Stuart D. B. Picken discusses the dilemma modern societies face in regards to climate change with the Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Sir Kenneth Calman.

Dr James McNally NACDA Program on Aging Data Archive

Data Collections, Resources and Tools for Aging Research (NACDA)

Using the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) as a working example, Dr James McNally explains the advantages of having a local strategy geared toward the preservation and sharing of gerontological research data.

Dr Richmond Stroupe JALT Learner Autonomy Language Learning

JALT, International Programs and Learner Autonomy

IAFOR International Director of Programme for Language Learning, Professor Steve Cornwell interviews Dr Richmond Stroupe about his work with JALT and Learner Autonomy.

Writing Multicultural America Professor A. Robert Lee IAFOR

The Lack of Multiculturalism in the American Literary Canon

Professor Myles Chilton, The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2015 (ACAH2015) Conference Co-Chair, interviews Keynote Speaker, Dr A. Robert Lee.

BBC Media Action Media for Emergency Response Jon Elford

BBC Media Action

As part of The European Conference on Media & Mass Communication 2015 (EuroMedia2015), IAFOR President, Dr Joseph Haldane, conducted a panel discussion and Q&A session with Jon Elford of BBC Media Action.

Aging Studies Gerontology Professor James McNally NACDA

The Impact of Family Support on the Mental Health of the Elderly

In this interview, IAFOR IAB Executive Council Member Professor Dexter Da Silva talks with the Director of The National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA) Dr James McNally.

Aging Research in Japan Professor Hiroshi Ishida

Social Science Japan Data Archive and Resources for Aging Research in Japan

This presentation examines the current state of the data-archiving activities in Japan, introduces the Social Science Japan Data Archive (SSJDA), and provides examples of resources available at the SSJDA and other institutions for aging research.