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

Professor Jay Friedlander Strategic Sustainability Abundant Enterprises

Creating Abundant Enterprises

Professor Jay Friedlander of the College of the Atlantic talks with IAFOR Executive Director, Dr Joseph Haldane about the importance of abundance and sustainability in business.

Professor Frank S. Ravitch Yasukuni Shrine

Government Officials’ Visits to the Yasukuni Shrine: Constitutional and Ethical Struggles

“Visits to the shrine by government officials create an ethical and cultural struggle for many Japanese, who are surprised to learn of international reaction to the visits, and yet feel deeply committed to avoiding conflict.”

Dr. Brian Daizen Victoria Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies

War, Zen Buddhism and Academia

Professor Frank S. Ravitch, IAFOR Executive Council Advisory Board Member, sits down for an intriguing and enlightening interview with Dr Brian Daizen Victoria, Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, Japan.

Professor Jay Friedlander Strategic Sustainability Abundant Enterprises

Strategic Sustainability: Creating Abundant Enterprises

“most business leaders stumble on how to align sustainable tactics to create competitive advantage”. Professor Jay Friedlander discusses strategic sustainability at The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & Environment.

What is Haiku Hana Fujimoto Emiko Miyashita

What is Haiku?

Hana Fujimoto and Emiko Miyashita answer the not so simple question of, “What is haiku?”, before discussing the adoption of haiku by Western poets and the evolution it has seen in Japan and in the West.

Dr. Amy Szarkowski and Dr. Yukinori Komine Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities CRPD

Soft Power & the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Dr Joseph Haldane discusses soft power & the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) with Dr Amy Szarkowski and Dr Yukinori Komine.

Lowell Sheppard The HOPE International Development Agency

Individual, Community and Society: Conflict, Resolution and Synergy

Lowell Sheppard, Asia Pacific Director of the HOPE International Development Agency, presents a personal perspective on the makeup of conflict and how it can spark transformation.

Professor Gary E. Swanson IAFOR Media Mass Communication

Technology: It’s Impact on Media and the Way We Communicate

“From how we eat to how we travel and work to how we entertain ourselves, technology has become an integral part of our day.” Gary E. Swanson discusses the ways technology has changed how we communicate and interact with one another.

Professor Georges Depeyrot Monetary Historian DAMIN

The DAMIN Program

In his Featured Presentation at The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2014 (ACAH2014) in Osaka, Japan, Professor Georges Depeyrot discusses the work of the DAMIN program.

The Flynn Effect New Education Paradigm David Passig

The Flynn Effect, Technology and the New Education Paradigm

Though the future may seem bleak, Professor David Passig remains optimistic and confident that human society will continue to evolve into something greater with the aid of future technologies.

Dr Ernie Ko National Taiwan University of Arts Transparency International

An INGO’s Development and Fission: A Case Study on Transparency International

Dr Ernie Ko offers us a behind the scenes look at the internal politics and personalities of the prominent global NGO, Transparency International.

Professor John Nguyet Erni Cultural Studies Human Rights

Convergence or Collision – Human Rights with or without Cultural Studies

Professor John Erni considers the conditions of possibility for overcoming the apparent non-correspondence between critical cultural humanism and rights, or between culture and law.

Diversity in the Workplace Akiko Yoshimoto ACCJ Diversity Summit

Diversity in the Workplace

Ms. Akiko Yoshimoto, Vice-Governor of Aichi Prefecture, Japan, discusses the importance of diversity in the workplace at the ACCJ Chubu Diversity Summit in Nagoya.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.