ACEID2019


Independence & Interdependence

March 25–27, 2019 | Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan

The 2019 conference theme for The Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID) is "Independence & Interdependence", and invites reflections on the desirability, extent and limits of our individual independence and autonomy, of that of our students, and of the institutions and structures within which we work, teach and learn. We do not educate and are not educated in vacuums, but in such contexts and constraints as families, groups, and societies; of nations and cultures; of identities and religions; and of political and financial realities.

The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but also at the same time made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also make us detached from those immediately around us, and in some cases alienated, or lonely. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally, as a part of the one world we all share.

How do we help students and teachers alike navigate and curate the vast information available? How do we encourage individual growth while also underlining the importance of belonging and of the reciprocal responsibilities and privileges of education? How do we help students build the skills and attitudes necessary for positive engagement in distributed, globalised communities that so often lead to polarisation and alienation instead? How do we educate with independence and interdependence in mind? How do we engage meaningfully in “international development” through education? What are the successes and failures of the international system in addressing some of the most pressing concerns of our time?

These and many other questions will be addressed at the conference, and we look forward to coming together to exchange ideas and explore new research paths together.


Speakers

Keynote Speakers

  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan
  • Yozo Yokota
    Yozo Yokota
    Center for Human Rights Affairs, Japan

Featured Speakers

  • Suvendrini Kakuchi
    Suvendrini Kakuchi
    University World News (Tokyo), Japan
  • Chie Kato
    Chie Kato
    Temple University, Japan
  • Justin Sanders
    Justin Sanders
    Osaka University, Japan
  • Naoki Umemiya
    Naoki Umemiya
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams
    International Christian University (ICU), Japan

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Programme

  • Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
    Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
    Keynote Presentation: Haruko Satoh
  • Education and Displaced People: The Case of the Japanese Government Project to Assist Refugees
    Education and Displaced People: The Case of the Japanese Government Project to Assist Refugees
    Keynote Panel Presentation: Yozo Yokota & Haruko Satoh
  • Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
    Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
    Featured Panel Presentation: Justin Sanders, Suvendrini Kakuchi, Naoki Umemiya, Chie Kato & Mark Williams

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The 6th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.

  • Steve Cornwell
    Steve Cornwell
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Barbara Lockee
    Barbara Lockee
    Virginia Tech., USA
  • Ted O’Neill
    Ted O’Neill
    Gakushuin University, Japan
  • Justin Sanders
    Justin Sanders
    Osaka University, Japan
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan

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Review Committee

  • Professor Bonimar Afalla-Tominez, Nueva Vizcaya State University, Philippines
  • Dr Abdul Aziz, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang Indonesia, Indonesia
  • Professor Eileen Bernardo, Isabela State University, Philippines
  • Dr Eric Bordios, Department of Education - Angel Villarica Central School, Philippines
  • Dr Ruth Carlos, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Philippines
  • Dr Shih-Chieh Chien, National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan
  • Dr Tanju Deveci, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr Diobein Flores, Instruction and Curriculum Supervisor, Philippines
  • Professor Tatiana Ille, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates
  • Dr Za Manaf, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Dr Yaoko Matsuoka, Kokugakuin University, Japan
  • Dr Rennie Saranza, Philippine Normal University-Mindanao (PNU-Min), Philippines
  • Dr Bethe Schoenfeld, Western Galilee College, Israel
  • Dr Sarma Vangala, Metastrategy, Inc., Canada
  • Dr Peng Cheng Wang, Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
  • Dr Sittipong Wattananonsakul, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
  • Dr Andri Zainal, Universitas Negeri Medan, Indonesia

IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.

If you would like to apply to serve on the ACEID Review Committee, please visit our application page.

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IAFOR Grant & Scholarship Recipients

Our warmest congratulations go to Mirela Ramacciotti, Huiming Ding, Meng Xiao and Jessica Msofe, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at The 5th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2019).

Mirela Ramacciotti

Stuart D. B. Picken Grant and Scholarship Recipient

Teacher Literacy Policy Recommendation and Programme for Action
Mirela Ramacciotti, Johns Hopkins University, United States

Mirela C. C. Ramacciotti is a lawyer, teacher and translator with a postgraduate certificate in Applied Linguistics and a postgraduate diploma in Neurosciences and Applied Psychology. She holds an extension certificate from the Harvard School of Education in Mind, Brain, Health and Education and is currently finishing her Masters in Interdisciplinary Education at the Johns Hopkins School of Education. She has worked as a translator, teacher, coordinator, director and also as a speaking examiner for Cambridge and as a TOEFL Young Series Trainer. She has developed materials and courses and trained teachers for over 28 years dedicated to Teaching English. Since 2014 she has developed a formative and consultative work in Mind, Brain and Education Science and runs the site www.neuroeducamente.com.br. She is also the head for the MBE SIG at Braz Tesol launched in September, 2017.

Huiming Ding

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

The Impact of PISA in a Local Chinese Context: Qualitative Insights
Huiming Ding, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Huiming Ding is a doctoral researcher at the University of Leeds, UK. Before starting the PhD, Ding worked in China PISA 2015 National Centre. Ding’s research interest mainly lies in educational assessment and language testing.

Meng Xiao

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Rethinking Chinese International Student Engagement in a Neoliberal Time
Meng Xiao, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada

Meng Xiao is currently a second-year Ed.D. student in Social Justice Education with a collaborative specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education at University of Toronto. As a doctoral student as well as the graduate assistant of the Canada-China Partnership Grant Project, Meng Xiao’s diverse coursework and preliminary research has provided me with a substantial level of interdisciplinary familiarity with the cross-cultural understanding of Chinese and Canadian education, which will be expanded in the Ed.D. project. This project aims to support Chinese international students’ engagement in and out of the classroom in Canadian graduate study.

Jessica Msofe

IAFOR Scholarship Recipient

Secondary School Students’ Educational Perceptions and Experiences in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp
Jessica Msofe, Lakehead University, Canada

Jessica Msofe is currently a Doctoral Student at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada. Jessica was educated at Brock University in St. Catharines, Canada and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Child and Youth Studies and a post-graduate certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language before spending 5 years working with ESL and mature students at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Jessica then obtained her Master of Education degree from Lakehead University, where her focus was on the experiences of African youth with refugee status in Ontario, Canada high schools. Her current doctoral research interests revolve around the provision of education in refugee camps.

IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.

Click here to learn out more about IAFOR grants and scholarships.

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Virtual Presentations

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational exchange and academic research.

Virtual presentations afford authors the opportunity to present their research to IAFOR’s far-reaching and international online audience, without time restrictions, distractions or the need to travel. Presenters are invited to create a video of their presentation, which is then uploaded to the official IAFOR Vimeo channel and remains online indefinitely. This is a valuable and impactful way of presenting in its own right, but also an alternative means for those delegates who may be unable to travel to the conference due to financial or political restrictions. The same publishing opportunities apply to virtual presenters, with final papers being included in the Conference Proceedings.

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IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative”

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.

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Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science in charge of CAREN (Osaka University Centre for the Advancement of Research and Education Exchange Networks in Asia) and also lecturer at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she ran the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities. She is also the President of the The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).

In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 181–198 (July 2012); “Post-3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (Eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Professor Haruko Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
Keynote Panel Presentation (2019) | Education and Displaced People

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2017) | Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education
Yozo Yokota
Center for Human Rights Affairs, Japan

Biography

Professor Yozo Yokota is an internationally renowned jurist and teacher of international law, international economic law and international human rights law. He is currently President of the Japanese Center for Human Rights Education and Training, Special Advisor of the Japanese Ministry of Justice, and a Member of the Committee of Experts of the International Labour Organization, and Commissioner, International Commission of Jurists. Professor Yokota started his career as Legal Counsel to the World Bank in Washington, D.C., before holding professorships in international law at International Christian University (Tokyo), the University of Tokyo, and Chuo Law School. He has also held visiting professorships at the University of Adelaide (Australia), and the law schools of the University of Michigan and Columbia University. As an internationally respected proponent of human rights, he has extensively advised the United Nations, serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Myanmar between 1992 and 96 and a Member of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights between 2000 and 2007.

Keynote Panel Presentation (2019) | Education and Displaced People
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Suvendrini Kakuchi
University World News (Tokyo), Japan

Biography

Suvendrini Kakuchi, Tokyo Correspondent for University World News, is a Sri Lankan journalist based in Japan and covering Japan-Asia relations for more than two decades. She focuses on building understanding and respect between diverse populations in Asia based on equality and collaboration. She is also a regular commentator on Asian issues for Japanese publications and television. Ms Kakuchi is a Nieman Fellow and the recipient of a fellowship for South Asian reporters from the Foreign Press Center Foundation, Japan.

Featured Panel Presentation (2019) | Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Chie Kato
Temple University, Japan

Biography

Chie Kato is Senior Associate Dean at TUJ overseeing the offices of admissions, communications, career development, student services and non-degree programs. She also serves in a dual capacity as Associate Dean for Enrollment Management. Under her leadership, TUJ's undergraduate enrollment has grown from 500 to 1200. She joined TUJ in 1997, successfully leading the effort to end the discriminatory treatment of foreign university branch campuses by the Japanese Government in 2005, when TUJ was formally recognized by MEXT in a landmark decision.

Prior to 1997, Kato worked at Eiken Foundation where she developed the junior English proficiency test. She holds an MA in TESL from the U.S. and serves as Councilor (Hyogiin) for Kanagawa Sohgoh High School, and Roppongi Junior High School.

Featured Panel Presentation (2019) | Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Justin Sanders
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Justin Sanders has over 14 years of experience in the international and higher education sectors. Most recently he served as a Global Recognition Manager for the International Baccalaureate (IB), working with universities and higher education systems around the world to develop their admissions policies. Prior, he served as Research Specialist for the IB, overseeing a wide variety of educational research projects in diverse national settings. Before joining the IB he spent several years supporting good governance in community colleges around the United States with the Association of Community College Trustees, as well as two years as an education volunteer in Azerbaijan with the US Peace Corps. He received an MA in International Education from the George Washington University, and is in his final year of a PhD at Osaka University, Japan, examining the internationalisation of national universities in East Asia.

Featured Panel Presentation (2019) | Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Naoki Umemiya
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan

Biography

Dr Naoki Umemiya is Director, Technical and Higher Education Team, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He leads the team in charge of JICA’s cooperation projects in the technical and higher education sector in different regions of the world. He also works on a research project of JICA Research Institute as a researcher. Before taking the position in 2016, he worked for Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a JICA expert and Associate Professor between 2013 and 2016. From 2005 to 2009, he was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand, and served for the ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asian Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net) as a JICA expert. He holds an MEd from Harvard Graduate School of Education and a PhD from Tokyo Institute of Technology. He specialises in comparative and international education, especially quality assurance, internationalisation of higher education, inter-university exchanges and cooperation.

Featured Panel Presentation (2019) | Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Mark Williams
International Christian University (ICU), Japan

Biography

Mark Williams is Vice President for International Academic Exchange at International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. Until 2017, he was Professor of Japanese Studies and Head of East Asian Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. He took his BA in Japanese studies at the University of Oxford and a PhD in Japanese literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He was Chair of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Leeds between 2006 and 2011 and President of the British Association for Japanese Studies, from 2007 to 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, he was seconded to Akita International University, Japan, where he served as Vice President for Academic Affairs. His published works include Endō Shūsaku: A Literature of Reconciliation; Christianity and Japan: Impacts and Responses (co-edited with John Breen); Representing the Other in Modern Japanese Literature: A Critical Approach (co-edited with Rachael Hutchinson); and Imag(in)ing the War in Japan: Representing and Responding to Trauma in Post-war Japanese Literature and Film (co-edited with David Stahl).

Featured Panel Presentation (2019) | Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
Keynote Presentation: Haruko Satoh

Internationalisation is the buzzword in Japanese universities, and the pressure to increase the number of international students is high. Yet, aside from the problem of offering courses in English, which is a challenge in itself, what appears overlooked is the issue of handling cultural and religious differences among students. Neither the faculty nor university staff members are equipped adequately to handle the problems that arise among students who come from vastly different backgrounds (ethnicity, culture, religion as well as the political situation in the home countries) with different expectations for coming to Japan to study. A high cultural context country like Japan creates a classroom where not only there is a fault line between Japanese and international students, but also between international students, leaving little room for common ground to buffer, address, mediate and reconcile what can only be described as screams of irreconcilable differences. The situation, unless addressed squarely, may have disastrous implications on the Japanese government’s future immigration policy. This presentation is based on a personal experience of teaching classes that are comprised of students from wide range of countries to flesh out the challenges to encouraging multi- and inter-cultural conversation and awareness in Japan.

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Education and Displaced People: The Case of the Japanese Government Project to Assist Refugees
Keynote Panel Presentation: Yozo Yokota & Haruko Satoh

Education is a fundamental human right that everyone is entitled to enjoy. It is explicitly provided for in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as well as the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Displaced people are forced to leave their place of residence against their will for reasons of an armed conflict, racial, religious or other discrimination and persecution, political, economic and social disorder or a large-scale natural disaster. They include refugees as defined by the Convention and Protocol on the Status of Refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of an armed conflict or war and those who suffer serious damages from natural disasters. Because such displacements occur against the will of the people, many of their human rights are forgotten, ignored or violated in the course of displacement. Amongst various categories of human rights, the right to education is most likely to be forgotten and lightly-treated at the time of emergency such as displacement, because other needs, more directly connected to life, health and safety, are considered more urgent and require immediate attention. For this reason, emergency relief operations usually focus on life-saving activities involving the right to life, health and safety, and the right to education is easily put aside. However, the right to education is important and essential from a long-term viewpoint, from the relief stage to the recovery and development stages, and should be included from the early period of relief operations.

This keynote will focus on the purposes types of education, as well as the specific difficulties experienced by displaced people in obtaining adequate education. It will draw on an analysis of the Japanese government project to assist the resettlement of refugees in Myanmar to underline the importance of education for displaced people.

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Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Featured Panel Presentation: Justin Sanders, Suvendrini Kakuchi, Naoki Umemiya, Chie Kato & Mark Williams

Partnerships are increasingly becoming a defining feature of higher education endeavours in the 21st century. In recent years, most high-impact research is the result of international collaboration, and universities from all regions are showing greater commitment to working together to address global issues. One of the most interesting aspects of this increased collaboration is cross-border partnerships to develop and offer educational programmes. Such programmes often blend curriculum and content from one provider with approach and pedagogy from another. At times, partners work together to create entirely new educational models apart from what existed in either context. This panel of higher education scholars and practitioners seeks to explore the growth of educational partnerships and their implications. It also seeks to highlight successful models as well as common pitfalls and challenges. The aim is to provide a rich and engaging discussion on how higher education institutions can work together to advance the delivery of education while making local offerings more relevant to the needs of the 21st century global society.

The scope of this panel will consider such initiatives as international partnerships, and branch campuses, particularly in the context of developing countries; university cooperation on research to address global issues (i.e. SDGs), and increasing partnerships in the delivery of education, such as dual degrees. Panelists will specifically focus on the Asian context.

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Steve Cornwell
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) & Osaka Jogakuin University, Japan

Biography

Steve Cornwell is the President of IAFOR, and President of the Academic Governing Board. He coordinates and oversees the International Academic Advisory Board, and also serves on the organization's Board of Directors.

Dr Cornwell is Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Osaka Jogakuin University, and also teaches in the online portion of the MA TESOL Programme for the New School in New York. He helped write and design several of the New School courses and has been involved with the programme since its inception.

He has also been involved with the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), (an affiliate of IAFOR) serving on its National Board of Directors as Director of Programme from 2012-2016; where his duties involved working with a volunteer team of 50+ to put on JALT’s annual, international conference each autumn.

Most recently, since 2012, he has been the Committee Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s Lifelong Learning Committee and is responsible for their evening extension Programme geared towards alumni and community members. He is also the Vice-Chair of Osaka Jogakuin University’s English Education Committee which is responsible for suggesting policy regarding English Education and also responsible for developing material for the integrated curriculum.

Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s current research concentrates on post-war and contemporary politics and international affairs, and since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

He is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade, a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

A black belt in judo, he is married with two children, and lives in Japan.

Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech., USA

Biography

Dr Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech., USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), M.A. in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Ted O’Neill
Gakushuin University, Japan

Biography

Ted O’Neill is a professor at Gakushuin University, Tokyo. He recently held the position of Associate Professor of English in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. Previously, he taught in the English Language Program at J. F. Oberlin University where he also served as Coordinator for the Foundation English Program. Ted was co-editor of The Language Teacher for the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) and currently serves on the JALT National Board of Directors as Director of Public Relations. He received an MA in ESL and Bilingual Education from the University of Massachusetts/Boston, USA. Ted joined the Apple Distinguished Educator Program in 2011 and completed a postgraduate Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy through the Graduate School of Education at the State University of New York in 2014.

Justin Sanders
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Justin Sanders has over 14 years of experience in the international and higher education sectors. Most recently he served as a Global Recognition Manager for the International Baccalaureate (IB), working with universities and higher education systems around the world to develop their admissions policies. Prior, he served as Research Specialist for the IB, overseeing a wide variety of educational research projects in diverse national settings. Before joining the IB he spent several years supporting good governance in community colleges around the United States with the Association of Community College Trustees, as well as two years as an education volunteer in Azerbaijan with the US Peace Corps. He received an MA in International Education from the George Washington University, and is in his final year of a PhD at Osaka University, Japan, examining the internationalisation of national universities in East Asia.

Featured Panel Presentation (2019) | Independence and Interdependence: Educational Cooperation Across Borders
Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering Science in charge of CAREN (Osaka University Centre for the Advancement of Research and Education Exchange Networks in Asia) and also lecturer at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she ran the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities. She is also the President of the The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).

In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 181–198 (July 2012); “Post-3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (Eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Professor Haruko Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Keynote Presentation (2019) | Between Aspiration and Reality: Cultural Conflict in a University Classroom
Keynote Panel Presentation (2019) | Education and Displaced People

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2017) | Preserving and Challenging Culture: The Right to Education