ACSS2020 | May 25-27, 2020
Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. Over the past year 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), a think tank (the East-West Center), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and here, with the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office.
With the IAFOR Research Centre, 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 conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that ACSS2020 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, and for the meeting of people and ideas.
The 11th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2020) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The 11th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH2020). Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds.
Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, ACSS2020 was held Online via Zoom.
Embracing Difference by Design: Virtues and Vices
Bruce Brown, Royal College of Art, United Kingdom
Embracing the Power of Difference as an Elementary Idea
Chris Dalton, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Numeratives in Japanese: How speakers perceive things when they count
Asako Iida, Chuo University, Tokyo
The Organising Committee of The 15th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) 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.
2020 Review Committee
- Dr Wala Almostadi, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
- Professor James Briganti, Nagasaki University, Japan
- Dr Burak Cop, Istanbul Kültür University, Turkey
- Dr Mohamed Ghanem, Faculty of Law, Tanta University, Egypt
- Dr Selay Ilgaz Sumer, Baskent University, Turkey
- Professor Padmaja Kamat, PES Shri Ravi Sitaram Naik College of Arts & Science, India
- Dr Masanori Kaneko, Independent Researcher, Japan
- Dr Heesoon Lee, Bowling Green State University, United States
- Dr Pushpa Malkanthi, Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka
- Dr Selami Özsoy, University of Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal, Turkey