ACSS2022 Overview


Special Announcement: ACSS2022 will be held Online

Due to continued uncertainties surrounding the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, IAFOR has made the decision to hold ACSS2022 entirely online via Zoom.


ACSS is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.


Join us in Tokyo for ACSS2022!

June 1–4, 2022 | Held online from Tokyo, Japan

Welcome to the 13th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2022).

As we dare to look forward to recovering and rebuilding from the COVID19 pandemic, we look to this conference to help us navigate and come to terms with the resultant and ongoing local and global issues and concerns. This pandemic is far more than a medical emergency and has created ramifications that are only beginning to be felt in how we engage with each other – creating a unique opportunity to question our lives and our values, and what is truly important, including the common good. If the first part of the pandemic saw emergency responses, we are now in a position where we are seeking to build back, and do so "better". What things do we miss, and what things do we have a chance to reset and change?

The 13th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and The 13th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities aim to re-establish and rebuild on the strengths and successes of the previous years by offering a true celebration of bringing nations, cultures, disciplines, ideas, and most importantly people together again.

We have learned so much about what we truly value over the course of the pandemic, and we have learned of the power, but also of the limitations of technology. One of the common aspects of the pandemic has been the extent to which we have been deprived of our students, our colleagues, our friends, and our family. We have missed each other, and we have missed you.

Welcome back!

– The ACSS2022 Organising Committee

Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Hiroshi Ishida, University of Tokyo, Japan
Fan Li, LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, United States
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held in Tokyo and online
  • Dates: Wednesday, June 01, 2022 ​to Saturday, June 04, 2022
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: January 11, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 18, 2022
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 21, 2022

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Speakers

  • Jun Arima
    Jun Arima
    University of Tokyo
  • Carmen Arth
    Carmen Arth
    Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada
  • Grant Black
    Grant Black
    Chuo University, Japan
  • Parissa Haghirian
    Parissa Haghirian
    Sophia University, Japan
  • Lisa Lam
    Lisa Lam
    Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Hong Kong
  • Han Ling
    Han Ling
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Xiao-lei Wang
    Xiao-lei Wang
    Adelphi University, United States

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Programme

  • Climate Change, Energy Security and the Ukraine War
    Climate Change, Energy Security and the Ukraine War
    Keynote Presentation: Jun Arima
  • Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
    Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
    Panel Presentation: Lisa Lam, Parissa Haghirian & Grant Black
  • Grappling with Values: Gender Perspectives on Young Social Innovator’s Meaning of Work in China
    Grappling with Values: Gender Perspectives on Young Social Innovator’s Meaning of Work in China
    Keynote Presentation: Han Ling

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Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The 13th 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.

  • Grant Black
    Grant Black
    Chuo University, Japan
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Donald E. Hall
    Donald E. Hall
    University of Rochester, USA
  • Hiroshi Ishida
    Hiroshi Ishida
    University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Fan Li
    Fan Li
    LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
  • James W. McNally
    James W. McNally
    University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging
  • Sela V. Panapasa
    Sela V. Panapasa
    University of Michigan, USA
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan

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Jun Arima
University of Tokyo

Biography

Jun Arima is Project Professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan. He was formerly Director General of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), United Kingdom, from 2011 to 2015 and Special Advisor on Global Environmental Affairs for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, from 2011 to 2015. He has previously held various international energy/environment-related positions, including: Head of Division, Country Studies, International Energy Agency (IEA); Director, International Affairs Division, Agency of Natural Resources and Energy, METI; and Deputy Director General for Environmental Affairs at METI’s Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau. In the COP (UN Convention on Climate Change) 14, 15 and 16, he was Japanese Chief Negotiator for AWG-KP. He is currently a Professor at the University of Tokyo, Japan, where he teaches Energy Security, International Energy Governance and Environmental Policies in the Graduate School of Public Policy.

Keynote Presentation (2022) | Climate Change, Energy Security and the Ukraine War
Carmen Arth
Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada

Biography

Dr Carmen Arth (she/they) is the Vice President, Student Life and Learning at Concordia University of Edmonton, Canada. Dr Arth has also been an Associate Professor in Psychology (CUE), the Director of Clinical Training in Marital and Family Therapy at Loma Linda University (CC) and has over twenty years experience as a narrative therapist in community and private practice. Dr Arth is passionate about the transformative potential of teaching and research to co-create opportunities not just for learning, but also for positive growth and flourishing. Dr Arth conducts research that brings theoretical and practical applications of positive psychology together with narrative inquiry to explore topics of transformative change, inclusion, and thriving. When she is not working on these passion projects, Dr Arth can be found walking or mountain biking through Edmonton’s beautiful river valley with her pup, and her family and friends.


Spotlight Presentation

Ways People Thrive During a Pandemic: Stories of Growth, Self-prioritization, and Resilience

This study addresses how the Covid-19 pandemic affects our lives, and how the situation may even contribute to well-being and thriving in unexpected ways. We address two main research questions: What psychological and contextual factors support people during a pandemic?; and, What learning, appreciation, or growth have people identified during the pandemic that they hope to carry forward? 205 people participated in our study from various places across Canada, the US, and Europe. The study includes 5 quantitative measures: Comprehensive Inventory of Thriving (CIT) (Sue et al., 2014), Brief Resilience Scale (BRS)(Smith et al., 2008), Personal Growth Scale (PGIS)(Ryff & Keyes, 1995), Inclusion of Nature in Self Scale (INS)(Schultz, 2002), and Curiosity and Exploration Inventory-II (CEI-II)(Kashdan et al., 2009); 5 qualitative questions addressing relationships to personal growth, nature, and pets, spirituality and supporting beliefs or meaning structures, and potential sustainable life change; and demographic questions including age, gender and sexual identity, access and engagement with green space, employment status and changes, income, living arrangements, and pets. Digital interviews conducted 6 months later, explore continued and sustainable growth, engagement, subjective meaning, and key learning that supports thriving. Personal growth and resilience are the highest predictors of thriving shown in the quantitative measures, and are emphasized themes in the qualitative measures, along with self-prioritization, connectedness, and resilience. A theme of unobligated time emerged as having high value to support and provide space for self-reflection, creativity, emotional and psychological self-care, and committing to living with intention and self-determination.

https://submit.iafor.org/submission/submission62145/

Grant Black
Chuo University, Japan

Biography

Dr Grant Black is an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, where he has taught Global Skills and Global Issues since 2013. Grant is engaged in diverse roles as a global manager, systems builder, executive leader and university professor. His research and teaching areas include global management skills, intercultural intelligence (CQ) and organisational management. He also has taught Japanese Management Theory at J. F. Oberlin University (Japan), and a continuing education course in the Foundations of Japanese Zen Buddhism at Temple University Japan. Previously, he was Chair of the English Section at the Center for Education of Global Communication at the University of Tsukuba where he served in a six-year post in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a BA Highest Honors in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in Japanese Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) from the Department of Management in the School of Business at the University of Leicester. Dr Black is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession in the UK. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Grant is President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan), a business & university global strategic management firm based in Tokyo which helps individuals and organisations achieve their global targets. He is the director of the newly formed Nippon Academic Management Institute (NAMI) and the author of the forthcoming “Education Reform Policy at a Japanese Super Global University: Policy Translation, Migration and Mutation” (Routledge, 2021). He serves as Vice-President for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and is a member of the Business & Economics section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
Parissa Haghirian
Sophia University, Japan

Biography

Parissa Haghirian is Professor of International Management at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. She has lived and worked in Japan since 2004 and is an internationally renowned expert in international management practices with a focus on Japan. Professor Haghirian earned an MA in Japanese Studies from the University of Vienna in 1999, followed by an MA and PhD in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration in 2000 and 2003 respectively.

In addition to her work at Sophia University, Professor Haghirian has been a visiting professor at HEC Paris (France), Keio University (Japan), Waseda University (Japan), Aalto University (Finland), University of Saint Joseph (Macao), the University of Graz and the University of Vienna (Austria). She held a visiting professorship in Japanese Management at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) in Munich, Germany, from 2011 to 2012.

Professor Haghirian has published numerous books, academic papers, and articles on the topic of Japanese management. She is the author of Understanding Japanese Management Practices (Business Expert Press, 2010) and Successful Cross-cultural Management: A Guide for International Managers (Business Expert Press, 2011), and she is also the editor of Japanese Consumer Dynamics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management (Routledge, 2016). Her latest books are Japanese Management: Market Entry, Crisis and Corporate Growth and Doing GOOD Business in China. Her new book Overcoming Crisis – Case Studies of Asian Multinational Corporations will be published in summer 2022.

In addition to academics and research, Professor Haghirian advises major multinational companies on intercultural understanding and cooperation, and she coaches top global managers for success when working across cultures by providing new perspectives and skills. Professor Haghirian is a regular keynote speaker at conferences and corporate events in Europe, Japan, and Asia.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
Lisa Lam
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Hong Kong

Biography

Dr Lisa Lam is the Director of the Centre for Innovative Service-Learning (CISL) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). She oversees the development, management, delivery and evaluation of academic service-learning courses and initiatives, as well as the University’s first co-working space, TriAngle, that engages students in the world of social good and innovation through transforming knowledge and empathy into actions. Dr Lam has served on the judging panels of a number of awards and competitions, recent ones included the international Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards 2021, and the City I&T Grand Challenge 2021, which was the first city-wide innovation and technology competition in Hong Kong. Previously, Dr Lam was the Assistant Director of General Education at HKBU and developed and managed the university-wide General Education and University Core curricula. She was also Registrar at the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), and taught courses and managed programmes in the tertiary sector for over 15 years. Dr Lam holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
Han Ling
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Biography

Ling Han is an Assistant Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is a sociologist researching the intersection of gender, technology, and social innovation. She obtained her PhD from the University of California, San Diego, and was awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) to research and manage the China Social Innovation Program. She got her BA in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and MA in China Studies and Sociology from Tsinghua University, China. Prior to joining CUHK, she was a Research Fellow at the Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy (ACSEP), helming the research thrust on social innovation & social entrepreneurship at the National University of Singapore Business School, and also worked as a researcher for Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN). She leads research initiatives to compare the institutions, organisations, and actors that drive social innovation education and social entrepreneurship in Asia. She also co-leads the global comparative project on the Civic Life of Cities Lab – Singapore with Stanford University and INSEAD. She has extensive collaboration experiences with foundations, nonprofit organisations, corporate philanthropies, and impact investors in China and Southeast Asia. She serves as an academic advisor and a regular contributor for Stanford Social Innovation Review China (斯坦福社会创新评论) and co-founded the Asia Academic Social Innovators Forum in 2021. She will start a new research cluster on Gender and Digital Transformation.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Grappling with Values: Gender Perspectives on Young Social Innovator’s Meaning of Work in China
Xiao-lei Wang
Adelphi University, United States

Biography

Dr Xiao-lei Wang is a full professor and the Dean of the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences at Adelphi University in the United States. Dr Wang Received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Chicago. She is an interdisciplinary scholar. Her research topics range from nonverbal communication (in particular, hand gestures), mother-child interactions in different cultural groups, moral education, global education to multilingual acquisition. Most notably, she has been documenting simultaneous multilingual acquisition and development longitudinally since 1995 and published the results in several well-received books. Moreover, she has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on various topics.


Spotlight Presentation

Playing with Languages: Linguistic Innovation of Multilingual Children

All children have an intuitive predilection to play with language and respond to language play. However, multilingual children may demonstrate additional talents and characteristics in using language playfully as a result of being able to access multiple cultural and linguistic resources. This paper presents a longitudinal case study that examines how two trilingual siblings (Chinese, French, and English) displayed their linguistic dexterity in the use of ludic language. Situated in the everyday context, the study reveals that the multilingual siblings used language play to transcend the linguistic norms of their ambient languages to negotiate meaning, leverage their communicative intents, and develop their unique multilingual identity. In addition, the study suggests that the trilingual siblings’ language play was syncretic in nature; that is, their language play included hybrid elements from their respective languages and cultures. The significance of the syncretic language play is that it enabled the multilingual siblings to develop nuanced and creative manners of Discourse. Thus, multilingual children, in particular those who grow up with more than two languages simultaneously, are able to use language play as an optimizing strategy to synthesize a wide variety of new meanings that any single linguistic system is incapable of offering by itself. The paper concludes with thoughts on future directions of research in multilingual children’s language play and educational implications.

https://submit.iafor.org/submission/submission62599/

Climate Change, Energy Security and the Ukraine War
Keynote Presentation: Jun Arima

COP26 adopted the ambitious Glasgow Climate Pact. However, an ambitious statement does not necessarily lead to equivalent actions. Contrary to the IEA’s vision on Sustainable Recovery, the recovery process from COVID-19 has resulted in the highest CO2 emissions in 2021. Energy crisis since last autumn is being further exacerbated by the Ukraine war. On one hand, reducing import dependence on Russian energy could accelerate the clean energy transition. On the other hand, substituting energy supply from Russia could necessitate additional fossil fuel investment which is incompatible with the 1.5 degree pathway. There is marked difference between developed and developing countries as to priorities among 17 SDGs and SDG13 (climate action) is not the top priority in developing countries. Competition over LNG supply between Europe and Asia could further raise gas prices and discourage fuel switching in Asian developing countries from coal to natural gas. More fundamentally, a “divided world” after the Ukraine war would not be conducive to global collaboration in combating climate change. What could we do to sustain climate action amid various adverse environments?

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Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
Panel Presentation: Lisa Lam, Parissa Haghirian & Grant Black

IAFOR is delighted to host a panel discussion with Lisa Lam, Director of the Centre for Innovative Service Learning at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong; and Parissa Haghirian, Professor of International Management at Sophia University, Japan. The discussion will be chaired by Grant Black, associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University in Tokyo and an IAFOR VP. The discussion will explore ideas around leadership as an accidental occurrence: some may train to be a leader, some are born leaders, but for many of us, circumstances thrust upon us a leadership role. Accidental leadership goes hand in hand with innovative learning because the challenges of an unexpected leadership role require a spirit of innovation and commitment to learning. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session.

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Grappling with Values: Gender Perspectives on Young Social Innovator’s Meaning of Work in China
Keynote Presentation: Han Ling

The search for values and meanings alignment in work and life has been an important characteristic of the current younger generation. Today, many youths will not compromise their citizen subjectivity, personal values, and meanings of work. Studies have pointed out that the expansion of neoliberal management has valorised individuals and organisations as purposive actors empowered by their own vision, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In China, with the call for mass entrepreneurship and innovation to encourage more young people to engage in innovative endeavours to boost national development, there emerged a social innovation sector, a sub-sector at the intersection of nonprofits and businesses, where many young people today engage in social impact work to advance their social visions.

Through thirty semi-structured interviews with young social innovators and social entrepreneurs in China and a year-long participant observations in over fifty social innovation-related events, I show how this field is gender-ambivalent, a field with a mixture of simultaneously contradictory gender ideas and attitudes. To navigate such paradox and tension to sustain their meanings of work in this field, young women and men align different meanings and demonstrate different attitudes to sustain and make sense of their work. Women often speak about the purpose of life and building relationships. Men often talk about bringing social change, while commenting about enjoying autonomy in this field more than in other sectors. This study further highlights how structural and socio-cultural factors may facilitate different constructions of meaningful work in young people’s entrepreneurial pursuit of social causes.

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Grant Black
Chuo University, Japan

Biography

Dr Grant Black is an associate professor in the Faculty of Commerce at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, where he has taught Global Skills and Global Issues since 2013. Grant is engaged in diverse roles as a global manager, systems builder, executive leader and university professor. His research and teaching areas include global management skills, intercultural intelligence (CQ) and organisational management. He also has taught Japanese Management Theory at J. F. Oberlin University (Japan), and a continuing education course in the Foundations of Japanese Zen Buddhism at Temple University Japan. Previously, he was Chair of the English Section at the Center for Education of Global Communication at the University of Tsukuba where he served in a six-year post in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He holds a BA Highest Honors in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara; an MA in Japanese Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Doctor of Social Science (DSocSci) from the Department of Management in the School of Business at the University of Leicester. Dr Black is a Chartered Manager (CMgr), the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession in the UK. In 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Grant is President of Black Inc. Consulting (Japan), a business & university global strategic management firm based in Tokyo which helps individuals and organisations achieve their global targets. He is the director of the newly formed Nippon Academic Management Institute (NAMI) and the author of the forthcoming “Education Reform Policy at a Japanese Super Global University: Policy Translation, Migration and Mutation” (Routledge, 2021). He serves as Vice-President for the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and is a member of the Business & Economics section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Panel Presentation (2022) | Accidental Leadership and Innovative Learning
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.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (USA).

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.

Donald E. Hall
University of Rochester, USA

Biography

Donald E. Hall is Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester, USA. Prior to moving to Rochester, he was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University, USA. Dean Hall has published widely in the fields of British Studies, Gender Theory, Cultural Studies, and Professional Studies. Over the course of his career, he served as Jackson Distinguished Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English (and previously Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages) at West Virginia University. Before that, he was Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English at California State University, Northridge, where he taught for 13 years. He is a recipient of the University Distinguished Teaching Award at CSUN, was a visiting professor at the National University of Rwanda, was Lansdowne Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the University of Victoria (Canada), was Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Cultural Studies at Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, and was Fulbright Specialist at the University of Helsinki. He has also taught in Sweden, Romania, Hungary, and China. He served on numerous panels and committees for the Modern Language Association (MLA), including the Task Force on Evaluating Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion, and the Convention Program Committee. In 2012, he served as national President of the Association of Departments of English. From 2013-2017, he served on the Executive Council of the MLA.

His current and forthcoming work examines issues such as professional responsibility and academic community-building, the dialogics of social change and activist intellectualism, and the Victorian (and our continuing) interest in the deployment of instrumental agency over our social, vocational, and sexual selves. Among his many books and editions are the influential faculty development guides, The Academic Self and The Academic Community, both published by Ohio State University Press. Subjectivities and Reading Sexualities: Hermeneutic Theory and the Future of Queer Studies were both published by Routledge Press. Most recently he and Annamarie Jagose, of the University of Auckland, co-edited a volume titled The Routledge Queer Studies Reader. Though he is a full-time administrator, he continues to lecture worldwide on the value of a liberal arts education and the need for nurturing global competencies in students and interdisciplinary dialogue in and beyond the classroom.

Professor Donald E. Hall is a Vice-President of IAFOR. He is Chair of the Arts, Humanities, Media & Culture division of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Hiroshi Ishida
University of Tokyo, Japan

Biography

Hiroshi Ishida is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo. He served as the Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and the Director of the Center of Social Research and Data Archives, at the University of Tokyo, from 2012 to 2015. He received his PhD in sociology from Harvard University, conducted post-doctoral research at Nuffield College and St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, and held positions of Assistant and Associate Professor of Sociology at Columbia University. He was a Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and a Visiting Fellow of Sociology at Yale University.

Professor Ishida’s research interests include comparative social stratification and mobility, school-to-work transition, and social inequality over the life course. He is the author of Social Mobility in Contemporary Japan (Stanford University Press) and the co-editor with David Slater of Social Class in Contemporary Japan (Routledge). His work has been published in a number of journals and edited volumes, including American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Japanese Sociological Review.

Professor Ishida was the president of the Japanese Association of Mathematical Sociology from 2011 to 2013, and currently serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Research Committee on Social Stratification of the International Sociological Association. From 2005 to 2010, he was the editor-in-chief of Social Science Japan Journal, an international journal on social science research on Japan published by Oxford University Press. He is the principal investigator of the Japanese Life Course Panel Surveys, funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He presently serves on the international editorial board of several journals, including British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, and Social Forces. He is currently the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Official Representative for the University of Tokyo.

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Fan Li
LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China

Biography

Fan founded Global Links Initiative with Robin Rowland in 2003, a nonprofit organisation headquartered first in Tokyo and then in Shanghai that fostered practical links among social entrepreneurs around the world. In 2004, GLI first brought the concept of social entrepreneurship to China.

Fan was a founding member of the China-US Strategic Philanthropy Partnership (CUSP), a leading network that promotes research, exchange and collaboration between the philanthropic sectors of China and the United States, she worked with CUSP from 2010 to 2016. Fan connected and advised partnership building between two leading social enterprises in Japan and China from 2009 to 2012, which resulted in the first China-Japan social joint venture in sustainable farming.

Fan is co-editor-in-chief of the Chinese version of Stanford Social Innovation Review. She is also editor of the groundbreaking book, A New Horizon: 10 Stories of Social Entrepreneurs in China (HongKong, 2010). Her translation of Kazuyoshi Fujita’s book, Radish Revolution, was one of the best sellers of the SanLian Publishing House in 2013. She currently serves as International Advisor for the LePing Foundation in Beijing. Fan’s work as Senior Fellow at the IAFOR Research Centre leads efforts to grow the East Asia Social Innovation Initiative, a cutting-edge network for research, dialogue and knowledge sharing on social innovation in East Asia.

James W. McNally
University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging

Biography

Dr James W. McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation. Dr McNally has directed the NACDA Program on Aging since 1998 and has seen the archive significantly increase its holdings with a growing collection of seminal studies on the aging lifecourse, health, retirement and international aspects of aging. He has spent much of his career addressing methodological issues with a specific focus on specialized application of incomplete or deficient data and the enhancement of secondary data for research applications. Dr McNally has also worked extensively on issues related to international aging and changing perspectives on the role of family support in the later stages of the aging lifecourse.

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Sela V. Panapasa
University of Michigan, USA

Biography

Dr Sela V. Panapasa studies family support and intergenerational exchanges among aged Pacific Islanders living in the US and Pacific region. Her work examines changes in elderly living arrangements and headship status in response to demographic and socioeconomic change. Her interests include family demography, race and ethnicity, measuring health disparities and comparative studies.

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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 runs 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.


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