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 ACSS2023!
May 26–29, 2023 | Held in Tokyo, Japan and Online
Welcome to the 14th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2023).
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 14th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and The 14th 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.
– The ACSS2023 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
The Organising Committee of The 14th 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.