ACSS2023 Overview


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.

Welcome back!

– The ACSS2023 Programme Committee

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held in Tokyo, Japan and Online
  • Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023 ​to Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 03, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 14, 2023

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

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Speakers

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Programme

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Conference Committees

Global Programme Committee

Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR
His Excellency Professor Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech., United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Professor Gary Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Professor Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
Professor Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University, United States
Professor William Baber, Kyoto University, Japan

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Conference Programme Committee

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

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IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board

Sustainability, Energy & Environment Section

Dr June Henton, Auburn University, USA
Fan Li, LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Dr Philip Sugai, Doshisha University, Japan
Professor Denis Binder, Chapman University, USA
Brian Aycock, IAFOR Research Centre
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging
Ms Karen Newby, Par les mots solidaires, France
Dr Tom Houghton, Curtin University, Australia
Dr Maxime Jaffré, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Dr Elena Raevskikh, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Mr Lowell Sheppard, HOPE International Development Agency, Japan


Politics, Law & International Relations Section

Dr Joel Campbell, Troy University, Japan
Dr Keiichi Ogawa, Kobe University, Japan
Professor Denis Binder, Chapman University, USA
Brian Aycock, IAFOR Research Centre
Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones, Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, UK
Dr Yukinori Komine, Harvard University, USA
Dr Craig Mark, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Professor Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Mr Michael Liam Kedzlie, Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan


Business & Economics Section

Harry Hill, Japan United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC), Japan
Fan Li, LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
Dr Philip Sugai, Doshisha University, Japan
Daniel Kjellsson, Future Talent Council, Sweden
Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Professor Will Baber, Kyoto University Graduate School of Management, Japan
Dr Sarah Louisa Birchley, Toyo Gakuen University, Japan
Professor Johannes Moenius, University of Redlands, USA
Professor Anshuman Khare, Athabasca University, Canada
Dr Tingting Ying, Ningbo University of Technology, China
Dr Tom Houghton, Curtin University, Australia


Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Section

Dr Cynthia Northington-Purdie, William Patterson University, United States
Professor Geoff Beattie, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom
Professor Dennis McInerney, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Dr Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Dr Shahrokh (Sharo) Shafaie, Southeast Missouri State University, United States
Dr Amy Szarkowski, Harvard Medical School, United States
Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge, Bowling Green State University, United States

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ACSS2023 Review Committee

Now accepting applications

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 ACSS2023 Review Committee, please visit our application page.

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