Monday, January 30, 2017

2017 World Congress: Global Perspectives on Business, Government, and Academia


2017 World Congress: Global Perspectives on Business, Government, and Academia
8th to 11th June 2017
Linthicum, Maryland United States of America
(Washington DC Metro Area)

The conference will host business and institutional leaders, government and NGOs, administrators and academics from around the world to present information focusing on global perspectives on Business, Government, and Academia that contributes to the socio-economic advancement of diverse populations. The overall objective of 2017 World Congress is to provide a platform that stimulates discussion on various issues affecting business, economics, education, management, leadership, and interdisciplinary study.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
The following category of professionals can attend and participate in the world congress:
Educators, Administrators, Entrepreneurs, NGOs, Consultants, Policy Makers, Government Stakeholders, Corporate Managers and Executives, Scientists, Researchers, Scholars, Media, and other Professionals.

CALL FOR PAPERS:
The World Congress committee invites call for papers for the World Congress in June 2017. Papers submitted and presented will be vetted and peer reviewed for International Journal of Leadership, Education, & Business Studies (IJLEBS) publication.
ISSN online: 2377-0635; ISSN print: 2377-0627. Detailed expectations can be accessed via the Authors' Guide and Submission Guidelines: http://www.wafad.org/wafad/authors-guide

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 10, 2017

MANUSCRIPT FOCUS AREAS:
Social Science and Humanities: Leadership, Management, Public Administration, Social Science, Humanities, Sociology, Social Welfare, Anthropology, Development, Psychology, Philosophy, Political Science, History, Education, Women Studies, Childhood Education, etc.

Science and Engineering: All kind of Science and Engineering, Technology and Innovation, Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Agricultural, Rural Development, etc.

Business and Economics: Business and Marketing, Economics, Financial Development, Accounting, Banking, Management, Human Resources, etc.

PAPER SUBMISSION THROUGH EMAIL
Email the formatted paper according to the .doc template paper (in .doc or .docx format)
Via: journal@wafad.org and mention the conference title/name in that email.

OR

ONLINE PAPER SUBMISSION
Please click the link: http://www.wafad.org/wafad/submit-abstract-manuscript to submit your abstracts or full-length papers for the conference.

Enquiries:
Dr. William Woods - congress@wafad.org
Dr. Henrietta Okoro - president@wafad.org

Web address: http://www.wafad.org/wafad/conference-home
Sponsored by: World Association for Academic Doctors (WAAD), Inc.

Capacity Building Programme @ IIE Pune

National Seminar @ MPISSR

Call for Papers @ Directed Initiative

International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences (ICEPS) 2017


Thailand International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Social Sciences (ICEPS) 2017
2nd to 4th August 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

After ICEPS 2014-2016, we are going to host ICEPS 2017 which is a three-day event. Except for regular sessions and keynote speeches, the local tour and workshops are also arranged. This conference aims to build an international platform. By attending ICEPS 2017, attendees can meet worldwide scholaes and gather together to share and discuss the research regarding all aspects of social science, education and psychology from various perspectives. Prospective authors are welcome to submit their full papers or Abstracts, but only high quality papers will be recommended to sponsored journals for special issues. All submissions to the conference will go through blindly review processes by at least two independent peers.

Enquiries: iceps.conf@gmail.com
Web address: http://iceps2017.globalconf.org/
Sponsored by: National Taipei University of Technology, Chulalongkorn University, Shih Chien University, Chung Yuan Christian University, Vilnius University

Orientation Programme @ ISID

Workshop @ JNU

2017 CESS Nuffield Winter School on Experimental Methods in Business, Policy, and Social Sciences

RDC 2017 - Rural Development Conference 2017

Call for papers: RDC 2017 - Rural Development Conference 2017
9-11 July 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.rdconference.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

Rural Development Conference 2017 will focus on issues related to agricultural and rural development and will host distinguished delegates form over 40 countries worldwide, coming from academic, NGO, governmental and business realms.

RDC 2017 is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in rural development and agriculture.

More specifically, it targets:

Scholars: Share your research, learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience.

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, rural and agricultural development strategies and systems around the world; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting rural development.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: This is a chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the importance of critical issues in achieving the high performances of your organization, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Others: Anyone who is interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

Rural Development Conference 2017 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the fields rural development and agriculture and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Research, Agricultural Risk Management, Agricultural Trade, Agriculture and Rural Development, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Community Based Rural Development, Economic and Social aspect of Rural Development, Economic Development, Employment in Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Food Production, Food Safety, Forests and Forestry, Gender and Rural Development, Irrigation and Drainage, Land Policy and Administration, Land and Food Security, Land Resources Management, Livestock and Animal Resources, Micro-finance for Rural Development, Organic Food Production, Poverty, Rural Education, Rural Finance, Rural Healthcare, Rural Livelihoods, Rural Policy, Rural Private Sector Development, Rural Transport, Rural Water Supply, Technology and Innovation, Sanitation and Hygiene, Sustainable Rural Development, Water Resources Management, Other topics related to rural and agricultural development.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of RDC 2017 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in July 2017, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

RDC 2017 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org

RDC 2017 is proud to partner with star alliance, as the official airline alliance of the conference, offering up to 20% discount on airfares to the RDC 2017 participants and accompanying persons.

The participating airlines for Rural Development Conference 2017 are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United.

Bookings can be made, clicking on the link bellow, or if booked through the travel agent, please make sure you provide the event booking code for tickets reservation TG05S17 :

http://conventionsplusbookings.staralliance.com/trips/StarHome.aspx?meetingcode=TG05S17

Scholaships @ Homi Bhaba Centre for Science Education

 

Fwd: The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017 (ECAH2017)


Join us in Brighton this summer for The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017 (ECAH2017), July 11-12, 2017.

***ECAH2017 at a glance

The European Conference on Arts and Humanities 2017 (ECAH2017) will be held alongside The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film (EuroMedia2017) in the cosmopolitan and culturally-rich city of Brighton, UK.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK
**Dates: Tuesday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 12, 2017
**Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 30, 2017
**Enquiries: ecah@iafor.org

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
iafor.org/ecah2017-call-for-papers

Already had your abstract accepted? Register now:
iafor.org/ecah2017-registration

To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: ecah.iafor.org

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***ECAH2017 Conference Theme: "History, Story, Narrative"

Historians are far from the only interested party in writing history. In a sense it is an interest we all share – whether we are talking politics, region, family birthright, or even personal experience. We are both spectators to the process of history while being intimately situated within its impact and formations.

How, then, best to write it? Is it always the victor's version? Have we not begun increasingly to write "history from below," that lived by those who are not at the top of the power hierarchy? Are accounts of history always gender-inflected, hitherto at least men rather than women? Who gets to tell history if the issue is colonialism or class? How does geography, the power of place, intersect with history? What is the status of the personal story or narrative within the larger frame of events?

This conference addresses issues of writing history from literary and other discursive perspectives. That is to say: novels, plays, poems, autobiography, memoir, diary, travel log, and a variety of styles of essay. One thinks of Shakespeare's history plays, Tolstoy's War and Peace, Shi Nai'an's The Water Margin, Balzac's La Comédie Humaine. It also addresses oral history, the spoken account or witness, Hiroshima survivor to modern Syrian migrant

Which also connects to the nexus of media and history. The great "historical" films continue to hold us, be it Eisenstein's October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1925) or Gone with the Wind (1940). We live in an age of documentaries, whether film or TV. There is a view that we also inhabit "instant" history, the download to laptop, the app, the all-purpose mobile. How has this technology changed our perception, our lived experience, of history? What is the role of commemoration, parade, holiday, festival, or statuary, in the writing of history?

The different modes by which we see and understand history, flow and counter-flow, nevertheless come back to certain basics.

One asks whether we deceive ourselves in always asking for some grand narrative. Can there only be one narrator or is history of necessity a colloquium, contested ground? Is national history a myth? And history-writing itself: is it actually a form of fiction, an artifice which flatters to deceive? What, exactly, is a historical fact?

This conference, we hope, will address these perspectives and others which connect and arise.

For the fourth consecutive year, The European Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held alongside The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film. Registration for either of these conferences will allow participants to attend sessions in the other.

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in Brighton.

– The ECAH2017 Organising Committee (iafor.org/ECAH2017-committee)

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***Programme

**Featured Panel Presentation: The Challenges of Doing Research and Creative Activity in the Arts and Humanities Today
Professor Donald E. Hall and Professor Anne Boddington

Given the rise of anti-intellectualism and increasing emphasis on technical and skills-based education, 2017 and beyond will prove particularly challenging times for those of us working in the arts and humanities. Our panellists will each speak for five to ten minutes about the broad political constraints on their work, as well as their respective national and institutional contexts of funding and prioritisation. This will be followed by a general discussion with the audience about collective experiences and strategies for individual and collective response to the challenges that we face.

Further programming will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: www.iafor.org/ecah2017-financial-support

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-reviewed journal: The IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities

The IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities (joah.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with ECAH2017. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated conference proceedings for consideration. This open access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings. Our conference proceedings are open access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: iafor.org/ecah2017-final-paper-submission

**THINK

THINK (think.iafor.org), The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.

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***Join IAFOR at ECAH2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open-access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in Arts and Humanities, Media, Communication and Film, and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration prices. Early Bird Registration is open until the end of March 30, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations.

Please see the registration page for details: www.iafor.org/ecah2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at ecah@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact ecah@iafor.org.


4th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR-2017)


Fourth Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR- 2017)
4th and 5th of March 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Melbourne, Australia.

Theme: "Share the Vision".

www.apiar.org.au

ISBN: 978-099-53980-09

APIAR Scholarships

APIAR is delighted to announce a competition for excellent academic papers. Entries will be judged on the quality of the paper, including the presentation. Only full paper presenters in the conference are qualified to apply. The winner will receive the cost of the air fare and accommodation for the next conference. At the same time, the conference registration fee will be waived. APIAR is also delighted to announce that registration fee will be waived for the four best paper winners to participate in the next conference.The prize is non-negotiable and no monetary alternative will be available.

Fourth Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR-2017) will be held on 4th and 5th of March 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. The main theme of this conference is 'Share the Vision'. Accordingly, the conference will cover Business, Social Sciences, Education and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) disciplines. Internationally-recognized scholars will participate in the event to present their latest research and best practices.

Business: Accounting, Strategic Finance, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Strategic Management, Strategic Marketing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development, Performance Management, Recruitment and Selection, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, International Business, Globalisation, Corporate Social Responsibility, E-business/E-commerce, Integrated Marketing Communication and Relationship Marketing.

Social Sciences: Anthropology, Archaeology, Area Studies, Cultural and Ethnic Studies, Communication Studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, International Relations, Development Studies, Population Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Corporate Governance, Cross-Cultural Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Public Administration, Philosophy, Women's Studies, Religious Studies and Social Welfare Studies.

Education: Theory of Education, Assertive and Assistive Educational Technology, Comparative Education, Counselling, Cultural Literacy, Curriculum Studies, Distance Education, Early Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Planning and Practice, Educational Psychology, Education and Public Policy, Educational Research and Statistics, E-learning, Health Education, Tertiary Education, Innovative Education, Information and Library Science, International Exchange Programs, Language Education, Liberal Education, Mathematics Education, Medical Education, Physical Education, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Technology Education.

Information and Communication Technology: Advanced IT Bio/Medical Engineering, Bioinformatics and applications, Business and Information Systems, Cloud computing, Convergence in Information Technology Security, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, Digital convergence, Electronic Commerce, Business and Management, Grid and Cloud Computing, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents, Hardware and Software Design, Health and Medical Informatics, Hybrid information technology, Intelligent communications and networks, IT-based Convergence Technology and Service, Multimedia convergence, Smart Card and RFID Technologies, Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems, Social and Business Aspects of Convergence IT, Ubiquitous Computing and Embedded Systems, Recent Trends in Computing and Information technology.

Important Dates:

Abstract submission- 31 Jan 2017
Regular registration deadline - 7 Feb 2017
Conference dates -4th - 5th March 2017

Special Attractions:

All of the accepted papers (i.e., high standard) will be published without any extra fees in the following journals:
Asia Pacific Journal of Advanced Business and Social Studies (APJABSS, ISBN : 978-0-9943656-75)
Asia Pacific Journal of Contemporary Education and Communication Technology (APJCECT, ISBN : 978-0-9943656-82)
We are looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne in March 2017.

Publish with 'B' ranked Journals:

In a venture to reinforce its support to academics and researchers, Asia-Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR) is pleased to inform you of a new agreement to publish high-quality conference articles in the following two journals:

- International Journal of Web Based Communities (ISSN: 1741-8216)
- International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning (ISSN: 1741-5055)

All conference articles from 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR-2017) will be checked against the rigorous criteria set by these two journals.

Thank You.

Kind Regards,

John Taylor
APCAR Secretariat

Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)
Suite 1A Level 2
802 Pacific Highway
Gordon NSW 2072
Australia

Enquiries: info@apiar.org.au
Web address: http://apiar.org.au
Sponsored by: Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR)

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

PSPC 2017 - 10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference


Call for papers: PSPC 2017 - 10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference
9th to 11th March 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.pspconference.org
Organized by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce 10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, hosted by the Tomorrow People Organization. This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students, and others interested in the conference related topics.

Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection 2017 will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the related fields and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to:

Agriculture, Child labor, Children and youth, Culture, Disability, Disadvantaged groups, Economic development, Education, Empowerment strategies, Ethnic studies, Food production and safety, Gender issues, Labor market policies, Literacy, Micro-finance, Minorities, Pension Reforms, Poverty, Poverty growth and inequality, Poverty reduction strategies, Poverty monitoring, Poverty and social Impacts, Poverty and culture, Poverty and education, Poverty measurement and analysis, Public health, Race and ethnicity, Rural development, Rural education, Social capital, Social inclusion, Social policies, Social risk management, Special and inclusive education, Sustainable development, Vocational education, Water supply, Other areas related to poverty, development and social issues

Applications are accepted online at: http://www.pspconference.org/apply.html on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available. Due to limited space in the venue and highly competitive admission process, we strongly encourage early applications in order to secure a spot in the conference.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in a dedicated ISBN publication of PSPC 2017 Conference Proceedings.

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2017, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

PSPC 2017 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org


THE WAY TO HAPPINESS The Seventh World Youth Buddhist Symposium


CALL FOR PAPER AND PARTICIPATION
(Attendees will be granted a travel grant that covers accommodation and meals during the symposium)

"THE WAY TO HAPPINESS"
The Seventh World Youth Buddhist Symposium
July 27 to 30, 2017
Chiang Mai (Thailand)
website: http://www.wybuddhist.com/eng/conferneces_s.asp?ID=77

Organizers:
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University of Thailand
World Youth Buddhist Society

Co-organizers:
The Center for the Study of Chan Buddhism and Human Civilization, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Buddhist Society, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


This interfaith conference is inviting renowned academic researchers and influential spiritual leaders to reflect on "happiness" topics such as mind exploration, ecological coexistence and Buddhism in Life. The program of the conference includes interfaith dialogues, keynote speeches, flash talks, discussion panels, meditation sessions, group discussions and a sightseeing tour.
The conference also invites you to share your observations and insights on the way to happiness from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Academic scholars and university students are welcome to participate in the conference either by submitting a paper or simply registering as an audience member.

Conference themes: Ecological Coexistence, Mind Exploration, Buddhism in Life

PAPER SUBMISSION:
Please submit your paper in APA style to wybuddhist@163.com before April 9, 2017, and include the words "The Way to Happiness, 2017 conference submission" in the email title. We acknowledge receipt and answer all submissions.
a) Author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) theme (ecological coexistence, mind exploration, Buddhism in Life)

APPLY AS AN AUDIENCE MEMBER: http://wybuddhist.com/bm2017.asp
Accepted applicants will be asked to pay US$50 nonrefundable registration fee (fee waiver is possible if you have financial difficulty).


CONTACT

Email: wybuddhist@163.com
Official website: www.wybuddhist.com
To check out the 6th World Youth Buddhist Symposium (2016), please visit: http://www.wybuddhist.com/yth16/eng/index.asp


MIRDEC-3rd, 2017


Masters International Research and Development Center

MIRDEC-3rd, 2017, Conference on Social Science, Economics, Business and Education, 04-06 April, 2017, Budapest, Hungary
4th to 6th April 2017
Budapest, Hungary

MIRDEC cordially invites full papers and/or Abstracts relating to all broad areas of Social Science.
Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Slagjana Stojanovska, Macedonia
Dr. Aram Belhadj, Tunisia
Dr. Tamer Budak, Turkey
Dr. Asmahan Althaer, Jordan
Dr. Mariya Sergeyevna Lyashenko, Russia
Abdelfeteh Bitat, Belgium (Best paper award winner of Budapest 2016)

Accounting, Arts, Business and Enterprise, Culture, Heritage and Art, Demography and Population, Economics, Environment, European Union, Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Food, Gastronomy and Tourism, Health, Safety and Security, International Business, Language, Management, Marketing, Philology and Language Studies, Social Business, Social Sciences, Tourism, Teaching.

Enquiries: info@mirdec.com
Web address: http://www.mirdec.com/ist-2

MIRDEC Conferences


The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017 (Global2017)


Join us in Barcelona this summer for The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017 (Global2017), July 14-16, 2017.

***Global2017 at a glance

The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies 2017 (Global2017) will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on the City 2017 (City2017) in the vibrant and culturally-rich city of Barcelona, Spain.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain
**Dates: Friday, July 14 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
**Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 29, 2017
**Enquiries: global@iafor.org

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
iafor.org/global2017-call-for-papers

Already had your abstract accepted? Register now:
iafor.org/global2017-registration

To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: global.iafor.org

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***Global2017 Conference Theme: "Global Realities: Precarious Survival and Belonging"

The theme for the Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2014 in Osaka was "Borderlands of becoming, belonging and sharing". In his presentation, Conference Co-Chair Professor Baden Offord wrote "Gloria Anzaldua's idea of the borderland has become a critical conceptual rubric used by cultural researchers as a way of understanding, explaining and articulating the in-determined, vague, ambiguous nature of everyday life and the cultural politics of border-knowledge, border crossings, transgression, living in-between and multiple belongings. Borderlands is also about a social space where people of diverse backgrounds and identities meet and share a space in which the politics of co-presence and co-existence are experienced and enacted in mundane ways."

Now, at this second IAFOR Global Studies conference, we revisit that territory under the title "Global Realities: Precarious Survival and Belonging". While retaining the ideas expressed by Prof. Offord in 2014, this conference will turn its focus on to the precariousness of life across the world, life being understood in all its amplitude. Since 2014 we have witnessed the horror of the refugee crisis in Europe and how borders which should have been crossed have been blocked off by barbed wire fences. The whole context of borders, belonging and survival has shifted resulting in an increase in racism, radical nationalisms, terrorism, infringements of human rights, and rising poverty levels, to mention only a few of the globalised problems confronting our world. The result of such precarity, even of the planet itself, has led to a generalised sense of communal and individual vulnerability.

Raimond Gaita recently noted, "It is striking how often people now speak of 'a common humanity' in ethically inflected registers, or ethically resonant tones that express a fellowship of all the peoples of the earth, or sometimes the hope for such a fellowship." Hopefully, this conference will discuss the ways and means by which a "common humanity" may be aspired to by future generations.

We look forward to extending a warm welcome to you in 2017.

– The Global2017 Organising Committee (iafor.org/global2017-committee)

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***Programming

**Professor Adrien Katherine Wing
University of Iowa College of Law, USA

Adrien Katherine Wing is the Associate Dean of International and Comparative Law Programs at the University of Iowa College of Law. The author of over 130 publications, she is also the Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law and has taught at Iowa since 1987. Her subjects include: International Human Rights, Law in the Muslim World, Critical Race Theory and Sex Discrimination Law. Dean Wing is Director of the UI Center for Human Rights and the France study abroad program. Prior to joining the Iowa faculty, she practised international law in New York with two firms specialising in international law issues. Her professional affiliations include the American Society of International Law, where she is a Counsellor, Co-Chair of Blacks of ASIL (BASIL) Task Force, and a member of the Executive Council. She is also the former ASIL Vice President. She currently serves on the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education Accreditation Committee, the American Association of Law Schools Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Professors Committee, and the American Journal of Comparative Law Board of Editors. She is a law school inspector for the American Bar Association and has previously served as the UI Law School Associate Dean for Faculty Development and the on-site Director for the London Law Consortium semester abroad program. She has advised the founding fathers and mothers of the constitutions of South Africa, Palestine and Rwanda. Dean Wing received her BA magna cum laude from Princeton, her MA in African Studies from UCLA, and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Stanford Law School.

**Gloria Montero
Novelist, Playwright and Poet

Novelist, playwright and poet Gloria Montero grew up in a family of Spanish immigrants in Australia's North Queensland. After studies in theatre and music, she began to work in radio and theatre, and then moved to Canada where she continued her career as an actress, singer, writer, broadcaster, scriptwriter and TV interviewer. Co-founder of the Centre for Spanish-Speaking Peoples in Toronto (1972), she served as its Director until 1976. Following the success of her oral history The Immigrants (1973) she was invited to act as Consultant on Immigrant Women to the Multicultural Department of the Secretary of State, Government of Canada.

She organised the international conferences "Amnistia" (1970) and "Solidaridad" (1974) in Toronto to support and make known the democratic Spain that was developing in the last years of the Franco dictatorship, and in 1976 at Bethune College, York University, "Spain 1936-76: The Social and Cultural Aftermath of the Spanish Civil War". With her husband, filmmaker David Fulton, she set up Montero-Fulton Productions to produce documentary films on social, cultural and ecological themes. Their film, Crisis in the Rain, on the effects of acid rain, won the Gold Camera Award American Film Festival 1982. Montero was consultant-interviewer on Dreams and Nightmares (A-O Productions, California) about Spain under Franco, a film that won international awards in Florence, Moscow, Leipzig and at the American Film Festival 1975. Among her many radio documentaries for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are: The Music of Spain – a series of 18 hours which presented Spanish music within a social and historical framework; Segovia: the man and his music – a 2-hour special (Signature); Women and the Law (Ideas); Foreign Aid: Hand-out or Rip-Off (Ideas).

Since 1978 Montero has been living in Barcelona, where she has continued to write and publish novels such as The Villa Marini, All Those Wars and Punto de Fuga. Her poem Les Cambres was printed with a portfolio of prints by artist Kouji Ochiai (Contratalla 1983). A cycle of prose poems, Letters to Janez Somewhere in Ex-Yugoslavia, provided the basis for collaboration with painter Pere Salinas in a highly successful exhibition at Barcelona's Galería Eude (1995). She won the 2003 NH Premio de Relato for Ménage à Trois, the first time the Prize was awarded for a short story in English. Well known among her theatre work is the award-winning Frida K., which has toured Canada, played New York and Mexico and has been mounted in productions in Spain, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Poland, Sweden and Latvia.

**Dr Simon Sleight
King's College London, UK

Dr Simon Sleight is Senior Lecturer in Australian History at King's College London, Co-founding Director of the Children's History Society and Deputy Director of the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies in London, UK. His work explores the history of urban place-making, the evolution of youth cultures and the Australian presence in Britain. He received his tertiary education at Warwick, University College London and Monash University in Melbourne, where his doctoral thesis won the Serle Award for the best PhD in Australian history. His latest books are Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870-1914 (Routledge, 2013) and, co-edited with Shirleene Robinson, Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World (Palgrave, 2016). He has also published on street gangs, processions, the representation of working childhoods, expatriate experience and the morphology of cities. His most recent publications feature in the edited collection Spatial Cultures: Towards a New Social Morphology of Cities Past and Present (2016) and Walking Histories, 1800-1914. A current co-edited textbook project will be titled History, Memory and Public Life: The Past in the Present, scheduled for publication in 2017. At King's College London, Simon teaches a range of courses including "London Calling: Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters with the Metropole" and "Electric Cities: The Experience of Modernity in London, Melbourne, New York and Paris, 1870-1929". His current research project explores the concept and experience of "geographies of belonging" in relation to "British world" migrant groups in Britain, 1793 to present.

**A full list of speakers can be viewed on the Global2017 conference website: iafor.org/global2017-speakers

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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: www.iafor.org/global2017-financial-support

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-reviewed journal: The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies (jocs.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with Global2017. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated conference proceedings for consideration. This open access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings. Our conference proceedings are open access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: iafor.org/global2017-final-paper-submission

**THINK

THINK (think.iafor.org), The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.

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***Join IAFOR at Global2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open-access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in Global Studies, studies of the City, Cultural Studies, and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration prices. Early Bird Registration is open until the end of March 29, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations. Please see the registration pages for details:
www.iafor.org/global2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at global@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact global@iafor.org.


5th Global Summit on Education (GSE 2017)

CALL FOR PAPER -- GSE 2017 --
5th Global Summit on Education (GSE 2017)
27th and 28th March 2017
Venue: Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
https://worldconferences.net/gse

The GSE 2017 Committee cordially invites submission of papers to the 5th Global Summit on Education (GSE 2017). The GSE 2017 conference is a platform to bring together researchers, developers and practitioners from academia and industry working in all interdisciplinary areas of Education.

The conference is hosted by WorldConferences.net, KOKUIS

Medium of Papers/Presentation
English / Malay (Papers in Malay are welcome)

Theme
"Trends and Challenges in Education"

SUBMIT ABSTRACT HERE:
https://worldconferences.net/gse/submit-abstract

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Due: 30th January 2017
SUBMIT ABSTRACT HERE: https://worldconferences.net/gse/submit-abstract
Acceptance of Abstract: 15th February 2017
Full paper Submission Deadline: 28th February 2017
Full paper Acceptance 7th March 2017
Early-bird Fee until: 31st December 2016

E-mail: gse.wcr@gmail.com
https://worldconferences.net/gse
Hp / Whatsapp: +6011-10611062 (Azriati)

All accepted papers at GSE 2017 conference are reviewed and will be published in the GSE 2017 conference e-proceeding with an e-ISBN number ( 978-967-0792-xx-x ). The papers will be available in our website and other open source academic site (i.e RePec, Google Scholar) for a wider view.

The best papers will be considered for inclusion for publication in the internationally reviewed GSE e-Journal of Education with an e-ISSN: 2289-6880

Parallel to GSE2017, we also hosting other International Conferences on;
1. 4th International Conference On Arabic Studies & Islamic Civilization 2017 (ICASIC 2017)
2. 5th International Conference On Social Sciences Research 2017 (ICSSR 2017)
https://WorldConferences.net

We hope you can help to disseminate the info about this Conference to your colleagues, friends and any of your network/groups in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp and other media.

PARIS 3rd International Conference on Studies in Law, Education, Business and Corporate Social Responsibilities (LEBCSR-17)


PARIS 3rd International Conference on Studies in Law, Education, Business and Corporate Social Responsibilities (LEBCSR-17) 
27th to 28th April 2017
Paris, France

New Submissions are OPEN and Full-length Papers/Short Papers/Posters/Abstracts can be submitted before  Jan. 28, 2017

--Under the patronage of Marketing Learning and Research Department, La Rochelle Business School, France and University of Quebec, Montreal (Canada). In addition to English, the papers written in FRENCH language can also be submitted and will be published in conference proceedings.

--Each Paper will be assigned Digital Object Identifier(DOI) from CROSSREF. Printed ISBN Proceedings will be Provided at conference. Papers can be published in SCOPUS journal with additional cost (If interested then write in email)

--Registration Fee:
Author (Student/Co-author/Listener): USD 200; Author (Non-Student): USD 240

--SUBMISSION METHODS
1. Email: conf@flebp.org
OR
2. Electronic Submission System ( .doc/.docx/.pdf formats): http://flebp.org/papersubmission/170

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
- Arts
- Corporate Social Responsibilities
- Social Sciences
- Sociology
 
EDUCATION 
- Distance Education
- E-learning
- Higher Education
- Lifelong Learning
- Teaching and Learning
 
- BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS 
- Advertising
- Banking and finance
- Business
- Business Ethics
- E-commerce
- Economics
- Human Resources
- Management
- Marketing
 
- LAW 
- Accidents and Injuries
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Bankruptcy and Debt
- Car and Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Civil Rights
- Consumer Issues
- Criminal Law
- Dangerous Products
- Divorce and Family Law
- Education Law
- Elder law and Aging
- Employee's Right
- Estates and Probbate
- Health Care Law
- Immigration Law
- Intellectual
- Internet Law For The Public
- Justice and legal studies
- Lawsuits and Lawyers
- Real Estate
- Securities Law
- Small Business
- Social Security And Retirement

Enquiries: conf@flebp.org
Web address: http://flebp.org/conference/178
Sponsored by: International Forum on Law, Education and Business Professionals

Venue
Wilson Room
Canadian House of City universitaire de Paris
(Maison des Etudiants Canadiens)
31 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris, France


International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior

Dear Colleague,

The 2017 International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior (ICEPO 2017) is to be held in Osaka International House, Osaka, Japan, on August 8th to 10th. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform which focuses on certain important topics of Education, Psychology, and Organizational Behavior. Detailed information about the conference can be found on the official website.

We sincerely invite your participation for this event. Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN reference, on CD-ROM support.

Conference Website: http://iainst.org/icepo/
Online Submission: http://iainst.org/icepo/on-line-submissions/
Enquiries: icepo.conf@gmail.com
Submission Deadline: May 5, 2017

Sincerely yours,
Secretariat of ICEPO 2017


The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017 (ACCS2017)



Join us in Kobe this summer for The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017 (ACCS2017), June 1-4, 2017.

***ACCS2017 at a glance

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017 (ACCS2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2017) and The IAFOR International Conference on Japan & Japan Studies (IICJ2017) in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Kobe, Japan.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
**Dates: Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4, 2017
**Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 12, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 13, 2017
**Enquiries: accs@iafor.org

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
iafor.org/accs2017-call-for-papers

Already had your abstract accepted? Register now:
iafor.org/accs2017-registration

To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: accs.iafor.org

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***ACCS2017 Conference Theme: "Global Realities: Precarious Survival and Belonging"

The theme for The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2014 in Osaka was "Borderlands of becoming, belonging and sharing". In his presentation, Conference Co-Chair Professor Baden Offord wrote "Gloria Anzaldua's idea of the borderland has become a critical conceptual rubric used by cultural researchers as a way of understanding, explaining and articulating the in-determined, vague, ambiguous nature of everyday life and the cultural politics of border-knowledge, border crossings, transgression, living in-between and multiple belongings. Borderlands is also about a social space where people of diverse backgrounds and identities meet and share a space in which the politics of co-presence and co-existence are experienced and enacted in mundane ways."

Now we revisit that territory under the title "Global Realities: Precarious Survival and Belonging". While retaining the ideas expressed by Prof. Offord in 2014, this conference will turn its focus on to the precariousness of life across the world, life being understood in all its amplitude. Since 2014 we have witnessed the horror of the refugee crisis in Europe and how borders which should have been crossed have been blocked off by barbed wire fences. The whole context of borders, belonging and survival has shifted resulting in an increase in racism, radical nationalisms, terrorism, infringements of human rights, and rising poverty levels, to mention only a few of the globalised problems confronting our world. The result of such precarity, even of the planet itself, has led to a generalised sense of communal and individual vulnerability.

Raimond Gaita recently noted, "It is striking how often people now speak of 'a common humanity' in ethically inflected registers, or ethically resonant tones that express a fellowship of all the peoples of the earth, or sometimes the hope for such a fellowship." Hopefully, this conference will discuss the ways and means by which a "common humanity" may be aspired to by future generations.

We look forward to welcoming you to Kobe, Japan.

The Organising Committee
The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017

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***Programme

**Keynote Presentation: Precarious Futures, Precarious Pasts: Migritude and Planetarity

Professor Gaurav Desai, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

In this talk I will focus on the figure of the migrant in recent Anglophone fiction from Africa and South Asia. I am interested in the continuities and discontinuities in the experience of migration from the nineteenth century to the present, particularly, though not exclusively, for vulnerable populations. I then attempt to connect that experience to challenges posed to us by environmental changes and vulnerabilities in the same time frame. The aim is to think through the figure of the migrant not just as someone who moves from one sociopolitical context – village, town, city, nation – to another, but to think through migrant experiences as they relate to larger planetary concerns.

**Featured Presentation: Buddhist Terrorism?
Dr Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK

Buddhism has long enjoyed a reputation in the West as a religion of peace. It is only in recent years that the long history of those calling themselves Buddhists who engaged in warfare has been introduced to Western readers (see, for example, Buddhist Warfare). In an era in which terrorist acts carried out by those who identify themselves as Muslims attract our attention, it is noteworthy that Buddhists, too, are not immune to this form of religious fanaticism. The historical truth is that in 1930s Japan at least three Buddhist-related acts of terrorism took place. While introducing these terrorist acts, this presentation focuses on the Buddhist doctrine and practice undergirding the so-called "Blood Oath Corps Incident" (J. Ketsumeidan Jiken) of early 1932.

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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: www.iafor.org/accs2017-financial-support

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-reviewed journal: The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies

The IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies (jocs.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with ACCS2017. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated conference proceedings for consideration. This open access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings. Our conference proceedings are open access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: iafor.org/accs2017-final-paper-submission

**THINK

THINK (think.iafor.org), The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.


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***Join IAFOR at ACCS2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open-access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Japan Studies, and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration prices. Early Bird Registration is open until the end of February 13, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations.

Please see the registration pages for details:
www.iafor.org/accs2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at accs@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact accs@iafor.org.

ASBBS 24th Annual Conference


ASBBS 24th Annual Conference
23rd to 26th March 2017
Las Vegas, United States of America

Papers and abstracts are invited for presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of ASBBS; March 23-26, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas. Excellent hotel with wide choice of rooms in four towers. Opportunities to publish in one of four high quality interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journals. All areas of business and behavioral sciences including accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, legal studies, public administration, psychology, sustainability, assessment, multi-cultural studies, educational leadership and communication are considered. Best papers in 28 tracks recognized with certificates in the annual banquet.

Enquiries: mondal@asbbs.org
Web address: http://asbbs.org/call-for-paper/national/
Sponsored by: American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences

ICPESS 2017 BOSNIA (International Congress on Political, Economic and Social Studies)

ICPESS 2017 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (International Congress on Political, Economic and Social Studies)

The Centre for Political, Economic and Social Research (PESA), International University of Sarajevo and Sakarya University invite abstracts or full length papers in Turkish and English from researchers addressing any subfield in politics, economics and social area.

Website: http://www.icpess.org
Organized by: PESA, International University of Sarajevo and Sakarya University
Congress Days: 19-22 May, 2017
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 20th April 2017
Announcement of the Accepted Papers: In One Week after submission
Early Bird Registration: 1st March 2017
Congress Venue: International University of Sarajevo


PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES:
ICPESS-2017 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA accepts papers both in Turkish and English. All abstracts and full papers will be evaluated under blind-review process.
All the accepted abstracts or full papers may be presented in ICPESS 2017 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA.
Authors of accepted abstracts are expected to complete their research until scheduled presentation date All papers presented in ICPESS 2017 will be published in the Proceedings with ISBN.
Selected full papers in English will be published in international editorial book with ISBN.
The papers presented in ICPESS-2017 will be considered for publication in the peer-reviewed journals listed below after review process.
All of the Journals are international, academic, periodical and peer reviewed published by the Centre for Political, Economic, and Social Research (PESA).

JOURNALS
Research Journal of Politics, Economics, and Management: www.siyasetekonomiyonetim.org
International Journal of Political Studies: www.politikarastirmalar.org
International Journal of Economical Studies: www.ekonomikarastirmlar.org
PESA International Journal of Social Studies: www.sosyalarastirmalar.org
International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Studies: www.ijisef.org
Journal of Public Finance Studies: www.maliyearastirmalari.org

CALL FOR PAPER

The Centre for Political, Economic and Social Research (PESA), International University of Sarajevo and Sakarya University invite abstracts or full length papers in Turkish and English from researchers addressing any subfield in politics, economics and social issues including but not limited to:

----- POLITICAL STUDIES -----
Law
Public Administration
Organizational Behavior
Political Sciences
Social Policy
International Relations
Management and Organization
Immigration Policy
Terrorism, counterterrorism
Area Studies
Intra- and Interregional and International Integration
Governance
Political Philosophy
Political Participation

------ECONOMIC STUDIES-----
Banking
Labor Economics and Industrial Relations
Econometrics
Statistics
Economics
Public Finance
Accounting and Finance
Marketing
Tourism
Islamic Economics and Finance
Environmental Economics
Health Economics
Transportation Economics
Business
International Trade

----- SOCIAL STUDIES -----
Geography
History
Behavioral Sciences
Philosophy
Sociology
Social Work
Literature
Educational Sciences
Human Resources Management
Health Administration
Language Sciences
Communication and Media
Journalism
Public Relations and Advertising
Theology
Cultural Studies
Sports Sciences
Library Sciences
Museum Studies

----- ISLAMIC ECONOMICS AND FINANCE -----
Political Economy of Islamic Finance
Islamic Moral Economy
Islamic Economics
Islamic Finance
Islamic Accounting
Islamic Banking


Enquiries: pesaarastirma@gmail.com, fatihyardimcioglu@gmail.com
Web address: http://www.icpess.org
Sponsored by: The Center for Political, Economic and Social Research, www.pesar.org

The Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology 2017 (AGEN2017)


Join us in Kobe this summer for The Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017), June 8-11, 2017.

***AGen2017 at a glance

The Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017) will be held alongside The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2017) and The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (ACSEE2017) in the beautiful and cosmopolitan city of Kobe, Japan.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan
**Dates: Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11, 2017
**Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: January 19, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 20, 2017
**Enquiries: agen@iafor.org

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: iafor.org/agen2017-call-for-papers

Already had your abstract accepted? Register now: iafor.org/agen2017-registration

To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: agen.iafor.org

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***AGen2017 Conference Theme: "East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery"

The Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology 2017 (AGen2017) invites papers on all aspects of aging. Our theme explores the tensions that have emerged due to globalisation and the growing influence of Western cultural values on Eastern traditions such as intergeneration coresidence, filial piety and the family-based support networks that provide for the care of the elderly in later life. Jolly and Macintyre's depiction of the persistent belief in an "unchanging cultural core" of bedrock values such as family support for the elderly has resulted in the resistance of many governments in Asia and the Pacific Rim to plan effectively for the care and needs of a growing aging population. By treating culture as a dynamic process that adapts to new ideas, opportunities and economic realities we can anticipate change and implement proactive policies that support the elderly, their families and the societies that are ultimately responsible for the quality of life among their populations. This conference serves as an opportunity to present new research on the changing face of aging in the Asia-Pacific Region, to network with fellow professionals and to develop policy interventions that improve the lives of our elders.

The growing disconnect in Asia from traditional forms of family support is seen in the increased shift towards more Western models of independence for elders, decreased levels of coresidence and extended family living, and the weakening of family support networks. In particular, AGen2017 seeks presentations on intergeneration support, the economics of retirement, the changing health patterns of the elderly, independent living, the residential patterns of the elderly, or assistive technologies. The Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology is the only international conference on aging held annually in Japan and we welcome your participation and research.

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

– The AGen2017 Organising Committee (iafor.org/agen2017-committee)

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***Programme

**Plenary Panel: Easts Meets West – Healthy, Active and Beautiful Aging in Asia
Featured Panel Chairs: Professor James McNally and Professor Hiroshi Ishida

How any society deals with aging can be a contentious issue, one on which questions of culture, convenience and even expedience are brought to bear. Economic prosperity and peace in developed countries has lead to unprecedented levels of healthcare provision for a population that, as a result, is living far longer. Coupled with falling birthrates, Western Europe and Japan are witnessing demographic changes that bring unparalleled challenges but also unexpected opportunities for aging populations, as innovations and discoveries help people lead active and healthy lives.

This panel will provide an overview of the demographic situation in different countries and cultures in Asia and beyond to compare and contrast outlooks for the aged. It will also examine the concepts of healthy, active and beautiful aging.

*A complementary panel will be held on the same theme at the European Conference Series 2017 in Brighton, UK.

**Featured Presentation: Methodologies for the Collection of Comparative Community Level Public Health Data: Obtaining Powerful and Statistically Meaningful Findings for Small Populations
Professor James W. McNally, University of Michigan, USA

Recent health emergencies such as the ebola outbreak in 2015 and the current zika virus reflects the pressing need for the rapid and statistically meaningful collection of data, often within small geographic areas. The collection of public health data at the community level is challenging for a number of reasons. Building respondent trust and gaining local support are key, but even when these barriers are overcome the choice of questions and how they are asked is central to the success of a study and to its impact on health improvements and policy change. One of the common problems found in many community level studies is the lack of comparability and the inability to generalize findings beyond the study area. While interesting and useful information is often obtained, translating this information into a framework that facilitates policy impact often proves difficult due to a lack of comparability. The NACDA Program on Aging has been promoting a methodology for overcoming the challenges of generalizability and comparability that has been successfully employed in several small area studies of public health and healthcare unitization. The presentation will describe this methodology and provide examples of its efficacy in real-world research situations. The presentation will provide supporting materials to guide interested users in applying this approach for their own research specializations. This approach is flexible and works across languages and research disciplines so it can be applied in a variety of public health studies, including RAPID AREA ANALYSIS (RAP) situations.

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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: www.iafor.org/agen2017-financial-support

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-reviewed journal: IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences

The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences (joss.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with AGen2017. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated conference proceedings for consideration. This open access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings. Our conference proceedings are open access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: iafor.org/agen2017-final-paper-submission


**THINK

THINK (think.iafor.org), The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers, to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.

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***Join IAFOR at AGen2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open-access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in Aging and Gerontology, the Social Sciences, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration and save over 20%. Early Bird Registration is open until the end of February 20, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations. Please see the registration page for details: www.iafor.org/agen2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at agen@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact agen@iafor.org.


2017 International Conference on Education San Diego


2017 International Conference on Education San Diego

12th to 16th March 2017

San Diego, California, USA

Submission Deadline: February 10th, 2017 (Miss a deadline? Contact our office.)

OVERVIEW

The Clute Institute, established in 1985, hosts the International Conference on Education (ICE) to promote excellence in academic research.

Please join us for the 2017 International Conference on Education San Diego. The aim of the conference is to provide an opportunity for researchers to present their ideas, proposals, or completed research in all areas of education. Since 30 to 50 different countries are typically represented, presenting at this conference is a great way to get feedback from researchers with a different perspective. An extensive list of acceptable topics is available on our website. A peer review is available upon request.

CONFERENCE VENUE

This year we are returning to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Diego – Mission Valley located in the heart of San Diego. In addition to the International Conference on Education, we are also hosting an International Academic Conference on Business which will be held concurrently; one registration covering both.

INQUIRIES

Inquiries: contact@cluteinstitute.com 303-904-4750
Web address: http://cieducationsandiego.com
Sponsored by: The Clute Institute, Littleton, Colorado, USA

Monday, January 23, 2017

4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization 2017


4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARABIC STUDIES AND ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION 2017

The conference focuses on research related to the study of Arabic and Islamic Civilization. It covers all scientific disciplines and issues related to it. The conference brings together scholars, academicians and professionals who are involved directly or indirectly with the discipline of Arabic linguistics and study of Islamic knowledge from all over the world to present their research results.

The objectives of this conference is to establish the Arabic and Islamic knowledge in the eyes of the global community. The conference will also discuss on issues related to the field of Arabic linguistics and Islamic knowledge in theory and practical.

The language medium: We accept articles in Malay, English and Arabic.
PLEASE SUBMIT ABSTRACT HERE: http://worldconferences.net/icasic/submit-abstract

Sub- theme of the conference:

Arabic Sociolinguistics
Arabic Psycholinguistics
Modern Linguistics ( Arabic )
Arabic Education
Arabic language skills
Teaching Arabic language skills
semantic knowledge
Lexicography and Arabic Terminology
Knowledge on Balaghah
Translation
Islamic Education
Syariah Islamiyyah
Dakwah Islamiyyah
Knowledge of Tasawuf
The Islamic Faith
Islamic Economics
integration of knowledge
Hadith Nabawi and ulum al – Hadith
Quran and Tafseer
Islamic Civilization
General issues related to the study of Arabic and Islamic Sciences

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstract Submission Due: 30th January 2017
SUBMIT ABSTRACT HERE: http://worldconferences.net/icasic/submit-abstract
Acceptance of Abstract: 15th February 2017
Full paper Submission Deadline: 28th February 2017
Full paper Acceptance 7th March 2017
Early-bird Fee until: 31st December 2016

Venue
Berjaya Times Square, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

A selection of the good and quality of ICASIC 2017 proceeding papers will be considered for inclusion for publication in the internationally reviewed ICASIC official e-journal; The 4th Int. Conf. On Arabic Studies and Islamic Civilization.

Enquiries: icasic.wcr@gmail.com
Web address: http://worldconferences.net/icasic/
The Conference is organized by Worldconferences.net.
Mobile/WhatsApp: +60136777360 (Redzaudin Ghazali)


WLEC 2017 - 8th Annual Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference

Call for papers: WLEC 2017 - 8th Annual Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference
1st to 3rd March 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference 2017 will take place from 1-3 March 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand and will welcome distinguished participants from over 40 countries worldwide, from academic, business, governmental and NGO realms.

Enquiries: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org
Web address: http://www.wleconference.org
Sponsored by: Tomorrow People Organization

Dear Scholars, Students, NGO and governmental representatives:

We are happy to announce WLEC 2017, hosted by Tomorrow People Organization.

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for academics, researchers, professionals, administrators, educational leaders, policy makers, industry representatives, advanced students and others interested in leadership, women empowerment and gender studies.

More specifically, it targets:

Government officials and policy makers: Learn about the best practices, learn more about the new approaches related women's issues and social equality, network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the related fields.

NGOs: Network with other international NGOs, possible donors and colleagues from around the world and share your achievements and strategies with others.

Graduate students: Meet your colleagues from around the world, make new friends, and improve your knowledge and communication skills.

Company representatives: Chance to improve your leadership skills, learn more about the new approaches related to the topics, meet your colleagues, exchange ideas and establish new connections and partnerships.

Scholars: Learn some new approaches, hear about others' experiences and pass on your knowledge and experience on to the others.

Others: Interested in making some positive changes around them and gaining new knowledge, skills and friends and becoming more useful to their own communities.

8th Annual Women's Leadership and Empowerment Conference will provide unlimited resources and opportunities to interact with prominent leaders in the field of leadership and women studies and greatly expand on your global network of scholars and professionals.

We welcome: ORAL, POSTER and VIRTUAL presentations. Early submissions are strongly encouraged due to limited space in the venue, as applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis - as long as space is available.

The conference topics include, but are not limited to: Casual factors of leadership development, Can leadership be learned? - Nature vs. nurture, Cross cultural aspects of leadership, Family Systems: Change and Traditions, Leadership styles and techniques, Leadership values, Leading under extreme diversity, Women and leadership, Women with Disabilities, Shaping the future by female leaders, Creating an innovative leadership, Growing as individuals, Creating a new relationship with your values, especially money, Success Stories: Meet women who have achieved successful careers, Violence against women, Women empowerment, Women and Sports, Women as Entrepreneurs, Women and Environment, Women in Politics, The Role of Women in Contemporary Society, Women and Culture, Role Reversal in the Home and Workplace, other related areas of gender and leadership studies.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in dedicated ISBN publication of WLEC 2017 Conference Proceedings.

Applications are accepted online at: http://www.wleconference.org/apply.html

Our events that you might be interested in, held in March 2017 in Bangkok, also include:

12th Annual Education and Development Conference, 5-7 March 2017 - website:
www.ed-conference.org
10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, 9-11 March 2017 - website: www.pspconference.org

We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok in March 2017, as one of our participants, coming from over 40 countries worldwide!

Sincerely,

WLEC 2017 Organizing Committee
Email: vilic@tomorrowpeople.org

The 3rd International Business Conference and Workshop


The 3rd International Business Conference and Workshop
1st to 3rd May 2017 (Golden Week)
Osaka, JAPAN
Web address: http://atera.org/2017/01/10/ibcw3/

The 3rd International Business Conference and Workshop (IBCW) organized by Association of Teachers and Researchers in Japan will take place on May 1-3 (Golden Week) at the Conference Hall of Sun Route Hotel in Osaka, Japan. The theme of the conference is cross-cultural aspects of business with the sessions focusing on different areas of business and IT. The event will also include a special workshop on business innovation followed by a special networking event for the participants to establish connections with the academicians from all around the world.

This peer-reviewed academic conference aims to bring together the world's leading scholars and opinion leaders and increase our understanding of emerging scientific issues and research methodologies relating to business and IT. All the conference paper abstracts will be published in the proceedings and all the accepted full papers will be published in the Journal of Scientific Business Research.

ATERA believes that this academic event will surely promote better research in applied academics and facilitate networking opportunities for international scholars. The submissions should be made directly to the conference chair at submit@atera.org.
Enquiries: submit@gmail.com

The conference tracks are
Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Management, Business Communications, IT and Informatics, Interdisciplinary

Sincerely
Miho Kitaoka
Conference Secretary
submit@gmail.com

The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2017 (ECSS2017)

Join us in Brighton next summer for The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2017 (ECSS2017), July 7-9, 2017.

***ECSS2017 at a glance

The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2017 (ECSS2017) will be held alongside The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2017 (ECSEE2017) in the exciting and cosmopolitan city of Brighton, UK.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK
**Dates: Tuesday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 9, 2017
**Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: March 30, 2017
**Enquiries: ecss@iafor.org

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: iafor.org/ecss2017-call-for-papers

Already had your abstract accepted? Register now: iafor.org/ecsee2017-registration

To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: ecss.iafor.org

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***ECSS2017 Conference Theme: "East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery"

From natural phenomena and the results of climate change, through pollution and societal traumas, migrations and war, the enormous challenges that face humankind and our environment are frequently daunting and difficult to comprehend. However, with every new challenge or disruption comes the opportunity for innovation and discovery. Whether inventing new technologies, implementing innovative systems, enacting better policies, legislation, or governance, or ensuring greater cooperation and information sharing, responses are many and varied.

From incremental shift to radical change, from local to regional, or from the national to the global, this international conference will focus on the challenges that demand a collective response. It will highlight the need to harness our abilities as scientists, policymakers, practitioners, engineers and educators, to find multidisciplinary solutions in pursuit of the common goal of a sustainable world.

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

– The ECSS2017 Organising Committee (iafor.org/ecss2017-committee)

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***Programme

**Featured Panel: Brexit: The (dis)United Kingdom and the European (dis)Union
Chair: Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a referendum that saw 52 percent of the population come out in favour of leaving and 48 percent in favour of remaining. While both England and Wales voted to leave, Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to stay. This division and the closeness of the referendum result led to a political class and government that was overwhelmingly for continued membership of the European Union, bound to follow a path it did not support, along with an anxious and divided population. In continental Europe, the "ever closer union" enshrined in the EU's treaties appeared under threat from of the imminent withdrawal of one of the "big three".

This panel will examine the situation in Britain and Europe one year on. Was the UK's vote the first sign of the Union unravelling, with some commentators suggesting that Brexit would lead to the break up of both the EU and the UK, or have forces emerged to counter those of the resurgent nationalisms and populisms? The panellists will discuss the UK's economic and political outlook and, in reference to the conference theme, will question whether these altering forces are not disruptive innovation that could see both the UK and the EU undergo necessary change, emerging stronger for it.

**Featured Panel: East Meets West - Healthy, Active and Beautiful Aging in Europe
Chairs: Dr Evangelia G. Chrysikou & Professor Chariklia Tziraki

How any society deals with aging can be a contentious issue, one on which questions of culture, convenience and even expedience are brought to bear. Economic prosperity and peace in developed countries has lead to unprecedented levels of healthcare provision for a population that, as a result, is living far longer. Coupled with falling birthrates, Western Europe and Japan are witnessing demographic changes that bring unparalleled challenges but also unexpected opportunities for aging populations, as innovations and discoveries help people lead active and healthy lives.

This panel will provide an overview of the demographic situation in different countries and cultures in Europe and beyond to compare and contrast outlooks for the aged. It will also examine the concepts of healthy, active and beautiful aging.

*A complementary panel will be held on the same theme at the Asian Conference Series 2017 in Kobe, Japan.

**Further programming for The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2017 will be announced in the coming months.

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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: www.iafor.org/ecss2017-financial-support

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***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-reviewed journal: IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences

The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences (joss.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with ECSS. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated conference proceedings for consideration. This open access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings. Our conference proceedings are open access research repositories, which act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here: iafor.org/ecss2017-final-paper-submission

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***Join IAFOR at ECSS2017 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open-access journals
– Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in the Social Sciences, Sustainability, Energy and the Environment, and more
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

**Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration and save over 20%. Early Bird Registration is open until the end of March 30, 2017. Lunch is included in all conference registrations. Please see the registration page for details: www.iafor.org/ecss2017-registration

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at ecss@iafor.org for details.

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***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit www.iafor.org. For enquiries please contact ecss@iafor.org.

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