The 9th Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2019 (ACSEE2019) is an international sustainability conference that take place May 20, 2019 – May 22, 2019, at the Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. The conference theme for ACSEE2019 is Independence & Interdependence.
This important thematic lens encourages wide reflections on the importance and interrelation of such concepts as autonomy and identity, rights and responsibilities, and power and control; and within a variety of contexts from politics and geopolitics to energy, sustainability and the environment; and from education, technology and logistics, to culture and language; from psychology and security, to considerations of equity and justice.
The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but at the same time they have made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also make us detached from those immediately around us, and in some cases alienated, or lonely. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally as a part of the one world we all share.
Keynote and Featured Speakers at ACSEE2019 will provide perspectives from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds on this conference theme.
- Eddie Bruce-Jones, Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, UK
- Toshi Nakamura, Co-Founder & CEO, Kopernik
Call for papers
For more information or to submit an abstract click here. Final abstract submission deadline is March 08, 2019 and the registration deadline for presenters is April 05, 2019
This event is organized by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational exchange and academic research. IAFOR welcomes academics from all over the world to their interdisciplinary conferences held in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. Their events provide a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment in which to hear the latest world-class research and network with leading academics, professionals and practitioners.
Their conferences are meticulously planned under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programmes of the highest level, and are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), University of Barcelona (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), University of Sussex (UK), Medill School of Journalism (USA), Moscow State University (Russia) and The University of Tokyo (Japan).
By facilitating dialogue between the world’s academics and thought leaders, IAFOR has become a pioneer in providing the research avenues and visionary development solutions that are necessary in our rapidly emerging globalised world.
IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative” The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.
The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ACSEE) is held alongside The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS) in Tokyo, Japan. Registration for either conference permits attendance in the other.
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