Conference Outline

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Toshi Center Hotel – Conference Center (5F)

09:00-09:45: Conference Registration & Morning Coffee | Orion Hall Foyer (5F)

09:45-09:55: Announcements & Welcome Address | Orion Hall (5F)

09:55-10:05: Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | Orion Hall (5F)

10:05-10:20: Special Address | Orion Hall (5F)
His Excellency Dr Toshiya Hoshino, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations

10:20-11:05: Keynote Presentation | Orion Hall (5F)
Why Do You Study? Complex Answers to a Simple Question
Mimi Bong, Korea University, South Korea

11:05-11:20: Coffee Break | Orion Hall (5F)

11:20-12:05: Keynote Presentation | Orion Hall (5F)
The Next 50 Years
Nicholas Benes, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan, Japan

12:05-12:50: Keynote Presentation | Orion Hall (5F)
Are Religious Values Paramount?
George D. Chryssides, University of Birmingham, UK

12:50-13:00: Conference Photograph | Orion Hall (5F)

13:00-14:00: Lunch Break | Orion Hall (5F)

14:00-14:15: IAFOR Documentary Photography Award | Orion Hall (5F)

14:15-15:00: Keynote Presentation | Orion Hall (5F)
The Psycho-Social Characteristics of Child Abusing Parents and Families
Psychological Characteristics of Perpetrators in Domestic Violence Cases:
Preoccupied Attachment Style, Unmet Dependency Needs, and “Amae”

Satoru Nishizawa, Yamanashi Prefectural University, Japan

15:00-15:45: Plenary Panel | Orion Hall (5F)
“The Value of Internationalising Psychology” or “The Value of Indigenous
Psychologies”

Meera Chakravorty, Jain University, India
Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan (Moderator)
Satoru Nishizawa, Yamanashi Prefectural University, Japan
Monty Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

15:45-16:00: Coffee Break | Orion Hall (5F)

16:00-16:45: Featured Presentation | Orion Hall (5F)
Is Religious Tolerance Always Desirable?: The Case of Shinto and Buddhism
Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK

16:45-17:30: Keynote Presentation | Orion Hall (5F)
The Religious and Ethical Void of Trumpism & the Oddity of Trump Support Among Some Evangelical Christians
Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA

17:30-19:00: Conference Poster Session & Welcome Reception | Orion Hall (5F)


Friday, March 22, 2019

Toshi Center Hotel – Conference Center (7F)

09:00-09:20: Coffee, Tea and Pastries

09:20-11:00: Parallel Session I

11:00-11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-12:30: Parallel Session II

12:30-13:30: Lunch Break | Location

13:30-14:45: Parallel Session III

14:45-15:00: Coffee Break

15:00-15:50: Parallel Session IV

15:50-16:00: Coffee Break

16:00-16:45: Featured Presentation | Room 701 (7F)
The Value of High-stakes Exams: Do Teachers Help or Hinder?
David Putwain, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

19:00-21:00: Official Conference Dinner (optional extra)


Saturday, March 23, 2019

Toshi Center Hotel – Conference Center (7F)

09:00-09:20: Coffee, Tea and Pastries

09:20-11:00: Parallel Session I

11:00-11:15: Coffee Break

11:15-12:30: Parallel Session II

12:30-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-14:45: Parallel Session III

14:45-15:00: Coffee Break

15:00-16:15: Parallel Session IV

16:30-16:45: Closing Session


The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on February 26, 2020. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.