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The Asian Symposium on Healthcare without Borders

The KKR Hotel Hiroshima
March 22-24, 2015
Hiroshima, Japan

CASA 2015 will be held at the KKR Hotel Hiroshima
Hiroshima, Japan
March 22-24, 2015

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The Third Asian Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability (CASA 2015) »

CASA 2015 Welcome

The Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia is an international biennial conference. The first conference was held in 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand, and the 2014 conference will be held in Asia’s ‘City of Peace’: Hiroshima, Japan. CASA 2014 will begin with a welcome party on March 16th followed by a two-day interdisciplinary platform for scholars, researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs, students, and practitioners on March 17th and 18th. Selection of Hiroshima as the venue site provides the ideal backdrop for a conference that will draw researchers and scholars from around Asia to discuss the importance of anthropology in regards to the CASA 2014 theme: Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability.

Under the theme of Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability, CASA 2014 welcomes submissions from the following sub-themes and special topics:

  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Social Sustainability
  • Political Sustainability
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Archaeology and Sustainability
  • Linguistic Sustainability
  • Biological Sustainability
  • Other areas (Please specify)

Sustainability is a term of recent origin with widespread contemporary saliency. In its popular use, sustainability tends to focus mostly on issues of natural environment. The lens of environmental sustainability raises questions such as:

  • Can the natural world recover from damage caused by human activity at a rate faster than the damage is done?
  • Is the use of natural resources at a rate that is compatible with their regeneration?
  • What changes in human practice can lead to long-term availability of necessary natural resources?

Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability will explore these and related questions, but in a way that considers sustainability beyond its ecological dimensions. Trends toward broader consideration of sustainability are in place. The World Bank and other governmental and non-governmental organizations have incorporated the concept of social sustainability into their approaches to development. The notion of a “triple bottom line” that considers profit, people and planet has entered the private sector discourse on sustainability. This conference considers the contributions that anthropology can make to expanding the horizons of sustainability.

Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the Proceedings (ISSN 2188-6997). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Abstracts must be submitted through our online system. The conference will focus on the following topic areas:

Education Tracks:

  • Administration, Policy and Leadership
  • Adult Education
  • Advising, Counseling and Student Services
  • Art and Music Education
  • Curriculum, Research and Development
  • Distance Education and E-learning
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Educational Psychology
  • Educational Technology and ICT
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Elementary Education
  • Enrollment Management
  • English as a Second Language
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • Health, Sex and Physical Education
  • Higher Education and Further Education
  • Indigenous and Rural Education
  • Language Education
  • Professional Development
  • Secondary (Junior, Senior) Education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education

Special ACES Topics:

  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Equity and Social Justice
  • Higher Education Sustainability
  • Home Education (Homeschooling)
  • Human Rights Education

Host Organizer Chairperson

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
The PRESDA Foundation of Japan

Takayuki Yamada is a co-founder of the PRESDA Foundation of Japan. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

PRESDA is an independent, private, non-profit, chartered organization founded in 2010 by members of Rotary International to raise awareness in the realm of sustainable development and human rights and thereby increase the quality of life for the global community.

Mr Yamada also serves as the Chairman of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. In 2011 and 2013 he led humanitarian and medical missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr Yamada was appointed to serve on the Rotary International Youth Exchange Programme in Japan.

Martin G. Romero-Morett, Ph.D.

martin romero morett Martin G. Romero-Morett, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Economics Department
University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr. Martin G. Romero Morett heads the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. His field of teaching and research is international economic cooperation for development.

Dr. Martin G. Romero Morett earned a Ph.D. at the State University of New York at Buffalo, a master’s degree at the University of Washington and a BA in Economics from the University of Guadalajara. He has served as an official in the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Economic Development of the State of Jalisco, Mexico. But his most extensive experience has developed in the university as a professor of undergraduate and graduate students; as a researcher in the field of economic integration processes; and as an officer, where he has been coordinator of the BA in Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara. He was the co-founding director of the Master of International Economic Relations and Cooperation (Latin America-European Union), which is a program that is taught jointly with the Center for Latin American Studies at the Rey Juan Carlos University.

Salvador Peniche-Camps, Ph.D.

SPC Salvador Peniche-Camps, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Mexico

Dr Salvador Peniche-Camps is a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara. His area of teaching expertise is environmental economics with a special emphasis on water related issues.

Professor Salvador Peniche-Camps teaches in the Department of Economics at the University of Guadalajara, where he is also the coordinator of the Integral Basin Management Project in the University Center of Economics and Administrative Sciences. In addition, he also holds the title of Director of the International Seminar on the Santiago River Basin.

His primary research interests are in water administration, ecological economics and water economic fields. He has been working in international lobbying initiatives as well as international consulting for Mexican NGOs.

Dr Peniche-Camps has published extensively and he is the director of the scientific journal “Expresion Economica”, which is maintained by the Economics Department of the University Center of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Guadalajara.

John Stayton

John Stayton John Stayton
Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Programs
School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University, USA

John Stayton is the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Programs for the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, a position which encompasses both the evening and executive formats of SSU’s traditional and wine business MBA programs.

After fifteen years in the field of high technology industrial marketing, John desired to leverage his business background by developing a profession that would serve the environment and society. In 2000, he co-founded the world’s first graduate program in sustainable business that, in 2002, became known as the GreenMBA. The GreenMBA at Dominican University of California is a rigorous two-year program that transforms students’ abilities to advance environmental and social initiatives in any type of organization. In 2013, John became the Executive Director of Graduate and Professional Programs for the School of Business and Economics at Sonoma State University, a position which encompasses both the evening and executive formats of SSU’s traditional and wine business MBA programs.

Bhimaraya Metri, Ph.D.

metri Bhimaraya Metri, Ph.D. (IIT – Bombay)
Dean (Academic)
Professor of Operations Management
International Management Institute
Former Dean of MDI & SSBS
President, Indian Subcontinent-region
Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), Atlanta, USA

Dr Bhimaraya Metri is Academic Dean and Professor of Operations Management at the International Management Institute (IMI), located in Delhi, India.

Dr Bhimaraya Metri is Professor of Operations Management at the International Management Institute (IMI), located in Delhi, India. Prior to joining IMI, Professor Metri served as the Dean of the Strathclyde SKIL Business School, and also held numerous academic leadership positions, including Dean (Academics) and Dean (Graduate Programmes), and Chairman (PGPM) at top league B-school MDI Gurgaon. He has also served at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani. Prof Metri has published over 90 research articles in international and national journals and proceedings. He is on several editorial advisory boards of national and international journals.

ACES 2015 affiliates and initiatives that we support include:

Universidad de Guadalajara Center for Economics and Administrative Sciences Sonoma State University School of Science & Technology Maejo University
uic green PRESDA Hiroshima Peace Institute
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ACES 2015 Organizing Committee

Takayuki Yamada
Chairman, Board of Directors
PRESDA Foundation
Japan
John Stayton
Executive Director, Graduate and Professional Programs
School of Business and Economics
Sonoma State University, USA
Martin G. Romero-Morett, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
     
John Latzo
Professor
Div. of Humanities & Social Sciences
POSTECH, S. Korea
Prawit Puddhanon, Ph.D.
Dean, Faculty of Agricultural Production
Maejo University, Thailand
Bhimaraya Metri, Ph.D.
Professor of Operations Management
International Management Institute
Former Dean of MDI & SSBS
     
Mingjing Guo, Ph.D.
School of Economics and Management
China University of Geosciences, P.R. China
Salvador Peniche-Camps, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Economics
Department of Economics
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Luis Maria Bo-ot, Ph.D.
Professor, National Institute of Physics
University of the Philippines, Diliman, The Philippines
     
     
     
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