The Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education – August 6-8, 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan »

About SHARE 2017

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the  Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017) from August 6-8, 2017 at the ANA Crowne Plaza Hiroshima. will be held jointly with the Asian Conference on Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability.

These events will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony and registered participants will be provided with a free, guided tour in English of Peace Park.

In addition to the conference, participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima — both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The human rights landscape today, with its ever-changing peaks and valleys, has made some noteworthy advances in promoting greater access to human rights on a global scale; however, they cannot overshadow the existing violations against humanity that are aggravated through the discrimination and marginalization of peoples. This will be an opportunity to explore these issues through the lens of the humanities.

With the theme New Directions, this symposium aims to promote a greater understanding of the intersections between the humanities and human rights through peaceful and respectful discussion of the issues. This event is an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, students and professionals. 


SHARE 2017 Streams

  • Business and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Children and Youth
  • Cultural, Economic and Social Rights
  • Education and the Right to Education
  • Ethics, Leadership and Global Citizenship
  • Gender Studies (Women, Men, LGBT)
  • Human Rights Education
  • Human Rights in the Humanities
  • Identity, Migration, Refugees & Human Trafficking
  • Religious Freedom
  • Sustainable Development, Poverty and Hunger
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

SHARE 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan will focus on the intersections between the humanities and human rights education. It will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and human rights activists.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

The program committee supports the review and editorial committees, such as assigning submissions to be reviewed, inviting featured speakers, nominating papers for awards, reviewing applications for scholarships, preparing acceptance and invitation letters and other ad hoc tasks. In addition, this committee is responsible for the onsite management of the event.

  • Takayuki YamadaTakayuki Yamada
    SHARE 2017 Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael K. Sasaoka-Alvord
    SHARE 2017 Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    SHARE 2017 Technology Support
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    SHARE 2017 Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org


Review and Editorial Committee

  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., (Ret.) Professor, Faculty of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Hui Yueh Hsieh, Ph.D., Visual Communication Design, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Lucas Kohnke, English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • James Harry Morris, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
  • Susan Oguro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Luis Santiago, Ph.D., Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Harry Carley, M.A. ELT, M.A. Ed Tech., School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan