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About SHARE 2017

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 4th Asian Symposium on the Humanities and Human Rights Education (SHARE 2017), which will coincide with the 72nd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

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. SHARE 2017 will be an opportunity to explore these issues through the lens of the humanities.

With the theme New Directions, SHARE 2017 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. 

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English on the streams listed below by Friday, June 2, 2017. For more information or to submit an abstract, click here

SHARE 2017 Streams

  • Art, Architecture and Human Rights
  • Asian Studies
  • Children and Youth
  • Cultural Studies
  • Design and Eco-Design
  • Environment, Energy, Water and Rights
  • Ethics, Leadership and Global Citizenship
  • English Language & Literature
  • Film, Journalism and Media
  • Gender Studies
  • History and Historiography
  • Human Rights Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature of the World
  • Politics and Political Science
  • Religion, Philosophy and Spirituality
  • Social Sustainability
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Urban Studies and Development
  • 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-BradyPast Co-Chairperson
Alan Brady, Ph.D.
(Ret.) Professor, Faculty of Sociology
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Professor Alan Brady is a retired professor from the Faculty of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University  — one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Japan. Professor Brady has lived and worked in Japan for over 40 years and he has taught at KGU since 1991.

His primary research interests are the sociology of education and integrated social-natural worlds sustainability, language education policy, planning, and practices at universities in Japan, and the development of a civic responsibility and global and glocal citizenship through integrated language and content higher learning. His most recent publications have centered on that development.

Susan-MillerPast Co-Chairperson
Susan Miller, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Foreign Languages,
Nippon Sport Science University, Japan

Susan was born in Redding, California, and also lived in Hawaii and Australia as a child. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley with highest honors and high general scholarship, a master’s degree in English focusing on Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate in English Literature from the University of Glasgow, Scotland. She is a professor of English at Nippon Sport Science University in Tokyo where she teaches a variety of courses relating to English and communication. Her research interests include Percy Bysshe Shelley, medieval English mystery plays, and the intersection between spirituality, literature and the arts. She particularly supports associations concerned with the Romantic poets, such as Keats, Shelley and Lord Byron. She won the Keats-Shelley Prize in 2008.

Readers

  • 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
  • Susan Miller, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
  • 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