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About SHAPE 2017

We welcome you to join us in Nagasaki, Japan for the International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education from August 9-11, 2017, which is held in partnership with the International Symposium on Tourism for Peace (IST4P 2017).

These events will be held during the 72nd Nagasaki Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony.

SHAPE 2017 will focus on and center around the theme of the Unity in Community. This is a three-day, special international, peer-reviewed symposium created to provide an opportunity for academics, researchers, students, school administrators, non-profit professionals, humanitarians, activists and others to explore global cooperation and innovations in education and the promotion of global peace.

Nagasaki is the ideal venue for this event which will focus on the importance of peace to education. Long before Nagasaki City became known for the atomic bombing on August 9, 1945, the city and surrounding areas played an integral role as the 16th century gateway for the introduction of European culture and influence, as well as the introduction to Christianity.

Nagasaki City, which is the heart of the Nagasaki-hanto Peninsula, is a port city that developed all the way up along the steep slope of a mountain, while it also stretched out horizontally, hugging Nagasaki Bay. The line of visitors attracted to its many tourist spots never ends. Such spots include Peace Park which tells of the facts and memories of the horrible damage that was inflicted by the atomic bomb and continues to appeal to the world with its wish for peace, and the nation’s oldest wooden Christian church, O-ura Tenshu-do, which even today exudes an exotic atmosphere.

Thus we invite participants to join us in Nagasaki for this very special event! Symposium participants will also have an opportunity to visit Nagasaki Peace Park and Glover House & Garden – both have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The Final Deadline for Submissions has been Extended to Friday, July 7, 2017. Click the Link to Submit a Proposal of 250 Words in English:

SHAPE 2017 Submission Application Form

SHAPE 2017 Streams

  • Adult Education
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy
  • Educational Administration & Policy
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • EFL/ESL & Applied Linguistics
  • Global Citizenship Education
  • ICT & Distance Education
  • Higher Education
  • Human Rights Education
  • Indigenous Education
  • Literacy, Culture & Language Education
  • Peace Education & Social Justice
  • Religion and Education Studies
  • Social Media in Education
  • Special Education & Learning Disabilities
  • Science, Technology & Math Learning
  • Teacher Training & Development
  • Testing, Measurement & Evaluation
  • Other Areas of Education (please specify)


Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

SHAPE 2017 in Nagasaki, Japan will focus on peace and education. It will be an ideal event for educators, academics, researchers, students, non-profit and non-governmental professionals, social workers and peace 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
    SHAPE 2017 Program Chair
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordMichael K. Sasaoka-Alvord
    SHAPE 2017 Program Director
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Gary SmithGary Smith
    SHAPE 2017 Technology Support
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org
  • Brian AndrewsBrian Andrews
    SHAPE 2017 Program Coordinator
    Email: secretariat (at) intesda.org


Review and Editorial Committee

  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Susan Miller, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
  • Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Munehiko Asamizu, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, Yamaguchi University, Japan
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Kanato Kawashima, Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Lucas Kohnke, Ph.D., English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • James Harry Morris, School of Divinty, University of St Andrews, UK
  • Özlem Uslu, Ph.D., The Faculty Of Fine Arts, Textile and Fashion Design Department, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey