SHAPE 2017 will focus on and center around the theme of the Unity in Community. This is a 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 the humanities and arts in relation to the promotion of global peace.
Plenary I: Alan Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Dr. 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. 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.