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About IXSUS 2017

We are pleased to welcome you to the International Conference on Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (IXSUS 2017) held Monday and Tuesday, October 30-31, 2017  at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Following the commencement and plenary, please join us for a special welcome brunch reception at the Hawaii Convention Center Monday, October 30th in the early afternoon.

With the theme of ‘Resilience’ the conference will promote a critical understanding of the innovative and organic approaches from the humanities and social sciences toward sustainability. Our shared biosphere and rapid globalization ensure no country is immune from another’s problems and risks, which means a collective and multidisciplinary approach is essential for integrating environmental and cultural sustainability.

Contemporaries tend to define sustainability as an environmental issue; however, it is important to take a holistic perspective that embraces the critical relationship between ecological sciences and humanities. This is evident as human communities as well as their diverse biological and cultural heritage are increasingly threatened by mounting environmental and societal problems from climate change and exploitation of finite resources to the inequities and human costs of unsustainable practices and technologies.

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 2188-6622). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Click the Link Below to Submit a Proposal of 250 Words in English by Friday, July 28, 2017.

IXSUS 2017 Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Art, Architecture and Eco-Design
  • Cultural Sustainability and Cultural Geography
  • Energy, Environmental Studies and Water
  • Gender Studies and Human Rights
  • Language and Linguistic Sustainability
  • Literature and Eco-criticism
  • Psychology and Behavioral Studies
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Religion and Ecology
  • Sustainable Business, Production and Consumption
  • Sustainable Development
  • Tourism (Eco, Geo, Sustainable)
  • Urban Planning
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

 

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

This international, peer-reviewed International Conference on Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (IXSUS) will provide a multidisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, students, and other professionals concerned with sustainability.

Please note that an institution or university registered email address is required to submit an application for presentation or to be a member of the audience.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

  • Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Takayuki Yamada
    Chairperson,
    INTESDA, Japan
  • Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid 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 strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.
  • Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
    Program Director, INTESDA,
    Japan
  • Michael Sasaoka oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.
  • Gary SmithHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
    Gary Smith
    Media and Technology Director, INTESDA,
    Japan
  • Gary Smith is an environmental and wildlife photographer, mountain climber and filmmaker. His current film project is a documentary on the Seven Summits. The filming has deepened his passion and concern for climate change and its affect on the environment. In particular, his work has revealed the long term affects of melting glaciers and polar ice caps. Gary holds degrees in mass communication, media arts and Japanese from Southern Illinois University, USA. His academic interests include environmental studies, ICT and photography.

Review Committee

  • William P. Kittredge, Heinz College, School of Public Policy & Management, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Alan Brady, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
  • Harry Carley, M.A. ELT, M.A. Ed Tech., School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Yoshihiko Yamamoto, Ph.D., Education Development Center, Shizuoka University, Japan
  • Liu Yang, Ph.D., Department of Communication, University of Macau, Macau
  • Alexander Solomonov, Ph.D., Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University, Russian Federation
  • Holly Ho-ying Chung, Ph.D.,  Department of English, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong, China
  • Caroline V Katemba, Ph.D., MA TESOL Program, English Education Dept., Universitas Advent Indonesia, Bandung-Indonesia