Home

The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability – August 1-2, 2018 in Hiroshima, Japan »

About ACSUS 2018

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability (ACSUS 2018) from August 1-2, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima. This conference will be held jointly with the 5th Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability (ACAHS 2018).

Sustainability has been often viewed as primarily an environmental issue and approached from an intra-disciplinary quantitative perspective. The United Nations, however, has been working to change this perception and draw attention to a diverse range of issues beyond just problems related to the environment. As an example, the United Nations recently developed a method for understanding, assessing and managing projects directed towards socially sustainable outcomes: the Circles of Sustainability. This method identified four core areas of sustainability, which are rooted in the social sciences: economic, social, ecological and cultural. Additional concepts between sustainability and the social sciences include education, human rights, law, public policy, politics, linguistics and archaeology, to name a few.

With it’s theme of Agents of Change, the 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability welcomes innovative technical approaches, but also encourages diverse views and analysis procedures, including qualitative and mixed methods. We seek to create a learning environment where participants can share their research and discuss trans-disciplinary ideas to propose solutions to today’s increasingly complex sustainability problems.

Submissions of 250 words in English are due by Friday, May 11, 2018. Click on the form below to submit your proposal today!

ACSUS 2018 Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Archaeology and Sustainability
  • Development Studies
  • Ecology and Climate Change
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Education
  • Law, Justice and Human Rights
  • Linguistic Sustainability
  • Psychology and Behavioral Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Social and Political Sustainability
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

This event will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers,  students and professionals.

Plan Your Attendance

View Hotel and Travel Information

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
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.

Review and Editorial Committee

  • 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
  • Susan Oguro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • 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