SEACE2021


SEACE2021

May 13–15, 2021 | Held online from Singapore

The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE)

Welcome to The 2nd Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2021), held in partnership with Singapore Management University (SMU), and the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University.

The education scene in Southeast Asia is one of the most dynamic, entrepreneurial and competitive in the world, with more than 12 million students enrolled in around 7,000 higher education institutions across the region, reflecting the ASEAN’s growth in relevance and weight in the global economy and politics. The fast-growing middle-class propels the inherently diverse ASEAN Community to set educational standards for the relatively youthful and growing population that are globally competitive and yet locally grounded, as can be witnessed by the achievements of the universities in Singapore. While Singapore is often spoken as an exception, it nevertheless is an integral part of the ASEAN’s goal to establish a “common space for higher education” and efforts to promote trans-national education to enhance human resource development that foster greater economic, social and political integration among the 10 diverse nations. To this end, the case of Singapore is also a reminder that raising the standard and quality of education in poorer members of ASEAN is still a real challenge that must be addressed collectively. The goals and aspirations for education in ASEAN may be clear but the environment is complex, as national institutions must compete with global competitors from outside ASEAN, such as US, UK and Australian universities that have been long been popular destinations for Southeast Asian students to study abroad. The trend of overseas universities establishing campuses in ASEAN countries, and the fast-changing educational requirements, skills and qualifications compound the situation with additional hurdles.

The Southeast Asian Conference on Education seeks to identify the challenges and highlight the strength in the way ASEAN countries address and tackle the region’s educational needs, at both the national level and at the region-wide level, such as internationalisation, multiculturalism, connectivity, mobility and accessibility. What are the challenges of reforming national-level primary and secondary education system conducive to enhancing trans-national education within ASEAN and to forging ASEAN identity? What are the benefits of trans-national education models that the rest of the world, particularly ASEAN’s neighbour to the north, learn from? As a vibrant hub of eager and motivated youth, the future of education around the world surely cannot ignore what is happening in Southeast Asia.

SEACE2021 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. Like our long-running events elsewhere in the world, our first in Southeast Asia will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

We look forward to welcoming scholars from across Southeast Asia and around the world for what is sure to be a great conference.

– The SEACE2021 Organising Committee

Lam Peng Er, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Lynette Swee Hian Goh, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, USA
Farish Noor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Justin Sanders, Temple University, Japan
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Wee-Liang Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Zachary Walker, Institute of Education, UCL, UK


IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education. Authors need to submit their manuscripts directly to the IAFOR Journal of Education for the normal review peer-review process. Please note that papers already submitted to, or published in IAFOR Conference Proceedings are not accepted for publication in any of IAFOR’s journals. IAFOR's Conference Proceedings are not Scopus listed.
 

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held online from Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
  • Dates: Thursday, May 13, 2021 ​to Saturday, May 15, 2021
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 10, 2020*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: February 28, 2021
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 01, 2021

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Programme

  • Measuring Value: 80 Goals for 7 Stakeholders
    Measuring Value: 80 Goals for 7 Stakeholders
    Keynote Presentation: Philip Sugai
  • Transformation of Global Education under COVID-19: a new wave of Collaborative Online  International Learning (COIL)
    Transformation of Global Education under COVID-19: a new wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
    Panel Presentation: Shingo Ashizawa, Craig N. Shealy & Keiko Ikeda
  • Issues on Delivering Educational Program in Indonesia during COVID-19
    Issues on Delivering Educational Program in Indonesia during COVID-19
    Interview Session: Monty P. Satiadarma

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Speakers

  • Shingo Ashizawa
    Shingo Ashizawa
    Toyo University, Japan
  • Keiko Ikeda
    Keiko Ikeda
    Kansai University, Japan
  • Monty P. Satiadarma
    Monty P. Satiadarma
    Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
  • Craig N. Shealy
    Craig N. Shealy
    Western Washington University, United States
  • Philip Sugai
    Philip Sugai
    Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan

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Organising Committee

  • Lynette Swee Hian Goh
    Lynette Swee Hian Goh
    Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
  • Lam Peng Er
    Lam Peng Er
    East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Barbara Lockee
    Barbara Lockee
    Virginia Tech., USA
  • Farish Noor
    Farish Noor
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Justin Sanders
    Justin Sanders
    Temple University, Japan Campus
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan
  • Wee Liang Tan
    Wee Liang Tan
    Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
  • Zachary Walker
    Zachary Walker
    University College London, UK

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Measuring Value: 80 Goals for 7 Stakeholders
Keynote Presentation: Philip Sugai

When a company says that it is “creating value” what specifically does this mean? After collecting impact measurement and sustainability reporting and disclosure data from 15 of the world's top ESG and sustainability frameworks, our research team synthesized these into seven unique stakeholder groups, with 80 clear, transparent and objective goals that any organization regardless of size, industry or market can begin focusing on in order to create real and measurable value. This presentation will introduce the results of our assessment of these various value assessors and offer a first draft of stakeholder-focused goals that we have derived from our analyses. We call this goal-based approach to measuring and managing value across these seven stakeholder groups “Ethical Capitalism” which goes one step beyond stakeholder capitalism to provide a clear set of goals towards which firms of any size, or within any industry can aim to collectively achieve. This presentation aims to help business leaders take tangible steps to achieve a common set of sustainability goals and in doing so, create much needed alignment across all stakeholders that they serve.

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Transformation of Global Education under COVID-19: a new wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Panel Presentation: Shingo Ashizawa, Craig N. Shealy & Keiko Ikeda

In the current difficult situation caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, international educators have been facing unprecedented challenges. Most physical student mobility has stopped and it is hard to predict when students can start to travel freely again. While we need to deal with the difficult situation caused by the pandemic, alternative programs that utilise online educational platforms are emerging. This session will introduce such new learning models, including COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning). The audience will engage in discussion about how educators can utilise these online platforms and collectively seek ways to redesign the goals, mission and curriculum of global learning.

Traditionally, studying abroad is believed to be an effective way to increase students’ inter- cultural competency. In order to pursue their career choice within today’s increasingly interdependent societies, students need to cultivate greater capacity by engaging with the global society. International educators have been developing study abroad programs and trying to integrate human complexity including cross-cultural issues more explicitly into the learning process. Another trend of study abroad during the last two decades has been the expansion of non-traditional study abroad programs including internship, service learning and field studies. Study abroad has a high impact on a student’s life, but most students will never have this opportunity due to limitations of funding and time. Emerging new global learning programs that utilise digital platforms allow us to design low-risk and low-cost study abroad programs, and such programs will attract those students who have been traditionally unable to participate in study abroad.

The presenters will first introduce examples of good practices of COIL including one sponsored by UMAP. UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) is a multilateral consortia for study abroad. The UMAP-COIL program has been successfully conducted since 2019, even before COVID-19. In 2021, UMAP-COIL will expand to include new features, beyond the original college-level honor program for Advanced Placement (AP) programs in high school.

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Issues on Delivering Educational Program in Indonesia during COVID-19
Interview Session: Monty P. Satiadarma

The COVID-19 situation has created various impacts on people’s lives around the world, including in Indonesia. Most areas in Indonesia have utilised online learning programs, and this new approach requires new adjustment for many people. For those who normally conduct teaching with an open university system, they may not have met with serious issues. But for others, serious issues may include a) delivering the program, b) evaluating the program, c) conducting the program. Delivering an online program may be easier with a working from home system for lectures that are theoretically based, but things become extremely difficult with practical issues such as hands-on training in Art Therapy. Moreover, problems in networking sometimes inhibit or at least interrupt the process. In evaluating the process, we are dealing with the condition where we cannot observe the participants; their networking may be active but their presence is questionable, and students can easily become distracted by other issues at home during the learning process. Conducting the program is challenging; many students remain at home with other members in the family and their presence often interrupts the learning process, thus distracting the students’ concentration. Besides, there are a number of activities that require a group process, and students have difficulties in participating – some even finding this impossible. We try our best to resolve the problems including for those who live in remote areas, and we provide reasonable and adjustable assignments for students to accomplish.

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Shingo Ashizawa
Toyo University, Japan

Biography

Shingo Ashizawa is a professor at Toyo University in Tokyo. His research involves the comparative study of higher education management and quality analysis of the internationalisation review process. Currently, Professor Ashizawa is leading a joint-research project supported by the Japanese government agency, JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science). The project is focusing on foreign credential evaluation and the comparative study of the National Qualification Framework. His publications include The impact of Tokyo Recognition Convention and Digital Student Portability (2019) and Student Mobility Trends and the Role of University Networks in the Asia Pacific Region -UMAP and Its New Initiatives- (2019). He serves as an advisor for MEXT on the UNESCO’s Tokyo Recognition Convention Committee as well as referees for a number of JSPS funding related to internationalisation of Japanese universities. Shingo Ashizawa is also serving as Deputy Secretary General for UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific) as of 2016. He teaches a number of courses including Immigration and Cross-cultural issues and International Student Mobility. As an outgrowth of these activities, he has organised several online communities for global education, including “RYUGAKU NO SUSUME Dot JP (Invitation to Study Abroad)” http://ryugaku-susume.jp/

Shingo Ashizawa received a Fulbright scholarship twice and studied at Harvard Graduate School of Education (1995) and conducted joint research at the East West Center of University of Hawaii. His past professional experience includes positions at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Keio University, Osaka University, and Meiji University.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Keiko Ikeda
Kansai University, Japan

Biography

Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. Recently, she has taken the role as the principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by MEXT, 2018-2022 (COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset). Keiko is Vice-Director for the newly established organisation at Kansai University, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). She has a PhD from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, specialising in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalisation at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas. Keiko also plays a vital role in another line of the on-going government-funded project, SUCCESS-Osaka Project (2017-2021). It promotes the employability of international students who have studied in Japan.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education Under COVID-19: A New Wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Monty P. Satiadarma
Tarumanagara University, Indonesia

Biography

Dr Satiadarma was a clinical psychologist who has taught psychology at Tarumanagara University since 1994. He was one of the founders of the Department of Psychology at Tarumanagara, as well as the Dean of Psychology, Vice Rector and Rector of the university. He graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Indonesia, art therapy from Emporia State, Kansas, family counselling from Notre Dame de Namur, California, and clinical hypnotherapy from Irvine, California. He has nationally published a number of books with a particular interest in educational psychology, and in music and art therapy – methods with which he treated survivors of the Indonesian tsunami on behalf of the International Red Cross and the United Nations. He is a board member and area chair of the International Council of Psychology, and a founder and board member of the Asian Psychology Association.

Interview Session (2021) | Issues on Delivering Educational Program in Indonesia during COVID-19
Craig N. Shealy
Western Washington University, United States

Biography

Craig N. Shealy, PhD (http://ibavi.org/content/craig-n-shealy-phd.php) is Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute (IBAVI) and Professor of Psychology at Western Washington University. Craig Shealy leads a range of international activities including the Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series; various research and applied projects from the Summit Series will be published in a book that Craig is editing for Oxford University Press. Shealy, Merry Bullock, and Shagufa Kapadia also co-edit Going Global: How Psychology and Psychologists Can Meet a World of Need, a forthcoming volume from APA Books, which presents the work of leading psychologists in the United States and internationally. Craig Shealy’s research on the etiology, maintenance, and transformation of beliefs and values – explicated through Equilintegration (EI) Theory, the EI Self, and the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI) – has been featured in multiple publications, including Making Sense of Beliefs and Values: Theory, Research, and Practice, a recent volume with Springer Publishing, and other scholarly forums. The BEVI is used in a wide array of settings and contexts (e.g., clinical, educational, forensic, leadership, organizational), both in the United States and internationally, and has been selected for several grant-based initiatives. A licensed clinical psychologist, Dr Shealy is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Past President of the APA’s Division of International Psychology, a recipient of the Early Career Award from the APA’s Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, a Nehru Chair at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, and a National Register Legacy of Excellence Psychologist.

Panel Presentation (2021) | Transformation of Global Education under COVID-19: a new wave of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
Philip Sugai
Doshisha Business School, Doshisha University, Japan

Biography

Philip Sugai is a Professor of Marketing within Doshisha University's Graduate School of Business where he currently teaches Marketing, eMarketing, Marketing Research, and Sustainable & Responsible Marketing. Dr Sugai also served as a Visiting Professor for Stanford University from 2015-2017, where he taught Innovation in Japan at the Stanford Overseas campus in Kyoto. Prior to joining the Doshisha University faculty, Dr Sugai taught at the International University of Japan in Niigata – where he also served as Dean and Associate Dean of the IUJ Business School for six years.

Philip Sugai is the author of two books, Building Value Through Marketing: A Step-By-Step Guide (Routledge) and The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business (John Wiley & Sons) and has published case studies with Ivey Business School Publishing on Suntory, KITKAT Japan, AGL, Hatsune Miku, and Walt Disney Internet Group.

He received his PhD from Waseda University and his MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He has worked as a marketing executive at American Express, Muze, Inc., and Lightningcast, Inc., and currently serves as a marketing advisor and marketing strategy consultant to companies both in Japan and globally.

Keynote Presentation (2021) | Measuring Value: 80 Goals for 7 Stakeholders
Lynette Swee Hian Goh
Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

Biography

Lynette Goh works at Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University (SMU) where she connects with companies globally to explore collaboration opportunities. A highly experienced and versatile professional who has worked through the full spectrum of customer service from front end to operations and technology and business development from telecommunications, banking and finance, consultancy to the service industry, Lynette joined SMU in 2016 as a member of the Postgraduate Career Services International Business Development Team.

Prior to her role at SMU, Lynette was Head of Technology Training, Communications and Vendor Management at a global bank where she supported technology teams in Asia, overseeing staffing and training strategy of technology resources who were focused on building global banking platforms. Her main responsibility centers on relationship and performance management of strategic partners and service providers, implementing technology outsourcing strategies and contracts management.

For the past 28 years, Lynette has carved out a career across industries such as travel, telecommunications, consulting and banking. Her experience includes roles in customer experience, relationship management and training. Her current role at the Postgraduate Business Partnerships Department includes recruitment of postgraduate students, opening up employment opportunities and expanding the number of internships for SMU postgraduate students around the region.

Lam Peng Er
East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Biography

Dr Lam Peng Er, a political scientist, obtained his PhD from Columbia University. His publications have appeared in international journals such as the Pacific Affairs, Asian Survey, Asian Affairs, Japan Forum and Government and Opposition: An International Journal of Comparative Politics. Lam's latest single-authored book is Japan's Peace Building Diplomacy in Asia: Searching for an Active Political Role (New York and London: Routledge, 2009). Other books include: Japan’s Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond (London and New York: Routledge, 2013) edited, Japan's Relations with China: Facing a Rising Power (New York and London: Routledge, 2006) edited and Green Politics in Japan (London: Routledge, 1999). He is an executive editor of the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific (A Journal of the Japan Association of International Relations published by Oxford University Press) and Asian Journal of Peacebuilding (Journal of the Institute for Peace and Unification Studies, Seoul National University).

Plenary Panel Presentation (2020) | Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy
Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s research and teaching is on history, politics, international affairs and international education, as well as governance and decision making. Since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and is Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within Osaka University.

A Member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network for Global Governance, Dr Haldane is also a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), a Visiting Professor at the School of Business at Doshisha University (Japan), where he teaches Ethics and Governance on the MBA programme, and a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s College of Education (USA), collaborating on the development of the Global PhD programme.

Dr Haldane has given invited lectures and presentations to universities and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and advised universities, NGOs and governments on issues relating to international education policy, public-private partnerships, and multi-stakeholder forums. He was the project lead on the 2019 Kansai Resilience Forum, held by the Japanese Government through the Prime Minister’s Office and the Cabinet Office in collaboration with IAFOR.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

Barbara Lockee
Virginia Tech., USA

Biography

Dr Barbara Lockee is Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech, USA, where she is also Associate Director of the School of Education and Associate Director of Educational Research and Outreach. She teaches courses in instructional design, message design, and distance education. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to technology-mediated learning. She has published more than 80 papers in academic journals, conferences and books, and has presented her scholarly work at over 90 national and international conferences.

Dr Lockee is Immediate Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, an international professional organisation for educational technology researchers and practitioners. She earned her PhD in 1996 from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), MA in 1991 from Appalachian State University in Curriculum and Instruction (Educational Media), and BA in 1986 from Appalachian State University in Communication Arts.

Farish Noor
Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

Biography

Dr Farish A. Noor is Associate Professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and also the School of History SoH, College of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences COHASS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main area of work has been Southeast Asian history, with a special focus on colonialism in Southeast Asia. His recent works include 'Data Collecting in Colonial Southeast Asia: Framing the Other' (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) and 'Before the Pivot: America's Encounters with Southeast Asia 1800-1900' (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).

Plenary Panel Presentation (2020) | Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy
Justin Sanders
Temple University, Japan Campus

Biography

Justin Sanders is the Director of Temple University Japan's Continuing Education Program, one of Japan's oldest and largest providers of personal and professional development courses. With over 14 years in the international and higher education sectors, before coming to Japan, he served as a Research Specialist and Global Recognition Manager for the International Baccalaureate, a leading global provider of international education programs and assessments. Prior, he spent several years supporting good governance in community colleges around the United States with the Association of Community College Trustees, and served a two year tour as a US Peace Corps Education Volunteer working at a rural primary and secondary school in Azerbaijan. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Arizona and his MA in International Education from the George Washington University. He completed his doctoral studies and earned his PhD in Education from the Graduate School of Human Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, where his research focused on international strategy development at comprehensive research universities in East Asia.

Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she teaches Japan’s relations with Asia and identity in international relations. She is also co-director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre and she was previously part of the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.

In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “China in Japan’s Nation-state Identity” in James DJ Brown & Jeff Kingston (eds) Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, 2018); “Japan’s ‘Postmodern’ Possibility with China: A View from Kansai” in Lam Peng Er (ed), China-Japan Relations in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds.), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, 5(2), 181–198, (July 2012); “Post- 3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds.), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Professor Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

Plenary Panel Presentation (2020) | Education in Southeast Asia: Crossroads of Geopolitics, Economic Development and Democracy
Wee Liang Tan
Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore

Biography

Dr Wee Liang Tan is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Singapore Management University (SMU).

Dr Wee Liang Tan joined SMU in 1999 as a member of the Core Planning Team of the then new university, SMU, when he developed the predecessor offices of the present day Office of Student Life and Office of Career Services. He joined academe beginning his career with the Faculty of Accountancy and Business Administration at the National University of Singapore in 1985. Prior to SMU, he had served as sub-dean, vice-dean and director of the Entrepreneurship Development Centre at NTU.

His current research interests lie in the domains of entrepreneurship, family business, international cooperation and corporate governance. His initial research was in law as he began his career as a law professor, when he had publications in the Malayan Law Review. He has since moved into entrepreneurship research. He has published in the Journal of International Business Studies, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Family Business Review, Journal of High Technology Management Research, and Journal of Business Research. In addition to journal publications, he has co-authored Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Asia (2001) and edited a number of books. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Small Business Management, International Entrepreneurship and Management Research, and Small Business Research.

He has served as national expert for entrepreneurship and SMEs for APEC, Asian Productivity Organization, the Colombo Plan Secretariat and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

He holds degrees from The National University of Singapore (LLB), Cambridge University (LLM), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MSc) and Eindhoven University of Technology (PhD).

Zachary Walker
University College London, UK

Biography

Dr Zachary Walker is an academic, author, and speaker. In 2018, Zachary joined the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IOE) as an Associate Professor. At IOE, Zachary currently serves in the Department of Psychology and Human Development as the Programme Leader for Graduate Programs in Special Education and International Inclusive Leadership. Prior to joining IOE, Zachary was a faculty member at the National Institute of Education in Singapore from 2013-2018, where he served as a leader in Pedagogical Development and Innovation and on the 21st Century Teaching and Learning Framework taskforce. He was named a Think College Emerging Scholar (2012), as well as a Millennium Milestone Maker by the World Academy for the Future of Women (2015). He was awarded the John Cheung Social Media Award for Innovation in Teaching and Pedagogy (2015), and was nominated for the Wharton School Reimagine Education Awards (2016). Zachary's current work focuses on educational neuroscience, mobile technology, and leadership. He has delivered talks to education leaders and higher education faculty in North America, Central America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.