SEACE2023 Overview


SEACE2023

February 10–13, 2023 | Singapore Management University (SMU) / MAX Atria, Singapore EXPO & Online

Welcome to The 3rd Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2023), 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 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 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 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 strengths 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 the 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, could 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.

SEACE2023 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 third 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 SEACE Organising Committee

Lynette Swee Hian Goh, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan
Farish Noor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Justin Sanders, Minerva Project
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan


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: Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore & Online
  • Dates: Friday, February 10, 2023 ​to Monday, February 13, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: November 17, 2022
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: December 16, 2022

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

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Programme

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Speakers

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Organising Committee

  • Lynette Swee Hian Goh
    Lynette Swee Hian Goh
    Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
  • Joseph Haldane
    Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Farish Noor
    Farish Noor
    Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
  • Justin Sanders
    Justin Sanders
    Minerva Project
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan

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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.

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.

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
Minerva Project

Biography

Justin Sanders has spent nearly 20 years in a wide range of educational settings globally. In his current role as Senior Academic Program Manager for the Minerva Project, he works with partner organisations to build and implement some of the world's most innovative educational programs based on the science of learning. Prior to joining Minerva, he served as Director of Continuing and Corporate Education at Temple University’s Japan Campus, Global Recognition Manager and Research Manager for the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Singapore and Washington, DC, respectively, and worked with community college leadership across the United States with the Association for Community College Trustees. Prior, he served as an education volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Azerbaijan, contributing to improving educational infrastructure and capacity in a small rural community. Throughout his career, he has helped to organise dozens of local, national and international education conferences and events and has published research on internationalisation, secondary to tertiary transitions, and partnerships in higher education. He holds a BA Social and Behavioural Sciences from the University of Arizona, an MA in Education and Human Development from the George Washington University, and a PhD in Education from Osaka University, Japan, where his research explored approaches to international strategy development at universities in 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
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