Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA) 2013

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  • Change, Con­ti­nu­ity and Diver­sity: Per­spec­tives on Sus­tain­abil­ity for Asia

    The PRESDA Foun­da­tion is kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the Con­fer­ence on Human Devel­op­ment in Asia (COHDA), held August 6 – 8, 2013 in Hiroshima, Japan.

    The 2013 Con­fer­ence on Human Devel­op­ment in Asia invites schol­arly inter­ac­tions among aca­d­e­mics, researchers, doc­toral stu­dents, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from indus­try, entre­pre­neurs, and non-​profit and non-​governmental orga­ni­za­tion professionals.

    Authors are wel­come to sub­mit from a range of top­ics, per­spec­tives, and dis­ci­plines. The range of research sub­mis­sions may include con­cep­tual, empir­i­cal, exper­i­men­tal, and case studies.

    The con­fer­ence theme of Change, Con­ti­nu­ity and Diver­sity: Per­spec­tives on Sus­tain­abil­ity for Asia seeks to explore such issues and their links to the notion of sus­tain­abil­ity through the com­bined and holis­tic lenses of an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approach. This con­fer­ence will be held in Hiroshima, Japan, dur­ing the 68th Hiroshima Peace Memorial.

    Remem­brance events and tours are held dur­ing the con­fer­ence, includ­ing a guided tour of Peace Park on August 6th, which is the anniver­sary of the atomic bombing.

    COHDA is also orga­niz­ing a spe­cial trip on August 9th to Miya­jima Shrine Island — a UNESCO World Her­itage site, and a must-​see for any vis­i­tors to Japan. Those wish­ing to join these tours should visit our Travel page for reg­is­tra­tion details.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    While tak­ing account the wider themes of Change, Con­ti­nu­ity and Diver­sity, the sub-​themes of the con­fer­ence will focus on the fol­low­ing nine areas:

    • Edu­ca­tion
    • Pop­u­la­tion and Ageing
    • Health­care and Social Support
    • Pol­i­tics and Conflict
    • Inequal­ity and Justice
    • Gen­der and Culture
    • Migra­tion and Identity
    • Envi­ron­ment and Technology
    • Econ­omy and Sustainability

    COHDA 2013 Fea­tured Presentation

    Mr Isao Aratani: An A-​Bomb Survivor’s Story

    In a spe­cial COHDA pre­sen­ta­tion, A-​Bomb sur­vivor, Mr Isao Aratani, will share with par­tic­i­pants about his life and the hor­rific events he wit­nessed on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was sub­jected to the world’s first atomic bombing.

    Mr. Aratani was born in Hiroshima in 1931. He was exposed to the bomb­ing at the East Drill Ground, 2.2 km from the hypocen­ter when he was a second-​year stu­dent at Sec­ond Hiroshima Pre­fec­tural Hiroshima Junior High School. After grad­u­at­ing from uni­ver­sity, he began work­ing as a chemist at a paint com­pany. For much of his life, Mr. Aratani never told his story to any­one; how­ever after mov­ing back to Hiroshima at the age of 69, he decided to share his story in the hopes that future gen­er­a­tions will learn the hor­ror of wars and embrace peace for eternity.

    Ple­nary Speaker

    Scott Valen­tine, PhD (National Uni­ver­sity Sin­ga­pore), Inter­na­tional Mas­ter of Pub­lic Pol­icy Pro­gram, Grad­u­ate School of Pub­lic Pol­icy, Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo

    Dr. Scott Valen­tine is cur­rently an Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor and Asso­ciate Direc­tor of the Inter­na­tional Mas­ter of Pub­lic Pol­icy pro­gram at the Grad­u­ate School of Pub­lic Pol­icy, Uni­ver­sity of Tokyo. He has over 20 years of diverse inter­na­tional busi­ness expe­ri­ence spe­cial­iz­ing in busi­ness devel­op­ment and orga­ni­za­tional development.

    Past posi­tions include Exec­u­tive Vice-​President of Vek­tor Mul­ti­me­dia in charge of Japan­ese oper­a­tions (cur­rently Sony-​Vektor), Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Asia Pacific Devel­op­ment Inter­na­tional, Dean of the British Edu­ca­tion Col­lege in Tokyo (affil­i­ated with the UK North­ern Con­sor­tium), and Direc­tor of the British Coun­cil Train­ing Cen­tre in Taiwan.

    In acad­e­mia, he has been an Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor in two MBA pro­grams and has worked as a Research Fel­low in Energy at the National Uni­ver­sity of Sin­ga­pore and at the Tech­nol­ogy and Inno­va­tion Man­age­ment Insti­tute at National Chengchi Uni­ver­sity in Taiwan.

    Scott’s aca­d­e­mic achieve­ments include: PhD Pub­lic Pol­icy (NUS), DBA (Cal­South­ern), MBA (Ade­laide), MSc in Envi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment (NUS), MBA (APGISM/​CityU) and an MA in Advanced Japan­ese Stud­ies (Sheffield).

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