The Annual Research Conference is a multidisciplinary research conference platform
for local, regional, and global scholars, scientists, visual and theatrical artists,
and students to share their research and experiences. Offering presentations of academic
papers, illustrated talks, interactive panels and demonstrations, engaging performances,
informative poster sessions, as well as Skype presentations, the objective of the
Annual Research Conference is to provide a forum for intellectual engagement and discussions
on issues related and unique to Oceania, a global resource endowed with significant
ecological and cultural diversity.
The conference features keynote speaker: Professor Carl Becker, Ph.D., M.D. from the Kyoto University School of Medicine, who will be speaking at 11 a.m. in the CLASS
Lecture Hall. His presentation is entitled "Sustainable Wisdom in Asian Lifestyles."
About the Keynote Speaker
Carl Becker received his MA in Comparative (East-West) Philosophy at the East-West
Center of the University of Hawaii in 1973, and after studying in India and Japan,
his PhD from the University of Hawaii in 1981. Subsequently he taught Asian Philosophy
at Southern Illinois University, Asian Studies at the U.H. Department of Education,
and Comparative Thought at Japan's National Osaka, Tsukuba, and Kyoto Universities.
He has participa ted in projects of Japan's Ministry of Science and Technology and
Ministry of Education, is consulted frequently by the news media on medical ethics
in Japan, and has been decorated by the Emperor of Japan for his studies of aging
and dying in Japanese culture.
Conference Organizing Committee
Dr. Irena Keckes (Chair), Division of Communications and Fine Arts; Prof. Lewis Rifkowitz,
Division of Communications and Fine Arts; Prof. Diane Isis Thurber (Division of English
& Applied Linguistics); Dr. Yoshito Kawabata, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences;
Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Division of Humanities; and Dr. Sharleen Santos-Bamba,
CLASS Acting Associate Dean.
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