Welcome to The Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2020), IAFOR’s first conference in ASEAN, held in Singapore, a great crossroads of peoples, cultures and ideas, and the home to some of the world’s finest universities.
Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, and the ASEAN Career Fair, SEACE2020 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, this event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. Over the past year we have engaged in many cross-sectoral projects, including those with universities (the University of Barcelona, Hofstra University, UCL, University of Belgrade, Moscow State University and Virginia Tech), think tanks/research centres (the East-West Center, APHERP, The Center for Higher Education Research), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and with the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office.
With the IAFOR Research Centre, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that SEACE2020 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, and for the meeting of people and ideas.