Call For Papers
The International Advisory Board is pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations will be held 15-17 July 2015 at the University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong SAR, China. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplines and perspectives and encourage faculty and research students to jointly submit proposals, discussing Diversity through one of the following themes：
- Identity and Belonging
- Education and Learning in a World of Difference
- Organizational Diversity
- Community Diversity and Governance
- "Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice"
2015 Special Focus:
In addition to the annual themes, the conference will address the special focus - Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice - through keynote speakers, garden sessions, workshops, and parallel sessions that examine the following topic:
"Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice"
Modern diasporic movements of populations both across and within countries impact upon social diversity at multiple levels of scale. Responses to social change due to difference, whether related to culture, language, gender, race/ethnicity, class, ability, or sexual orientation can be conservative and at times detrimentally reactionary in nature. This conference focus, whilst acknowledging the challenges of diversity to local communities, seeks to disrupt discourses and narratives that can be seen to enable or accept inequity, and examine the potential benefits of diversity to all members of society. This conference focus thus explores the various ways global issues impact upon local contexts. Questions addressed will include：
- How can changes to a country’s demographic profile as a result of global population movements be viewed as adding value to a society’s social and cultural resources?
- How can the inclusion of diverse learners enhance the learning of all across educational contexts?
- How can inclusive leadership for marginalized groups enhance organizational capacity-building?
The 2015 meeting will feature a special focus on this thought-provoking subject. Presenters may also choose to submit written papers for publication to the fully refereed Diversity Collection of journals. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, you may still join the community by becoming a member and submit your article for peer review and possible publication, upload an online presentation, and enjoy subscriber access to the journal.
Proposals for in-person presentations should be submitted by 1 January 2015 （title and short abstract）. Proposals submitted after this day will be accommodated in non-themed sessions at the conference or are eligible for community membership registrations（attendance at conference not required with community membership presentations）.
2015 Conference Highlights
In addition to numerous parallel presentations by researchers and practitioners, the 2015 conference will feature plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field. This year's plenary speakers include:
- Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary for Administration, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Antonia Darder, Leavey Presidential Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyala Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA
- Roger Slee, Director of the Victoria Institute for Educations, Diversity, and Lifelong Learning,Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Current List of Accepted Proposals
Deciding on whether to attend a conference is an important decision in your academic career, and many times your peers can play an important role in helping you to take that vital step in your research progression.
To view the current list of accepted proposals to date, click here.
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