elena platon
Elena Platon, PhD
Head of the institute of Romanian Language as a European Language

Faculty of Letters,  Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca

Takuro
KIKKAWA Takuro, PhD
Associate Professor of Asia Pacific Studies
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Robert Crane
Robert Crane, PhD
Specialist in Cross Cultural Understanding

Kumiko Tsutsui
Kumiko Tsutsui, PhD
Associate Professor in the Education
Development and Learning Support Center

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Kaoru NATSUDA, PhD
Professor of Development Economics
College of International Management
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Dr Kaoru NATSUDA is Professor of Development Economics at theDr Kaoru NATSUDA is Professor of Development Economics at theCollege of International Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,Japan. He obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Sydney,Australia, and his MA in International Development Studies from theUniversity of Bradford, UK. His research interests include industrialdevelopment, rural development, and political economy in Asia and CentralEurope. He published papers in many journals including Review of International PoliticalEconomy, European Journal of Development Research, Canadian Journal of DevelopmentStudies, Global Networks, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Asian Economic Journal,Singapore Economic Review and Bulletin of the Indonesian Economic Studies. He serves as asenior associate editor of PSU Research Review (Emerald Publishing) and an editorial boardmember of International Journal of Development Issues (Emerald Publishing).

Who should attend

We invite educators, researchers, Ph.D. students and all professionals working in both public & private sectors to submit the extended abstracts for the Conference.