Garden Conversation with Anson Chan, Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Conference Opening, Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Conference Opening, Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Opening Reception, Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
Talking Circle, Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations

  • 2015 Special Focus: Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice
  • 15–17 July 2015
  • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

170+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations.

28

Countries represented.

2015 Special Focus: Affirming Diversity for Social and Educational Justice

Modern diasporic movements of populations, both across and within countries, impact 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?

Plenary Speakers

The Fifteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Anson Chan

Anson Chan

Retired Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government

"Sustaining Diversity Under One Country, Two Systems"

Antonia Darder

Antonia Darder

Leavey Presidential Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, USA; Professor Emerita of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA

"Beyond the Culture of Forgetting: The Politics of Restrictive Language Policies"

Roger Slee

Roger Slee

Director, Victoria Institute for Education, Diversity and Lifelong Learning, Australia

"Diversity and Risk in an Age of Exclusion"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Henrietta Lai

Henrietta Lai

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Luciane Lauffer

Luciane Lauffer

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Mo Ng

Mo Ng

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Camilla Nicoll

Camilla Nicoll

Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Yuzhu Peng

Yuzhu Peng

Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK

Margaret Thorne

Margaret Thorne

Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Kerre Willsher

Kerre Willsher

University of South Australia - Whyalla Campus, Australia