The 11th Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy

Join us in Tokyo and online for ACERP2021

March 28-31, 2021 | Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan


Welcome to The 11th Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy (ACERP2021), held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan.

The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy (ACERP) celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020. It has proven to be a great opportunity for engaging in interdisciplinary dialogue, speaking to scholars, and learning from other experts from around the world and from a variety of academic disciplines. The interdisciplinary and international focus of the conference draws world-class speakers and keeps people coming back year after year.

Established scholars have commented that the format of the conference allows them to share insights with younger researchers, and to learn from the next generation. Many of the works presented at ACERP have been on the cutting edge, demonstrating presenters’ deep mastery of complex topics and proposing important new ideas. ACERP2021 will undoubtedly continue this tradition of being a great place to learn and to network. It gives attendees the chance to build an interdisciplinary and global perspective on the study of Ethics, Religion and Philosophy.

For this year’s conference, the Organising Committee has opted to leave the theme more open than in past years. There will be a number of streams and special sessions within the fields of ethics, religion and philosophy, but presenters will not be limited by any one, specific theme. It is hoped that this open format will encourage a broad range of submissions on a variety of related topics and encourage discussions across disciplines. ACERP2021 will be held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (ACP2021) under the name Think Tokyo, reflecting the conferences’ location in Japan’s capital city. Registration for either conference allows access to both.

Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, learning about cutting edge research, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2021.

The ACERP/ACP2021 Organising Committee

Mimi Bong, Korea University, South Korea
George D. Chryssides, The University of Birmingham, UK
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dates: Sunday, March 28, 2021 ​to Wednesday, March 31, 2021
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: November 06, 2020*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 23, 2021

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.



Our Response to the Ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic

Present, Publish, Participate On-site or Online

Continued excellence in service, wherever you are

Our commitment to you; academics, scholars and educators around the world, is to continue to run conferences where and how possible, but in the full knowledge that in these unprecedented and changing times, we must engage as much as is possible online, allowing those who choose not to travel, or who cannot travel, opportunities to present, publish and participate online.

Flexibility

Given the uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, and related and evolving government responses, we understand that potential delegates’ plans may be subject to change beyond their control, and indeed many people may not be able to travel to our conferences. We will be as flexible as we can our side to allow delegates to switch registration types between “on-site” and “online” depending on their circumstances, up until one month before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can still present, publish and participate.



About IAFOR

“Inspiring Global Research Collaborations”

Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational interaction and academic research. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research centre is in the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in Asia, Europe and North America in partnership with universities and think tanks, and has also worked on a number of multi-sector cooperative programs and events, including collaborations with the United Nations and the Government of Japan. Read more about IAFOR.

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