Asia Pacific Conference 2022

Asia Pacific Conference 2022

Asia Pacific Conference 2022

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University holds the Asia Pacific Conference to provide researchers from around the world with an opportunity to present their research. The conference has been held annually since its beginning in 2003, and this year marks its 20th milestone. Through academic discussion on issues facing the Asia-Pacific region and the world around them, this conference aims to contribute to the achievement our university's catchphrase, "Shape Your World".

Examples of Panel Titles

  • Cultivating diversity and inclusive leadership
  • Global governance and peace
  • Supply chain and energy
  • Vulnerability and poverty
  • Entertainment, hospitality and tourism
  • Prospects for Asian paths of sustainable development
  • Culture and geography
  • ICT and its applications
  • International affairs and sustainable development
  • Local development and social issues
  • Social segregation and disparity
  • Education
  • Environmental and local development
  • Human resources
  • Human rights
  • Health and disability
Asia Pacific Conference Topics

Keynote Speaker

Prof.Dr.Jemilah Mahmood

Professor Dr. Jemilah Mahmood Executive Director
Sunway Centre for Planetary Health
Sunway University

Planetary Health and Humanitarian Crises - Causes and Solutions

Dr. Mahmood is a medical professional with more than two decades experience managing crises in health, disasters and conflict settings. She is currently Professor and Executive Director of the newly established Sunway Centre for Planetary Health at Sunway University in Malaysia. She is currently a member of the Malaysian Climate Action Council and Consultative Council for Foreign Policy and a Senior Fellow of the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Centre. Dr. Mahmood is also the Pro-Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia.

She was the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia on Public Health and member of the Government of Malaysia’s Economic Action Council from April 2020-September 2021. Previous appointments include the Under Secretary General for Partnerships at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Chief of the World Humanitarian Summit secretariat at the United Nations, and Chief of the Humanitarian Response Branch at UNFPA. She is the founder of MERCY Malaysia, a southern based international humanitarian organisation.

Dr. Mahmood is currently on the board of the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, CVS Foundation and ALAM Foundation in Malaysia and joined the board of Roche in Switzerland.

She is the recipient of numerous national and international awards including the Merdeka Award in 2015 and the ASEAN Prize in 2019, for her contribution to peace, community development and humanitarian work.

Dr Mahmood graduated as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), has a Masters in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from the same university and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom. She also completed executive education at the International Management and Development Centre, IMD Lausanne.


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