East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program
Mr Terence Reilly
Grant number: 1, Home: Taiwan, Host: China, Field: Theatre
To widen an established relationship with playwright and WuZhen festival director Lai Sheng-Chuan, Stan Lai, and managing director Nai-chu Ding. Reilly’s activities at the WuZhen Festival with Mr. Lai and Ms. Ding at the Poly Theater in Beijing. Mr. Reilly was a guest of the Poly Theatre management for the final performance of Mr. Lai’s play Dream as a Dream. He discussed parameters for future productions of Mabou Mines USA in Beijing at the Poly Theatre and other venues. He participated in a public panel discourse on Ritual and Theater with renowned Theatre Anthropologist and director of Odin Teatret Eugenio Barba, “Ritual and the Making of Theatre Today.” Mr Reilly’s work focuses on Theatre Anthropology, and in particular on field work with the aboriginal people of Taiwan. Eugenio Barba’s writings are a principal source material for this work. To lead workshops on devised theatre, collaboration, ensemble producing dynamics at the WuZhen festival for invited participants including members of the 12 companies engaged in the Young Theatre Competition that is a major feature of the WuZhen festival.
Dr Bruce Svare
Grant number: 2, Home: Thailand, Host: Philippines, Field: Psychology
Dr Svare was invited to lecture and consult in the Department of Psychology at De La Salle University, Manilla, Philippines. He gave two public lectures for the entire academic community during his stay: The titles of these lectures are (1) Recent Advances in the Science of Sleep; and (2) Understanding the Maternal Brain. He also consulting with faculty of the Department of Psychology concerning psychology curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate programs, the mental health care system in the Philippines, coordinated psychology programs among ASEAN countries and the US, the teaching of high school psychology classes in the Philippines, transdisciplinary research in psychology, and Eastern and Western perspectives in the teaching of psychology.
Mr Kevin Thompson
Grant number: 3, Home: Indonesia, Host: Singapore, Field: Urban Design & Landscape Architecture
The scholar gave a presentation at The Singapore National Parks Board, Center for Urban Greenery and Ecology (CUGE) of his current work A Framework for Establishing Green Networks in Surabaya. He joined attendants in a discussions about their current research regarding the ecological functions of green networks and community health in Singapore. Following the working meeting, he was invited to join the hosts at the CUGE Research Seminar, as well as visit several field sites throughout Singapore that were relevant to their discussions on this topic.
Dr Bruce Svare
Grant number: 4, Home: Thailand, Host: Vietnam, Field: Psychology
Dr Svare was invited to lecture and consult in the Department of Psychology at University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City. He delivered three public lectures for the entire academic community during his stay: The titles of these lectures were (1) Recent Advances in the Science of Sleep; (2) Understanding the Maternal Brain and (3) Recent Advances in Understanding the Genetic Control of Normal and Abnormal Behavior. He also consulted with faculty of the Department of Psychology and administrators concerning psychology curriculum for both graduate and undergraduate programs, the mental health care system in Vietnam, coordinated psychology programs among ASEAN countries and the US, transdisciplinary research in psychology, and Eastern and Western perspectives in the teaching of psychology.
Dr Marilyn Rahilly
Grant number: 5, Home: Taiwan, Host: Vietnam, Field: ESL
Dr. Marilyn Rahilly conducted an observational research study of English for Academic Purposes program at Broward College Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For this project, Dr. Rahilly visited and observed several EAP classes at Broward College Vietnam, discussed ESL teaching theories and methodology with its faculty and students, and made presentations and/or teach some EAP classes in the BCV program.
Professor Jared Williams
Grant number: 6, Home: Cambodia, Host: Samoa, Field: Agriculture, soil and food production
Dr. Williams’ research area “Improving Agriculture to Help Alleviate Poverty and Food Insecurity” is particularly relevant to the developing economy of Samoa, where attempts are being made to diversify crops in order to improve dietary trends and healthy living as well as increase economic output in the area of food production for domestic and international export markets. Improving agriculture education in Samoa by teaching sustainable agriculture practices will increase incomes in the agriculture sector (which will also improve income for the general population) and improve food security. The Embassy reached out to two partner institutions to manage Dr. Williams’ program in country – the University of the South Pacific and WBDI (Women in Business Development). WBDI served as a host organization. They had been managing a unique “Farm to Table” project which empowers organic farmers throughout the country to sell wholesale to larger business such as hotels and resorts that are active in the tourism industry. Their farming program has also explored international partnerships and are successfully selling the coconut oil that they develop to The Body Shop. Their leader, Ms. Adimaimalaga Tafunai was recognized by former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton with a Vital Voices award for her work supporting women entrepreneurs.
Dr Cythia Wiseman
Grant number: 7, Home: Vietnam, Host: Cambodia, Field: TESOL & Teacher Training
To attend the Annual CamTESOL Conference on English Language Teaching, English: Building Skills for Regional Cooperation and Mobilisation inPhnom Penh, Cambodia. Dr. Wiseman presented a 30-minute workshop/demo “Collaborative Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning English.” New web tools to enhance language learning are emerging all the time. Use of these tools supports language acquisition and also helps students develop digital literacy essential for the 21st century. The presenter shared Web 2.0 tools (blogs, wikis, writing, grammar, pronunciation, and file storage sites) useful in the language classroom, e.g., interactive blog and wiki hosts (e.g. www.blogger.com, www.wikispaces.com), classroom file storage sites (e.g. www.dropbox.com), online interactive and collaborative English/ESL/composition tools (e.g. www.penzu.com, www.listen-and-write.com, http://280slides.com, http://www.wordle.net/create, http://forvo.com, http://www.eslvideo.com), resources for flipping the classroom www.academize.com, www.articulatestudio.com) and language learning (www.wikiotics.org). The presenter then highlighted and demonstrated various potentially useful Web 2.0 resources and tools, and talk about the ways in which Web 2.0 resources enrich the ESL classroom.
Professor Barry Jones
Grant number: 8, Home: Indonesia, Host: Thailand, Field: Engineering & Infrastructure Project Management
To conduct seminars and lectures to graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in the discipline of civil engineering focus Infrastructure Project Management, and to coordinate the potential of a further visit to the university, and to teach Construction Management at the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University.
Ven Karma Tsomo
Grant number: 9, Home: Indonesia, Host: Hong Kong, Field: Anthropology
To present lectures at universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong, following invitations from the Council on International Educational Exchange to speak at National Chengchi University on March 11 on “Sky Burial: Buddhism, Bioethics, and Death in Tibetan Culture” (contacts: Professors Christie Yuling Cheng and Yuzhen Li; and from the Buddhist Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong to speak on: “Intersections of Awakening: Women and Buddhist Transnationalism,” and “Buddhism, Business Ethics, and the Global Economy” (contacts: Professor Georgios Halkias and Amy YU
Professor Hontu Chen
Grant number: 10, Home: Thailand, Host: China, Field: Gerontechnology
The aging of the population is increasingly recognized in Asian countries. Like Thailand, China is also facing a pressing and growing demand for care of frail and dependent elders in general, and elders with neuro-cognitive impairments in particular. Dr. Chen, based on his research activities in past twenty years, has been seeking technological innovations to help caregivers deliver dementia care. Upon invitation from the Gerontechnology Lab at the Hefei University of Technology, which is the first gerontechnology lab in China, Dr. Chen provided advisory support to groups of stakeholders including engineers, social scientists, business developers, and government officials. The key scholarly activities include (a) providing a lecture on “Integrating culture competency into engagement design for innovative technology for elders”; and (b) participating in a workshop on the topic of “Mhealth for Elders.” In addition, Dr. Chen also met with the following groups to explore opportunities for collaboration between U.S., China, and Thailand: The Gerontechnology Laboratory at Heifei University of Technology; Mega Innovation, Inc. (a IT company serving elders in elder-developed regions); Institute of Anthropology and Ethnicity Studies at the Fudan University; and the NEY International (an innovative senior living facility in Shanghai).
Dr Brian Roberts
Grant number: 11, Home: Indonesia, Host: Taiwan, Field: American literature and American studies
To lecture on “Archipelagic American Studies” at both National Sun Yat-sen University and National Taiwan Normal University. The topic of archipelagic American studies is drawn from a book Dr. Roberts is completing, titled Archipelagic American Studies: De-continentalizing the Study of American Culture (Duke University Press, 2016). Dr. Roberts also consulted with graduate students at both universities. At NTNU, he discussed his forthcoming co-written book Indonesian Notebook: A Sourcebook on Richard Wright, Modern Indonesia, and the Bandung Conference (Duke, 2015), giving particular attention to the process and opportunities involved in collaborating with scholars from other fields to develop projects that are attuned to the transnational turn in American studies. At NSYSU, he consulted individually with PhD students on their dissertations.
Professor Edward Kennelly
Grant number: 12, Home: Hong Kong, Host: South Korea, Field: Pharmacognosy
To learn more about how researchers there are studying traditional medicine systems that are related to Traditional Chinese Medicine. He met Ewha Women’s University and meet with professors in the College of Pharmacy who specialize in pharmacognosy, the science of how plants and other materials from nature are used medicinally. He gave a seminar on that discusses his own research in the area of pharmacognosy and highlighted some of his Fulbright work on traditional Chinese medicine as practiced in Hong Kong. He planned to visit local botanical gardens and pharmacies to understand further how plants are used medicinally in South Korea, and how this relates to his own studies of TCM in Hong Kong.
Mr Lane Burt
Grant number: 13, Home: Australia, Host: Singapore, Field: Climate Change
He visited the Building Construction Authority of Singapore and presented to them on his research undertaken as part of her Fulbright scholarship in Australia. HIs host, Dr. Chun Ping Gao, is in charge of Singapore’s Green Mark green building certification program. The BCA is also in charge of building energy codes and standards. The scholar had worked with them in the past on their program. The BCA has provided a formal letter of invitation.
Professor Christine Franklin
Grant number: 14, Home: New Zealand, Host: Australia, Field: Statistics Education
To conduct roundtable discussions in Hobart and Launceston with university mathematics and statistics professors: present seminars; give a talk to school level teachers; and carry out Scholar’s observation of a classroom teacher in Australia to learn more about the Senior Secondary education system.
Professor Edward Kennelly
Grant number: 15, Home: Hong Kong, Host: Thailand, Field: Pharmacognosy
He travelled to Thailand to learn more about how researchers there are studying traditional medicine systems that are related to Traditional Chinese Medicine. He went to Silpakorn University and met with professors in the College of Pharmacy (see letter of invitation) who specialize in pharmacognosy, the science of how plants and other materials from nature are used medicinally. He gave a seminar on April 17 that discussed his own research in the area of pharmacognosy and highlights some of his Fulbright work on traditional Chinese medicine as practiced in Hong Kong. He visited local botanical gardens and pharmacies to understand further how plants are used medicinally in Thailand, and how this relates to his own studies of TCM in Hong Kong.
Dr Daniel Saunders
Grant number: 16, Home: New Zealand, Host: Australia, Field: Social Work
Gave presentations at Griffith University (“Child Custody Evaluations and Domestic Violence: New Research and Implications for Practice” and “Typologies of abusers and abuse and their implications for danger assessment and interventions”. Had individuals and group meetings with scholars from the Violence Research and Prevention Program. Gave a presentation at Central Queensland University, Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research. Met with scholars and tentative teleconference to Mackay Campus. Met with Molly Dragiewicz, Associate Professor and Dr. Sharon Haynes in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law. Gave presentation at the University of Wollongong, Wollongong: “What Does Research Say About Men’s and Women’s Use of Force in Intimate Relationships? Implications for Your Work”. Visited Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety in Sydney, and met with Chief Executive Officer and staff. Spoke at The University of Melbourne, School of Social Work in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences: “No To Violence”. Participated in all day conference: “Engaging Intimate Partner Violence Offenders Through Fathering Programs”. Held individual and groups meetings with scholars in these schools and in Melbourne Law School, General Practice and Primary Health Care Academic Centre’s Researching Abuse and Violence in Primary Care program, Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency, and other NGO’s. Met with domestic abuse scholars at University of Sydney and Monash University. Presented the paper “Child Custody Evaluations and Domestic Violence: New Research and Implications for Practice” at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne.
Professor Chun Han Wang
Grant number: 17, Home: Hong Kong, Host: Japan, Field: Film & Creative Arts
To attend the 2015 Biennial Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia and present the research that has been carried out during the Fulbright grant period. The title of the presentation is: “Drivers and Performance Outcomes of Firm Sustainability Strategies.” Secondly, to meet and exchange ideas with fellow researchers and industry leaders at the conference to seek collaborative opportunities for further research. The conference is a specialized one focused on sustainability in Asia, which is a good fit with the scholar’s Fulbright research project on sustainability of global supply chain. The conference was a convenient forum to meet colleagues from different background (academic, industry, NGO, and government), exchange ideas and seek collaboration.
Dr Brian Roberts
Grant number: 18, Home: Indonesia, Host: Australia, Field: American Literature
By invitation from the Indonesian Studies Department, Dr. Roberts travelled to the University of Sydney to deliver (with his co-writer Dr. Keith Foulcher) the keynote address for the roundtable event “Sixty Years On: The Bandung Asia-Africa Conference and Its Afterlives.” Subsequent to the presentation by Dr. Roberts and Dr. Foulcher, there were five other shorter presentations/position-papers on the Bandung Conference’s significance on its sixtieth anniversary. The US Studies Centre also invited Dr. Roberts to hold a seminar/workshop on the introduction to his book Archipelagic American Studies: De-continentalizing the Study of American Culture. Dr. Roberts pre-circulated the introduction a week in advance, and spent the first portion of the seminar contextualizing the project, while the second part of the seminar was turned over to other seminar participants to offer formative feedback on the introduction as he prepared to submit the book to Duke.
Professor Ann Murphy
Grant number: 19, Home: China, Host: Taiwan, Field: Law
To interact with faculty, students, and the community at two universities in Taiwan. The scholar engaged in scholarly and academic/cultural exchanges. He he delivered lectures on one or several of the following four topics: Aid in Dying in the U.S. and Around the World; Alzheimer’s Disease and American Rules of Evidence; Ethical Rules for U.S. Attorneys; Elder Law (Comparative – U.S. and China); and Common Law versus Civil Law; at Academia Sinica, the Institute of European and American Studies, and at the National Taiwan University, School of Law. The scholar was invited by the above Institute and University in Taiwan to conduct various lectures to faculty and students. These presentations were similar to the Fulbright scholar’s presentations at several different universities in mainland China, and they attracted interest and attention from intellectuals and students alike throughout China. This Fulbright Regional Travel to Taiwan was a continuation and extension of the similar scholarly and educational exchange Professor Murphy is currently participating in with mainland China.
Professor Michael Forest
Grant number: 20, Home: China, Host: Mongolia, Field: Philosophy
To interact with faculty, students, and the community in various universities and organizations in Mongolia. The Fulbright Scholar engaged in scholarly and academic/cultural exchanges with the Department of American and British Studies, and the School of Philosophy at the National University of Mongolia and the School of Graduate Studies. Gave several talks on “Henry David Thoreau and Contemporary American Life” and “Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Vision of America in John Ford’s Stagecoach”. May 20: IFE, Otgontenger University and American Center for Mongolia Studies – Gave one talk at each institution on “Pragmatism: The Power and Peril of America’s Contribution to Philosophy” and “The Cult of the Dead and the Ever Sanative Conscience: The Use of the Past in American Philosophy”. The Fulbright lecturer was invited by the above universities and organizations in Mongolia to present lectures to faculty and students, as well as to discuss and explore with interested parties culture and thought of the American Intellectual Tradition. These presentations were similar to the Fulbright scholar’s presentations in different universities in China and have been successful in generating discussion and attracting interest in American culture and in American thought.
Dr Jung Ha-Brookshire
Grant number: 21, Home: Hong Kong, Host: China, Field: Textiles & Apparel
To visit the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology in order to: (i) give presentations to students on career opportunities in global fashion supply chain; (ii) discuss with faculty members about future research agendas and opportunities; (iii) give consultation to faculty members on curriculum planning in the School of Fashion at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.
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