Guoqing Li is senior research fellow, doctoral supervisor and the director of the Urban Policy and Urban Culture Research Center, Division Director of Sustainable Development Economics，Institute of Urban & Environmental Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The center provides research and policy recommendations to central and local governments in China on issues related to urban social development and environment planning. Li received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Keio University in Japan.
Li received Japanese Government Scholarship, Graduate School of Sociology, Keio University, April 1991~July 1996. Ford Foundation Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, July 2008~July 2009. Fulbright Visiting Scholar, The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington, August 2012 ~ August 2013
Li's special research fields are Urban Sociology; Environment Sociology; Community Governance; Climate Change Adaptation Studies; Theory of social stratification；Japanese Society Studies. Now Li is undertaking the key project of the China National Social Science Fund “Research on Shantytown Renovation and New type of Community Construction”; the Ministry of Science and Technology's National Key Research & Development Program “Study on Climate Change Risk Assessment and Ecosystem, Production and Living Adaptation Model in Xiong'an New District”.
Publicized Books are Research on coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. Beijing: China Financial Publishing House, 2017; Beijing: The History and the Space of an Ancient Capital, with Susumu Kurasawa. Tokyo: Chuokoron-Shinsha, Inc, 2007.
Dr Kiah Smith is a sociologist and ARC DECRA Research Fellow at the UQ School of Social Science. Her work applies social scientific theories and methods to understand the transformation of local and global food systems in response to shifting social relations and global environmental change. She has published widely on food security, food justice, financialisation, climate resilience, livelihoods, green economy, ecofeminism, food system governance, and the Sustainable Development Goals. She is currently the lead investigator in the Australian Research Council study, ‘Fair Food Futures, Civil Society and Localising the SDGs’. She is a Future Earth Fellow; has conducted research with the UN, in Australia and overseas; co-convenes the Fair Food Alliance.Brisbane (a local civic food group); and is the author of Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods.
I graduated at Kyoto University, Japan, and started to work as a research assistant, followed by a lecturer there. After that, in 1993, I moved to Kindai University, Nara, as an associated professor, and was engaged in education and academic researches as a professor since 1999 until 2017. Currently, I am an emeritus professor of Kindai University. I hold a PhD from Kyoto University (Agricultural Sciences). In 2016, I was elected President of the International Rural Sociology Association (IRSA), the first President from Asia. The term is four years until 2020. I hope the participants of this International Seminar will attend the 2020 World Congress of IRSA in Cairns. My major interest is the North‐South problem and its mitigation from global and local perspectives, and my recent research fields are South Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Laos. In Japan, I continued to research and was involved in revitalization activities in the depopulated areas. My intention is to create socio‐economics of agriculture and food based on ‘economy of virtue’ such as fair trade
Motoki Akitsu is Professor of Philosophy of Agricultural Science and Vice-Dean in the Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University. He received PhD in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology from Kyoto University in 1995 and has been working as a council member on several domestic and international academic associations, among others, now in the presidential position of Asian Rural Sociology Association (ARSA). He has been studying cultural construction and social problems in rural societies not only in Japan, but also in Asian, African, and European countries. He has recently begun research projects on the promotion of ethical food consumption in Japan and Asian countries for supporting the creation of sustainable agri-food systems. The projects deploy action and participatory research methods to expand upon practice theory and the ethical and pedagogical needs. His recent co-authored publication in English is ‘Revitalising rurality under the neoliberal transformation of agriculture: Experiences of re-agrarianisation in Japan’ in Journal of Rural Studies. He is editing an annual bulletin of the Japanese Society for Rural Studies, titled Peasant-like farming revisited: emancipation from the fixed image of ideal Japanese farmers, synchronized with an international trend of shedding light on family farming, small scale farming and new peasantry. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Lutgarda L Tolentino currently works at the Agricultural Systems Cluster, University of the Philippines Los Baños. Lutgarda does research in Urban/Rural Sociology, Sociological Theory and Social Theory. Their most recent publication is 'Association of maternal social capital with nutritional status of 6 to 24-month-old children living in urban and rural areas in Laguna, Philippines'.
Dr. Surichai Wungaeo is a former director of the Master of International Development Studies program at Chulalongkorn University. Currently, he is a Director for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies. Dr. Wungeo holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Tokyo, Japan. After finishing his post-graduate studies at University of Tokyo, he has successively held various academic posts including Director, Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute and visiting professorships at various universities including Hitotsubashi, University of Illinois-UC and Humbolt. He has been Professor of Sociology, Chulalongkorn University, since 2009. Ajarn Surichai is the current chair of Focus’ Board. He has written and published extensively on topics including rural society, cultures, alternative development paradigms, globalization and cultural identity.
Research interests: Sociology of development, environmentalism and sustainable development, social movements and people’s participation, endogenous social theory.
Dr. Ivanovich Agusta M.Si. is associated Professor of Rural Sociology, Bogor Agricultural University and also the chair of The Center of Data Center Ministry of Villages known as PUSDATIN. His research currently focus on Rural Sociology, Poverty Empowerment, and Qualitative Participatory.
M. Saleh S. Ali Is a Professor of Agriculture Sociology, Hasanuddin University Makasar Indonesia. His research focus on Agriculture Sociology Rural and Agriculture Development.
Associate Prof. Adjie Pamungkas is the head and lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning Department – ITS. His arena of teaching is in disaster risk management, coastal planning, development theory, community participation, urban economics, and sustainable development. He has also special concerns in disaster and climate risk management and coastal planning. Moreover, he has various experiences from planning a specific area to regional planning sharpen his abilities in spatial planning. Now, he is a member of Indonesian Planning Expert Association, Indonesian Experts Association for Coastal Management, Surabaya Planning Expert Team, Member of Research Centre for Earth, Disaster and Climate Change (PSKBPI) and Member of Research Centre for Ocean. Current research topics are building urban resilience to earthquake, providing evacuation route for disable students and emergency infrastructures governance to minimize the impact of earthquake. Since 2010, He has received some research funds such as from LPDP – Finance Ministry, Higher Education Ministry, ITS local fund, Applied Environmental Decision Analysis (AEDA) and Centre for Risk and Community Safety-RMIT University.
Jobs1982-2016 Professor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Sogang Univ.
2016-present Emeritus Professor, Sogang University
2018-present Board Member of Trustee for Sogang University
2001.11-2002.11.16 President of Korean Association of Women Studies
2004-2008 Vice President of International Rural Sociological Association
2009-2011 President of Korean Rural Sociological Association
2011-2012 President of Korean Association of Cultural Anthropology
And2000-2013 Advisory Committee Members for Women Farmers in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery
2001-2005 Member of the Committee for the Improvement of Gender Discrimination in the Ministry of Gender Equality
2005-2008 Member of the Presidential Committee for Social Policy Planning
Education1969-1973 Seoul National University (majoring in Archaeology and anthropology)
1973-1975 Graduate School in Seoul National University( MA in Anthropology in 1977)
1974-1979 Graduate School in State University of New York at Stony Brook (Ph D in Anthropology)
Publications“Characteristics of Social Stratification in a Korean Rural Village,”(1987)
“Gender Identity of Korean Women Farmers,”(1996)
“Conservativeness and Modernity of Farmers Family”,(1998)
“Cultural Identity of Korean: individual and organizational level,”(2003)
"Modernization Experiences of Urban and Rural Low-income Korean Women:, in Women Experience of Modernization in Korea,”( 2005)
"Labor of Middle Aged Women Workers: the meaning of Labor and Family among Low-educated, aged women workers", ( 2006) “Community Culture of 104 Village,”(2015)
“From Community Development Program to Neo-community Development Policy in the 21st Century in Rural Korea”(2010)
“The Adoption of Co-operative Association in Rural Korea and Vitalization of Rural Community,”(2018)
Pekerjaan1982-1986 : PNS Direktorat Vulkanologi
1987-2010 : PNS Kanwil/ Dinas Pertambangan & Energi Prov. NTB (Jabatan terkhir Kepala Dinas).
2010-2018 : PNS Museum Geologi - Badan Geologi, KESDM (Jabatan terakhir Perekayasa Ahli Utama/IVe).
Riwayat Mengajar, Organisasi dan Publikasi1988-1990 : Staf pengajar SMK Jurusan Geologi Tambang di Lombok.
2002-2005 : Staf pengajar D3 Jur. Pariwisata UNRAM & S1 Pertambangan UM.
2011- Sekarang : Kuliah Tamu di berbagai perguruan tinggi di Indonesia untuk mata kuliah Vulkanologi, mitigasi bencana geologi, geowisata, & geopark.
1984- Sekarang : Anggota & Pengurus Organisasi Profesi IAGI, MGEI, dan MAGI
2018- Sekarang : Ketua Mayarakat Geowisata Indonesia (MAGI), Staf Khusus Pengurus Pusat Ikatan Ahli Geologi Indonesia (IAGI) , Tim Perumus SKKNI & Asesor Geowisata
1998- Sekarang : Peserta Seminar (nasional & internasional), menulis buku (8 Judul), jurnal & artikel Gunungapi, Bencana Geologi, Geowisata, Geopark. Sebagai Tim leader acara Fieldtrip geowisata & geopark.
Penghargaan2001 : Presenter Terbaik pada Pertemuan Ilmiah Tahunan (PIT) IAGI & GEOSEA
2004 : Presenter Terbaik pada PIT Ikatan Ahli Geologi Indonesia (IAGI)
2005 : Penulis Buku Gunungapi NTB dari Prof. Dr. J.A Katili
2007 : Koordinator Bidang Geowisata dari Pengurus Pusat IAGI
2008 : Ahli Kehormatan Geowisata dari Pengurus Pusat IAGI
2009 : Penulis Buku Mitigasi Bencana Geologi dari Dr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro
2009 : Aktivis Geowisata dari Pengurus Pusat IAGI
2018 : Penerima IAGI AWARD Bidang Geowisata dari IAGI.