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Keynote Speaker for ICHC 2020

                                                

Prof. Steven Ratuva
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Professor Steven Ratuva, a political sociologist, is Director of the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies and Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Canterbury. He is former Fulbright Professor at the University of California (LA), Duke University and Georgetown University. He is also a recipient of a number of research awards such as Marsden and NZ Health Research Council grants.
He is Chair of the International Political Science Association research committee on Security, Conflict and Democratization and former President of the Pacific Islands Political Studies Association. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in sociology, anthropology, political science, development studies, economics, philosophy and history. With a PhD from the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), he has published widely on development, conflict, political change, coups, social protection, elections, ethnicity, security, military, affirmative action, gender and nationalism.
He is consultant for a number of international agencies and leader of a number of international research teams including the Palgrave Handbook on Ethnicity, the largest project on ethnicity ever. He is invited globally to give talks and provide advice on a range of issues. He is also founder and editor-in-chief of the Pacific Dynamics: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research. Prof Ratuva has worked in a number of universities including University of Sussex, University of the South Pacific, Australian National University and University of Auckland as well as visiting fellow in a few other universities around the world.

                                                

Assoc. Professor Dr. Yip Mum Wai
Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, Malaysia

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yip Mum Wai holds a Diploma in Materials Engineering (1997) and MSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering (1998) from University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He was awarded an Engineering Doctorate in Engineering Business Management from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (2008). Dr. Yip holds a position as Dean of Engineering, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC), Setapak, Kuala Lumpur campus. He is a certified Trainer of PBSM Malaysia, certified TRIZ Instructor, certified Knowledge Management Facilitator and Practitioner, Senior Member of International Association of Computer Science and Information (IACSIT), Senior Member of South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE) and also a senior member of International Economics of Development Research Centre (IEDRC). He is also a Chartered Engineer and Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), UK.

Dr. Yip has presented many papers in the field of engineering such as laser cladding, machining and as well as engineering management such as TRIZ, innovation management and knowledge management in many international conferences in Japan, Korea, China, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. He is also a reviewer, Editorial Board Member and conference chair and keynote speaker for many International Journals and International Conferences.

 
Prof. Hui-Wen Vivian Tang

Ming Chuan University, Taiwan

Hui-Wen Vivian Tang Professor of the Teacher Education Center of Ming Chuan University, Taiwan. In 2007, she received an Ed.D in educational leadership and counseling from Texas A & M University, Kingsville, Texas, USA.

Her current research focuses on leadership development, emotional intelligence, cross-cultural studies, multiple criteria decision making and teacher education. She is currently the Dean of Institute of General Education and the Director of Teacher Education Center, Ming Chuan University. Prof. Tang is a lifelong member of the Emotional Intelligence Training and Research Institute (EITRI) organized by a collegial association located in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA, and formerly the chief editor of “Journal of Applied English”.

Prof. Tang’s recent publications include “Forecasting performance of Grey Prediction for education expenditure and school enrollment” published in 2012 by Economics of Education Review (SSCI), “On the fit and forecasting performance of grey prediction models for China’s labor formation” published in 2013 by Mathematical and Computer Modelling (SCI), “Constructing a competence model for international professionals in the MICE industry: An analytic hierarchy process approach” in 2014 by Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education (SSCI), “Developing a short-form measure of personal excellence for use among university students in Taiwan” in 2015 by Total Quality Management & Business Excellence (SSCI), “On the fit and forecasting performance of grey prediction models for projecting educational attainment” in 2016 by Kybernetes (SCI), “Critical factors for implementing a programme for international MICE professionals: A hybrid MCDM model combining DEMATEL and ANP” in 2017 by Current Issues in Tourism (SSCI), “Evaluating service quality of leisure farms: The Taiwan case” in 2018 by International Journal of Organizational Innovation (EI), and “Modeling critical leadership competences for junior high school principals: A hybrid MCDM model combining DEMATEL and ANP” in 2018 by Kybernetes (SCI).

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