Asst. Prof. Dr. Greg Acciaioli
The University of Western Australia
Greg Acciaioli is Lecturer in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. He has conducted research in Indonesia and Malaysia since 1980, and is an editor of the journal Anthropological Forum. He has held visiting fellowships at the IIAS, National University of Singapore, Murdoch University, and City University of Hong Kong.
Prof Dato’ Dr. Norazah Mohd Nordin
Dean, Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Expertise in Computer-Assisted Instruction and Instructional Design. She has published various types of high-quality academic papers and has been referred by many organisation worldwide. She is active in The Asian-Europe Meeting (ASEM) - is an intergovernmental process to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe.
Dr Ana Grgic
School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University
Dr. Ana Grgić is a Lecturer in Screen Studies at Monash University, with a PhD in Film Studies from the University of St Andrews, Scotland (UK). Her research explores under-researched and peripheral regions and areas of Film Studies (Balkans, Eastern Europe, small national cinemas), in order to examine how these reflect, contribute to and challenge dominant discourses (Eurocentrism, ethnocentrism, neocolonialism) in world cinema and filmic representations. She received her Master Degree from the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris in 2011, with a dissertation on film restoration theory and cinematic image-matter. She also worked in the film industry for several years, starting her career on the set of HBO’s hit television series Rome in Cinecittà, Italy, and later joined the visual effects industry in London’s Soho district (The Moving Picture Company, CBS production’s American Assassin, Fox production’s Bohemian Rhapsody). Prior to this, she completed a double BA in Visual Arts and International Studies at the University of Western Sydney, Australia, and briefly collaborated with the Australian Cinémathèque and Queensland Gallery of Art on a Peter Greenaway retrospective and an exhibition of contemporary video art and cinema practice from across Asia and the Middle East.
Prof. Dr. Kiagus Muhammad Sobri, M.Si.
Dean, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sriwijaya, Indonesia
Kiagus Muhammad Sobri is a professor in political sciences and also the Dean for the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sriwijaya,
Invited Speaker 1: Dr Isdawati Ismail
The Head of the Corporate Industrial Services and Employability, Center of Polytechnic Malaysia Nilai, Ministry of Education Malaysia
Isdawati Ismail, PhD is currently the Head of the Corporate Industrial Services and Employability Centre of Polytechnic Malaysia Nilai. She has published several International academic papers. Her expertise is on Sociology of Education and her research interest is on soft skills enhancement and integrated elements for youth development. She has also been the Chief Secretariat for several International English Language Conferences. She is also the Vice President of the Malaysian Public Service Society.
Invited Speaker 2: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nordin Mamat
Deputy Dean (Student Affairs and Alumni), Faculty of Human Development, UPSI
Nordin Mamat is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Early
Childhood Education, Faculty of Human Development, Sultan Idris Education
University, Malaysia. He is currently the Deputy Dean of Student Affair and
Alumni. He received his PhD from The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,
Scotland, United Kingdom (UK) and has written 8 books and 3 Modules in Early
Childhood Education, published more than 25 journal papers in Malaysia and An international journal in his fields. He has also published more than 50 paper
proceedings in conference regarding early childhood education especially in the
curriculum, children behaviour and multi-ethnics preschools. He has presented papers at international
conferences more than 50 times including in Indonesia, Europe (United Kingdom,
Northern Ireland and Greece), Australia, South Korea, and Japan. He is a Panel
Members of Programme Standards: Early Childhood Education, Malaysia
Qualification Agency. He is a member of the Scottish Educational Research
Association (SERA) since 2009 and Malaysia ECCE Council since 2014.
Invited Speaker 3: Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman
President, Riding for the Disabled Malaysia (RDA)
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) and the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He obtained his MPhil (Master of Philosophy) and PhD from National University Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, UKM). He has served as Chairman and Board member of several government institutions, agencies and public listed companies, both in Australia and Malaysia. At the corporate level he was with Price Waterhouse & Co. Sydney, Malaysia Airlines and Managing Director of Bank Rakyat Bhd before venturing into politics and public service as the Pahang, State Executive Councilor and Deputy Chief Minister. He was a Senator of Malaysian Parliament for a maximum period of two (2) terms. For some time, he was a presenter for “Fast Forward” programme on Radio Television Malaysia (RTM1). Presently, he is a member of the Royal Pahang Council, Chairman of Chuan Huat Resources Berhad, and President of Riding for the Disabled Malaysia (RDA).