Speakers

The 9th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2021) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The 9th European Conference on Education (ECE2021). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow participants to attend sessions in both.

This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Jean-Marc Dewaele
    Birkbeck, University of London, UK
  • Farish A. Noor
    Farish A. Noor
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Muhammad Noor
    Muhammad Noor
    The Rohingya Project
  • Haruko Satoh
    Haruko Satoh
    Osaka University, Japan

Previous Speakers

View details of speakers at past ECLL conferences via the links below.

Jean-Marc Dewaele
Birkbeck, University of London, UK

Biography

Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He does research on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Second Language Acquisition and Multilingualism. He has published over 250 papers and chapters, seven books and seven special issues. He is the author of the monograph Emotions in Multiple Languages in 2010 (2nd ed in 2013). He is former president of the European Second Language Association and the International Association of Multilingualism. He is former General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism and current General Èditor of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and the Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.

Featured Interview (2021) | On Life and Language

Previous Presentations

Keynote Presentation (2019) | The Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Foreign Language Learners and Teachers
Panel Presentation (2019) | Education as a Route to Independence and Interdependence
Farish A. Noor
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography

Dr Farish A. Noor is Associate Professor at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and also the School of History SoH, College of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences COHASS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His main area of work has been Southeast Asian history, with a special focus on colonialism in Southeast Asia. His recent works include 'Data Collecting in Colonial Southeast Asia: Framing the Other' (Amsterdam University Press, 2020) and 'Before the Pivot: America's Encounters with Southeast Asia 1800-1900' (Amsterdam University Press, 2019).

Panel Presentation (2021) | Resilience and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty

Previous ECLL Presentations

Panel Presentation (2020) | Inclusive Education: A Critical Dialogue on Marginalised Communities
Muhammad Noor
The Rohingya Project

Biography

Muhammad Noor is the Founder and Managing Director of the Rohingya Project, a Blockchain-based organisation to bring financial inclusion and digital identity to stateless people. Noor is also founder and director for several institutions and organizations such as the world's first Rohingya TV broadcast station called Rohingya Vision (RVISION) watched by millions all over the world. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Rohingya Football Club (RFC) the Rohingya National Team to play at the CONIFA World Cup. He is actively involved in the humanitarian field, working with various international organisations such as UNHCR, the International Red Cross, the International Organisation for Migration as well as several embassies. He also served as general secretary of the Rohingya Student development Movement (RSDM).

His acclaimed contributions to the Rohingya community of the world has earned him award and recognition from the Rohingya Education Research Center (ARAKAN) for the digitization of the First Rohingya Alphabet and developed the first Computer Typeface and one of the main contributors on Rohingya Unicode which was accepted and released in 2018. Noor is also the author of THE EXODUS - A True Story from a Child of Forgotten People which was published in 2012, based on his personal life experience.

He holds an Honors Degree in Computing from the University of Greenwich, UK and an Advanced Diploma in Computer Science from Cambridge University, UK. He has more than 15 years experience as a business owner, corporate senior executive, TV station operator, news reporter, journalist, talk show anchor, corporate negotiator and project manager. He is actively involved in the field of system development, cryptography, security and data privacy. Noor also trains and motivates people from all walks of life in areas such as self-development, management and information technology. Muhammad Noor speaks five Middle and East Asian languages fluently. One of his ambitions is to implement technology to serve humanity.

Panel Presentation (2021): Resilience and Education in Times of Global Uncertainty
Haruko Satoh
Osaka University, Japan

Biography

Haruko Satoh is Specially Appointed Professor at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), where she teaches Japan’s relations with Asia and identity in international relations. She is also co-director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre and she was previously part of the MEXT Reinventing Japan project on “Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)” with six Southeast Asian and four Japanese universities.

In the past she has worked at the Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA), Chatham House, and Gaiko Forum. Her interests are primarily in state theory, Japanese nationalism and identity politics. Recent publications include: “China in Japan’s Nation-state Identity” in James DJ Brown & Jeff Kingston (eds) Japan’s Foreign Relations in Asia (Routledge, 2018); “Japan’s ‘Postmodern’ Possibility with China: A View from Kansai” in Lam Peng Er (ed), China-Japan Relations in the 21st Century (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017); “Rethinking Security in Japan: In Search of a Post-‘Postwar’ Narrative” in Jain & Lam (Eds.), Japan’s Strategic Challenges in a Changing Regional Environment (World Scientific, 2012); “Through the Looking-glass: China’s Rise as Seen from Japan”, (co-authored with Toshiya Hoshino), Journal of Asian Public Policy, 5(2), 181–198, (July 2012); “Post- 3.11 Japan: A Matter of Restoring Trust?”, ISPI Analysis No. 83 (December 2011); “Legitimacy Deficit in Japan: The Road to True Popular Sovereignty” in Kane, Loy & Patapan (Eds.), Political Legitimacy in Asia: New Leadership Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), “Japan: Re-engaging with China Meaningfully” in Tang, Li & Acharya (eds), Living with China: Regional States and China through Crises and Turning Points, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Professor Satoh is a member of IAFOR’s Academic Governing Board. She is Chair of the Politics, Law & International Relations section of the International Academic Advisory Board.

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