Seminar: Why Does AI Have a Gender Problem?

All are welcome to attend

Department of Development and Sustainability has a special seminar on ‘Why does AI have a gender problem?’ by Prof.Pascale Fung, Faculty of Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as detail below:

Date: 20 August 2019
Time:  14:30 – 15:30
Venue: S201, SERD Building

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AIT Seminar: Inequality and development in developing Asia

Inequality and development in developing Asia

Date: 3 May 2019
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: S101, SERD Building, AIT

Seminar followed by discussion on collaboration between HKUST and AIT on public policy.
All are invited to join.

Background

Inequality in developing countries, including those in Asia, has increased in the last thirty years, even as inequality between developing and developed countries has narrowed. In-country inequality has increased in spite of the fact that in most of developing Asia, there has been a significant expansion of the middle class and a large reduction in abject poverty.

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Prof. Kyoko was a discussant in ‘Discussion of Thailand Migration Report 2019’ seminar in Bangkok

The Head of Department, Kyoko Kusakabe, Professor was a discussant in the “Discussion of Thailand Migration Report 2019” at February 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.

Source: SEA-Junction Public Group (FB)

On 24 January 2019, the UN Thematic Working Group on Migration – comprised of 16 UN agencies and chaired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – launched the Thailand Migration Report 2019 at the UNESCO office in Bangkok. This report detailing the situation of migrants in Thailand is the latest in a series published on a regular basis by the Working Group since 2005.

This attention is warranted as Thailand is a key country of origin, transit and destination for migrants, displaced persons and asylum seekers, and a regional migration hub within South-East Asia. Since the report was last published in 2014, official data shows that migration to Thailand has intensified. The non-Thai population on in the country now stands at an estimated 4.9 million, a substantial increase from 3.7 million in 2014.

The report provides up-to-date information on migration trends and patterns in Thailand, as well as independent analysis of migration-related issues and policy developments. Each of the 11 chapters, written by a specific UN agency, delves into specific themes such as working conditions, access to services, migration and development, human trafficking and exploitation. It does not shy away from addressing sensitive issues, including the decriminalization of sex work and conditions of forced labor within key industries in Thailand.

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AIT Seminar: THE FUTURE OF TOURISM EDUCATION

AIT Seminar

THE FUTURE OF TOURISM EDUCATION

Dr. Thitikan Satchabut

Date: Monday 22 October, 2018
Time: 10:00– 11:30
Venue: S-101 (SERD Dean Office meeting room)

Abstract

Expansion of tourism industry has brought benefits to the country’s economics both locally and nationally. Furthermore, tourism growth influences the development of more tourism degree programs worldwide. In tourism-dependent country like Thailand, higher education institutions are competing in promoting their tourism-related programs in the education market. Indeed, many tourism programs are being offered popularly in public and private institutions. The marketing campaign to attract new students become intense. While the competition is high, the challenge becomes worse with the news predicting education disruption in Thai society. Various scholars and education-based organizations are alerting educators for changes. This special talk will address some of these issues with its center on tourism education. It will also offer some ideas that tourism programs and other fields can adapt to possibly survive before becoming endangered.

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PhD Colloquium on 26 Sept 2018

Topic: Factors affecting waterbirds’ abundance, diversity and richness in Bung Boraphet Marsh, Central Thailand

Presenter: Mr. Rehan Ul Haq (NRM)
Moderator: Ms. Fatemeh Safaripaskiaby (GDS)

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 15:00-16:00 hrs.
Venue: S201 (NRM Workshop Room)

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PhD Colloquium at 29 Aug 2018

Topic: An empirical analysis of behavioral factors of coal mine workers associated with injuries: The case of Pakistan

Presenter: Mr. Mazhar Ali (DPMM)

Moderator: Mr. Muhammad Yousuf Lasi (RRDP)

Date: 29th August 2018

Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrs.

Venue: S201(NRM Workshop Room)

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