12th AIIAS Graduate School Forum

on Business, Education and Public Health - December 1-3, 2011

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12th AIIAS Graduate School Forum
on Business, Education, and Public Health

Dec. 1-2, 2011

Theme: Sustainable Reform in the Developing World

This year’s forum of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies aims to address the basic concerns of the developing world, particularly in the area of intellectual capital, information literacy, and quality of life. Through the lens of business, education, and public health, the goal of the Forum is to achieve reform that is culturally appropriate and sustainable over time. More than an opportunity to discuss preferences, however, this conference is a challenge to provide data to enlighten the conversation—data collected and interpreted by those living and working in the developing world, who can provide an insider perspective.

The Forum is of particular interest to academics, researchers, educators and practitioners interested in current research results. Conference activities include

  • Presentations of new ideas, research findings, and recommend changes
  • Networking opportunities and interaction with other participants

Call for Papers

Research proposals of 250-500 words must be submitted by August 12, 2011, with acceptance communicated before the end of August. Full papers must be submitted by November 1.

Papers submitted for the Forum should be original, unpublished manuscripts, related to one of the conference strands. Main topics have been identified (see below); but new contributions that fit into these strands may be considered. Of particular interest are reports of primary research, or conceptual frameworks based on a literature review that contribute new concepts to the field. The best of the papers presented will be published in the April 2012 issue of International Forum, the AIIAS Graduate School’s research journal.

Conference Strands and Suggested Topics

Intellectual Capital

Gaining access to education (overcoming gender/ethnic/other barriers)

Making educational economics work

Overcoming cultural barriers to knowledge generation

Retaining human capital

Protecting intellectual property

Information Literacy

Gaining access to information

Bridging the digital divide

Achieving digital age literacy

Developing a culture of reading

Quality of Life

Promoting health and emotional well-being

Addressing environmental issues

Protecting human rights


The 12th Graduate School Forum is organized by the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS).

AIIAS is a Christian graduate school operated by the General Conference of of the Seventh-day Adventist Church based in Maryland, U.S.A.

AIIAS is recognized as a graduate educational institution of international character by the government of the Republic of the Philippines, as certified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

Graduate School Forum is hosted and sponsored by


Endorsed by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education and by the Southern Asia-Pacific Division Southern

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Sponsored by

Gold Sponsor

Central Luzan Conference of Seventh-day Adventist


Silver Sponsors

North Philippine Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist

The Manila Times








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