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Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Chan-Hoong Leong
Chan-Hoong is the Head of Social Lab and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), National University of Singapore (NUS). He set up Social Lab, a survey research arm of the university that is funded by the Resilience Policy and Research Centre in the Prime Minister’s Office. Social Lab conducts survey research for government ministries, statutory boards, and other non-profit organisations on issues that are of strategic importance to Singapore.
He graduated with a PhD in Psychology from Victoria University of Wellington and a M.Sc. in Statistics from the NUS. Chan-Hoong’s research focuses on social resilience, immigration, and the management of cultural diversity in the workplace and community. He is Principal Investigator for the national survey on immigration and integration (Funded by IPS) 2010, survey on military conscription (Commissioned by Ministry of Defence) 2013, review on vocational training (Commissioned by Ministry of Education) 2012-2014, the panel study on social and family resilience 2014-2017 (Commissioned by Resilience Policy and Research Centre, Prime Minister’s Office), and the survey on the state of the Singapore diaspora 2016-2017 (Commissioned by National Population and Talent Division, Prime Minister’s Office).
Chan-Hoong was Consulting Editor for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations (2013-2014), and Editor for the 2013 Special Issue, Multiculturalism: Beyond Ethnocultural Diversity and Contestations. He reviews publication manuscripts for various journals such as Applied Psychology: An International Review, and Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology; he is also an independent reviewer for research grant applications to the Israel Science Foundation and the Israel Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. Chan-Hoong has served on various Singapore-based advisory boards including the National Council of Social Service, National Integration Working Group on Communities, and the REACH Integration Workgroup. He contributes opinion pieces to the local daily, including The Straits Times and TODAY on immigration, population, and identity related topics.



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Dr. Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai
Dr. Mai Nguyen-Phuong-Mai started her career as a journalist in Viet Nam and Asia Pacific. She holds a PhD in Intercultural Communication from Utrecht University, The Netherlands. She is currently Associate Professor at Amsterdam School of International Business (AMSIB), and running her own training agency Culture Move. As a professional trainer and freelance writer, she has lived, worked in, and travelled to more than 100 countries worldwide, including one year in the Middle East tracing the path of Islam through the Arab Spring. She communicates as a public figure here.




Dr. Randall Hansen
Randall Hansen is Director of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk School of Global Affairs and Full Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He works on migration & citizenship, eugenics & population policy, and the effect of war on civilian populations. His published works include Citizenship and Immigration in Post-War Britain (OUP, 2000), Immigration and Public Opinion in Liberal Democracies (with David Leal and Gary P. Freeman) (New York: Routledge, 2012), Migration States and International Cooperation (with Jeannette Money and Jobst Koehler, Routledge, 2011), Towards a European Nationality (w. P. Weil, Palgrave, 2001), Dual Nationality, Social Rights, and Federal Citizenship in the U.S. and Europe (w. P. Weil, Berghahn, 2002), and Immigration and asylum from 1900 to the present [w. M. Gibney, ABC-CLIO, 2005].




Dr. Jo Angouri
Dr Jo Angouri is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK. Her research expertise is in sociolinguistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis. She has carried out projects in a range of corporate and institutional contexts and her work concerns both online and face to face interaction. She has published widely on language and identity as well as teamwork and leadership in professional settings. Her current research includes a project on teamwork in medical emergencies and multidisciplinary work on migration and the labour market. She has recently published a volume on Boundaries at Work (with M. Marra and J. Holmes, EUP, 2017) and she is working on a monograph on Intercultural Communication at Work for Routledge. Jo is a series editor for DAPSAC (Benjamins) and Language at Work (Multilingual Matters).



Michael Morley

Prof. Michael Morley
Professor Michael Morley holds the Chair in Management at the Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland, where he teaches international and cross-cultural management. He also mentors a cohort of doctoral candidates pursuing programmes of research on expatriate management, psychological contracts, global careers and new forms of organising, several of whom are scholarship holders.
His research interests encompass international human resource management and cross-cultural management, aspects of which he investigates at micro, meso and macro levels. In conjunction with his collaborators, he has published some 25 books and over 100 journal articles. He has been recognised with a number of research and best paper awards and was elected to Fellowship of the Irish Academy of Management in 2013 for his contributions to the discipline and to the Academy. He served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Managerial Psychology from 2007 to 2012 and is, or has been, a Member of the Editorial Board of 17 international journals including the British Journal of Management, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Leadership & Organization Development Journal and the International Journal of Emerging Markets. He was elected to serve as the 2007-2010 Chair of the Irish Academy of Management and the 2012-2014 President of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management.