Dr. Keith H. Sakuda, UH West Oʻahu associate professor of business management, will give keynote addresses at conferences in Japan and Thailand early next year.
Sakuda will be addressing a conference in Fukuoka, Japan in late February and then will give keynote remarks at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Education, Social Studies and Psychology on March 20 in Bangkok.
Both of the talks will be related to Sakuda’s research interests, which include cross-cultural management, intercultural relations, and social entrepreneurship. He also consults in agriculture and sustainable entrepreneurship.
Sakuda will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, February 26 to a conference of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Business & Social Science. The title of his talk is ”Inspiring Students to be Change Agents through Social Entrepreneurship,” and will introduce the concept of social entrepreneurship and provide a brief overview of how educators can encourage students to pursue their own paths towards creating change in the world.
In Bangkok Sakuda will give a keynote address titled “Transitioning from an Entrepreneurial Idea to Community-Engaged Scholarship: The Development of Coordinated Distributed Agriculture.” The talk will introduce the emerging field of community-engaged research, a movement to connect researchers with local partners to discover and transmit knowledge for the direct purpose of improving the quality of life for a community and will also include Sakuda’s experiences working to promote food sovereignty in the Pacific Islands through a new agricultural business model called coordinated distributed agriculture.