The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS) is an interdisciplinary conference held alongside The Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

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

  • Sean O’Connell
    Sean O’Connell
    Nanzan University, Japan

Previous Speakers

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

Sean O’Connell
Nanzan University, Japan


Sean O’Connell is currently a Professor at the Faculty of Policy Studies, Nanzan University, Japan where he teaches courses in intercultural business analysis, Japanese-English interpreting and intercultural workplace communication skills. He earned his PhD in Intercultural Communication in 2011 from the University of Queensland, Australia, and his current research interests include intercultural workplace communication, high-performance culture facilitation, and multicultural studies curriculum design.

Keynote Presentation (2021): Intercultural Strategies in High-Performance Environments: Observations from the Rugby World Cup 2019
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