Speakers

Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides information about presenters. For details of presentations and other programming, please visit the Programme page.


  • Gary McLeod
    Gary McLeod
    University of Tsukuba, Japan
  • Vincent Ni
    Vincent Ni
    BBC, UK

Previous Speakers

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Gary McLeod
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Biography

Gary McLeod is an assistant professor at the University of Tsukuba, Japan where he teaches photomedia. Receiving a Ph. from London College of Communication in 2016 for practice-led research into photographs made during the Challenger Expedition (1872-1876), much of his work continues to explore applications of rephotography, particularly in relation to temporal and visual literacy. Currently, he is completing a book for Routledge that surveys rephotography as an expanded practice and is undertaking a JSPS funded rephotographic study of tsunami-affected areas in response to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games.

www.garymcleod.co.uk

Keynote Presentation (2020) | Finding Time in Iwate
Vincent Ni
BBC, UK

Biography

Vincent Ni is the co-founder of Asia Matters podcast. He is also a Senior Journalist at the BBC in London. Over the past decade, he has reported from Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America. He regularly appears on the BBC’s domestic and international TV, radio and online platforms, providing analysis mainly on China’s foreign policies to the broadcaster’s global audience. He has also worked on Newsnight and Newshour, the BBC’s flagship current affairs programmes on TV and radio respectively, and has been a speaker at international forums such as Chatham House, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Asia Society and Columbia University in New York. Prior to the BBC, he was a correspondent for Caixin Media, tracking China’s global footprint in the Middle East, Europe and North America. Born and raised in Shanghai, Vincent is a graduate of the University of Oxford. In 2018 he was selected as one of the 16 Greenberg World Fellows, a highly-competitive mid-career leadership development programme at Yale University.