Welcome addresses by prof Toomas Asser, Rector of University of Tartu and prof Asher Ben-Arieh, ISCI Board
Session Chair: Dagmar Kutsar, University of Tartu, Estonia
Opening plenary: Session Chair: Sabine Andresen, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Key-note speeches by prof Asher Ben-Arieh (substit. prof Ivar Frønes)
Ivar Frønes is a professor of sociology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and senior researcher at the Norwegian Center for Child Behavioural Development. His works cover a variety of areas, with an emphasis on life course analysis, children and youth, well-being and social exclusion. He is the founder of the journal Childhood, among the group that initiated Childwatch International, and until recently a board member of ISCI. His numerous publications cover a variety of perspectives on childhood, as illustrated by publications such as “Among Peers” (1995), “Status Zero Youth in the Welfare Society” (2007), “Theorizing indicators – On indicators, signs and trends” (2007), “Childhood: Leisure, Culture and Peers” (2009), and (with Ragnhild Brusdal) “The purchase of moral positions: an essay on the markets of concerned parenting” (2013). He is one of the editors of the Handbook of “Child well-being Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective” presented by Springer in 2014, his latest book (in English) is “The autonomous child -Theorizing socialization”. In Scandinavia he has published extensively on a variety of subjects related to childhood, youth, and life course development.
prof Bong Joo Lee Session Chair: Sabine Andresen, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bong Joo Lee is Professor of Social Welfare at Seoul National University. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Social Service Administration at University of Chicago. Before joining the faculty of SNU, he taught at Boston University School of Social Work and University of Chicago. His research focuses on child indicators, child poverty, child welfare, and social service reform issues. Dr. Lee led many development projects of innovative social welfare service programs in Korea. One of the projects is ‘We Start’ model, which is a targeted early human capital investment neighborhood program to combat intergenerational transmission of poverty and inequality in Korea. He is Editor-in-Chief of Child Indicators Research, an international journal on child indicators. He is also on the editorial boards of Child Abuse & Neglect, Asian Social Work and Policy Review, Journal of Asian Pacific Social Work and Development, and International Journal of Social Welfare. He has published many books and papers in domestic and international peer-reviewed journals.