How It Works


This online forum is open to the public, hosted on Zoom. We encourage participation from anyone interested. Participants are required to register in advance. The paper and the presentation file for each session will be posted to the website and available to the public, unless otherwise requested.

Session Format

Each session will last one hour. Presentations and discussions will be held in English. 

Because attendees are expected to have read the paper or slides beforehand, we ask presenters to present for no more than 10 minutes.  

After this, two or-three discussants, who will have read the paper beforehand, will offer remarks for a maximum of 5 minutes each.  

Then the broader pool of participants can ask questions and comments.

We encourage presenters, discussants, and public participants to familiarize themselves with the basic features of Zoom prior to the session.

After the Session

Because the session is only one hour, it is likely that comments, technical details, specialized knowledge, etc., may not have had time to be aired or discussed adequately. We encourage participants to make use of the following means of communication with the presenter:

  • Email (please feel free to email the presenter with any additional thoughts and details after the session)
  • The chat feature in Zoom (please feel free to raise any additional thoughts in the chat during the session, with the caveat that the presenter is likely to be able to view them only after the session is over).
  • The blog page for the seminar on this site (please feel free to post any questions or comments to that page).

Code of Conduct

We are committed to maintaining an environment that provides equal opportunity to all persons and is free from discrimination and harassment. We aim to facilitate discussions of research that are both helpful and collegial.