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The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) is Asia's leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies. Modeled on academic institutions in North America and Western Europe, APISA serves as an academic community for scholars working on Asia. The Association organizes the annual (biennial) congress and sponsors a range of academic and professional activities such as book awards, fellowships, regional and international conferences and workshops, and capacity building. <more>



APISA's objectives are:

  • Promotion of research and teaching in all areas of the social sciences, in particular disciplines related to political and international studies
  • Dissemination of research findings, institutional skills and syllabi
  • Promotion of cooperation and exchanges between individuals and institutions
  • Promotion of regional and sub-regional peace through epistemic communities

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Global Partners:



Recent Activities/Announcements


APISA 9 Keynote Address

Building an Asia-Pacific Peace Community From a Human Security Perspective

Peou Sorpong

Department of Politics and Public Administration of Ryerson University, Canada

Full speech in PDF


The 10th Congress of APISA will be held in Indonesia in September 2016. Further information will be released in December 2015.

New Publication

Democratic Governance in Northeast Asia

A Human-Centred Approach to Evaluating Democracy

Edited by Brendan Howe



Congress Booklet in PDF


Final Call

Paper and panel abstract submission

Submission closes on 30 June 2015


First Asian Conference on Human Security (HSC 2016)

5 - 6 May 2016

Taichung, Taiwan

The conference is part of the Human Security Program (HSP) of APISA. HSP aims at promoting awareness about human-security related issues in Asia and consists of a series of academic conferences organized by APISA in cooperation with its global partners.


More information available under www.HSC-ASIA.org.


Markets and Development: Civil Society, Citizens and the Politics of Neoliberalism

Globalisations 12(3), May, 2015

A special edition edited by our series editor Darryl S. L. Jarvis



Asia in 2015 and Beyond

New Challenges and Governance Agendas

Website launched www.APISA9.org

Online submission of abstracts


Venue: Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Organizing Unit: Royal University of Phnom Penh

25 March 2015

Start of online submission of proposals

1 June 2015

Deadline for submission of abstracts

8 June 2015

Announcement of accepted proposals

More information will be available soon.

Call for Papers

International Studies Review (Vol. 16, No. 1)

Deadline for submission: 15 March 2015

Publication Date: 30 June 2015

See PDF for more information or access journal website

The Centre for Khmer Studies (Siem Reap, Cambodia) seeks qualified Instructor for its new Mid-Career Program: Exploring conflict in the ASEAN region

Click here for more information

APISA 9 Congress

At its Thirteenth Excecutive Committee Meeting held in September 2014 in Chiang Mai, APISA decided to hold the 9th Congress in Phnom Penh in September 2015.  The event will be hosted by the Royal University of Phnom Penh.


New Publication

Financialisation and Development in Asia

Edited by Toby Carroll and Darryl S.L. Jarvis


A new publication by our Series Editor Darryl S.L. Jarvis


Link to publication

New Book



The Politics of Marketising Asia


Edited by Toby Carroll and Darryl S.L. Jarvis


A new publication in our publication series Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy.





New Book



Post-Conflict Development in East Asia


Edited by Brendan Howe


For more information see Human Security Program (HSP)










An Agenda for Asia

Human Security, Conflict Management, Security Sector Reform and Local Democratization

19 - 20 September 2014

Chiang Mai University, Thailand

More information



Become an APISA member today


Online registration and payment available now



HSP 2013 Taiwan

Rethinking Human Security in the Asian Century III


5 - 6 December 2013

Overseas Chinese University (Taiwan)


More information







People on the Move:
Citizen Engagement and Collective Action Within and Across Asian Societies 

25 - 26 October 2013

Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey)


More information



International Studies Review


Call for Papers


Submission deadline: March 25, 2013

Publication Date: June 30, 2013


More information


Regional Conference

Asian Transport & Megacities


14 December 2012, Manila


Contact email 


More information


63rd UK Political Studies Association
International Conference 25-27 March 2013


Two slots available for travel grant


More information


6th APISA Congress


Policy and Politics in Asia


30 November - 1 December 2012

City University of Hong Kong


Final Program


International Conference May 2013 Seoul


Asian Solutions to Asian Problems?

Bringing Together Development and Human Security in Asia

Call for Scholoarship Applications (Junior Scholars)


Final Program in PDF


International Studies Review


Call for papers

(PDF document contains Korean and English version)



Asia Pacific Social Science Review


Call for papers



6th APISA Congress


Policy and Politics in Asia


30 November - 1 December 2012

City University of Hong Kong


Call for papers in PDF




International Workshop


International Relations, Economic Development

and Human Security in East and Southeast Asia


12 October 2012

Overseas Chinese University

Taichung, Taiwan


Call for papers in PDF




The African/Asia/Latin America

Scholarly Collaborative Program 2012


Research Grants 2012: Call for Application in PDF



25 May - 1 June 2012


South-South Summer Institute:

Rethinking Development: Global and Regional Alternatives for the Development in the South


Venue: Recife, Brazil

Call for papers in PDF



18 May 2012


International Workshop:

East Asian Human Security and Post-Conflict Development

in Comparative Perspective

Venue: Institute for Development and Human Security,

Ewha Womans University, Seoul


Co-organized by APISA


Tentative Program in PDF



17 - 18 May 2012


Research Conference:

The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and the South:

Impact and Responses


Venue: Dakar, Senegal

Call for papers in PDF


APISA Secretariat 2015

APISA Secretariat

International Studies Department, De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, 1004 Manila, Philippines