Asia in 2015 and Beyond
New Challenges and Governance Agendas
Asia has come a long way in overcoming legacy issues and looking to a shared future to advance prosperity for all. This year, 2015, will herald an unprecedented opportunity for the countries of Asia to take far-reaching, long-overdue actions to secure their future well-being.
Despite positive trends of this Asian Century, challenges lie ahead. They range from peace and security to development and governance. Thus, this is a moment to join hands and renew commitments for development, regional integration, human security, democratization and conflict management. To address those challenges and agendas, the Royal University of Phnom Penh in collaboration with Ewha Womans University will convene the 9th Congress of the Asian Political and International Association (APISA) on 11-12 September 2015 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
APISA 9 seeks to contribute to scholarship about Asia, encompassing interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, especially with regard to issues of development, regional integration, democratization, human security and conflict management.
Therefore, APISA 9 welcomes panels and papers which reflect the said objectives with a goal of producing theoretically-informed analyses of single and/or comparative case studies about Asia, and of showcasing new perspectives to current issues and themes pertaining to Asia. Papers from this conference are to be published afterwards in APISA-connected journals or edited volumes.
Approved panels and paper presentations for the Ninth APISA Congress shall focus on the following themes:
- International Development, Sustainability and Gender
- Regional Integration
- Human Security Issues
- Security Sector Reform
- Governance, Human Rights and Democratization
- Conflict Management
- Social Movements and Resistance
- Party Politics and Electoral Systems
- Communities at the Margins
- Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Societies
- Migration, transnationalization of Migration and Diaspora Politics
- Transnational Issues, Environmental Politics and Energy Politics
- Asian Studies
11/12 September 2015
Congress Venue and Offical Congress Hotel
Link to hotel
Accommodation at the official congress hotel and other (budget) hotels can be booked through our website.
Financial assistance will be selectively offered to participants from developing countries. Please contact Ms. MEY Monika at APISA9@apisa.org.