Congress





Julio Teehankee

Co-ordinator





Contact Details:


Prof. Julio Teehankee

International Studies Department,

De La Salle University


E-mail: julio.teehankee[at]apisa.org







Annual (Biennial) Congress of APISA

 

Until 2011, the Congress of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) was organized every two years on a rotational basis in the sub-regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia. In 2012, the Executive Committe decided to hold the Congress each year. The First APISA Congress, 2003 was held in Singapore (135 participants), the Second APISA Congress, 2005 was held in Hong Kong (110 participants) and the Third APISA Congress, 2007 convened in New Delhi (77 participants). The Fourth APISA Congress, 2009 took place in Manila (327 participants) and the Fifth APISA Congress in 2011 in Taichung (Taiwan) with over 260 participants (see Table below).

 

The Congress is the grandest event of the organization. Its main activity is academic in nature, and focuses on paper presentations in specific panels and workshops. Almost all attending the Congress make presentations based on abstracts that are vetted beforehand by the relevant committee of the Congress. The Congress is also a forum for the Business Meeting where the Executive Secretary of APISA presents his/her annual report and takes cognizance of feedback and resolutions that determine policy direction. Finally, the Congress endorses the democratically elected Executive Committee which also finds it expedient to meet and deliberate on policy issues.

 

In a sense, the Congress represents a microcosm of APISA’s objectives of promoting teaching and research, disseminating research findings, and encouraging linkages among individual academics and institutions. Academics from Asia, especially those who feel marginalized within the dominant academic discourses in the West, now have a chance to present their research and disseminate it among participating individuals and institutions. In line with its capacity development agenda, APISA provides subsidized travel and accommodation grants to academics from less-developed provincial institutions, and special effort is made to ensure balanced gender representation.

 

Institutions interested in hosting an APISA Congress should contact the Co-ordinator.

 



APISA Congresses



Year



Theme



Place



Participants



Organizing Institutions



Funding


First

Congress

2003

Asia in the New Millennium: Development, Democracy and Security




Singapore

135

Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies and Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore

Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, and Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore

Second Congress

2005

Governance Dilemmas in Asia: Public Action in a Competitive and Insecure World




Hong Kong

110

City University of Hong Kong

Swedish International Development Agency, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the

City University of Hong Kong

Third

Congress

2007

Conceptions of Justice in Asia

New Delhi

77

Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi,

Centre for Policy Research (Delhi)

and Jamia Millia Islamia

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, University of Delhi,

University Grants Commission (UGC) of India, Ministry of External Affairs and the Ford Foundation (New Delhi)


Fourth

Congress

2009

Asia in the Midst of Crises: Political, Economic, and Social Dimensions

Manila

327

International Studies Department,

De La Salle University, the Yuchengco Center, and the Philippine Political Science Association


Japan Foundation

Fifth

Congress

2011

Regional Integration in Asia and Europe in the 21st Century

Taichung

264

Overseas Chinese University (Taiwan), Thammasat University (Thailand), De La Salle University Manila (Philippines), Institute of Social and Societal Changes (Austria), Austrian Association of East Asian Studies

National Science Council Taiwan,

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, City of Taichung

Sixth Congress

2012

Policy and Politics in Changing Asia

Hong Kong

138

City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Institute of Education

City University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Education, and the Office of the European Union to Hong Kong and Macao

Seventh Congress

2013

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!

Citizen Engagement and Collective Action Within and Across Asian Societies

Ankara

150

Middle East Technical University

Middle East Technical University, Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Eighth Congress

2014

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

Chiang Mai

149

Institute of Southeast Asian Affairs, affiliated with Chiang Mai University

Department of Asian and Policy Studies, Hong Kong Institute of Education

Hong Kong Institute of Education

South Asia Democratic Forum

Konrad Adenaur Foundation

Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA)

Ninth Congress

2015

Asia in 2015 and Beyond:

New Challenges and Governance Agendas

Phnom Penh

137

Royal University of Phnom Penh and Ewha Womans University


Ewha Womans University
















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