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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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Recent Activities/Announcements


APISA 2022: APISA Annual Congress


World on Fire: Whither International Cooperation?


Chiang Mai University, Thailand


10-11 December 2022


Co-hosted by Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy's (OSIPP) "Peace and Human Security in Asia: Toward a Meaningful Japan-Korea Partnership" project supported by the Korea Foundation, and supported by The International Academic Forum.


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2nd Asian Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy


20-26 June 2022


OSCE Academy in Bishkek


Organised under the auspices of APISA, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Summer School will bring together an international team of academics and practitioners to train and instruct a group of 14 MA/PhD researchers, practitioners and civil society leaders in the field of political parties and democracy.


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26-27 November 2021


Operationalizing an East Asian Community of Peace and Development: Challenges and Opportunities


Hosted by the Graduate School of International Studies and the Institute for International and Area Studies Ewha Womans University


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Asian International Studies Review


Call for papers Vol.22 No.2


Submission deadline: 31 July 2021


Further information



New Publications



The Niche Diplomacy of Asian Middle Powers

Edited by Brendan Howe

Lexington Books


May 2021

UN Governance: Peace and Human Security in Cambodia &


Edited by Brendan Howe, Peou & Y. Uesugi




See our Book section for more details and other publications



27-28 November 2020


New and Future Governance Challenges in East Asia


Kyung Hee University, South Korea


Further information





24-25 October 2019


Asian Conference on Human Security, Multiculturalism and Democracy at Swutel Hotel Bangkok, Thailand

Link to the official website


Revisiting Bandung: Cultivating Asia's Insights on Global International Relations and Political Science

Oct. 5-6, 2018

Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung, Indonesia

Updated version (May 2018)

New registration dates and fees for APISA members.

Call for papers

Website: https://icon.unpar.ac.id/


Keynote Address:


Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Two Decades after the Asian Financial Earthquake


Walden Bello


50 Years of ASEAN amidst Contemporary Challenges: Human Security, Conflict Resolution, Connectivity and Democratization

Oct. 20-21, 2017

Naresuan University

College of ASEAN Community Studies (CACS)


Official Website: https://cacs.nu.ac.th/apisa-11/


Fearful Futures: Peace & Security in Asia

December 8-9

Osaka University

Call for papers

International Relations Conference and Academic Professional Gathering

Human Security: Safeguarding and Empowering People

27 October 2016

Mercure Hotel, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia


See poster

Asian International Studies Review

Launch of new website:


First Asian Conference on Human Security

5-6 May 2016

Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan

Conference Program in PDF 

Conference Booklet in PDF

New Authoritarianism in Asia

FES-APISA-Ewha Conference

LG-Hall Ewha Womans University, Seoul

3-5  March 2016


First Asian Conference on Human Security
(HSC 2016)

5 - 6 May 2016

Taichung, Taiwan

Submission of abstracts and paper proposals

starts on 1 December 2015


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.


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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

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

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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)


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

25 - 26 October 2013

Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey)


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International Studies Review


Call for Papers


Submission deadline: March 25, 2013

Publication Date: June 30, 2013


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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 2022

APISA Secretariat

Faculty of Social Sciences, Naresuan University, Amphur Muang Phitsanulok, 65000 THAILAND