International Conference

Rethinking Human Security

in the Asian Century

5 - 6 December 2013

Overseas Chinese University

Taichung, Taiwan

The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) in cooperation with the Overseas Chinese University (Taiwan) will hold an international conference on 5/6 December 2013. The conference is part of the Human Security Program (HSP) and co-organized by the International Studies Department at De La Salle University (Philippines), Osaka School of International Public Policy at Osaka University (Japan) and the Institute for Development and Human Security at Ewha Womans University (South Korea).

Conference themes

Approved panels and paper presentations shall focus on six major themes, each corresponding to different dimensions of human security as identified by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP):

  • Inclusive development as a form of human security in Asia
  • Food insecurity in Asia
  • Domestic crime, transnational crime, terrorism and human security
  • Participation, governance and political security
  • Challenges to the human security of marginalized populations in Asia
  • International relations and regional security

Preliminary Conference Agenda

Available here in PDF (28 November 2011).

Submission of abstracts and panel proposals

Final call closed on 1 September.


Final papers due: 20 November 2013

Conference registration


All participants (paper presenters as well as observers) must register online.


Registration procedure


1) Fill in application form


2) Pay registration fee online if necessary (How much do I have to pay?)



Hotel Bookings


If you would like to stay at the official conference hotel, please book online here.



If you need further assistance, please contact the HSP Secretariat:





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Funded by:


APISA Secretariat 2013