Thursday, May 21, 2015

APSec2015 - The Asia-Pacific Conference on Security and International Relations

IAFOR invites you to join us in Japan for APSec2015, from October 15-17, in the vibrant city of Kobe. Present and discuss the latest research surrounding Asia-Pacific Security and International Relations, centered around the conference theme "Power".

Held at the Art Center of Kobe, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme along with APSec Featured Speakers Prof. Craig Mark (Kwansei University), Conference Co-chairs Professors Joel R. Campbell, Dr. Thomas French and more!

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***APSec2015 Conference Theme: Power

From classical thinkers' works such as Aristotle's Politka or Machiavelli's Il Principe through to the seismic geo-political events over the last century, power as both a conception and commodity, has continually challenged the minds of security and international relations theorists. The dynamics of power and its associations with ideology, wealth and status now shape the contemporary world more visibly than ever as we enter into a time of global uncertainty. The uncertainties with respect to this power dynamic are a profound research challenge to all fields of the security and international relations discipline. As the conference theme of our inaugural Asia Pacific Conference on Security and International Relations, we together seek to offer some explanation of its magnetism and its mechanisms.

Our own Asia-Pacific region is fast becoming the core center of influence and the driving force and engine room of global progress. This requires an openness to engage in the strategic conversation of how the dynamics of power can be successfully managed, how Asia-Pacific nations can cooperate in areas of common interest, and how the differences that inevitably arise in the power relationship between major states can be resolved respectfully and equitably. We expect the theme of power to excite a number of stimulating research paths, and look forward to their outcomes as we gather in Kobe in October 2015.

We look forward to seeing you at APSec2015!

Dr Joel Campbell
Associate Professor of Political Science in the Pacific Region, Troy University, Japan
APSec2015 Conference Co-Chair

Dr Thomas French
Associate Professor of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
APSec2015 Conference Co-Chair

***Join IAFOR at APSec2015 to:

-Deliver your own research findings to a global audience
-Have your work published in the conference proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, open access IAFOR Journals
-Benefit from IAFOR's interdisciplinary focus by hearing the latest research in Security & International Relations
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

Conference Theme: "Power"

The conference theme for APSec2015 is "Power", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

-International Relations Theory
-Strategy and Warfare
-Terrorism and Counterinsurgency
-Human and Environmental Security
-Nonproliferation and Arms Control
-Espionage and Intelligence
-Intervention, Peacekeeping and the Responsibility to Protect
-International Law
-Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
-International Institutions: IGOs, RGOs, and NGOs
-International Political Economy and Globalization
-International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

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