Friday, August 7, 2015

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

The final deadline to submit your abstract to the Inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Security and International Relations 2015 is August 15, 2015.

Held at the Art Center of Kobe from October 15-17, join us as we discuss this year's conference theme, "Power" in an international, interdisciplinary and intercultural setting.

To submit an abstract for presentation or participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

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Professor Reinhard Drifte
APSec2015 Keynote Speaker
University of Newcastle, Australia

After receiving his PhD from the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Bochum in 1979, Reinhard Drifte was Research Fellow at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, then until 1987 Assistant Director for Regional Security Studies at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
Following his role in the IISS, Reinhard Drifte had a Visiting Fellowship at St Antony`s College in Oxford, and then held from 1989 until 2002 the Chair of Japanese Studies at the University of Newcastle, and was concurrently Director of the Newcastle East Asia Centre. He is now Professor Emeritus in the University and Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute, London.
Reinhard Drifte has published numerous books and articles on Japanese foreign and security policy, as well as on security issues in Northeast Asia. He has taught widely in Asia and Europe, and is a member of various academic associations including the British Association for Japanese Studies and the Kokusai Mondai Kenkyujo (Tokyo). His current research centres on Japanese-Chinese relations, notably the disputes in the East China Sea.

Dr. Craig Mark
APSec2015 Featured Speaker
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

Craig Mark is an Associate Professor in the School of International Studies at Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, a post he has held since 2012, and also teaches in the School of Law and Politics. His main areas of teaching and research are in Foreign Policy, International Security, and Australian Politics. Previously he has been a lecturer in International and Australian Politics at both Macquarie University, and the University of New South Wales. Dr Mark is the author of The Causes of Intrastate War and Blainey's Hypothesis; Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics Reader. He is also a contributor to The Conversation and Business Spectator. BA (Hons), MA (The Australian National University), PhD (University of New South Wales).

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***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 the field of Security & International Relations
-Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
-Participate in interactive audience sessions
-Access international networking opportunities

-Discounts on registration fees are available for those able to pay registration fees early. Please see the registration page for details:

***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 in to the following thematic streams:

International Relations Theory
Strategy and Warfare
Terrorism and Counterinsurgency
Human & 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, & NGOs
International Political Economy and Globalization
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

Please see the call for papers page for more details:

IAFOR looks forward to welcoming you to Kobe, Japan.

***About IAFOR and its events

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization's platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world's leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR's credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

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