1st International Conference

Asia in Global Perspective

Date: Saturday, June 24th, 2006 Time: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

The Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) will be hosting a one-day mini-conference entitled Asia in Global Perspective at Kwansei Gakuin University in Nishinomiya, Japan on Saturday, June 24, 2006. Attendance is open to scholars, educators, students and members of the general public who are interested in understanding globalization and its implications for Asian economic, political and social development. 

Call for Papers: Call for papers due May 14, 2006
Presenters may discuss a wide range of topics and issues concerning Asia, though conference organizers particularly welcome proposals of an interdisciplinary nature on any of the following themes:

Multinational corporations and development
Poverty and wealth
Migrant labor
Democracy and human rights
Transnational social movements
Inter-regional economic integration/cooperation
Sustainable Development
Japan/Asia relations
Human security
States, sovereignty and globalization
Diaspora communities
Globalization and culture
Globalization and identity.

Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words in length. Submissions should include the author's name, position, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number, along with a bio of less than 100 words. All proposals should be sent electronically to conferenceproposals@asia-globalstudies.org by Sunday, May 14, 2006. For further information, contact Dr. Derrick Nault at aags@asia-globalstudies.org or visit the association website at www.asia-globalstudies.org.

Organization: The Asia Association for Global Studies

Cost: AAGS Members: 500 yen
Non-members: 1,500 yen

Venue: Kwansei Gakuin University

Location: Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan