2nd International Conference

Conference theme: Human Security in Asia: Emerging Issues and Challenges

Organizer: Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS)
Date: March 24-25, 2007
Venue: Jeonju University, South Korea

In the post-Cold War era it has become increasingly evident that “security” involves far more than matters of national defense. Non-military threats such as poverty, hunger, disease, and environmental degradation, among others, know no borders and can affect people in all nations. In recent years, therefore, the concept of “human security” has attracted attention as a means to understand global problems. In its most basic form, human security represents “freedom from fear and freedom from want” (UNDP Human Development Report, 1994).

AAGS 2007 aims to bring together scholars from a wide array of disciplines and backgrounds to discuss what human security means for Asia and to seek ways to safeguard and enhance Asian citizens’ vital freedoms. Paper proposals are invited on, but not limited to, the following suggested themes:

Economic security
- job insecurity, unemployment, poverty, economic inequality

Environmental security 
- air and water pollution, deforestation, soil degradation

Political security 
- land / border disputes, war, terrorism, nuclear proliferation

Food security 
- hunger, famine, malnutrition, food aid, food production, agri-business

Personal security
- gender discrimination, racism, crime, industrial safety

Health security
- communicable diseases, pollution-related illnesses, occupational-related illnesses

Community security
- cultural preservation / dissolution, linguistic human rights, ethnic conflict, religious persecution


Proposals should be 250-300 words in length and include the author's name, position, affiliation, and mailing address, along with a bio of around 100 words. All applications should be sent electronically to
by January 22, 2007. For further information, please contact 
 
Dr. Derrick Nault 
Dept. of English Language and Culture 
Jeonju University 
Jeonju, Jeonbuk 520-759 
South Korea 
Phone: 82(63)220-2563 

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