6th International Conference

The Global Future: Issues and Trends for the 21st Century
Organizer: Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS)
Date: March 12-13, 2011
Venue: I
nternational Christian University, Japan

The Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS), a Japan-based professional organization for international scholars and educators interested in interdiscipinary perspectives on issues of global significance, is pleased to announce the theme, date and place of its 2011 international conference. This year's theme is The Global Future: Issues and Trends for the 21st Century. The conference on this occasion will be hosted by International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. 

The organizing committee invites paper proposals on the following themes, though others will be considered:

- futurology
- technology and society
- the global economy
- inequality
- human rights
- global ethics - consumerism 
- political/religious ideologies
- globalization and culture
- cosmopolitanism
- health and disease
- crime
- conflict and war
- the environment
- gender issues
- the US and the world
- the UN and global affairs
- the "War on Terror"

Proposals (an abstract of the paper) should be between 150 to 200 words and include the paper's title and the author's name, affiliation, and contact information. A bio of 100 to 125 words describing the author's background, accomplishments and research interests should also accompany the proposal. Both proposals and bios should be written using the templates provided at: http://asia-globalstudies.org/templates  Applications should then be submitted as email attachments to
conferenceproposals@asia-globalstudies.org Documents not using the templates or following the specified format will not be accepted. Please note that we can offer no travel support or funding to participants. Thus, please only submit a proposal if you are certain you will have your own financial means to attend the conference.


1. Call for Papers (See Column on Left)

2. Keynote Speakers: 
Dr. John C. Maher, Professor of Linguistics, Dept. of Media, Communication and Culture, International Christian University

Title of presentation: "Globalization in Japan: New Paradigms of Identity and Multilingualism"

3. AAGS 2011 Schedule: PDF here

4. Abstracts: PDF here

5. Registration Information:
Conference fees cover two lunches, the welcome dinner, snacks/refreshments,
two days attendance

Early bird rates:
Members: 10,000 yen [By Feb. 1]
Non-members: 12,000 yen [By Feb. 1]

[Note: Attendees can purchase a membership and receive two lunches, one dinner, snacks/refreshments and two days attendance for 12,500 yen]

Conference fees submission: Click here for further information.

Regular/ on site rates:
Members: 12,000 yen [after Feb.1]
Non-members: 14,000 yen [after Feb. 1]

[Note: After Feb. 1, attendees can purchase a membership and receive two lunches, one dinner, snacks/refreshments and two days attendance) for 14,500 yen]

6. Deadlines: 
Submission of proposal: November 30, 2010

Notification of proposal result: December 14, 2010

Deadline for earlybird registration: February 1, 2011

Deadline for presenters' registration*: February 1, 2011

Deadline for refunds**: February 21, 2011

Conference event: March 12-13, 2011

* All presenters must submit their conference fees in advance, by Feb. 1, before they can be registered. (On site fees will only be accepted for non-presenters.)
** No refunds after 21 February, 2011. Refunds requested before this time will be returned two weeks following the conference.