7th International Conference

Humanity and Humanitarianism in Crisis
Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) 2012 Conference 
March 17-18, 2012
International Christian University
Tokyo, 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 2012 international conference. Given the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear related disasters affecting Japan since March of 2011, the continued global economic crisis, and ongoing political conflicts in the Middle East, it was decided that this year's theme would be Humanity and Humanitarianism in Crisis. At this conference of international scholars, activists, policymakers, and humanitarian workers, the focus will be on how human beings are affected by and respond to cataclysmic events and the implications of major crises for humanity. Papers that address whether governmental and non-governmental responses have been sufficient for the challenges presented thus far to specific populations and humanity, those that examine how well societies are prepared for future threats, and those that look at what has been learned from past crises and disasters will be most welcome.The conference on this occasion will be hosted by International Christian University in Tokyo, Japan. 

The organizing committee invites paper proposals within the following streams, though others will be considered: Ecological Crises and Disasters, NGOs and Humanitarian Assistance,  State Policies and Responses, Nuclear Issues,  Public Health, Conflict Resolution, Human Rights, Capitalism in Crisis, Social Movements, Historical Perspectives, and Philosophical Issues.

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.

Important deadlines:

Submission of proposal: November 30, 2011 December 14, 2011(extended)
Notification of proposal result: December 14, 2011 (and December 21, 2011 for later submissions)
Deadline for earlybird registration: February 1, 2012
Deadline for presenters' registration*: February 1, 2012
Deadline for refunds**: February 21, 2012
Conference event: March 17-18, 2012

* 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, 2012. Refunds requested before this time will be returned two weeks following the conference. 

Note: Conference fees will be around 16,000 yen for earlybird registration and slightly higher for on site registration.
INFORMATION

1. Call for Papers

2. Keynote speaker: Charles McJilton, CEO and Founder, Second Harvest Japan

3. AAGS 2012 Schedule [Updated 05/03/2012]

4. Abstracts [Final version posted 13/03/2012]]

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

Early bird rates:
16,000 yen [By Feb. 1]

Regular/ on site rates:
18,000 yen [after Feb.1]

Conference fees submission: Click here for further information.

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7. Directions: Routes and maps

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10. Things to See and Do: Tokyo Tourism Information 

11. Publication Opportunity/Conference Paper Submission: 
Although we will not be publishing proceedings per se, papers presented at the conference will be published online on the AAGS site and may be submitted for possible publication in the Asia Journal of Global Studies (AJGS). Please consult the following guidelines. Note that papers not using the specified guidlelines will not be considered for publication. The deadline for paper submissions to be considered for publication is May 1, 2012. Note that papers should also be submitted by March 12, 2012 for participants at the conference. (Click here for details on on how to submit for AAGS 2012.) After receiving comments and feedback at the conference the papers may be revised for submission for the publication review by the May 1, 2012 deadline 

12. Deadlines:
Submission of proposal: December 14, 2012

Notification of proposal result: December 21, 2012

Deadline for earlybird registration: February 1, 2012

Deadline for presenters' registration*: February 1, 2012

Deadline for refunds**: February 21, 2012

Deadline for submission of conference paper: March 12, 2012 [new deadline]

Conference event: March 17-18, 2012

Deadline for submission of papers for publication review: May 1, 2012

* 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, 2012. Refunds requested before this time will be returned two weeks following the conference.