This International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Asia-Pacific Security and International Relations will bring together a range of academics, policy makers, and practitioners to discuss the evolving issues in security and international relations in the Asia-Pacific. Relationships between China, Japan and the US will be explored, as well as between those countries and the rest of this volatile region, as states jostle for power, influence and resources. The conference is organised by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and will commence on October 15 – 17, 2015 in Kobe, Japan at the Art Center of Kobe.
APSec 2015 Conference Theme: Power
From classical thinkers’ works such as Aristotle’s Politka or Machiavelli’s Il Principe through to the seismic geo-political events over the last century, power as both a conception and commodity, has continually challenged the minds of security and international relations theorists. The dynamics of power and its associations with ideology, wealth and status now shape the contemporary world more visibly than ever as we enter into a time of global uncertainty. The uncertainties with respect to this power dynamic are a profound research challenge to all fields of the security and international relations discipline. As the conference theme of our inaugural Asia Pacific Conference on Security & International Relations, we together seek to offer some explanation of its magnetism and its mechanisms.
Our own Asia-Pacific region is fast becoming the core center of influence and the driving force and engine room of global progress. This requires an openness to engage in the strategic conversation of how the dynamics of power can be successfully managed, how Asia-Pacific nations can cooperate in areas of common interest, and how the differences that inevitably arise in the power relationship between major states can be resolved respectfully and equitably. We expect the theme of power to excite a number of stimulating research paths, and look forward to their outcomes as we gather in Kobe in October 2015.
Keynote Speakers and Conference Chair
- Professor Joel R. Campbell – APSec2015 Conference Chair, Troy University, Japan
- Dr. Thomas French – APSec2015 Conference Co-Chair, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
- Dr. Craig Mark – APSec2015 Featured Speaker, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
The IAFOR Journal of Politics, Economics & Law is an editorially independent journal associated with APSec. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
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Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.