Asia – a region that contains nuclear states, the second and third largest economies in the world, the largest global population – is on the move!
The continent which has changed the most in the 21st century is Asia: be it Asia’s engagement with the Arctic region, presence in Africa, economic prominence, or geopolitical influence within and outside of the region, increased population movements in and outside Asia, increased risk of climate change, democratization and citizenship issues, nuclear proliferation and security threats to and from some of the Asian countries – all require in-depth analysis for good global governance.
For example, the rise of China in Central Asia has led to many speculations, including a ‘New Great Game’ with Russia and the United States. On the other hand, new moves from both parties on the Korean peninsula may see a ‘new hope’ for peace. Sideways, in the context of climate change and ‘arctic race’, new geo-ecopolitical, and geostrategic dynamics led to the growing interest of non-Arctic states in the affairs of the Arctic. Engagement of countries like China, Japan, Korea and India in the Arctic will significantly influence the evolving dynamics in that region.
Meanwhile, forced migration (e.g. Rohingya issues) and climate change induced displacement, corruption, violation of human rights and citizenship, crisis in Asian mega cities, and rising inequality have huge influence on ‘The Move’ and hence require much attention from policymakers and academics working on Asia.
In this context, the annual NNC conference and PhD course 2018 will take place in the High North venue of Tromsø, at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway.
- Arne Strand, Lecturer, Director, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway
- Cholpon Chotaeva, Professor, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
- Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Professor, Centre for Peace Studies, Tromsø, Norway
- Mohammad Salehin, Associate Professor, Centre for Peace Studies, Tromsø, Norway
Deadline for submitting abstract (maximum 300 words) 27 August 2018:
For more information, please go to the conference website: www.asiaonthemove2018.com
Please forward the CFP to the relevant people in your networks.
The conference and PhD course are organized by Centre for Peace Studies at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway & NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies