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February 2017

Call for Papers and Posters: “National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: Challenges of Protection”

February 28, 2017

    Asia Centre invites the submission of abstracts on the role of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights. We welcome submissions from specialists in this field, including by former and current practitioners in the region’s NHRIs. Deadlines: Abstract and Poster Submission: 28 February 2017 Notification of acceptance of abstracts and posters: Rolling Submission of full paper for conference and final version of poster: 1 June 2017 Conference Dates: 13 - 14 July 2017…

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Stability and Democracy in East Asia

February 28, 2017 - 08:45-12:15
Ljubljana, Grand Hotel Union, The White Hall,

An academic seminar organized by the Taiwan Study Centre at the University of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy. As the world is pivoting to Asia in recent years, the security climate in the region has worsened. While most Asian states anticipate a certain role for China in regional order-building, they also strongly desire a continuing presence of the United States. Will the institution-building and power-balancing be sufficient for a stable and secure region or will the…

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Kazakhstan: Prospects for Political and Economic Modernization

February 28, 2017 - 15:00-16:30
Institute for Security and Development Policy, Västra Finnbodavägen 2
Nacka, 13130 Sweden
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In the midst of Kazakhstan’s increasingly visible role on the international arena: as host country of Syrian peace talks and as holder of a seat as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced that political and economic changes will take place in the country. In politics, the President announced constitutional reforms that would delegate a number of presidential functions to the Parliament and the Government. In addition, the leadership has set out a new model…

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Providing Public Services in a Decentralized Way: Local Government Finances in Sweden and Japan

February 28, 2017 - 15:15-16:45
Room Ragnar 3rd floor Stockholm School of Economics, Bertil Ohlins Gata 5
Stockholm, Sweden
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A Stockholm Seminar on Japan by Dr. Morinao Iju, Associate Professor, Yokohama National University & Visiting Researcher, European Institute of Japanese Studies, Stockholm School of Economics. Sweden and Japan have a similar characteristic in terms of fiscal system, where the local government sector has a larger share of responsibilities for providing public services in the framework of a unitary state. However, while Sweden has developed the stable local revenues with local income tax and tax equalization system, Japan has not been successful…

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March 2017

Call for abstracts for panel: (En)countering sexual violence in the South Asian city

March 1, 2017

Panel to be held at: Copenhagen ADI Conference 2017 9th annual international ADI conference Asian Dynamics Initiative University of Copenhagen 26-28 June 2017 (En)countering sexual violence in the South Asian city Conveners: Atreyee Sen, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen; Raminder Kaur, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Sussex; Emilija Zabiliute (NIAS, University of Copenhagen) This panel invites papers that address the theme of encountering and countering rising sexual violence (broadly defined) in cities in South Asia, and analyse such phenomena…

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Call for papers: Asia in Circulations

March 1, 2017

Photo: Henrik Johannson 9th Annual ADI Conference 26-28 June 2017 - Asian Dynamics Initiative - University of Copenhagen The 2017 annual ADI conference addresses the question of ‘the Asian century’ that is yet to be fully examined. We attend to the ways in which new connected histories, flows and connections both within, and beyond, territoriality are taking shape. What kind of circulatory worlds are produced through these multiple connections forged across temporalities via commodity trade, investments, human migration, technology, tourism,…

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Call for Papers: “China Time – Rethinking Cultural Encounters”

March 1, 2017

  The 13th biennial conference of the Nordic Association of China Studies (NACS) Conference The conference theme “China Time – Rethinking Cultural Encounters” asks the participants to rethink cultural encounters with China based on the widespread notion that China’s time is coming. China’s rapid rise has changed world-wide perceptions of China as well as China’s perception of the world, thereby setting the scene for a new understanding of cross-cultural encounters. Therefore, the conference invites all academic disciplines to ‘Rethink’ these…

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Call for papers: 2017 China Goes Global Conference

March 1, 2017

The 2017 China Goes Global Conference will be held at University of Agder, School of Business and Law, Kristiansand, Norway on 15-17 June, 2017. Best papers are given the chance to be published in the "International Journal of Emerging Markets", a Scopus ranked journal by Emerald. Selected papers will also be published as chapters in a book. Keynote speaker for 2017 will be Daniel Zweig, Chair Professor of Social Science and Director of the Center on Environment, Energy and Resource…

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Call for Papers: 12th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies

March 3, 2017

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) invites applications from graduate (master’s and PhD) students who are engaged in research on Southeast Asia to attend the 12th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies on 24-28 July 2017. This five-day forum, the twelve of an annual series of forums for graduate students who work on Southeast Asia, will be organised thematically. Themes broadly reflect (though not limited to) the core research strengths of the Asia…

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Far East Film Festival Campus 2017 Call For Entry

March 3, 2017

The Far East Film Festival, which will be held in Udine, Italy from 21st to 29th April 2017, will for the third time host a campus for young journalists that will combine education and on-site experience with cultural exchanges between writers from Asia and Europe. FEFF is now ready for its 19th edition and after the previous successes of the Campus project, the Festival has decided to once again present this unique invitation to another 10 aspiring journalists under the…

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