Mission of the conference
Security is currently one of the most resonant concepts on the global political agenda. The mission of this conference is to bridge gaps between macro- and micro-perspectives and bring culture to the fore in debates concerning security. The objective is to break new theoretical ground by exploring a plurality of discourses and practices of security, and discussing ways of theorizing their embeddedness in social and cultural matrices.
The conference will present keynote addresses focusing on the macro- and micro-level and invites speakers from international relations, anthropology, political science, economics, law, linguistics and others to engage contemporary theory from all fields in an investigation of empirical data from Asia and, conversely, to bring insights from Asian contexts to bear upon theories of security.
Examples of topics: gender, historical memory, identity, justice, migration, militarization, natural disaster, violence.
Download the official conference invitation here.
The conference is The Second Annual Nordic NIAS Council (NNC) Conference. It is generously sponsored by the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies and the Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies at Lund University.