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Registration for the conferencen and PhD workshop is now closed. If you are interested in participating or want more information about the events please contact the organizers directly.
International Conference: 6-9 November 2007, Höör, Sweden

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.

Call for papers

Paper proposals (abstracts) can now be submitted via the website. The deadline for submitting paper abstract is:

Thursday 2 August 2007

The organizers welcome papers from senior researchers as well as doctoral students and others with an interest in the conference topic.

Download the official conference invitation with all relevant information here. Or contact the organizers for further information:

Academic content: Alexandra Kent, NIAS Nordic Institute of Asian Studies: alix.kent (a)

Practical matters: Martin Bech, NIAS Nordic Institute of Asian Studies: martin (a)
Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
International Peace Research Institute, Oslo
Nordic NIAS Council
NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University