5th Viennese Conference on South-East Asian Studies: Transnational, National and Local Approaches to

Venue: Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: May 28, 2010 End Date/Time: May 29, 2010
Registration Date: May 28, 2010
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 08, 2010
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Keynote speaker: Prof. Donald Emmerson, Director, Southeast Asia Forum, Stanford University

While traditional military conflicts have since the end of the Cold War further diminished, new non-traditional menaces, such as poverty, migration, people smuggling or environmental degradation, have increased.
Major events like the Asia Financial Crisis of 1997, the SARS epidemic in 2003 and the tsunami in 2004 have demonstrated that individuals are often more affected by these incidents than the state. The United Nations’
1994 Human Development Report defines human security as both “freedom from want” and “freedom from fear”, referring to threats in seven areas: economic, food, health, environment, personal, community and political security. Yet, human security remains a vague inter-disciplinary concept, which is consequently still contested, both theoretically and politically.

The 5th Viennese Conference on South-East Asian Studies in late May 2010 invites submissions from various disciplines that deal with the question how the broad spectrum of human security challenges has been conceptually and politically addressed on the transnational, national or local level. Panel 1 examines how human security is defined in South-East Asia, Panel 2 looks at its concrete implementation.

Panel 1: The human security discourse in South-East Asia

Panel 2: The implementation of human security on transnational, national or local level

Panel 3: Open Panel


Additional Information

Paper proposals (max. two A4 pages) and a CV should be submitted via e-mail(publics@seas.at) by March 8, 2010. The submitters of abstracts will be notified no later than March 31, 2010. The presentation can be held in German or English, should not exceed 20 minutes and leave another 10 minutes for discussions in the plenum. Successful conference contributions can also be submitted to the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS) for publication. This is a free event!