THE FIRST Sogang University International Graduate Student CONFERENCE ON EAST AND SOUTH EAST ASIAN STUDIES

Latest News: Accommodation for the two-day conference is FREE.

Organized by: 
Sogang University
Graduate  School of International Studies
Student Council

1st Sogang University International Graduate Student Conference on East and South East Asian Studies
Breaking Borders: Bridging Network through Social Inquiry 
May 27-28, 2010 - Seoul, South Korea


This two-day conference offers an opportunity for graduate students around the world to share their research on East and South East Asia. Graduate students are invited to submit papers to the conference. We welcome paper submissions from master’s and doctoral students engaged in research on East and South East Asian Studies in the fields  of international studies/relations, sociology, economics, development studies,  anthropology, and other social science disciplines with particular focus on the ff: areas but not limited to:

International security studies
War and Conflict
Trade and Finance


1.       To provide a forum where graduate students can disseminate their research results.
2.       To provide a venue for young researches to establish network amongst themselves.

Venue: Sogang University in South Korea (

Key Dates:

Abstract Submission                                                 April 23, 2010
Announcement of Selected Papers                          April 30, 2010
Deadline for final paper submission                         May 14, 2010
Deadline for conference registration                        May 5, 2010 
(Applicants needing visa should submit their registration form by May 5.
Other participants may register during the first day of the conference.)


               Email: [email protected]

Participants: Bona fide graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from around the world doing research on East and South East Asia.

Language:  English

Guidelines of Abstract Submission:

 1.       Abstract should be written in English.
2.       Abstract should only contain 250 words at the maximum.
3.       Please complete the on-line abstract submission form on or before April 23, 2010. Failure to do so may result to non-acceptance of paper. Click here for submission.
4.      Papers must not have been presented or published elsewhere. This can be on-going or completed research. We discourage multiple authorship.
5.       The abstract will be reviewed by the abstract review committee. Results will be posted at the conference website. The organizers will only inform the accepted applicants by email. Enquiries related to non-acceptance of papers will not be entertained.
6.      Final paper submission is due on May 14, 2010 with a maximum of 10 pages, 12-pt, Times New Roman, single space in MSWord format. Name your file using your family name (CAPITALIZED), first name, and abstract (e.g. GALASJanabstract.doc) and send to [email protected]

Cost: PARTICIPATION/REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION FEES FOR THE TWO-DAY CONFERENCE WILL BE SHOULDERED BY THE CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS(SOGANG U GSIS)! Sogang University will provide the conference venue, equipment, and kit FOR FREE. Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from South Korea. In-land transportation and food shall also be shouldered by the participants. However, free lunch will be provided only to the presenters.

Visa: For visa application purposes, Sogang University will provide invitation letters to accepted applicants.

Registration: Presenters and non-presenters needing Korean visa should submit their registration form
 from April 23 to May 5, 2010.

Request for Moderators: If you are interested to be one of the session moderators, please indicate it in the registration form. Click here for the registration form.

Steering Committee:
Melvin Jabar, Ph.D. Student
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

 Anderson Villa, Ph.D. Student
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
Jan Galas, Master’s Student
Conference Chair
Sogang University

Heeyul Jeong, Master's Student
Sogang University

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