International Virtual Conference on
Emerging Research in
Politics, Development, and Human Rights
12-13 July 2021
Online via Zoom
COVID-19 increased our vulnerabilities and exposed protracted challenges faced by peoples from all walks of life, particularly in the global south. It exacerbated recurring social, economic and political emergencies. These include democratic backsliding, increasing militarization, heightening inequalities, increasing marginalization of vulnerable groups, and the rise of authoritarianism and populism. These have directly impacted ways that knowledge is problematized, produced, disseminated and discussed, particularly in fragile states and societies. We are also witnessing shrinking spaces for dissent, academic freedom and activism.
It is crucial now, more than ever, that we are able to facilitate research and discourse on the above-mentioned issues. The international virtual conference on emerging research in politics, development, and human rights aims to provide a platform for scholars, researchers and graduate students to contribute to knowledge that not only captures our current lived experiences but also points out possible ways forward in making our societies just, peaceful, sustainable, and rights-embracing.
10 Jun 2021
Abstract submission deadline
17 June 2021
Confirmation of abstracts accepted for conference
04 Jul 2021
Deadline for submission of conference paper
12-13 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
Submission of final conference papers
30 Aug 2021
Publication of conference proceedings
Please note that the above-mentioned dates may be subject to change without prior notice based on conditions associated with the pandemic.
While the conference revolves around the major themes of politics, development, and human rights, the conference papers will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following sub-themes:
- Borders, migration, mobility, migration, and displacement
- Democracy, authoritarianism, populism
- Disaster risk, vulnerability, management, resilience, and sustainability
- Economics, poverty, wealth distribution, resource governance
- Environment, green politics, and green economy
- Extremism, ultra-nationalism, statism
- Freedom of thought and academic freedom
- Gender and sexuality
- Governance: Global, regional, national, local, public, private
- Human rights and fundamental freedoms
- Impacts of Covid-19 and health emergencies on states and societies
- Media, information, communications and digital politics
- Peace and conflict
- Political economy, neoliberalism, and globalization
- Security studies: classic and non-traditional
- Youth and Children’s Rights and Movements
Additional sub-themes may be added depending on the papers accepted for the conference. Panel discussions, paper presentations and discussions, and rooms will be grouped via the above-mentioned themes.
Global Campus of Human Rights Asia Pacific
Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University
MA International Development Studies (MAIDS), Chulalongkorn University
Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD), Chiang Mai University
MA International Development, Mae Fah Luang University
Master of Political Science in International Relations (MIR), Thammasat University
School of Global Studies (SGS), Thammasat University
Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Strengthening Human Rights and Peace Research and Education in ASEAN/Southeast Asia Programme (SHAPE-SEA)
Given the constraints presented by the pandemic, the conference will be held via Zoom. All sessions will be accessible online. STay tuned for registration details.
There is no fee to present your paper at this conference. Due to logistical constraints, the number of papers to be presented will be limited to 80. Priority will be given to graduate students from the co-organizing programs who are required to present papers to fulfill their graduation requirements.
The conference will run for 1.5 days. Each paper will be allotted 15 minutes each for presentation and discussion.
For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full paper submission guidelines
1. Papers will be ideally between 3000 to 4000 words long (including references).
2. Papers will be 1.5 spaced, will use either Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri 12pt font size, and will have margins of 1″ on all sides.
3. Please use APA or Harvard citation format.