About SEASIA Conference 2022

The SEASIA Biennial Conference is an international conference organized by the Consortium for Southeast Asian Studies in Asia, consisting of thirteen leading educational and research institutions in the Asian region. This conference is an academic forum for scholars, researchers, and practitioners from Asia and other regions to enrich and share knowledge and contemporary strategic issues in Southeast Asia.

The Conference has been taking place since 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. Continuing the success of previous conferences, the organizing committee is pleased to announce the 4th SEASIA Biennial Conference with a theme entitled “Managing Disruption, Developing Resilience for a Better Southeast Asia.” The conference will be held on 9-11 June 2022 in Jakarta, Indonesia and organized by Research Organisation of the Social Sciences and Humanities of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN). The 4th SEASIA Conference will be held in a hybrid event. There will be a variety of panel sessions, roundtable discussions, and side events virtually and in person at the conference. The host will use a special application for virtual conference which allow all participants to watch live webinar and have many opportunities to ask questions, make comments and download any materials presented in the conference. All the sessions will be recorded and available to watch at any time.

The theme is important to be discussed at this conference as an effort to respond to the latest developments and challenges experienced by countries in Southeast Asia related to political, economic, socio-cultural dynamics in the region, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that hit countries in the region.

The 4th SEASIA Biennial Conference specifically has three objectives. First, it aims to conduct critical analysis on economic, social, history, art, cultural, heritage, religion, politics, human rights, and international relations issues within Southeast Asian countries. The second objective is to investigate the challenge and prospect of Southeast Asia countries in managing turbulence and developing resilience in dealing with global health, climate change and environment, and socio-economic, cultural, and political development. Thirdly, the conference aims to provide a platform for dialogue, share experiences and lessons learnt, as well as to build international network among scholars on Southeast Asian Studies.

The conference will consist of a number of fascinating activities ranging from the presentation of Guest of Honor by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo and Keynote Speech by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Retno Marsudi, Roundtable Discussions from experts in their fields and panel discussions, to various supporting activities such as poster presentations, book fairs, and screenings of films about Southeast Asia. Specifically, the panel discussion will cover nine sub-themes which are strategic issues in the Southeast Asia region.

Therefore, we warmly invite all academics, researchers, practitioners and observers of Southeast Asian studies to take part and deliver their ideas by submitting abstracts and manuscripts related to the sub-themes and panels as well as to propose additional panels with new titles. The accepted papers will be considered for publication in leading international journals and international proceedings indexed by Scopus.

For any inquiries or questions regarding the conference, please visit the conference website at https://seasiaconference2022.org or contact our secretariat by seasia2022ina@gmail.com.

Thank you.

The 4th SEASIA Organizing Committee