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August 21, 2008

Eighth East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia-Pacific Region

Imin Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
February 12-14, 2009

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2008


The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) is an annual interdisciplinary conference that welcomes presentations in a number of thematic and disciplinary areas focusing on the Asia Pacific region, and/or the relationship/interaction of the US with the Asia Pacific region. For the purposes of the conference, Asia Pacific is defined to include: South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, all the Pacific Rim nations and Pacific Islands, and Russia.

Papers are encouraged from the array of disciplines focusing on the region. Fields represented in past conferences include Politics, Governance, and Security; Economics; Environmental Change and Vulnerability; Population and Health; Education, History, Language, Linguistics, Culture and Arts. A set of sample abstracts from previous conference may be perused here.


The East-West Center invites graduate students from all around the world to submit papers for the 8th Annual International Graduate Student Conference, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on February 12-14, 2009. The Conference provides an opportunity to share perspectives on the Asia Pacific region formally, through presenting papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and supportive environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii.

For submissions, both an abstract of no more than 500 words in length as well as a summary of no more than 100 words should be provided, as indicated on the submission form. The summary will be used as part of the conference materials for abstracts that are accepted.

Submission Format

Please complete the online abstract submission form and submit it electronically to the conference address: studentconference@eastwestcenter.org

Other Information

* IGSC Conference Poster

A limited number of travel grants, generally $100 to $200 (up to a maximum of $500) and awarded on merit, will be available for graduate students coming from overseas, the continental U.S., or from the neighboring islands of Hawaii. Potential participants are encouraged to apply for travel assistance from their home institutions or other sources available to them due to the limited nature of this provision. Should you decide to apply for the travel grant, please complete the travel grant section on the abstract submission form.

Housing accommodation at the East-West Center Halls of Residence will be made available for conference participants at a special rate.

Post-Conference Publications

Presenters will also have the opportunity to submit their conference papers to be considered for publication in the in the East-West Center's working paper series. Our editorial board will review all papers, and selected papers will be published after the conference. For past issues of the working paper series, see here.

Contact Address

The 8th Annual International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2083
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848



Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts and travel grant requests: October 17, 2008
Notification of abstract selection result: Late November 2008

Posted by zzhu at August 21, 2008 09:45 AM