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2016 Conference at Soka University

The 6th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Human Security Studies

Global Governance for Human Security

December 10th and 11th, 2016 Soka University, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan

The Japan Association for Human Security Studies (JAHSS) was established in 2011 to provide opportunities of mutual learning to scholars and practitioners engaged in human security, a major international norm in the 21st century. This year’s annual conference will be hosted by Soka University in Hachioji on December 10th and 11th, 2016. On the second day of the conference, the annual session of academic presentations on human security will also be organized. JAHSS prioritizes presentations by post-doctoral researchers and doctoral candidates, which shall be combined with comments by leading scholars in the related fields. The conference language will be English (supplemented by Japanese).

1. Eligibility

Presenters should be members of the JAHSS. In order to become a member, visit our home page and go to the membership section.

2. Presentation Themes

Presentations should be related to one or several aspect(s) of human security. The discussion should include some direct considerations of the concept of human security as a combination of freedom from fear, freedom from want and freedom to live in dignity. We particularly encourage the submission of proposals that address the human security challenges as follows;

○ Violent Conflicts / Terrorism

○ Natural and manmade disasters

○ Refugees / Internally Displaced People

○ Health insecurity

○ Nuclear Security Theoretical Studies

3. Application

Those who want to make a presentation are requested to submit their name, the title and abstract of paper and so on by the application form to the following e-mail addresses by September 30th, 2016.

Submit to: (2016 JAHSS Conference Organizing Committee, Soka University)

The Conference Organizing Committee will examine the applications. The result will be notified in October.

4. Program

The program will be released by the end of October. The time allocation and other technicalities will be specified in the program.

5. The Presentation Paper / Resume

The presenter is requested to submit the presentation paper or resume or the preview by commentators, chairs and other participants not later than November 25th.

The presentation paper should be more or less 4,000 words including notes, tables, figures and references. The resume should be approximately 1,500 words including notes, tables, figures and references. After the conference, the presenter is encouraged to submit an improved version of the paper to the peer-reviewed e-journal of JAHSS: Journal of Human Security Studies.

6. Dates

The two-day conference will take place on December 10th (Saturday) and 11th (Sunday), 2016. On the first day, Soka University will organize an academic event. The academic presentation will take place on the second day, starting at 9:00 am. The members of JAHSS are strongly encouraged to attend the events on both days.

7. Venue

Soka University (Hachioji, Tokyo) “Global Square” West wing 6th floor.

It is the responsibility of the participants to book their own accommodations.

8. Registration and Other Information

In addition to the admission to JAHSS, all participants are required to register in the conference home page. Check the JAHSS home page regularly and follow the link.

9. Financial Assistance

JAHSS does not provide any financial assistance to the participants.

10. Inquiry

General inquiry about the presentations should be directed to the secretariat of JAHSS:

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