* This year’s AP Conference will be held concurrently with the 15th Asia Bioethics Conference (ABC15). Please see their website for more information.
1. CALL FOR PRESENTERS & CONFERENCE THEME
This year’s Asia Pacific Conference (APC 2014) hosted by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Beppu, Japan, the hot spring capital of Japan, is currently accepting abstract submissions for presentation at the conference. All submissions related to Asia Pacific Studies will be considered, though preference will be given to research concerning one or more of the above fields. All conference participants will be included in the conference proceedings and eligible to submit for publication in our affiliated journals.
The Ritsumeikan Center for Asia Pacific Studies (RCAPS), Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) would like to inform you about the upcoming annual Asia Pacific Conference on “Ethics, Human Security and Sustainability” in Beppu, Japan. This year we shall bring together scholars and researchers from many regions and countries inside and outside Asia.
|Date||November 1 (Sat) – November 3 (Mon), 2014|
|Conference Theme||Ethics, Human Security and Sustainability: Knowledge and Practices in Asia Pacific|
|Place||Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita, Japan
|Application Closing Day||Due to the high volume of applications, the application to the 12th AP Conference has already been closed. Thank you very much for applying. Anyone can attend the conference as an audience member.|
|Note||Meals will be provided for free to Presenters; other participants are welcome to join at lunch and dinner at a cost of 1000 and 2000 yen respectively, at the counter.|
Human security and sustainability are pressing concerns in the Asia Pacific Region in the light of the threats of climate change, pressures from globalization, persistent poverty, environmental degradation, natural risks and disasters, internal conflicts, population dynamics, economic uncertainties and political tensions. Addressing human security and sustainability inevitably involves some ethical questions involving justice, equity, and the value of life, culture, and environment. Without human security, sustainability is not possible. Without addressing ethical questions, choices made for human security or sustainability lack legitimacy. Only by including ethical considerations can we generate a complete understanding of the theories and practices that govern sustainability and human security.
How are communities and nations responding to the various forces and threats to human security and sustainability? What knowledge and experiences exist to guide policy-makers and development advocates in advancing the goals of human security and sustainability in the Region? What is the role of ethics in promoting human security and sustainability? How can ethics be employed to advance human security and sustainability?
|Human Security Themes||Sustainability Themes||Themes on Ethics|
Interrelations between ethics, human security, and/or sustainability involving any of the above mentioned themes.
2. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
ABC Keynote Speakers
"Bioethics Beyond Borders: Responding to Challenges of a Globalized World"
Prof. Aamir Jafarey
ABA President, CBEC, SUIT, Karachi, Pakistan
"Fukushima nuclear accident and the Post-Fukushima energy issues"
Executive Officer, Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Division, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan
"Leading Edge of HAL: Fusion of Human, Robot and Information Systems"
Prof. Yoshiyuki Sankai
Director, Center for Cybernics
Research, University of Tsukuba / CEO CYBERDYNE, Japan
APC Keynote Speaker
"On Institutional Luck Egalitarianism"
Prof. Akira Inoue
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
(1) For Presenters
Following the acceptance of abstracts, a Summary paper will be required for inclusion at the Proceedings of the Conference, which will be available in printed form at the time of registration. The summary paper needs to be from 1000 to 3000 words and include the abstract (200-300 words) plus sections titled as: Introduction, Methodology, Discussion, and References. The RCAPS office checks all manuscripts with Turnitin software to make sure they are original and/or Citations have been properly done and placed in the References section. After approval of the summary paper, requests for Travel Subsidy can be processed by the RCAPS office.
(2) For Audience
Please register here if you would like to participate in the conference as an audience member.
4. PROGRAM & PROCEEDINGS
5. VENUE & ACCESS
Please click your arrival airport listed below to see each access map to the venue from the airport.
There will be many events held during the weekend. Please book a room as soon as possible.
◆ KAOHSAN (budget accommodation)
☆ Rakuten Travel (recommended search engine)
Beppu Weather Forecast
Please click the link below to see the information about BEPPU-city.
---> Beppu Navi
- After accepted, successful applicants must submit a 3 page summary of the paper for the conference proceedings.
- After the conference, presenters can submit their full papers to the Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (RJAPS) if they like.
- The contents above are subject to change. We will update the information in this website as needed.
- Please direct any enquiries about ABC to the ABC Secretariat.
- Insurance: APU and RCAPS will not be responsible for personal accidents or damage to the private property of participants. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements for personal insurance.
To be updated.
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