2022 Asia Pacific Conference

Asia Pacific Political Science Research and Publication Conference
Bangkok, Thailand | July 21 – July 23, 2022

Organized in partnership with Thammasat and Chulalongkorn Universities, the conference was held in Bangkok from July 21-23. This three-day program offered an opportunity to share and receive critical feedback on research manuscripts, network with colleagues from across the Asia Pacific region, and contribute to a range of forthcoming publications. Approximately 60 scholars attended, including several alumni of the APSA Asia Workshops. The conference was held alongside the Southeast Asia Research Group
(SEAREG) Summer Conference to maximize opportunities for networking and professional development.
With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, organizers covered the cost of airfare and hotel
accommodation for all invited scholars. The 2022 conference was part of APSA’s effort to support political science research among early-career scholars in East and Southeast Asia and strengthen research networks linking Asian scholars with colleagues overseas. The working language of the conference was English.

Conference Theme and Attendees

The conference was intended for PhD students and early-career faculty in political science, international relations, and other social science disciplines who are based at institutions in East and Southeast Asia. The program was open to those undertaking Asia politics research across a range of contemporary topics, including:

  • Geopolitics and Regionalism
  • Civil Society and Civic Engagement
  • Elections and Electoral Laws
  • Political Institutions
  • International Development
  • Political Economy and Sustainable Development
  • Diversity and Inclusive Democracy
  • Citizenship, Migration, and Refugees
  • Gender and Political Representation

Invited scholars were expected to prepare an original, solo-authored, high-quality research manuscript which, during the conference, was shared in small working groups for discussion and critical feedback. Journal editors and advanced scholars in thematic fields were invited as discussants and plenary speakers. A goal of the conference was for attendees to utilize feedback to revise their research for publication in journals, special issues, symposia, or other collaborative work.

We are grateful for the opportunity to engage with such phenomenal scholars. Thank you to all who made this conference a success!