The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) is Asia’s leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies. Modeled on academic institutions in North America and Western Europe, APISA serves as an academic community for scholars working on Asia. The Association organizes the annual (biennial) congress and sponsors a range of academic and professional activities such as book awards, fellowships, regional and international conferences and workshops, and capacity building.
APISA’s objectives are:

  • – Promotion of research and teaching in all areas of the social sciences, in particular disciplines related to political and international studies
  • – Dissemination of research findings, institutional skills and syllabi
  • – Promotion of cooperation and exchanges between individuals and institutions
  • – Promotion of regional and sub-regional peace through epistemic communities

Global Partners

APISA Secretariat
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Sakae 1-16-26, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Japan

Recent Activities/Announcements

APISA 2022: APISA Annual CongressWorld on Fire: Whither International Cooperation?Chiang Mai University, Thailand10-11 December 2022 Co-hosted by Chiang Mai University, Thailand, and the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy's (OSIPP) "Peace and Human Security in Asia: Toward a Meaningful Japan-Korea Partnership" project supported by the Korea Foundation, and supported by The International Academic Forum. Further information

2nd Asian Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy20-26 June 2022OSCE Academy in Bishkek Organised under the auspices of APISA, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Summer School will bring together an international team of academics and practitioners to train and instruct a group of 14 MA/PhD researchers, practitioners and civil society leaders in the field of political parties and democracy. Further information

APISA 1526-27 November 2021Operationalizing an East Asian Community of Peace and Development: Challenges and Opportunities Hosted by the Graduate School of International Studies and the Institute for International and Area Studies Ewha Womans University Further information
Asian International Studies ReviewCall for papers Vol.22 No.2 Submission deadline: 31 July 2021 Further information

New Publications
The Niche Diplomacy of Asian Middle Powers Edited by Brendan HoweLexington Books 978-1-7936-2483-3 May 2021

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