Conference Archive: APISA 16

APISA2022 | APISA 16th Annual Congress

World on Fire: Whither International Cooperation?

Key Information

Date: Saturday, December 10 to Sunday, December 11, 2022
Venue: Chiang Mai University, Thailand The conference will be in person but some keynotes may be available online.
Registration: Registration is $50 USD for presenters (students $10 USD, non-presenters $10 USD). Pre-registration is required.

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.

The war in Ukraine combined with the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to the bifurcation of international politics and fragmented international cooperation. The pandemic had already revealed the limits of international norms for cooperation when great powers are at odds. The Russian invasion of Ukraine exacerbated the United Nations’ inability to tackle global concerns with the Security Council’s mandating role significantly diminished. In addition, the climate crisis is now an existential threat. Droughts, extreme high temperatures, flooding, and wildfires across the globe are disrupting all aspects of economic activities and undermining the security and wellbeing of all. Meanwhile, the pleas of the vulnerable have fallen through the cracks of fragmented international cooperation, and the prospect for an international society coming together to address them appears bleak.

In Asia, where traditional, state-centric idea of security dominates policy discourse, this does not bode well for advancing the non-traditional security (NTS) and human security agendas or for attaining sustainable development goals (SDGs). The militarisation of regional relations over increasing China-US rivalry is palpable, with international attention and nation-state security concerns primarily focused on potential conflict over Taiwan. As great power rivalry descends on the region in earnest, norms and frameworks for regional cooperation to address NTS and human security challenges, as well as on-going peace-building efforts are beset by geopolitical calculations and traditional security dilemmas.

Against this backdrop, there is a need to make sure the region’s existing and new frameworks for cooperation not only remain functional but are also strengthened in innovative ways—within the region as well as in collaboration with external actors and frameworks. Of particular importance would be enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Northeast Asian states and NGOs (especially between Japan and South Korea) in working with South Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific states and partner actors on a wide ranging NTS and human security issues, from public health, education, migration and refugees, political freedom to climate change, critical infrastructure to cybersecurity.

Conference Outline*

All times are Thailand Standard Time (THA)
All sessions will be held onsite at Chiang Mai University

Saturday, December 10, 2022Sunday, December 11, 2022

13:15-13:30: Check-in

13:30-13:45: Welcome and Opening Remarks | Inthanin Room

13:45-14:30: Keynote Presentation | Inthanin Room
World on Fire: Is World Government a Better Alternative to Global Public Governance?
Sorpong Peou, Ryerson University, Canada

14:30-14:45: Coffee Break

14:45-16:30: Featured Roundtable | Inthanin Room
Enhancing Japan-Korea Partnership for Asia: New Horizons (Korea Foundation)
Lam Peng Er, Korea Center at NUS-EAI, Singapore
Krisna Uk, Association for Asian Studies, United States
Anusorn Unno, Thammasat University, Thailand
Brendan Howe, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

16:30-16:45: Coffee Break

16:45-18:00: Featured Panel Presentation | Inthanin Room
Beer in Asia: Development and Relevance

The Case of Thailand
Paul Chambers, Naresuan University, Thailand

The Case of the Korean Peninsula
Brendan Howe, Ewha Womans University, South Korea

The Case of Taiwan
Christian Schafferer, Overseas Chinese University, Taiwan (online)

The Case of Cambodia
Paul Chambers, Naresuan University, Thailand

18:00-20:00: Conference Dinner

09:00-09:15: Check-in

09:20-11:00: Parallel Panel Presentations Session 1

Inthanin Room | Panel 1A
67095 | Making Peace and Moving On: Civilians and the Military Under a New Order in Mindanao, Philippines
Rosalie Arcala Hall, University of the Philippines Visayas, Philippines
Marshaley Baquiano, University of Guam, Guam
Imelda Deinla, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
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Fai Kham Room | Panel 1B
67195 | Re-assessing Russia’s Pivot to the East: Comparing the Response of Asian Countries to Russian Actions in Crimea and Donbas
Ka-ho (Frank) Wong, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia
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67367 | NATO’s Enlargement and Russia: Implications for Alliance Theory
Erdem Ozluk, Selcuk University, Turkey
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Cancelled | 67099 | Backchanneling in the Absence of an Inclusive Security Cooperation Organization in the Persian Gulf: Role of Oman
Amir Reza Ahmadi Khoy, University of Guilan, Iran
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67324 | The Promotion of Authoritarianism of Shanghai Cooperation Organization Over Regime Security
Fazli Doğan, Selcuk University, Turkey
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11:00-11:20: Coffee Break

11:20-13:00: Parallel Panel Presentations Session 2

Inthanin Room | Panel 2A
67038 | The Philippines’ Strategy Towards the Indo-Pacific Region
Michal Dahl, University of Humanities and Economics in Lodz, Poland
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67116 | "Bakwit": A Study on Conflict-induced Displacement of Meranao in Iligan City, Philippines, 1970-2017
John Leandro Reyes, Mindanao State University, Philippines
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67117 | Human Insecurity and the Legacy of Genocide: Exploring Strategies for Digital Preservation of Collective Identity in the Rohingya Diaspora
Saqib Sheikh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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67121 | China's Role in Ensuring Human Security in North Korea
Amanda Fish, Ewha Woman’s University, South Korea
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Fai Kham Room | Panel 2B
67942 | Can Computational Linguistics Help Explain Political Trust?
Eduardo Araral, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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67100 | ASEAN and Members States: Persistent Authoritarianism and the Democratic Deficit
Robert Compton, SUNY-Oneonta, United States
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67930 | Constructing Conflict and Peace in Indonesia: A Study Case of Maluku Communal War
Christina Florensya Mandagi, Ewha Woman's University, South Korea
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67494 | The Political Analysis of the Concept of Terrorism From a Civilizational Perspective
Bashir Abulkaraya, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
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13:00-14:00: Lunch Break

14:00-15:40: Parallel Panel Presentations Session 3

Inthanin Room | Panel 3A
67302 | Institutional Evolution in the Mekong River Basin: Ensuring a Smooth Flow
Sandeep Chulani, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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67120 | Speaking Truth from Below: Global South to North Policy Narratives and Discursive Action on Climate Change Loss, and Damage
Noe John Joseph Sacramento, University of the Philippines Cebu, Philippines
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67392 | Inequity Studies and Complexity Theory: A Horizontal Scanning of the Coalition Between the Two Concepts
Karn Paneetsin, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
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67111 | Digital Fencing in Taiwan: An Integrative Approach of Information Technology in Disaster Risk Management
Rino Ardhian Nugroho, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia
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Fai Kham Room | Panel 3B
67122 | China’s Responses to the Quad Presence in the Indo-Pacific Region
Davin Karanya, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
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67360 | Human Security and Foreign Workers Acceptance in Japan – External Policy and Internal Praxis
Sardar Ahmed Shah, Osaka University, Japan
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67388 | The American Public and Trump’s Trade War with China: Critical Junctures and Uncertainty in Liberal Intergovernmentalism
Holger Janusch, Hochschule des Bundes für öffenliche Verwaltung, Germany
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67101 | Joe Biden’s Policy in the Indo-Pacific: Comparative Complexity Perspective
Marcin Grabowski, Jagiellonian University, Poland
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15:40-16:00: Coffee Break

16:00-17:40 Parallel Panel Presentations Session 4

Inthanin Room | Panel 4A

67094 | Minilateralism: Between Bilateralism and Multilateralism
Shintaro Hamanaka, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO), Japan
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67093 | Identifying Common Ground: The Bangsamoro Civil Society and Development Cooperation in Mindanao for Sustainable Peace
Yasmin Tagorda, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines
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67412 | Assimilated Conflict Response: A Negotiation Approach in Analyzing the Case of Sino-Indian Dispute
Clyde Maningo, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
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Republic of Korea’s Role in Contributing to Human Security in Korea and Asia
Hongje Cho, Korea National Defense University, South Korea
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Fai Kham Room | Panel 4B
67109 | South Korea's Human Resource Development for Sustainable Smart Cities: Recommendations for Thai-South Korean Cooperation
Nirinthorn Mesupnikom, Thammasat University, Thailand
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67040 | The Evolution of Disaster Risk Management in the Philippines Through the Case of Iligan City
Jonel Maria Caba, Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines
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Cancelled | 67042 | Sustaining the SDGs Through the Regeneration of Citizenry in the Philippines
Geraldo Petilla, National Research Council of the Philippines, Philippines
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67113 | Faith-Based Organizations on Disaster Risk Governance: Lesson Learned from Pandemic Covid-19 in Indonesia
Andi Luhur Prianto, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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17:45-18:00: Closing Remarks | Inthanin Room


The Korea Foundation (KF)

The Korea Foundation (KF) was established in 1991 to promote the charms of Korea to the world in order to deepen mutually friendly international civil networks. Since its founding, the KF has worked on various foreign exchange programs including the promotion of Korean studies, networking to foster international cooperation, arts and cultural exchanges, and media projects.

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Chiang Mai University

Chiang Mai University (CMU) was founded in January 1964, under a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. CMU is the first provincial university in Thailand, based on the government’s policy and the objectives of the northern people, as a center for academic and occupational knowledge in order to benefit the region and the country as a whole.
This university is a place for knowledge collection, studies, research, and knowledge transfer according to academic freedom based on morality and academic excellence, application and transfer, and arts and culture development.
Graduates from Chiang Mai University will emphasize self-training in order to become knowledgeable, thoughtful, and practical persons, as well as being able to manage themselves and other people, and work with ethics and social awareness.
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The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC)

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is a thinktank attached to the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University devoted to international public policy research and education, in collaborative partnership with the International Academic Forum (IAFOR), an interdisciplinary academic conference organiser. It is a hybrid organisation that encourages interdisciplinary research and dialogue on issues of international and regional relevance. Education and capacity building for future leaders and public policy experts are priority at OSIPP, and facilitating cross-border research collaboration and interdisciplinary intellectual discussions are priorities for IAFOR, and the IRC is a place for cross-fertilisation of the two institutions’ objectives. As such, the IRC encourages graduate and postgraduate students to take initiative in designing and running research projects, participate in international conferences, and produce incisive commentaries and analyses on international affairs.