CfP: 7th Prague Conference: Non-Traditional Security Threats in the Indo-Pacific: Threats and Opportunities, Prag, 20 -21 November 2015


Non-Traditional Security Issues in the Indo-Pacific: Threats and Opportunities

7th Annual Prague Conference on Asian Studies hosted by the Department of Asian Studies and the Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies Metropolitan University Prague, 20–21 November 2015.

Despite the relative stability of the last thirty years, the Indo-Pacific still faces a plethora of security challenges. While most states in the region have been more concerned with maintaining domestic stability, economic growth, as well as functional bilateral and multilateral relations, the need to respond to the growing significance of non-traditional security issues and challenges has also been gaining on relevance. Challenges such as terrorism, separatism, environmental degradation, migration pressures, health issues (HIV-AIDS, SARS and other epidemics), arms race, transnational crime, water, food and energy security issues have started posing grave challenges, as they endanger not only the individual, but also the stability of states concerned, as well as the whole region.

This conference is inter-disciplinary and welcomes research findings in fields such as sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, international relations, diplomacy, along with international law and history. The main objective of the conference is to cover and analyze current  non-traditional security issues in the Indo-Pacific, as well as to scrutinize whether these threats enhance or impede regional cooperation.


The deadline for the call for panels and paper abstracts is:            1 June 2015
Notification of accepted panels and papers:                                        30 June 2015
The deadline for final registration for the conference:                     1 November 2015
The deadline for full paper submissions (6 –7000 words):               1 November 2015


Individual panel sessions are to consist of three to four presentations, 20 minutes each, followed by 30 minutes for questions and additional discussion. Panel and paper abstracts must be submitted as Word documents and contain the title of the submission, abstract (300 words) name and affiliation of the author(s), a short bio (100 words) and contact information (e-mail). The Organizing Committee reserves the right to reallocate presenters.


Kindly send your propositions to Dr. Maria Strasakova:


Conference fees: The conference is FREE OF CHARGE.


Note: Participants will cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visas, etc. Our staff can provide you with an invitation letter for visa if necessary.


Please feel free to contact us:


Maria Strasakova:
David Kozisek: