2013 International Conference on Asia-Pacific Studies: Leadership Transition in Asia New Orders or New Problems?
This conference examines new systems and policy processes that are being put in place in Asia-Pacific in response to global and regional challenges. If Asian countries can respond to the challenges properly, they can function as a stabilizer in global economic and political order; alternatively, if they ill-managed the emerging problems or shirk their responsibility, the whole world will suffer from the negative externality they have generated. To assume their responsibilities as a member of global society, one essential factor that has yet to be inspected carefully enough is the leadership in these countries.
Many Asian countries experienced critical leadership transition in recent years, and the new leadership presents great opportunities to change the world. In contrast to the robust rule-of-law tradition in the western world, political strongmen in Asia have much more impacts on effective governance. Their intention to comply with emerging international norms, their priority in policy agenda, and their ability to adapt to the changing environment, especially the fast-growing demands on political reforms, will have remarkable effects on the governing performance of these Asian countries. Since leadership has to be performed in a specific institutional context and is embedded in specific social and culture conditions, it is a great opportunity to invite perspectives from different disciplines to look into this promising factor.
To attract broader attention the rising importance of Asian countries in new global order, this conference highlights several critical and common issues of these countries for thorough examination. They include:
1. Broadening Economic and Financial Integration (Prof. Yih-Chyi Chuang);
2. New leadership, New perspective (P rof. Ching-Ping Tang);
3. Political Order under New Leadership (Prof. Evan Berman);
4. International Migration (Prof. Yia-Ling Liu);
5. New Security Architecture and Dynamics (Prof. Fu-Kuo Liu);
6. Sustainable Development for Ethno-minorities (Prof. David Holm);
李 康 Conny Lee
College of Social Sciences,
National Chengchi University
NO.64, Zhinan Rd. Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan
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Attached file： Tentative Agenda