AASSREC Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils

23rd Biennial General Conference 2019

Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures in Asia

24 - 26 September 2019
Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), Hanoi

>>About the 23rd Biennial General Conference 2019



Greetings ASSREC Members and Friends,

Thank you very much for your interest in the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils. I am pleased to announce that the date, venue and topic have been confirmed for the 23rd Biennial AASSREC Conference later this year.

Proceedings will be held over September 24th to 26th, 2019 at the Vietnam Academy of the Social Sciences (No. 1, Lieu Giai, Ba Dình, Hà Noi, Vietnam).

I would like to warmly express welcome and gratitude to the current AASSREC President, Dr Nguyen Quang Thuan, President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and host for the 2019 Conference.

In consultation with the Host, and based on member feedback, the topic has been finalised as Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures in Asia. We believe this topic to be both compelling and multidisciplinary in such a way as to prove relevant to many disciplines and researchers.

In the Anthropocene, human activities are recognized to have a significant global impact on the Earth's geology and ecosystems. This in turn requires inclusive and coordinated actions to ensure equality and security for human beings. Equality is a basic human right and is built on recognition of diverse values. Security includes not just military and political security but environmental, resource and livelihood security. Social sciences and humanities have a vital role to play in clarifying and developing principles, norms, rules and institutions to undertake actions, and in participating in the dialogue among citizens and policy makers to achieve such a sense and transdisciplinary research to contribute to transformations to the sustainable world.

The Program is currently being coordinated and will be distributed prior to the event.  A draft program can be found here.

I look forward to seeing you in Hà Noi!

Best regards,

Liz West
Interim Secretary General