The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA)

The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) is the premier academic association in Asia, dealing with political and international issues, broadly defined. We welcome participation in our events and publications from academics, students, governmental and non-governmental actors, international organizations, and civil society representatives. We welcome contributions on all subjects related to domestic and international governance, to politics and international studies of the region, or by those in the region.

These include: international relations, international law, international political economy, international organization, public policy and administration, comparative politics, peace and security, human rights, development studies, international trade, and area studies. APISA has a number of focused research programs including: Conflict and Peace Studies; Democracy and Governance; Human Security; Civilian Control and Security Sector Reform in Asia; Higher Education in Asia; and Development and Development Cooperation.

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