Welcome to the 4th Thammasat Annual Academics and Post Graduate Conference in Asia-Pacific Studies (TU-CAPS) 2019. Our TU-CAPS will be held on 12-13 December 2019 at Holiday Inn Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Our TU-CAPS 2019 will bring together scholars, researchers and post-graduate students from leading universities around the world to exchange knowledge, perspectives and ideas from wide range of disciplines such as economics, politics and international relations, security and defense, law, history, cultural studies, disaster management, telecommunication and ICT development as well as area studies, to promote the study of Asia-Pacific and to strengthen academic research network between scholars and universities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Theme of TU-CAPS 2019 is
“Pacific Rim in the Next Decade”
There goes a saying, “the only permanent thing in this world is change.” Henceforth, this quote transcends the boundary of literature as it had encapsulated the reality of our changing dynamic global landscape today. The change that is being observed however, is not that for the good but for the worst. Turbulence, disruption and instability are in fact some of the words associated when it comes to describing the world’s current state. Some of the issues and challenges facing the region today ranges from the potential trade war between US and China to the decline of the West, the rise of populist leaders and the growing unpredictability of North Korea’s Kim to the ailing demographic conditions of Japan and Thailand. What is our Asia-Pacific region likely to be in the near future? Hence this year’s theme “Pacific Rim in the Next Decade”. The test for us scholars, especially for those dedicated in the area studies of Asia Pacific Region is to take these challenges as opportunities of stimulating academic debate to provide understanding for the world.
TU-CAPS includes 3 concordance sessions
1. Thammasat Annual Academic and Post-Graduate Conference on Asia-Pacific Studies focuses on wide range of disciplines such as economics, politics and international relations, security and defense, law, history, cultural studies as well as area studies, to promote the study of Asia-Pacific and to strengthen academic research network between scholars and universities in the Asia-Pacific region. This session is also a showcase for students of Master of Arts in Asia-Pacific Studies Program and students from around the world to present their researches on Asia-Pacific region.
At our 2019 conference, there will be four specialized panels on area studies to this session including:
- Panel on Russian Studies: Russian Policy toward ASEAN
- Panel on APEC: Bogor Goal 2020 and Beyond
- Panel on Asia-Pacific Studies: Australian Studies and Security in Indo-Pacific
- Panel on Asia-Pacific Studies: Development and Security Issues
- Panel on Asia-Pacific Studies: Myanmar Development Issues
2. Telecommunication and ICT Development Policy in Asia-Pacific Region includes topics such as digital society, telecommunication and broadcasting development, and regulations and policy implementation.
3. Mainland Southeast Asia: Southern China Integration – a special session focusing on the influence of Southern China towards the mainland Southeast Asia