The 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability

Country: Japan

City: Hiroshima

Abstr. due: 11.05.2018

Dates: 01.08.18 — 02.08.18

Organizing comittee e-mail: events@presda.org

Organizers: INTESDA

 

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability (ACSUS 2018) from August 1-2, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel Hiroshima. This conference will be held jointly with the 5th Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability (ACAHS 2018) and the 4th Conference on Sustainable Business in Asia (COSA 2018).

ACSUS 2018 will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony . Please note that this is a small, international, peer-reviewed conference with a limited number of oral and poster presentation time slots. We encourage all interested participants to submit abstracts as early as possible. In addition to this conference participants will have an opportunity to visit Hiroshima Peace Park and the famous shrine island of Miyajima — both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

About ACSUS 2018
Sustainability has been often viewed as primarily an environmental issue and approached from an intra-disciplinary quantitative perspective. The United Nations, however, has been working to change this perception and draw attention to a diverse range of issues beyond just problems related to the environment. As an example, the United Nations recently developed a method for understanding, assessing and managing projects directed towards socially sustainable outcomes: the Circles of Sustainability. This method identified four core areas of sustainability, which are rooted in the social sciences: economic, social, ecological and cultural. Additional concepts between sustainability and the social sciences include education, human rights, law, public policy, politics, linguistics and archaeology, to name a few.

With it’s theme of Agents of Change, the 5th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability welcomes innovative technical approaches, but also encourages diverse views and analysis procedures, including qualitative and mixed methods. We seek to create a learning environment where participants can share their research and discuss trans-disciplinary ideas to propose solutions to today’s increasingly complex sustainability problems.

Submissions of 250 words in English are due by Friday, May 11, 2018. Click on the form below to submit your proposal today!

 

Topic Streams

  • Anthropology and Sociology
  • Archaeology and Sustainability
  • Development Studies
  • Ecology and Climate Change
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Education
  • Law, Justice and Human Rights
  • Linguistic Sustainability
  • Psychology and Behavioral Studies
  • Public Policy
  • Social and Political Sustainability
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

Conference Web-Site: http://intesda.org/social-sciences-sustainability-conference/