International Young Scholars Conference

May 17-19, 2013 in Boracay Eco Village, Aklan, Philippines
Theme: The Youth & the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century

Call for Papers

The College of Liberal Arts of De La Salle University invites graduate students, researchers, junior faculty, and scholars from Asia and the Pacific to share and present their research works in its International Young Scholars Conference 2013. In line with the theme: The Youth and the Asia-Pacific in the 21st Century, the conference aims to explore the local, national, and global participation of young people in locating and contextualizing their social positions, voices, discourses, and practices that have changed and made a major impact in the lives of many people in the Asia-Pacific region and around the globe.

The conference aims to provide a venue for dialogue and sharing of knowledge and experiences between young scholars and the leading international experts in the social sciences and humanities. Researchers (ages 20 to 40) may discuss, elaborate, or critique issues within, or related to, the following topics:

  • Addressing poverty in the Asia-Pacific
  • Children and social development
  • Civil society and the youth
  • Climate change & environmental sustainability
  • Education & media literacy
  • Histories, narratives & memories
  • Human rights & social justice
  • Literatures & the arts in the Asia-Pacific
  • Multiculturalism & multilingualism
  • Politics & governance in Asia-Pacific
  • Popular culture, media & technology
  • Population studies & maternal health
  • Sexuality, gender and identities
  • Social networking, internet & society
  • Tourism, urban development & megacities
  • Women in the 21st century
  • Worldviews, beliefs and interfaith dialogue
  • Open topics