Social sciences Political science
21 Apr 2023
Osaka Metropolitan University researcher demonstrates that social and educational indicators strongly affect the population decline rate. This indicates that municipalities that invest more in education for children tend to have lower population decline rates. Surprisingly, educational indicators have a greater influence than economic indicators, such as the financial strength index. Some Asian countries, such as South Korea and China, will experience population declines as a result of low birth rates and aging populations.
11 Nov 2022
Research proposes “hybrid balancing,” a novel framework for studying the complex power dynamics between China, the U.S., and its allies bordering the Pacific Ocean.
28 Sep 2022
Researchers analyzed how the specific components of peace and environmental sustainability — concepts known to be intrinsically related but often investigated separately — influence each other to better inform policy and decision-making.
03 Jun 2022
A research team has studied how humans react to the introduction of AI decision making. Specifically, they explored the question, “is society ready for AI ethical decision making?” by studying human interaction with autonomous cars.
27 Jan 2022
Despite ongoing antagonism between the peoples of China, Japan and South Korea, support for regional cooperation on issues such as climate, pandemics and pollution exists if such cooperation mechanisms are mutually managed rather than dominated by any one nation.
09 Dec 2021
Micro-plastics cross blood brain barrier, Stomach cancer atlas, Omicron variant isolated, 120-year-old reaction turned on its head and Reporting through the coup, all in the December Editor's Choice. Plus our latest podcast: Decentralization and Democracy in Myanmar.
19 Feb 2021
Experts from University of Toronto's Asian Institute will discuss the recent events in Myanmar, during a webinar on Feb. 23. Registration is free.
21 Sep 2020
Looking for experts who can comment on natural disasters when they occur, or disaster planning and research? We have compiled a list of experts from across Asia prepared to speak with journalists on a wide range of disaster types and issues.
26 Jun 2020
The Annual Peace & Security Review 2020 is a comprehensive overview of Myanmar’s security landscape, with insider information and in-depth analysis to inform and nudge the country one step closer towards peace.
14 Jan 2020
Social scientists in Myanmar seeking to understand the factors that influence women’s participation in politics and the economy are finding that, before they can study, first they must inform.
02 Jul 2019
Journalists and the public are invited to attend the Myanmar Knowledge Hub and Market Place on July 9 and 10 in Yangon to exchange ideas and identify opportunities to work together to strengthen Myanmar’s research community.
13 Feb 2019
Researchers on the ground in Myanmar are investigating how women can get more involved in policymaking to ensure their voices are heard and needs are met as the nation embraces democracy.
26 Nov 2018
Survey shows think tanks in Myanmar need to improve research quality and outreach to ensure officials have easy access to accurate information for making national policy.
04 Jun 2018
A Japanese university that suffered from atomic devastation will help pave the way towards a world without nuclear weapons. [The journal's Editor-in-Chief Fumihiko Yoshida is available to speak to journalists on this issue]
08 Mar 2018
Yangon, Myanmar - Knowledge for Democracy Myanmar, a CAD 10.7 million dollar partnership with Global Affairs Canada, is helping women and men from all ethnic background in Myanmar to benefit from a transition to democratic development.
08 Dec 2017
As Russia’s revolution celebrates its centenary, Dr Kalim Siddiqui draws comparisons with India’s push for independence.
23 Oct 2017
Malaysia is developing its first national human rights action plan (NHRAP) based on 5 pillars: Civil and Political Rights; Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Rights of Vulnerable Groups; Rights of the Indigenous; and International Obligations. The collaboration between various stakeholders is crucial for the implementation of the NHRAP.
20 Oct 2017
It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders.
02 Oct 2017
Researchers at the University of Malaya, Malaysia, investigated the perceptions of Antarctic values among Malaysian working adults, contributing to the overall strategies and policies as well as regional-based future planning especially in education and public awareness.
11 Sep 2017
The Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) invites proposals under the Collaborative Regional Research Programme (CRRP) and the capacity development programme (CAPaBLE) for funding from September 2018.
04 Sep 2017
Researchers are helping Myanmar transition to an inclusive, networked economy that gives citizens access to technology and services.
06 Jul 2017
Military spending might boost business confidence in conflicting countries, but may also lower macroeconomic growth. In recent decades, Asian countries have allocated a huge amount to strengthen defense capacity and enforcement. However, expansion in military expenditure is harmful for economic growth, argue researchers in Malaysia.
29 Jun 2017
ASEAN is a symbol of regional development in Southeast Asia region. Its Charter envisages legal and institutional frameworks, but ASEAN Member States prefer soft law as compared to the hard law. The importance of legal instruments should be recognized to establish stronger implementation, enforcement, monitoring and reviewing mechanisms.
12 May 2017
Hear from UNDP, Red Cross, WFP, USAID and BBC Media Action at Aid & Development Asia Summit 2017
04 May 2017
Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) welcome initiatives The ‘One Belt, One Road (OBOR)’ and ASEAN Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). However, there are some reservations and concerns to these initiatives.
01 May 2017
Rohingya refugees living in a camp in Bangladesh have developed a multi-dimensional social fabric that is more complex than the common refugee narratives depicted in some reports.
25 Apr 2017
Join Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF)'s live webinar on ‘Procurement Trends & Advice for Southeast Asia's Aid and Development Sector’ taking place on 26th April 2017 at 9:30 BST (GMT + 1) / 15:00 MMT / 15:30 ICT.
10 Jan 2023
ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute’s flagship conference will be held in hybrid format on 10 January 2023. After 2 years of virtual conference format, we are excited to welcome participants back to a physical event at The Shangri-La Singapore for the Regional Outlook Forum (ROF) 2023.
09 Sep 2022
Join us for the book launch of “Winning by Process: The State and Neutralization of Ethnic Minorities in Myanmar” (Cornell University Press, 2022) co-authored by Jacques Bertrand, Alexandre Pelletier, and Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung. Winning by Process asks why the peace process stalled in the decade from 2011 to 2021 despite a liberalizing regime, a national ceasefire agreement, and a multilateral peace dialogue between the state and ethnic minorities.
Ina is a PhD student in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is now working on the impact of government control over creativity in Indonesia. Previously, she worked as a lecturer in Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia, for more than six years. Since 2022, she becomes the Membership Director of the South East Asia Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). She is interested to research and collaborate with other academics who focus on development communication, youth studies, and digital media. If you are interested in her works, please contact her through email ([email protected])
Erwin James A. dela Cruz (he/they) or Alonzo, is a graduate student and researcher in Philippine Studies with a sub-specialization in Development Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman and also serves as the Secretary General of the Southeast Asian Media Studies Association (SEAMSA). Their research interests are political economy of media, media industry studies, Boys’ Love studies, and development studies. They intend to engage with Asian media industries and their production of LGBTQ+ media.
I am Md. Sahidul Islam, a Graduate Student at the University of Memphis in the Department of Political Science and also working as a Teaching Assistant in the Department. Before joining the University of Memphis, I worked for Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) as a Deputy Programme Manager-Research and Policy. I graduated from Jahangirnagar University. My current research interests are Democratization, Role of Political Parties, Election, Civil-Military relation, public policy issues particularly related to corruption and governance.
Dr. JinHyo Joseph Yun is a principal researcher at DGIST and a Professor at Open Innovation Academy of SOItmC.
A researcher/program director at ALARM - for land & environmental justice and climate & environmental integration in development planning of Myanmar & a graduate of YAU (Myanmar), AIT (Thailand) & ANU (Australia).
Ismene Gizelis is professor at the Department of Government in the University of Essex. Her main research interests are in conflict dynamics, peacekeeping, gender equality and post-conflict reconstruction, and communicable diseases. For the most up to date details, please see my personal webpage: http://tigizelis.com.
Alexandre Pelletier's research is on religious violence, ethnic conflict, and peace in Southeast Asia, with a focus on Indonesia and Myanmar, where he has conducted extensive fieldwork. He has a Ph.D. in political science from University of Toronto and is currently Senior Researcher and Managing Director at the Postcor Lab based at the University of Toronto. He is also a visiting fellow at the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University.
Co-Founding Member and Managing Director of the Association of Advancing Life And Regenerating Motherland (ALARM), a think tank in Myanmar.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF)
Expert in international disaster mitigation strategy. Associate Professor at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS).
Dr. Min Zaw Oo is an expert on the peace process in Myanmar. He set up the first joint-ceasefire mechanism and is adviser to the Peace Commission in Myanmar. Previously, Min was involved in election-strengthening activities in Afghanistan and the Genocide Early Warning Project.
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