Meeting the challenges of the future for Southeast Asia & Northern Australia

Mini-conference and networking event: Meeting the challenges of the future for Southeast Asia and Northern Australia

Presented by the College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society (CIFAS), Charles Darwin University

9am – 12 noon followed by a light lunch

Savannah Room, Yellow 1.2.48, Casuarina Campus, Darwin

Call for papers

The 2016 CSIRO report, Australia 2030: Navigating Our Uncertain Future identifies the increasing power of Asian economies and societies as being a key global megatrend of which Australia needs to take into account in its planning for the future. According to the 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper, “Southeast Asia frames Australia’s northern approaches and is of profound significance for our future.” Southeast Asia and Northern Australia are geographically close, sharing a similar climate and concerns with areas such as security, technology, environment, and economic development.

How are researchers in Northern Australia contributing to the response required to the challenges of our time? How are they assisting with fostering greater wellbeing in a time of rapid transformation in this region? Can research collaborations be built across several areas of concern, such as health, education, natural disaster preparedness and livelihoods?

As part of National Social Sciences Week in Australia, this mini-conference aims to discuss current research in the social sciences and related to Southeast Asia that can make an impact on the future. Proposals are invited for papers that should be no more than 15 minutes in length; and shorter, ‘flash’ presentations of five minutes’ duration for newly-commenced research also welcome.

To apply to present: Please submit an abstract of up to 250 words in length including paper title, and a 100-word maximum researcher’s bio to cifasadmin@cdu.edu.au by 9 August 2019, 5pm (ACST). Please indicate if you would like to present a full paper or a ‘flash’ presentation. Postgraduate students and early career researcher are particularly encouraged to present.

For further information about the event: Dr Vannessa Hearman (Assistant Dean, Research and Innovation, CIFAS), vannessa.hearman@cdu.edu.au or (08) 8946 7044.