As a member of Borneo Studies Network, International Affairs Office UNTAN would like to inform you a Call for Papers for the UBD-BSN Conference. The topic of the UBD-BSN conference is: “Borneo Within, Borneo Beyond”. The conference will be held by Universiti Brunei Darussalam in collaboration with Borneo Studies Network.

The conference seeks to explore the different paths and ways in promoting and developing the beneficial connectivity of the Borneo region within and beyond it, explore the practices and experiences on various aspects about the region and about connecting the region. It embraces the cultural and ethnic diversity as a national strength that enriches the fabric of society. It is meant to facilitate a multi-disciplinary debate and platform among scholars that examine recent developments. We encourage papers that also concentrate on best practices and lessons learned during this process. The importance of the conference also stems from the fact that there is a demand for regional integration and cooperation for economic and social development especially with the recent global pandemic issues facing the global population that adversely affect their socio-economic conditions. We, therefore, encourage you to address the new norms but also emphasize the importance of staying committed to the values of diversity to cater for the needs and requirements of the social, economic and general well beings.

Topics of interest for submission include, but are not limited to:
– Governance, Regionalism and Development
– Youth, Demography & Welfare (including education)
– Sustainable Transformation of Borneo

Closing Date for Abstract Submission: 8 March 2021
Notification of Acceptance: 30 March 2021
Submission of Full Paper: 28 June 2021
Closing Date for Early Bird Registration: 15 June 2021

More information: borneostudies.org or ubd.bsnconference@ubd.edu.bn

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