Archive for May, 2010

Wars, Displacement and Financial Tsunamis – Remaking of Society and Economy

The ASEAN Inter-University Seminars (IUS) is the biggest bi-annual gathering of academics and social scientists in Southeast Asia.

Backstopped by its Regional Secretariat based in the National University of Singapore, the IUS has helped advanced the understanding of the human condition in all its dimensions in Southeast Asia. It is able to enlist the participation of leading scholars and researchers from different centers of learning all over the region, including those coming from outside the region.

The Social and Politics Study Program, Syiah Kuala University, in collaboration with the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore organised the 9th ASEAN Inter-University Seminars on Social Development that took place from 25 to 27 May 2010, Lampineung in Banda Aceh.

Key Themes for the 9th IUS

The main theme for this year was Wars, Displacement and Financial Tsunamis – Remaking of Society and Economy.

Panels were organized based on the following sub-topics:

  • Linkages between social, political and economic development at the local and global levels
  • Remaking society and economy post- natural and financial disasters
  • The social consequences of the global financial crisis
  • The social effects of wars and prolonged armed conflicts
  • Social displacement as the result of man-made and natural disasters
  • Critical discussions on media portrayals of financial and natural disasters
  • Upholding human rights in the rebuilding process