Amity Institute Of International Studies(AIIS) in collaboration with Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement (NIICE) is organizing an International e-Conference VIJIGISHU 2021 from 22nd September to 24th September 2021during 9.30 am to 4.15 pm (IST) daily. The theme for VIJIGISHU 2021 is ‘Delineating Global Power Dynamics in the Asia Pacific.’
VIJIGISHU 2021 Concept:
The strategic construction of Asia Pacific has gained prominence in the late 20th century as an emerging region of analysis in the changing international order, especially in the post-cold war period. There is no consensus on the boundaries of the Asia Pacific, which has largely become a matter of intellectual contestations depending on the imagination of the scholars and the real-time situations. For some, the nucleus has always been Northeast and Southeast Asia (China, Korea, Japan, and ASEAN countries), Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and the smaller Pacific Island States. For others, the region has also included the eastern Pacific Rim, the Pacific countries of North and South America, in addition to the whole of the former Soviet Union, and South Asia. Though the geographical explanation of the region remains fluid, yet it is an important geostrategic sphere in the international political order. Ever since the beginning of the 21st century, one could witness the shift in structural power and leadership, paving way for other nation-states to emerge as significant poles in the global multipolar world order. One could also witness new dimensions of politico-economic, socio-cultural, security/insecurity issues such as South China Sea dispute, International terrorism, Human Rights Issues, Ethnic Conflicts, Migration, widening economic disparities, environmental degradation, etc. emerging, having transnational character, and thus facilitating the instrument of multilateralism and regional cooperation to hold sway. Asia Pacific region has become an arena of competition and conflict to witness the interplay between global powers and emerging economies like the US, China, India, Russia, Australia, Japan in a multipolar world.
In a Covid world order, it has become essential to examining emerging trends in the Asia Pacific region, which has gained traction because of many factors including the relative decline of the U.S., the rise of China as an assertive power, and reckoning India as a regional and a rising global power. In fact, all major powers of the world are trying to redefine their roles and status in the Asia Pacific political arena. As various challenges to the security and strategic complex of Asia-Pacific are evident at the local, regional, and global levels, most of the challenges cannot be dealt with single-handedly.
The webinar will emphasize the various contemporary issues of the Asia Pacific and its orientation in contemporary times. Together with the eminent experts of the domain, Foreign Policy officers, Senior Professors, Research Scholars, and students the webinar intends to shed light on the strategic constructions of Asia Pacific as a region in light of the current scenarios and shifting power dynamics.
The Policy Times is the Media Partner for this prestigious International E- Conference.
Venue: Online link: https://amityuni.live/84013754026