The 3rd Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability

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September 30, 2016
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We are pleased to announce that this year’s event will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, December 3-5, 2016 in  Nagoya, which is Japan’s fourth biggest city and third largest metropolitan area. Nagoya is an ideal location for the 3rd Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability. We encourage participants to explore this modern city with  its popular tourist destinations that include Nagoya Castle, Tokugawa Museum, Atsuta Shrine, Noritake Garden, Toyota Auto Museum and much more.

When we think of ‘sustainability,’ the word is most often associated with the environment; however, it is also necessary to take into consideration that the primary cause of most environmental problems and social inequalities is human behavior, which plays a crucial role in understanding the fundamental connections to stem the current destruction and injustices, and to promote a sustainable future.

Research across the social sciences, such as culture, education, anthropology, economics, politics, sociology and psychology provides valuable insights to explain, for example, the barriers and often contradictory nature that drive rational informed people to engage in unsustainable behaviors while others to engage in sustainable behaviors.

With the theme ‘Resilience’, this year’s event will provide a platform to explore current research, trends, and insights on how to ensure a sustainable society for future generations. ACSUS 2016 will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability. Participants will be able to join both events.

Topic Streams

  • Anthropology
  • Communication Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education and Education Technology
  • Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Gender Studies and Human Rights
  • Geography, Cultural Geography and GIS
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • International Relations and International Law
  • Linguistics and Sociolinguistics
  • Management
  • Media and Journalism
  • Psychology and Behavioral Studies
  • Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Public Health and Sustainable Healthcare
  • Sociology, Social Work and Social Sustainability
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)