Organized by the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Airlangga in Surabaya, this year’s Airlangga Conference on International Relations (ACIR) focuses on the nature and impact of international affairs of the Indo-Pacific region, covering social sciences and policy research of interdisciplinary nature on the subject. ACIR is convened with the aim of broadening the scope of knowledge in a wide range of traditional and non-traditional issues in order to better understand the dynamics of relations, interests, and institutions of important actors in the region.

ACIR welcomes research articles, policy analysis, and theoretical discourses about major developments in the Indo-Pacific region, covering the following subjects:

  1. 70 years of Indonesia’s foreign policy: a journey of idea, power, and order (special sessions)
  2. Rethinking region and regionalism in the dynamic Indo-Pacific region
  3. The political economy of new actors: state and non-state entities
  4. International trade, development, and social welfare
  5. Religion, culture, and identity in a globalized society
  6. Democracy, governance, and environment
  7. Conflict and cooperation: managing the gaps between theory and practice
  8. Gender and peace movement: towards a developing country’s perspective
  9. Foreign policy, media, and public representation in decision-making process
  10. Migration, people, and mobility
  11. Recent advancement of theories and methods in international relations
  12. Globalization and new issues in international relations