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International Scientific Conference "Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World"

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On October 9-10, 2015 the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg will host the international scientific conference “Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World”. The organizers of the conference are the Centre for Asian and African Studies and the Department of Asian and African Studies at the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg.

The aim of the conference is to facilitate multi-disciplinary discussion of research experience, theoretical, methodological and empirical findings in the field of Asian and African minorities’ studies. In Asia and Africa, where the majority of states are demographically diverse, racial, ethnic, religious minority groups are often subjects of discrimination and participants of armed conflicts. Such conflicts, being domestic in their nature, have a devastating impact not only on populations of host-countries, but also on neighboring states, regions and the whole international system by producing refugee flows and destabilizing international economy. 

 The following topics will be discussed at the conference:

  • Theoretical background, conceptual foundations and methodology of the studies that focus on ethnic, racial and religious minorities and related conflicts;
  • History and current state of minorities in Asia and Africa, their involvement in political, social and economic sphere;
  • Reasons and consequences of ethnic, religious and racial conflicts in the modern Asian and African states;
  • Ways of conflict resolution and prevention.


The working languages are English and Russian.

Conference venue: Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, Kantemirovskaya Str. 3

Program of the conference

To register, please, send an email to asian_african_studies@list.ru. The deadline for registration is October, 6. 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!