Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures in Asia

September 2019 – Hanoi, Vietnam – 23rd Biennial General Conference

Human activities are recognized to have a significant global impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. This in turn requires inclusive and coordinated actions to ensure equality and security for human beings. Equality is a basic human right and is built on recognition of diverse values. Security includes not just military and political security but environmental, resource and livelihood security. Social sciences and humanities have a vital role to play in clarifying and developing principles, norms, rules and institutions to undertake actions, and in participating in the dialogue among citizens and policy makers to achieve such a sense and transdisciplinary research to contribute to transformations to the sustainable world.

The 23rd Biennial Conference of the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils was held in Hanoi, Vietnam on September 24-25, 2019. Over fifty participants from a range of disciplines in the social sciences, including representatives of member organisations and invited speakers, contributed to the discussion on “Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures in Asia. The conference consisted of discussions around four key topics: “Assessing Security Threats and Challenges’, “Dealing with Increasing Inequality and Conflicts”, “Social Sciences and Humanities for Security and Equality”, and “Transformations to the Inclusive and Sustainable World”.

 DAY ONE                                                 24 September 2019




 Registration and Welcome Reception

 8:30 – 9:00


 9:00 – 9:15

 Welcome Remarks

 Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh
 Vice President of VASS

 9:15 – 9:25

 Conference Overview

 Ms Michelle Bruce
Secretary General of AASSREC

 9:25 – 9:30

 Group Photo

 9:30 – 9:45



 Session 1:   Assessing Security Threats and Challenges    

 9:45 – 9:50

 Introduction of Speakers

 Dr. Dang Xuan Thanh
Vice President of VASS

 9:50 – 10:10

 Only Trump could go to Pyongyang?:   American Domestic Politics and Changes   in US Security Policy toward Asia

 Prof. Jungkun Seo
 Kyung Hee University

 10:10 – 10:30

 Sri Lanka's Vision for a Sustainable, Just   and Peaceful future: Challenges and   Opportunities

 Prof. Siri Hettige
 Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of   Colombo

 10:30 – 10:50

 Inequality threatens Human-Vehicle   coexistence

 Dr. Payam Roshanfekr
 Assistant Professor, Social Determinants of   Health Research Center, University of Social   Welfare and   Rehabilitation Sciences

 10:50 – 11:10

 Strategic competition between the US   and China impact on East Asia security

 Dr. Hoang The Anh
 Deputy Director General, Institute of Chinese   Studies, VASS

 11:10 – 11:30

 "East Asian Cooperation: Challenges and   Prospects"

 Prof. WANG Yuzhu
 Head of the Department of Regional   Cooperation Studies, National Institute of   International Strategy,   CASS

 11:30 – 12:00

 Panel Discussion

 Moderator: Dr. Dang Xuan Thanh

 12:00 – 13:30



 Session 2:   Dealing with Increasing Inequality and Conflicts  

 13:30 – 13:35

 Introduction of Speakers

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huy Hoang
 Director General,  Institute for Southeast Asian   Studies

 13:35 – 13:55

 In between the Idea of   Empowerment and Capacity Building:   focused on a case in Urban slum, North   Jakarta

 Dr. Kyungmook Lee
 Senior Research Fellow, Institute for North   Korean Studies, Dongguk University

 13:55 – 14:15

 Common conditions of Asian future for   security and equality: Diversified forms   of public space in Asian contexts

 Prof. Takashi Machimura
 Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of   Social Sciences in Tokyo

 14:15 – 14:35

 Vietnam’s perspective on dealing with non-   traditional security issues in the process of   regional integration

 Dr. Nghiem Tuan Hung
 Institute of World Economics and Politics, VASS

 14:35 – 14:55

 Wealth Distribution in Taiwan, 2004-2014:   Evidence from a new Register-based Data

 Prof. Dr. Hsien-ming Lien
Department of Financial Policy, National Cheng-chi University

 14:55 – 15:10


 15:10 – 15:30

 Inequality and Subjective Well-Being in   Seven Asian Countries: Evidence from a   Cross-National Survey and Policy   Implications

 Prof.  Masayuki Kanai
 School of Human Sciences, Senshu University

 15:30 – 15:50

 The Challenges and Efforts   the implementation of return and   reintegration for Forced Migration in   ASEAN: Rohingnya Case Study 

 Prof. Dr. Tri Nuke Pudjiastuti
 Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and   Humanities
 The Indonesian Institute of Sciences

 16:50 – 16:30

 Panel Discussion

 Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huy Hoang


 WELCOME DINNER – AASSREC Delegates and Speakers


 DAY TWO                                                  25 September 2019




 Registration and Welcome

 Session 3:   Social Sciences and Humanities for Security and Equality

 8:30 – 8:35

 Introduction of Speakers

 Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Minh
 Former Director General, Institute for Family   and Gender Studies, VASS

 8:35 – 8:55

 Civic Solidarity: Civicness and   Willingness to Pay for the Poor in Vietnam.

 Dr. Yong Kyun Kim
Ewha Womans University

 8:55 – 9:15

 Sustainability and Belonging: Probing   the Inclusive Development Paradigm   Through the Lens of the Philippine   Social Sciences

 Ms. Simeona M. Martinez
Assistant Professor, University of Philippines

 9:15 – 9:35

 Globalising social science in Vietnam

 Prof. Philip Taylor
 Professor Emeritus, ANU College of Asia and the   Pacific, Australia

 9:35 – 9:55

 How Do Women Fare in Vietnam Labor   Market?

 Dr. Pham Thi Thu Phuong
International Cooperation Department, VASS

 9:55 – 10:15

 Language Rights, Language Repression   and Political (In)Stability

 Prof. Stephen May
Te Puna W?nanga, University of Auckland

 10:15 – 10:30



 10:30 – 11:00

 Panel Discussion

 Moderator: Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Minh

 Session 4:   Transformations to the Inclusive and Sustainable World

 11:00 – 11:05

 Introduction of Speakers

 Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh
Vice President of VASS

 11:05 – 11:25

 Why and How Should Asian Nations help   Developing Countries for the Inclusive   and Sustainable World?

 Prof. Huck-ju Kwon
Professor at Seoul National University,   President of Korean Association of International   Development and Cooperation

 11:25 – 11:45

 Transformations to the Inclusive and   Sustainable World to Achieve the   Sustainable Development Goals

 Dr. Phoommhiphat Pongpruttikul
Space X Director and Lecturer at College of   Innovative Business and Accountancy, Durakij   Pundit University

 11:45 – 13:30


 13:30 – 13:50

 Inclusive social development to achieve   the sustainable development goals in   Malaysia

 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sity Daud
Pusat Dasar Dan Governans Global, Universiti   Kebangsaan Malaysia

 13:50 – 14:10

 Economic Culture – Transformation and   Sustainable Development

 Dr. Luong Thi Thu Hang
 Acting Editor in Chief, Journal for   Regional Sustainable Development, Institute for   Regional Sustainable Development, VASS

 14:10 – 14:40

 Panel Discussion

 Moderator: Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh

 14:40 – 15:15


 Synthesis and Conclusion                                     

 15:15 – 15:35

 Synthesis of Conference Outcomes

 Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh
Vice President of VASS

 15:35 – 15:45

 Closing Remarks

 Ms Michelle Bruce
Secretary General of AASSREC

 16:00– 17:30

 AASSREC Business Meeting