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Call for Papers: 2024 JSAS Annual Conference

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024

Venue: Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus, 2nd floor, Koshinkan Building

“Born "Free" Generations: Transformations and Engagements in Politics, Development, and Citizenship across Africa-Asia”

This year marks a significant milestone, commemorating 30 years since pivotal transformations across Africa, such as the first democratic election in South Africa, the genocide in Rwanda, and pro-multiparty democracy movements across sub-Saharan Africa. Regarding Africa-Asia relations, it has also been 30 years since the 'Bandung Framework for Asia-Africa Cooperation,' a follow-up to the first Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

In 2024, the conference will capture how the youths born after crucial transitions have been taking ownership and advancing the future of the continent, and forging solid partnerships across Africa and Asia. Your collaborative dialogue will be instrumental in providing a platform for in-depth reflections and prospects on the journey of Afrasia, envisioning the generation's unique perspectives on historical transitions, current challenges, and future aspirations.

Among the possible topics that could be addressed at this conference are:

•         Youth Leadership in Social Movements and Activism

•         Decolonization in Education

•         Gen Z in Contemporary Culture and Media

•         Reconciliation and Persistent Inequalities

•         Intersection of Development and Social Justice

•         Global Injustice and Africa's Distinctive Role

•         Africa-Asia diaspora and mobilities

Application Instructions

Those who wish to participate in paper presentations are requested to submit relevant information, including name, affiliation, title of the paper, 4-6 keywords, and a 300-400 word abstract, by word file attachment to:  by August 2, 2024.

The organizing committee will shortlist prospective presenters after carefully reviewing the abstracts.


Regular JSAS Members: 3,000 JPY

Non-members: 3,500 JPY

Special Program only: Free

All students: Free

Conference Dinner: 5,000 JPY

Should you have any questions please write to this email:


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