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Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS)

2021 International Conference

Nagoya University

July 3rd, 2021

Beyond COVID-19: The Value of Human Capital in the New Afrasian Connectivity


We are pleased to announce that the third international conference of the Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS 2021) will be held ONLINE on July 3rd this year, and we are inviting researchers, practitioners, and students, to send original research abstracts.

About JSAS

JSAS is a multi-disciplinary research platform of African studies in Japan/Asia and, potentially, of Japanese/Asian studies in Africa, and its focus is the creation of intercultural and intergenerational links to facilitate dialogue among participants on issues affecting Africa and Asia.


The proposed theme for JSAS 2021, Beyond COVID-19: The Value of Human Capital in the New Afrasian Connectivity, has been inspired by the global COVID pandemic. Through this theme, we intend to focus on the value of human agency and connectivity in the wake of the global pandemic. Nagoya JSAS invites contributions to enhance our understanding of the current and future challenges facing Africa and Asia. These two regions have some of the world’s youngest and most rapidly growing populations. Rapid demographic changes on the two continents must be kept in mind. The value of human capital, especially the grassroots and the rapidly increasing young population, will be at the center of presentations and discussions at this online event as we look ahead to the post COVID days.

The webinar language is English.

How to apply:

Please send your proposals by word file attachment to: by June15th 2021.

Proposals should include the following:

a. Title

b. Name(s) of presenter(s) and affiliation(s)

c. A 300-word (maximum) abstract

The Webinar Organizing Committee will examine the submitted proposals. Accepted papers will be notified by June 25th.

Please note that prospective presenters need to be members of JSAS. In order to become a member, visit the JSAS website

Webinar Program: The one-day webinar will be held on July 3rd (Saturday) 2021. In the morning, we will have one keynote speech followed by a plenary session. The academic presentations will take place in the afternoon starting at 13:00. The event program will be released by June 25th.

Venue: Zoom

Registration and other information:

Information regarding conference fees and pre-registration procedures will be announced in due time.


Inquiries about the workshop should be directed to: or

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