International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD)

25 July 2022

Faculty of Social Sciences

The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) at the CMU Faculty of Social Sciences, the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in International Development Studies (MAIDS) at Chulalongkorn University, the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies (IHRP) at Mahidol University, the Faculty of Political Science at Thammasat University and the School of Social Innovation at Mae Fah Luang University are all members of the International Conference on International Relations and Development (ICIRD). The conference, held every two years since 2010, aims to encourage academic and research exchange among teaching staff, students and researchers in member universities, which take turns hosting the event.
This year, the 7th ICIRD was held in the hybrid format, both online and on-site, at CMU from July 22 – 23 and Associate Professor Rome Chiranukrom, the CMU Vice President, gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony. This year’s theme was ‘Disruption, Challenges and Resilience in Contemporary Southeast Asia’, focusing on social and political dimensions of development, crisis, change, challenges and unexpected opportunities, resource management, and conflicts arising due to climate change and environmental decadence, as well as geopolitical conflicts and security in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific since 2020 when the COVID-19 outbreak occurred. The purpose of this conference is three-fold:
1. to build knowledge and understanding of economic, political, social, environmental, and cultural changes in Southeast Asia, particularly since the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as infrastructure projects, and democratic crises in the region, among others;
2. to serve as a platform for international academic exchanges and to strengthen the network of Southeast Asia and international scholars; as well as
3. to strengthen the network of academic collaboration between Thai, Southeast Asian, and other international scholars working on contemporary issues in Southeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific.