Published: Aug. 31, 2021

Fully Virtual Format: February 17-20, 2022

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Aloha mai kākou, 

The East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference (IGSC) has an open Call for Abstracts for its 21st annual conference with the theme Reimagining Our Shared Future. 

IGSC welcomes abstracts from current graduate students, as well as from young professionals and scholars, who have completed a graduate degree within the past three years.

We are looking for submissions from various fields of study that:

Aim to contribute to the sharing and advancement of the multiple knowledges, epistemologies, and ontologies of the Asia-Pacific region; and
Reimagine theory, practice, and policy for a more just and sustainable shared future. 
We also invite artistic expressions that utilize alternative methods for reimagining the world we live in. 

The 2022 IGSC will feature:

Keynote address
Graduate student workshops focusing on Asia-Pacific:
Tips for publishing 
Career opportunities in academia and beyond
Applying for research grants
Policy implications panel
Networking space
Social events and activities
Closing panel

To submit a proposal for the IGSC 2022 conference, please go to the proposal submission site.
All submissions must be made through the Submittable online system (you need to first create an account). No submissions will be accepted via email. The deadline to submit proposals is September 30th, 2021, 23:59 hrs (Hawai‘i Standard Time).

The conference registration fee is $40. A limited number of waivers will be available to IGSC presenters who are experiencing financial hardship, and will depend on funding availability.

Please see our conference website for complete information regarding the conference and the theme. Please read answers to our Frequently Asked Questions. For any other questions, send your inquiry to the IGSC team at

Thank you in advance for your interest in IGSC 2022. Please circulate this with people who might be interested. We look forward to reviewing your abstracts.