Redefining Executive Education

In recent years precarity has come to characterize life and work for growing segments of the world's population. In the developed world, a growing reliance on part-time and contract workers, the adoption of labor saving techniques, the outsourcing of manufacturing and service jobs abroad, and a fraying safety net have lowered living standards and given rise to higher levels of stress and anxiety. In the Global South, low wages, unemployment and underemployment, competition for land and resources, and environmental degradation threaten the livelihoods and well-being of broad swathes of humanity. Despite signs that the world economy is emerging from recession, individuals and communities across the globe remain consigned to life on "Uneasy Street," unable to secure stable employment or a living wage, access adequate healthcare, education, or social assistance, or realize their aspirations and innate potential.

How do the situations of populations under economic strain in different regions of the world compare or relate? What are the implications for individuals, communities, nations, and the world at large of increased precarity? How do vulnerable groups cope in the face of economic instability and uncertainty? What can be done to create a less precarious and more human-centricworld?

The conference organizing committee invite paper proposals seeking to answer these are other related questions concerning corporate dominance, precarity, and economic insecurity worldwide. Proposals should be between 150 to 200 words and include the paper's title and the author's name, affiliation, and contact information. A bio of 100 to 125 words describing the author's background, accomplishments and research interests should also accompany the proposal. Both proposals and bios should be written following the guidelines on the templates provided at: and Applications should then be submitted as MS Word email attachments or Google Documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Documents not using the templates or not following the specified format will not be accepted.

Please note that we can offer no travel support or funding to participants. Thus, please only submit a proposal if you are certain you will have your own financial means to attend the conference.

Deadline for proposals: March 30, 2015
Notification of proposal result: April 6, 2015
Deadline for early bird registration payment (18,000 yen): June 1, 2015
Deadline for presenters' registration payment: June 1, 2015
Deadline for attendees' registration payment (20,000 after June 1): July 15
Deadline for refunds: July 1, 2015
Event: July 18-19, 2015

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Sponsored by: Asia Association for Global Studies