Call for papers: 7th Intern'l Conf on Business, Intern'l Rels & Diplomacy

The 7th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy (ICOBIRD): “Repositioning Indonesia in the World; Geopolitics, Business, and Diplomacy,” September 5-6, 2018 at Binus Alam Sutera University (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Type: Call for Papers
Date: July 15, 2018
Location: Indonesia
Subject Fields: Business History / Studies, Diplomacy and International Relations, Human Rights, Southeast Asian History / Studies, Asian History / Studies

The post-Cold War international relations have been much linked to the process of globalization. The massive trade liberalization agreement among states has resulted in the diminishing boundaries and the growing interconnectivity among states which in the end created a complex web of economic interdependence. International relations, in this sense, are the triumph of liberalists as economic cooperation sets more peaceful relations among states than the preceding era.

This, however, is only part of the story. Economic interdependence has limitations in explaining the persistence of conflicts in international relations. Besides, economy is only one aspect of globalization. Another aspect that is no less important, yet still underexplored, is its geopolitical and technological aspect.

While many agreed that the digital and technology era has revolutionized human interaction, few have explored its significance for international relations. States are growingly dependent on information technology for running government, conducting diplomacy, and managing their economic and defense infrastructure. Business and individuals are dependent on IT for running their corporations and day to day communication. This has not mentioned civil society organizations that depend on IT for promoting democratization and human rights. At the same time, however, hostile states, terrorist groups, criminals, and hackers also use these facilities to conduct their activities. Information technology, in this sense, is the new battlefield in international relations that shapes the dynamics of peace and conflict between states, non-states, or between states and non-state actors.

Against this backdrop, the 7th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy will be conducted under the theme “Repositioning Indonesia in the World: Geopolitics, Business, and Diplomacy”.


*Geopolitical Strategy in the Changing Asia Pacific Region.
*Leadership in ASEAN
*Competitiveness in the Global Economy
*Business in the Era of Globalization
*Diplomacy in the Digital Era
*Foreign Policy
*Social Media, Human Rights, and Democratization in the New Millennia.
*Politics and Governance
*Crisis Management
*Sustainable Innovation
*Achieving Sustainable Development

Contact Info:
For more information, please contact Dr. Lili Yulyadi who serves on the planning committee. He can be reached at Full papers for consideration are due July 15, 2018. Submission guiidelines are available at .

his announcement is posted by Dr. Marsha Robinson who is a member of the Scientific Committee. She can be reached at

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