The 22nd East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference

Conference Dates: February 16-18, 2023

Now Accepting Abstracts


Theme: Recovery and Resilience in a Changing World

Our world is facing several challenges such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, political turmoil, and cultural imperialism. These issues have resulted in unprecedented global crises, with vulnerable populations and environments around the world being disproportionately impacted. As such, these require coordinated responses on various fronts by communities and governments, and can take two key forms: recovery and resilience. The focus during the recovery stage is to kick-start various activities to gradually move towards the “new normal” over the short to medium run. As for resilience, the emphasis is on strengthening communities’ preparedness in the long run to withstand future challenges.

In light of this, it is imperative for scholars, researchers, and artists to share and provide a robust analysis of responses to aforementioned shocks. Therefore, IGSC 2023 invites contributions from all disciplines that enable a deeper understanding and analysis of similar challenges, specifically pertaining to the US and the Asia-Pacific region.

For any inquiries or questions regarding the conference, please connect with us at [email protected]

Deadline to Submit: September 30, 2022

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Logistical Information (FAQs)

The IGSC Frequently Asked Questions pages contain comprehensive information regarding the conference, including abstract submission, registration and fees, and guidelines for presenters.

Conference Venue and Accommodation


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Past Conferences

For additional information, as well as photos, please refer to the web pages for past conferences, available in the right-hand menu. Also see the video below:

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IGSC 2020 footage

Contact Information

The International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2089
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848
Ph. (808) 944-7458
Fax (808) 944-7070
Email: [email protected] 

Travel notice:

The East-West Center is committed to following travel guidelines set out by the CDC regarding the coronavirus.