Annual Conference of TAIR

Since its establishment in 2007, the Taiwan Association of International Relations (TAIR) has hosted an annual conference. To date, seven annual conferences have been held. Last year, the Seventh Annual Conference was held at National Sun Yat-sen University on November 15, 2014, with a conference theme of “Political Economy of the Asia Pacific: Transformation and Challenges.” The conference invited the Chairman of the Taipei Forum Su Chi to give a keynote address in “Taiwan under the New Cross-Strait and International Situation.”

The conference included 24 panels, on seven topics closely related to the conference theme “Taiwan under the New Cross-Strait and International Situation”: International Relations Theory, U.S.-China Relations, Northeast Asia and Japan, International Political Economy, Cross-Strait Relations and the Situation in East Asia, Traditional and Non-traditional Security, and the EU and Russia. In addition, there was a student panel for students studying international relations. It total, more than one hundred papers were presented. The TAIR Annual Conference showcases the achievements of scholars in the field of international relations, while also providing more discussion opportunities for scholars, students, and the general public.

The 2015 Annual Conference will be held on October 24 at the College of Social Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, with the theme “New Story or More of the Same? The International Order in the Face of Geopolitical and Geo-economic Restructuring.”

This year’s conference will cover eight major topics: U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations, Northeast Asia and Japan, International Relations Theory, Cross-Strait Relations and East Asia, International Political Economy, Traditional and Non-traditional Security, South and Southeast Asia, and History and International Relations. Each topic is centered on the international political economy and international situation, looking at how the geopolitical and economic changes in international relations across different regions and theoretical perspectives.