Social sciences, and even more so natural sciences and engineering, tend to neglect local conditions, i.e. how ecological, social, political or economic issues are perceived and addressed in the specific context of a country or region and how solutions are sought for and implemented. Area studies can correct these shortcomings, because they pay close attention to local conditions and regional differences. Nevertheless, it is far from common practice that area studies specialists and researchers from other sciences collaborate.
The conference aims at highlighting possible contributions of area studies to the sciences, innovation and public policy by discussing concrete examples in highly relevant thematic fields.
We would like to invite you to the public part of the conference which will refer to the outcomes of the preceding “closed” sessions.
Please register with firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration deadline: 11 November 2016
Inquiries: Iris Wieczorek, Leibniz Japan, Tel: +81-3-3470-7257