The conference aims to :

  1. Facilitate the exchange of ideas on contemporary issues in international studies, specifically with regard to the main theme: Emerging Contours of World Order: The Challenges Ahead;
  2. Generate public interest in the wide-ranging issues that touch every aspect of the international community;
  3. Provide broad networking opportunities between diverse stakeholders: individuals, businesses, NGOs, officials and policymakers;
  4. Facilitate the exchange of scholarly views and find practical approaches in debating these issues;
  5. Facilitate networking among institutions of higher learning in the region leading to the establishment regional centres of excellence in identified areas of studies;
  6. Produce scholarly publications on the issues related to the conference topics.



The main theme for ICIS 2016 is ‘Emerging Contours of World Order : The Challenges Ahead’

The conference sub-themes may include (but are not limited to) the following :

  1. International Political Economy
  2. International Law
  3. Globalization and Security
  4. International Maritime Studies
  5. Peace and Conflict Studies
  6. Political Science
  7. International Logistics and Supply Chain
  8. International Entrepreneurship
  9. Foreign Policy
  10. Strategic Studies
  11. Multi-National Corporations Management
  12. Cross-Cultural Studies
  13. Free Trade and International Collaborations


Conference Format

  1. Royal Address (Tentative)
  2. Keynote Speech Sessions
  3. Specific Panel discussions addressing all the sub-themes
  4. Parallel Sessions (including virtual and poster presentations)
  5. Plenary Sessions


Keynote & Guest Speakers

  1. Senator Tan Sri Professor Dr Ibrahim Shah Abu Shah, Chairman of Yayasan Minda (Keynote Speaker)
  2. Ambassador (R) Dato Mohamed Redzuan Mohamed Kushairi (Keynote Speaker)
  3. Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Fellow LSE IDEAS, Chairman of Bank Muamalat (Keynote Speaker)
  4. Y.Bhg. Dato’ Redza Rafiq Abdul Razak, CEO of Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) (Keynote Speaker)

This conference will be jointly organized by:


                    Sponsored by:                    


Affiliated Journals :  
s sois s minda s kpt  sponsor sp sponsor s  JIS
The School of International Studies (SoIS) 
 Yayasan Minda
Ministry of Higher Education
Science Publications
International Journal of Emerging Market (Scopus Index)

Journal of International Studies Universiti Utara Malaysia

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