6TH INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON MARITIME CULTURE AND GEOPOLITICS
THEME: Sustaining Maritime and Coastal Communities: Changes, Adaptation, Security and
Challenges Date: 10-11 December 2013
Venue: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
Organized by: Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences (IOES) & Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya
The Maritime Culture and Geopolitics Research Unit of the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya is proud to announce the upcoming 6th International Seminar on Maritime Culture and Geopolitics, which will be held on 10th December 2013 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
The theme for the seminar is Sustaining Maritime and Coastal Communities: Changes, Adaptation, Security and Challenges.
The seminar will be a follow up to previous Maritime Culture and Geopolitics seminars held in from 2008 to 2012 that brought many paper presenters whose papers were later published as part of the Institute’s Monograph Series and Journals. The 6th International Seminar on Maritime Culture and Geopolitics aims to bring together academics, scholars, observers and experts to discuss, debate and examine the deep issues affecting maritime and coastal communities around the globe.
These communities possess unique identities, which have been reflected through the sharing of cultures and a deep knowledge of the sea. In recent times however, these communities face insurmountable changes brought on by the effects of modernization and globalization, affecting the livelihood and identities of maritime and coastal communities.