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The Maritime Culture and Geopolitics Research Unit of the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Malaya is proud to announce the upcoming 5th International Seminar on Maritime Culture and Geopolitics, which will be held from 22 -23 October 2012 at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


The theme for the seminar is Ocean and Communities: Changes, Preservation and Challenges.  The seminar will be a follow up to previous Maritime Culture and Geopolitics seminars held in 2008, 2009 and 2010 that brought together 30 paper presenters whose papers were later published as part of the Institute’s Monograph Series and Journals.


The 5th 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 South China Sea. 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.

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