GRADNAS Methods CO-LAB for Asian Security and International Relations
December 14-16, 2023
The Australian National University, Canberra
We are delighted to announce that the inaugural GRADNAS Methods CO-LAB ran successfully from December 14-16, 2023 at the ANU. As the Network’s flagship activity, it brought together the Senior Scholars Network (SSN) and the Emerging Scholars Network (ESN), as well as other international PhD students and post-doctoral scholars.
Leading scholars (including GRADNAS SSN members Acharya 2017; Foot & Goh 2019; Kang 2019) have argued that Asia’s security complexes and regional international systems or societies manifest deep and rich empirical complexities that remain under-studied. Such studies of Asian IR and security might in turn challenge existing theories and concepts in IR and security studies, providing new theorizing that will reshape these fields.
The GRADNAS Methods CO-LAB focused on 'methods' understood as the range of inter-disciplinary qualitative approaches most suitable for studying Asian security topics. It paid acute attention to how scholars can pose the most useful research questions for studying this region; and develop innovative approaches and effective research designs to investigate Asian cases and complexities. This inaugural CO-LAB was led by 8 GRADNAS senior faculty, and accommodated 23 international PhD student and post-doctoral/early career participants.
2023 GRADNAS METHODS CO-LAB THEMES AND FACULTY
Some glimpses from the event...