Conference Background

The COVID-19 has not ended yet, even the world has entered a new stage of transition from as pandemic to endemic. The new lockdown policies in China cannot stop the casualties as it counted between December 2022 until January 2023 there are more than 60,000 COVID-related deaths across the country. Despite the discovery of vaccine, there must be evaluation on zero-COVID strategy and policies of other countries in protecting their population from severe latent impacts. The global problems will not stop there, the rising tension in Yellow Sea could trigger escalation in the Pacific which is very unexpected for other countries in the Global South. Similarly, the unfinished democracy development for many countries in the world, including the US.

The Capitol Hill Attack on 6 January 2021 gave a sign that, even the pioneer of democracy still needs much to learn, as same as India who sought a hard way to its own citizen by implementing Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that trigger violence among its population. Indeed, there comes questions to the democracy whether it is still suitable for global development. Besides, the problems that remained haunting most countries in the worlds were climate change and environmental destruction. It is necessary to review and evaluate the actions from countries to take measure against environmental issues since Kyoto Protocol and SDGs that will be ended in 2030. Those issues are strongly linked to the resilience as people cannot talk about global structure, if most governments are not done with internal issue which turn the discourse into individual level, far-reaching national or even global resilience.

However, the pandemic has pushed many countries in the world to digitalize almost all sectors in order to accelerate the development. Instead of given thought about the digital culture, the social changes rapidly occurred. The discourses of digital security, cyber threats, monetization, crypto currency, big data, internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and social media had taken us concern about future generations. The very existence of AI application distorts the academic world as well where the difference of human and bot could hardly determine. Would everyone be fitted with the current situation or still someone left behind? Whereas, for some parts of the world the very basic needs like electricity, elementary education, clean water, healthy food, and secure shelter are still luxurious. The disparity remains wide and recent world order is not everyone’s favor or answer for all problems.

Apart from those problematique, there are chances to overcome each issue by emphasizing in interdisciplinary approach. On a hand, more researches with the approach of multi, trans and inter-disciplinaries are encouraged to develop the knowledge, science, and collective memories. On the other hand, the progress of global phenomena is made the approaches possible to reveal new discoveries and practical solution to overcome the issues. The 7th International Conference on the Global and Strategic Studies sought to provide positive values and widen the perspective for public at general, for academicians as well as for the world society. Thus, exercise the future outcomes and face challenges for global international society as a force to push forward the communal solution to be achieved.


Majority countries across the globe believe that democracy is the best way to achieve national interest and perpetuate peace, since no democratic countries would wage war against other democratic countries. Thus, the stability which democracy offers would nurture development and provide prosperity for people. Yet, the constellation of global politics affects the democracy progress and development in several strategic regions such as Europe, America, Indo-Pacific, Africa and others. Inevitably, the discourse of democracy and development still occupy the debate in academic and statecraft which allow wider public to participate and engage.

Since the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, the national resilience of each countries in the world has put into test. Some are passed, some are still struggling to contain the latent effect of the pandemic. The fear of economic recession and unresolved health issues have influence global population and change the living paradigm as well as priority. It is obviously an attempt to find a balance between economic and health, also defense capacity to ensure the resilience of nation could sustain the live of its citizen no matter how severe the condition.

The advancement of information, communication technology (ICT) has changed the course of history. There is emergence of digital culture where digital natives are born for the children in the 90s afterward and next generations. New culture absolutely will give birth to the new challenge as well as new threat to human basic need which is security. The security industry has faced several significant changes that not limited to the physical threats, but to the cyber threats too. Besides, the cybercrime seems growing rapidly in accordance with the advanced technology. Cyber warfare becomes the concern and the digital culture must be regulated precisely and adapted rapidly following the advancement of ICT.

Great power always comes with great responsibility. Hence, the dynamics of geopolitics turn to major-minor countries that often becomes rivalry. Peace and stability are becoming two most important issues must be addressed in the rising of geopolitical rivalries such as USA-PRC, Russia-Ukraine, Turkiye-Greece, India-Pakistan, Saudi-Iran, countries in East Asia, Central Asia, Middle-East, South America, and Africa, even in Oceania. The attempt to balance of power directed to the multi-polar world, yet the transition or shift of power will be witnessed by international community, whether “the West in declining school” or “the East returns”.

World is possessed with countless problems and it requires solution and resolution to overcome the challenges. The multi/inter/trans-discipline is a new paradigm in the last decades to contribute solving the problems. It is strongly related to the contemporary trends in the near future which cannot stand alone, where the collaboration of multi-stakeholders is necessary. We encourage the discourse of collaborative research with the multi/inter/trans-discipline approach in order to present an effective and applicable solutions to the global challenges and local matters.


The Quest of Democracy and Development in the Contemporary Global Strategic Issues

Digital Culture, Security Concern and Geopolitical Constellation in the Post-Pandemic Age

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  • Call for Abstract : 20 March – 28 April 2023

  • Notification Acceptance : 5 May 2023

  • Full Paper Submission : 5 May – 4 June 2023

  • Presenter Announcement : 19 June 2023

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