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Call For Papers

Indonesia Focus Conference 2011

May 28-29, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

"Embracing Globalization through Promoting Entrepreneurship

and US-Indonesia Business Relation"

Background and Theme

The Asian Society for International Relations and Public Affairs (ASIRPA) invites the
submission of papers for the 2011 Indonesia Focus Conference, which will be held in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 28-29, 2011. The conference accepts three types of papers:
academic papers, business plans/ideas, and writing-contest papers. Faculty members,
researchers, business people, or anyone interested in this conference are all invited.

The theme of this year’s conference is Embracing Globalization through Promoting

Entrepreneurship and US-Indonesia Business Relations. With this theme, the conference seeks
to emphasize that globalization is real; we not only have to accept it but also embrace it.
Ignoring globalization will only leave us further behind. Hence, we will take part and try to fare
well in it by utilizing all of our resources. These include not only our rich natural endowments
but also our strategic geographical location, abundant young and bright minds, loyal and
cohesive social capital, hardworking entrepreneurs, as well as opportunities to bring in more
unconditional support from the government. While globalization brings more competition, it
provides broad opportunities at the same time.

The conference provides a forum where broad ideas of how to help Indonesia fare well in the
globalized economy are exchanged and discussed. It is expected that the meeting would
inspire attendees with regard to the potential roles they may want to play in this globalized
world. The conference also provides a forum for entrepreneurs to showcase their business
ideas, plans, and products to Indonesian and international audience. We hope that the
meeting would motivate, and even initiate further business cooperation among Indonesians,
Americans, and international participants.

In addition, the conference also conducts a writing contest for participants of all ages. The
main purpose of the writing contest is to encourage participants to improve the way they
construct, formulate, and convey their ideas to others. Such skills are highly required in the
business world. For that reason, the writing contest judges will asses not only the participants’
writing skill but also their presentation skill.

Asian Society for International Relationship and Public Affairs (ASIRPA)

26 Shady Dr. – Indiana, PA 15701-3205
United States of America (USA)
Topics and Submission Deadlines

The 2011 Indonesian Focus Conference invites faculty members, researchers, business
community, and anyone interested in this conference to participate in any of these events:

Academic Presentation and Business Plan/Idea Presentation

For the academic presentation, the conference accepts a broad spectrum of topics, including:

• On the Indonesia Economic development: challenges and opportunities

• On the socio-economic characteristics of Indonesia
• The role of entrepreneurship
• Strategies for Indonesia socio-economic development
• Indonesia’s policy on economic development and global trade
• The audacity of hope toward Indonesia’s development
• Developing Indonesia and U.S. cooperation.

At the end of the conference, three best papers will be selected. If you are interested in
presenting, but your topic is not included in the above list, please contact the conference
organizers below; we will attempt to accommodate all interests.

For the business plan/ideas presentation, the conference accepts any types of proposed
business plan, provided that the business is legal.

The deadline to submit the abstract for the academic paper or business plan is February 28,
2011. The complete draft must be submitted by May 14, 2011. Please submit the abstract or
complete draft of the paper or business plan to the conference organizers at or

Writing Contest

The deadline for submitting the paper for the writing contest is March 31, 2011. Selected
topics will be chosen. More information about the writing contest can be obtained from the
ASIRPA website. Questions about the writing contest and submission of the writing contest
paper should be directed to or

For registration and updates on the 2011 Indonesia Focus Conference, please visit the ASIRPA
Indonesia Focus Conference website

Asian Society for International Relationship and Public Affairs (ASIRPA)

26 Shady Dr. – Indiana, PA 15701-3205
United States of America (USA)