ICOBIRD 2021 aims to strengthen social sciences epistemic communities in Indonesia. It re-emphasises the importance of supporting scholars to conduct high-quality research and to publish their works in scholarly journals. Hence, the conference will be supported by convenors and discussants in each panel session.

The convener’s primary responsibility is to serve as the organiser and administrator of the collaboration, and to carry out the preliminary and follow-up tasks that ensure the panel proceeds smoothly. Meanwhile, the discussants provide insights into each presenter’s value by distilling the central arguments, commenting on the methods, suggesting what implications have the most value, and providing a measure of peer review.

ICOBIRD 2021 also aspires to collaborate with the Indonesian Association of International Relations Studies (AIHII), therefore we intend to invite scholars from AIHII to become co-convenors in respective topics. As the scope of the conference is international, we aim to receive submissions from both Indonesia and overseas.


The papers can be theoretical or based on empirical case studies from any states or regions in the world. The topics will include but not limited to:

  • ASEAN  and Regionalism
  • Global Governance and Multilateralism
  • Gender and Intersectionality in World Politics
  • Security, Diplomacy, and Foreign Policy Studies
  • International Business and Non-Conventional/Contemporary Issues