Background:On September 4, 2012, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) will host a student conference. The first of its kind at GRIPS, the conference aims to provide an opportunity for a diverse group of students, researchers, and professionals from various disciplines and backgrounds to share ideas and research on the current political, social, and economic challenges facing emerging economies of the world and how these challenges can be addressed for sustainable development. The conference is open to all GRIPS and non-GRIPS students, researchers, and professionals wishing to present their research or just attend the conference. Participation is free of charge.

The conference will feature a keynote speech by GRIPS’ President Professor Takashi Shiraishi, presentations of high-quality policy papers by students representing different programs at GRIPS, and presentations by various student scholars in Japan and abroad on their research in political science, public policy, and economics.

Conference Theme:Tackling Political, Social, and Economic Challenges for Emerging Economies.

Hosting Institution:GRIPS

Date: September 4, 2012 (Tuesday, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm)

Venue: GRIPS

Registration: To register, send an email with your name and contact details to Xuan Anh LE ( Registration is free..