New Global Challenges and Policy Responses

East Asian countries and communities currently face (or expect to face) new social challenges by unprecedented scale of global economic crisis in decades. The effect of this current crisis could be more significant in East Asia which already experienced a range of problems in society along with globalisation and post-industrialisation ever intensified since Asian financial crisis at the end of the 1990s.

This includes not only problems in conventional social policy areas such as unemployment, inequality and poverty, family breakdown, and aging society, but also, possibly, new wave of transformation of society. This conference will address a range of issues relating to these challenges in East Asia, identify future research agenda and discuss the role of social policy...more

How to Get the Venue and Accommodations

Manchester, Leeds/Bradford and Nottingham East Midlands airports are all about an hour's travel time from Sheffield. Both London airports (Heathrow and Gatwick) are reasonably accessible by rail with just one change of train. We recommend you to allow at least four hours travel time between either of these airports and Sheffield. ...more