This, however, is only part of the story. Economic interdependence has limitations in explaining the persistence of conflicts in international relations. Besides, economy is only one aspect of globalization. Another aspect that is no less important, yet still underexplored, is its geopolitical and technological aspect.
While many agreed that the digital and technology era has revolutionized human interaction, few have explored its significance for international relations. States are growingly dependent on information technology for running government, conducting diplomacy, and managing their economic and defense infrastructure. Business and individuals are dependent on IT for running their corporations and day to day communication. This has not mentioned civil society organizations that depend on IT for promoting democratization and human rights. At the same time, however, hostile states, terrorist groups, criminals, and hackers also use these facilities to conduct their activities. Information technology, in this sense, is the new battlefield in international relations that shapes the dynamics of peace and conflict between states, non-states, or between states and non-state actors.
Against this backdrop, the 7th International Conference on Business, International Relations, and Diplomacy will be conducted under the theme “Repositioning Indonesia in the World: Geopolitics, Business, and Diplomacy”.
For more information, please contact Dr. Lili Yulyadi who serves on the planning committee. He can be reached at email@example.com. Full papers for consideration are due July 15, 2018. Submission guiidelines are available at http://ir.binus.ac.id/icobird/post/background-2/ . This announcement is posted by Dr. Marsha Robinson who is a member of the Scientific Committee. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.