„Spreading knowledge about Asia“
The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) is an independent partner organization of the Centre of European and North Atlantic Affairs (CENAA) based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The main purpose of IAS is to promote and conduct research and spread knowledge about Asia among scholars, experts and professionals in Slovakia and the wider Central European region. To meet our targets, we publish research materials, organize seminars and conferences and support education about relevant Asian topics at Slovak universities. Our activities focus mainly on international relations and security studies in the geographical regions of East, South and Southeast Asia. The Institute coordinates its activities with similar organizations in other Visegrad countries with the aim of maximizing the relevant knowledge for countries in the region.
Are activities include:
- Periodical publishing of IAS Policy Papers analysing current pressing topics
- Monthly publication of Asian Newsletter, which joins a review of the most important news from the region of East, South and Southeast Asia every month
- IAS Interviews with academics and professionals involved in the Asia-related fields
- Organizing educational events for the public and cooperating with universities
In 2014, we published an editorial volume “Perspectives of the Asian Century: International Relations of East, South and Southeast Asia“
If you are interested in our activities and would like to cooperate with us, feel free to contact us via our email addresses.