Convenors and Objectives

The 12ᵗʰ International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC12)

MSC12 Convenors

Persatuan Sains Sosial Malaysia (Malaysian Social Science Association – PSSM) in cooperation with the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia) will be convening MSC12 on 17-18 August, 2021.


As in previous 11 MSCs that had been convened since 1997, the objectives of the MSCs are:

  1. To bring together scholars, both Malaysians and Malaysianists, for the purpose of scholarly exchange and interaction based on their research findings and reflections on Malaysian studies.
  2. To analyse opportunities, issues and problems related to Malaysia’s transformation and sustainable development.
  3. To examine the state of Malaysian studies and to suggest ways for its advancement, within the broader context of sustainable development and social transformation in the 21st century.