10TH ICHiSS 2018



Salam 1Malaysia,

It’s a great pleasure to welcome all of you from abroad and within Malaysia to participate in the 10th International Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (ICHiSS) that will commence from the 11th to 13th of May 2018. The Faculty of Defence Studies and Management  at the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) together with Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University of Thailand (PSU)  International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS), IPN Education Group and Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN) co-organised 10th ICHiSS 2018 and supported by Weststar Group, Affin Bank Berhad, DRB-Hicom Berhad, Bank Islam, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia,  Gyandhara International Academic Publishing (GIAP) and The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur and Boustead.

The theme of this conference is “Understanding Regional and Global Integration on Humanities and Social Sciences”. The sub-themes include Defence and Security, Politics, Governance and Ethnography, Global Security and International Relations, Leadership and Management, Science and Technology, Business Management, Economy and Entrepreneurship, Teaching and Education, Religion, Law and Human Rights and Logistics and Transport.

In the current global climate which is increasingly defined by geopolitical and punctuated by terrorism, the need for innovation in the humanities and social sciences has become more important. These challenging times have also created opportunities for nations and organisation to play a leading role in shaping the future. NDUM which put a strong emphasis on academic excellence with a special focus on military-related elements, NDUM also gives a great attention in spurring the knowledge in the fields of social sciences and humanities such as politics, history, Islamic studies, culture, and civilisation studies. This is complemented with the need to enrich the students with general knowledge and soft skills such as thinking and communication skills as for country’s higher education institutions towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4).

This conference provides an opportunity for authors to choose OPTION 1: Proceeding (PDF on CD)with registered ISSN) or OPTION 2 : Journal (SCOPUS, ERA OR INTERNATIONAL PEER REVIEW JOURNAL) for their choice of publication. It's a way forward for our academicians to discuss humanities topics related to culture, politics, nation-state, ethnic relation, business culture and issues related to management. The contribution of the arts and humanities to our social development is important and of value in of itself to people’s well-being and to the development of social capital. Knowing who we are, where we come from, our heritage, history and culture all contribute to our sense of self and to our life satisfaction.

On behalf of the organisers, I would like to reiterate our utmost appreciation to our distinguished speakers and presenters who were able to be here and share with us their experiences and to welcome you all to this learning and sharing ideas on Humanities and Social Sciences. May I also take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all the sponsors. Thank you very much.

Welcome to Malaysia and Happy Conferencing.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jessica Ong Hai Liaw


10th ICHiSS 2018