KDU IRC 2021 Security, Stability and National Development in the New Normal

The IRC takes place more than a year after the global pandemic and in the midst of unprecedented global transformations in all spheres of life from politics, technology, economy to developmental strategies. The impact of microbial threat on the global order is widely felt.
Priorities from national security development policies to foreign relations of all nations are based on attempts to stabilize the uncertainties brought by the pandemic and securitize any vulnerability. The ultimate objective through these stabilization and securitization efforts are to achieve national development under the new normal conditions. These efforts are manifested as rethinking governance, technological innovation, building and exploring new strategies for economic resilience and looking at new work modalities, ethics, adaptive supply chains.

The conference is on capturing these transformations from every aspect of academic and policy lenses from disciplinary lenses of defense, legal, medical, engineering, technological, management to social science.

Chief Guest/Keynote Speaker

Mr Lalith Weeratunga

Principal Advisor to His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka

Preconference Workshops


  • Defence and Strategic Studies
  • Management, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Law
  • Built Environment and Spatial Sciences
  • Computing


  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Basic and Applied Sciences
  • Allied Health Sciences

Revised Dates

Submission of Full paper 18th June 2021
Notification of Acceptance within 3 weeks
Submission of Revised Full Paper 22nd July 2021

Submission of Extended Abstract/ Full Paper 18th June 2021
Notification of Acceptance within 3 weeks
Submission of Revised Extended Abstract 22nd July 2021
Submission of Full paper (optional) 30th July 2021
Submission of Revised Full paper 6th August 2021