Gelanggang Mahasiswa USU and Grandhika Hotel, Medan

September 25, 2019 – September 26, 2019


Every country in this world have their own language characteristic, identity of the country and distinguish from other country. Language play a role to show the identity of their nation. Because of that, every country make effort to develop, maintain the presence of their language in global era to fulfill their function as medium of modern communication in the word. Beside language, identity of a country reflected from tradition, culture, and other local tradition that done by their society. Lately, nations in the world active to conserve and introduce their local cultural arts to international world.In Asia nations neighborhood, especially the nations that join Asean+3 (Japan, China, and South Korea) in 2003 in Bali, Indonesia officially announce the further cooperation programs that purposed to make the resemblance cultural between countries become unifier of Asean+3 countries. The program specially purpose to Asean+3 teenager to execute Asean Socio-Cultural Community. The intent of programs is to use culture as unifier Asean+3 nations. Also, create forums that discus about Asean value and how to understand the difference, organize projects to rise the understanding about similarity in history and art. Beside of that, manage student exchange programs and research collaboration between universities.

Keynote/Invited Speakers


Organizing Committee

Chairman : Alimansyar, Ph.D
Secretary : Rani Arfianty, M.Phil
Treasurer : Adriana Hasibuan, M.Hum
Secretariat : M.Pujiono, M.Hum., Ph.D
Event : DRA. Heristina Dewi, M.Pd
Publicity : Irwan, M.Si
Liaison : Dr. Siti Muharami Malayu, M.Hum


Honorary Board

  • Prof. Dr. Runtung Sitepu, S.H., M.Hum (Rector, University of Sumatera Utara)
  • Drs. Mahyuddin K.M Nasution, M.I.T., Ph.D (University of Sumatera Utara)
  • Dr. Budi Agustono, MS (Dean of Faculty of Humanities, University of Sumatera Utara)


International Board

  • Prof. Sirimonporn Suriyawongpaisai (Chulalongkorn University)
  • Prof. Tosiaki Kimura (Tohoku University, Japan)
  • Prof. Kamila binti Ghazali (University of Malaya, Malaysia)
  • Dennis Barbour (Purdue University, America)

Editorial Board

  • Bambang Purwanto (Indonesia)
  • Freek Colimbijn ( Nederland )
  • Timo Kaartinen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Adrian Vickers (University of Sidney, Australia)


The International seminar on languages and cultures in Asia (ISLC-FIB USU)