Category Archives: Upcoming Event

In, Out, and UP: A Forum on UP Admissions

The UP CIDS Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform (HERPR) invites you to In, Out, and UP: A Forum on UP Admissions on 1 October 2019 (Tuesday), 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The event is free and open to the public. To know more about the event and to pre-register, email [email protected].

 

RTD: Exploring Methods for Decolonizing English Studies

The Decolonial Studies Program (DSP) of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies invites you to Exploring Methods for Decolonizing English Studies, a roundtable discussion happening on 18 September 2019 (Wednesday), 1:30–4:00 PM, at the UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies Conference Room, UP Diliman. The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited.

For more information, email [email protected].

Law and Liminality: A Roundtable Discussion on Decolonizing Law

The UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program (DSP) invites you to “Law and Liminality: A Roundtable Discussion on Decolonizing Law,” happening on 06 September 2019 (Friday), 1:00–4:00 PM, at the Interactive Learning Center (ILC) Diliman Conference Room, UP Diliman. The event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

The event will also be livestreamed on the UP CIDS Facebook page.

RTD: The State of Translation in the Philippines: Achievements and Ways Forward

The Decolonial Studies Program (DSP) of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies is pleased to invite you to “The State of Translation in the Philippines: Achievements and Ways Forward,” a roundtable discussion happening on 23 August 2019 (Friday), 1:00–4:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.

Topics

The event will be a free-flowing discussion amongst the speakers and audience about the following topics:

  • The state of translation studies and translation as a professional field in the country
  • Opportunities and challenges for translators in the digital age
  • Identifying key works and media for translation into Philippine languages
  • Cooperation between different academic departments for projects in translation
  • Distribution of books and economics of translation
  • National policies affecting translation studies and translators

Speakers

The roundtable will feature the following speakers:

  • Professor Wystan de la Peña (Department of European Languages, UP Diliman)
  • Jillian Melchor (Department of European Languages, UP Diliman)
  • Karina Bolasco (Ateneo de Manila University Press)
  • Dr. Romulo Baquiran, Jr. (Departamento ng Filipino at Panitikan ng Pilipinas, UP Diliman)
  • Dr. Michael Coroza (Kagawaran ng Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University)
  • Dr. Mary-Ann Bacolod (Department of Linguistics, UP Diliman)
  • Kristian Cordero (Ateneo de Naga University)

Registration

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration via [email protected] is highly encouraged. You may also contact the same email address for more information about the event.

Symposium: Intersections in Higher Education

The UP CIDS Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform (HERPR) invites you to the symposium “Intersections in Higher Education” on 22 August 2019 (Thursday), 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The symposium will feature two paper presentations, to be followed by an open forum:

  • The Two Private Sectors in Philippine Higher Education
    Karol Mark Yee, MA (Fellow, UP CIDS HERPR)
  • Public-Private Complementarity in Philippine Higher Education: The Current Philippine Picture
    Ian Nicole Generalao (Senior Project Assistant, UP CIDS HERPR)
    Clarissa C. David, Ph.D. (Professor, UP College of Mass Communication and Fellow, UP CIDS HERPR)

The event is free and open to the public. To know more about the event and to pre-register, email [email protected].

Data Science for Public Policy Discussion Series: Influencing Rural Livelihood Switching through Equipment Assets for Agroecosystems to Alleviate Pressure on Resources

The UP CIDS Program on Data Science for Public Policy (DSPP) invites everyone to the seminar Influencing Rural Livelihood Switching through Equipment Assets for Agroecosystems to Alleviate Pressure on Resources on 14 August 2019 (Wednesday), 3:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Abstract

Equipment provision influences livelihood choice by rural communities since it conditions their capacity to produce goods even with limited labor resources. This study examines how variations in equipment levels for fishing, rice cultivation, and copra farming affect the conditional probabilities of households in a rural Philippine community to adopt different livelihood strategies, particularly, to veer away from fishing and to adopt farming. A household survey profiled diverse income sources alongside available agricultural or fishing equipment. To determine a household’s equipment index and rank its sophistication, the medoid clustering algorithm from data mining was used. Diverse farming equipment was classified into groups according to technology and ownership. Medoid clustering generated five different livelihood profiles comprising agricultural and non-agricultural work. An ensemble of decision trees created from nonparametric random forest regression predicted the conditional probabilities of a household’s livelihood choice depending on equipment levels. Results revealed heterogeneity between the effects of rice and copra equipment—with rice exerting a stronger influence over households to choose farming over fishing. Rice is a potentially greater income earner and typically represents a primary form of livelihood. However, a threshold level of available equipment must be exceeded before households are strongly encouraged to choose rice farming, representing the minimum amount of capital needed to generate sufficient annual income and become a primary form of sustenance. Ultimately, the ideal configuration that will influence households to focus on agriculture is a combination of adequate levels of both rice and copra equipment, since both crops are complementary, addressing the need for agricultural diversification to mitigate various kinds of risk. A greater focus on agriculture would help address chronic food shortages, as well as hopefully alleviate fisheries overexploitation. For this strategy to be effective, however, issues of land ownership, access to irrigation and land degradation must also be addressed.

Speakers

Helen T. Yap, Ph.D. is Professor at the UP Marine Science Institute. She obtained her B.Sc. from
the University of the Philippines Diliman (magna cum laude) and her doctorate from the University of Rostock, German Democratic Republic. Her current interests include coral reef ecology, land use, and complex systems.

David Leonides T. Yap, Ph.D. is Professor at the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning. He
obtained his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Tsukuba, Japan in 1991 and
1995, respectively. His fields of expertise are land use planning, human settlements development, indigenous communities planning, housing, and planning resilient communities.

Prospero C. Naval, Jr., Ph.D. is Professor and Laboratory Head of the Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interests center around applications of artificial intelligence to healthcare, environment, and education.

Register

Interested individuals and/or groups may confirm their attendance through [email protected].

4th Katipunan Conference

The Strategic Studies Program (SSP) of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) invites everyone to the 4th Katipunan Conference happening on 15 and 16 August 2019, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM, at the National Institute of Physics Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

This year’s Katipunan Conference carries the theme “The Philippine Strategic Outlook 2020: Strategic Transformations and Responses in the Asia Pacific” and aims to serve as a platform for discussing current and emerging strategic issues that impact Philippine foreign policy. The conference will feature panels on maritime security, conflict and security in the Philippines, political-economic development in Southeast Asia, development of military industries in developing nations, and development of science and technology.

Register via bit.ly/2RT2HE9. For more information, email [email protected].

Mga Pahayag at Sabi-Sabi sa SONA 2019: A UP Roundtable Discussion

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, through the UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, and the UP Department of Political Science invite everyone to Mga Pahayag at Sabi-Sabi sa SONA 2019, a UP roundtable discussion happening on 17 July 2019, 1:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

This event is organized in partnership with the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development, Decolonial Studies Program, Program on Data Science for Public Policy, Program on Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Chains for Change, Islamic Studies Program, Political Economy Program, and Strategic Studies Program.

About the Event

President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) comes in the wake of the May midterm elections which saw the defeat (or unequivocal rout) of the more liberally- and democratically-minded opposition in both chambers of Congress. In three years, the Duterte administration continues to enjoy high levels of public satisfaction amid its bloody campaign against illegal drugs, the Marawi siege and martial law in Mindanao, and territorial disputes with China, among many others.

In this roundtable discussion, we invite the public to join us and a group of academics and experts on political science, Islamic studies, foreign relations, constitutional law, and economics to discuss and review the achievements and challenges that the current administration face as we reach the midpoint of the Duterte presidency.

Speakers

PANEL ONE

Themes in the Presidential Policy Rhetoric
Jalton G. Taguibao, Ph.D.
Co-convenor, Program on Data Science for Public Policy, UP CIDS
Assistant Professor, UP Department of Political Science

Labor and Social Justice Initiatives
Rogelio Alicor L. Panao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UP Department of Political Science

Constitutional Change
Dante B. Gatmaytan, LLM
Project Leader, Decolonial Studies Program, UP CIDS
Professor, UP College of Law

Foreign Policy/Relations Issues
Aileen S.P. Baviera, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation, Inc.

PANEL TWO

Local Governance and Decentralization in the SONAs
Maria Ela L. Atienza, Ph.D.
Co-convenor, Program on Social and Political Change, UP CIDS
Chair & Professor, UP Department of Political Science

National Defense and Security
Herman Joseph S. Kraft
Convenor, Strategic Studies Program, UP CIDS
Associate Professor, UP Department of Political Science

Threats and Challenges on the Duterte Administration in Mindanao and Sulu Archipelago
Julkipli M. Wadi
Project Leader, Islamic Studies Program, UP CIDS
Professor, UP Institute of Islamic Studies

Midway Under Duterte
Emmanuel S. de Dios, Ph.D.
Fellow, Program on Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Chains for Change, UP CIDS
Professor, UP School of Economics

Register

The roundtable is free and open to the public, but registration is highly encouraged. Please register at [email protected].

Rethinking Rizal for the 21st Century: Unexplored Themes and New Interpretations

The UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) invite you to: “Rethinking Rizal for the 21st Century: Unexplored Themes and New Interpretations,” a commemoration of Rizal’s 158th birthday, featuring discussions by George Aseniero, Ph.D., Floro C. Quibuyen, Ph.D., and Lisandro E. Claudio, Ph.D., with special guest and forum moderator, Gemma Cruz-Araneta.

The forum will be held on Wednesday, 19 June 2019; 1-6 pm at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

See poster for abstracts and more details.

RTD: Who’s Afraid of the Far Right?

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Alternative Development, in partnership with Focus on the Global South, International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) Philippines, Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum (AEPF), Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Stop the War Coalition, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), and Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) invite you to the third and final RTD of the 11th Asian Regional School on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the UP CIDS Conference Hall from 1pm – 5pm.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 981-8500 loc. 4266-4267.

Seminar: Introduction to Political Economy Theories

Dr. Antoinette Raquiza, Associate Professor at the UP Asian Center and Convenor of the UP-CIDS Political Economy Program, will be conducting a seminar on Introduction to Political Economy Theories.

The orientation meeting will be held on 17 June 2019, 5:00 P.M., at the UP CIDS Meeting Room, with the schedule of the three sessions to be discussed.

Pre-registration will be open at http://bit.ly/PoliEconTheories until 13 June 2019. For further inquiries, contact [email protected] or call 981-8500 loc. 4266 to 4267.

RTD: Between Hegemony and a Multipolar World

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Alternative Development, in partnership with Focus on the Global South, International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) Philippines, Asia-Europe Peoples’ Forum (AEPF), Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC), Stop the War Coalition, and Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), invite you to the second RTD of the 11th Asian Regional School on Friday, 14 June 2019 at the UP CIDS Conference Hall from 1pm – 5pm.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 981-8500 loc. 4266-4267.

Forum: Decoloniality of Religion

The UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program (DSP), together with the Development Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University and the Philippine International Studies Organization, invites everyone to a forum on decoloniality of religion on 30 May 2019 (Thursday), 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Dean’s Conference Room of the School of Social Sciences (4th Floor, Leong Hall) of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Only the first 50 registrants will be accommodated in the venue. Go to https://forms.gle/AzruF5RwWSE56PGs8 to register.

Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series No. 16

The UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) and the UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (UP SOLAIR) invite you the latest installment of the Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series (No. 15), featuring Professor Emeritus Rene Ofreneo and Professor Ramon Guillermo, on 6 May 2019 (Monday), 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Isabelo de los Reyes Auditorium, Andres Bonifacio Hall, UP SOLAIR.

To register, visit bit.ly/marx200ph or email [email protected].

Economic Review: Inputs for Sustainability Efforts

The UP CIDS Program on Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Chains for Change (EMIT C4C) will hold an economic briefing on “Inputs for Sustainability Efforts” by Professor Emmanuel S. de Dios (UP School of Economics and UP CIDS EMIT C4C Convenor) on 23 April 2019 (Tuesday), 1:00–4:00 PM, at Room 127 of the UP School of Economics.

The event is free and open to the public but on limited seating. You may contact [email protected] for more information.

Forum • Rehabilitasyon at Reklamasyon sa Manila Bay

Manila Bay Para sa Tao, the UP College of Social Work and Community Development, and the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development invite you to “Rehabilitasyon at Reklamasyon sa Manila Bay: Isang Forum para sa Makataong Rehabilitasyon ng Manila Bay,” a multi-sector forum on the disputed reclamation of the Manila Bay to be held on 4 April 2019 (Thursday), 1:30–6:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.

The forum aims to provide a space for learning, solidarity, and empowerment of people, organizations and movements that are advancing a people-centered rehabilitation. Groups from various sectors such as the Commission on Human Rights, PANGISDA, Oceana Philippines, and Tambuyog Development Center will discuss the impacts of the looming reclamation that is said to displace over 200,000 fisher families.

Register via bit.ly/Manilabayparasatao-registration. For more information, you may contact Ciara at 09178461911 or the Manila Bay Para sa Tao Facebook page.

Roundtable Discussion • Pedagogy and Goal-Setting in Foreign Language Policy

The UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program (DSP), the UP Diliman Department of European Languages, and the Philippine International Studies Organization invite you to the roundtable discussion “Pedagogy and Goal-Setting in Foreign Language Policy” on 3 April 2019 (Wednesday) 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

The following topics shall be discussed with representatives from FL programs in higher education, secondary schools, and the government:

  • The rationale and goals of foreign language education (FLE) in the Philippines
  • Assessing role of Filipino culture and globalization in FLE
  • Projections and challenges for FLE in light of the SPFL, CHED Memorandum, and K-12 (on teacher training, materials access, etc.)
  • Channeling foreign languages for national goals
  • Development of appropriate materials and the role of local educators in materials creation and pedagogical modification

This event is free and open to the public. For inquires, email [email protected].

Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series No. 15

In celebration of Women’s Month, the Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series No. 15 invites everyone to listen to lectures on women and social movements by women scholar-activists. Join the discussion on 28 March 2019 (Thursday), 1:00 to 5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.

This event is organized by the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development. For registration details and more information, visit bit.ly/marx200ph or email [email protected].

The Lectures

Marxism and Ecofeminism in the Era of Climate Change: Convergence and Divergence

Speaker: Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo, Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus and Former Dean, UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD); Executive Committee Member, Homenet Philippines; Former Regional Coordinator, Homenet SEAsia; Has been active in the women’s movement for nearly half a century)

About the Lecture: What did Marx say about the environment and what are Marxists saying about it now? This question acquires urgency in the era of climate change, when the web of life is fraying, and we are all experiencing its grave consequences that are felt more intensely among the poor and vulnerable. Governments are not doing enough to halt or contain global warming, and the blame from the Marxian perspective lies on the doorstep of global capitalism. Ecofeminists, however, add to and critique the Marxist discourse via gendered explanations about capitalism’s predatory nature stemming from its patriarchal moorings. Women’s relationship to nature, due to their socially constructed reproductive functions, is in many ways different from that of men. Women-led ecofeminist movements also have a multiplicity of inclusive and participatory goals and strategies for global resistance and alternative development that may overlap with and at the same time depart from those of class-based movements traditionally led by men.

The Enduring Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg: Revolutionary Icon

Speaker: Aurora Javate de Dios, Ph.D. (Associate Professor in International and Migration Studies and Senior Project Director and former Executive Director, Women and Gender Institute, Miriam College; Founding Member and President of the Board, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women–International (NY) and Asia Pacific; Chair, Kalayaan Feminist Collective)

About the Lecture: One hundred years after the brutal murder of Rosa Luxemburg—the leader of the Spartacus League and a militant revolutionary who opposed reformism—the world still remembers and celebrates her martyrdom. Who is Rosa Luxemburg and why does her legacy still resonate with the Left movement today? Unlike the women of her time, Luxemburg defied all social expectations of what a woman should be and was a theoretician, revolutionary leader and an intellectual. The discussion will revolve around some of her major contributions and contestations on Marxism—ideas that many socialist leaders and practitioners still find relevant today.

Revisiting the Women’s Struggle for Autonomous Space in Radical Social Movements

Speaker: Aida Santos Maranan (Managing Director and Co-founder, WeDpro and Kalayaan; Author of over 100 books, poetry anthologies, and articles)

About the Lecture: A decade ago, the evolution of feminism and the development of the women’s movement mirrored the state of the Left and other progressive social movements in the country. As feminist theorizing evolved the various streams either converged or contradicted each other. This lecture is a reflection of how Marxism imbued the discourse of the women’s movement back in 2010 and how the same challenges face the women’s groups now. What happened? How are we addressing our challenges from a Marxist perspective? Or, are we?

Public Lecture • The Prospects for Renewable Energy: Lessons for the Philippines from Germany’s Energy Transition

The Department of Sociology of University of the Philippines Diliman and the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Program on Alternative Development invite you to “The Prospects for Renewable Energy: Lessons for the Philippines from Germany’s Energy Transition,” a public lecture by Paul Bertheau (Reiner Lemoine Institute, Berlin, Germany) happening on 20 March 2019 (Wednesday), 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.

The Lecture

Mr. Bertheau’s lecture will discuss a short history of the energy transition in Germany and its prospects for small islands in the Philippines.

Germany’s Energiewende (Energy Transition) was not a sudden political decision or idea. It is rooted in the social movements of the 1970s, in particular the anti-nuclear movement that involved very different societal groups. Certain events like the nuclear meltdowns in Chernobyl, Ukraine and Fukushima, Japan had strong impacts on German renewable energy development. Although more than 38.2% of electricity in 2018 was generated from renewable energy such as Sun, Wind and Hydro the objectives of the Energiewende are far from achieved yet. The talk will highlight the objectives achieved and the challenges that lay ahead including how to advance towards carbon neutral energy supply.

The Philippines’ objective is to achieve 100% energy access in 2022, which implies achieving the seventh of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which calls for affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy supply for all. The challenge is to realize such power supply in the very far and remote areas of the country. The talk will highlight some initial findings of the author’s Ph.D. research and a broader discussion about the prospects for renewable energy in the Philippines.

Contact

For more information, you may email [email protected].

Roundtable Discussion • Saving Hanjin?: Implications for Labor and Industrial Policy

The UP CIDS Political Economy Program (PEP) invites everyone to the roundtable discussion “Saving Hanjin?: Implications for Labor and Industrial Policy” on 14 March 2019 (Thursday), 1:00 to 4:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, LGF Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman.

The RTD will bring together policy experts and concerned sectors to discuss the recent filing for rehabilitation of Subic-based shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines and to draw out different approaches to and recommendations for resolving the Hanjin problem, related labor concerns, and its implications on Philippine industrial policy.

This event is co-organized by the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), Freedom from Debt Coalition, the Labor Education and Research Network (LEARN), the Industrial Policy Team of the Action for Economic Reforms (AER), and the Samahan ng Manggagawa sa Hanjin Shipyard.

For more information, email [email protected].

Public Panel Discussion • Interpreting Pre-election Surveys

Pre-election surveys dominate the news cycle during election season. When they come out, candidates in the lead celebrate their results while a number of those trailing behind question their validity. Some commentators praise surveys as a means for the average citizen to influence policy while others caution that surveys are means to manipulate public opinion.

How are pre-election surveys done? What do they tell us? And what should we do with that information?

To find answers to this question, the UP Department of Political Science and UP sa Halalan, in partnership with the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies’ Program on Social and Political Change, present “Interpreting Pre-election Surveys,” a public panel discussion with experts from the industry and academe on March 12, 2019 (Tuesday), 1:00-4:00 PM at UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) Conference Hall, Ang Bahay ng Alumni.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Leo Rando S. Laroza, Director for Communication and Information Technology, Social Weather Stations
  • Dr. Ana Maria Tabunda, Research Director, Pulse Asia
  • Ms. Ma. Lourdes Tiquia, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PUBLiCUS Asia Inc.

Research Forum on Critical Explorations in Civic Education and Alternative Learning Systems

The UP CIDS Education Research Program (ERP) invites you to a Research Forum on Critical Explorations in Civic Education and Alternative Learning Systems on 02 March 2019 (Saturday), 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at Room 204 of the UP College of Education.

You may register by scanning the QR code in the poster or via bit.ly/RForumPreReg. For more information, email [email protected]

Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series No. 14

Marxism, Mindanao, and Muslim thinkers highlight the latest installment of the Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series (No. 14), featuring speakers Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, OMI, Ph.D. and Dr. Yusuf Morales, happening on 22 Feburary 2019 (Friday), 2:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

The Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series is organized by the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) and the Socialist Circle. To register, visit bit.ly/marx200ph or email [email protected].

Forum: Self Determination at Last?: A Forum on the Bangsamoro Organic Law: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities

The UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), the Mindanawon Caucus, and the UP CIDS Islamic Studies Program (ISP) invite you to “Self Determination at Last?: A Forum on the Bangsamoro Organic Law: Limits, Challenges, and Possibilities” on 21 February 2019 (Thursday), 1:30 to 5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall. Speakers include Ms. Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, Rep. Amihilda Sangcopan, and Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, OMI, Ph.D.

For more information, please call 981-8500 loc. 4266 or email [email protected].

Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series No. 13

The Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series continues this 2019! Join us on 15 February 2019 (Friday), 2:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, with speakers Dr. Walden Bello (International Adjunct Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at Binghamton) and Mr. Cesar “Sonny” Melencio (Chairperson, Partido Lakas ng Masa Partylist).

The Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series is organized by the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) and the Socialist Circle. To register, visit bit.ly/marx200ph or email [email protected].

Public Forum: Why We Need Nuclear Energy

The UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) and the UP CIDS Strategic Studies Program (SSP), together with the UP Department of Political Science, invite you to “Why We Need Nuclear Energy,” a public forum with Mr. Michael Shellenberger (President, Environmental Progress) on 25 January 2019 (Friday), 1:00 to 3:00 PM, at the Institute of Biology Auditorium, UP Diliman.

Dr. Fabian M. Dayrit (Professor of Chemistry, Ateneo de Manila University and President, Integrated Chemists of the Philippines) and Engr. Roberto Verzola (President, Center for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technology) will serve as discussants.

The event is free and open to the public. For inquiries and registration matters, please email Jesam Jimenez at [email protected] or call (02) 981-8500 locs. 4266 and 4267.

Seminar on Gender Politics and Conflict in the Philippines

The Doctor of Social Development (DSD) Program of the UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD), in partnership with the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) and DIGNITY/Global Refugee Studies of Aalborg University, Denmark, invites you to a Seminar on Gender Politics and Conflict in the Philippines. This event will be held on 12 December 2018, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Conference Hall, UP CIDS, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

For more information, email [email protected].

Turning of the Tide: Revolution and Counter-revolution in Latin America

Learn the latest political developments in Latin America and their domestic and international implications at “Turning of the Tide: Revolution and Counter-revolution in Latin America,” a seminar happening on 7 December 2018 (Friday), 2:00–5:00 PM, at the Audio-Visual Room, UP College of Social Work and Community Development (UP CSWCD).

This seminar is organized by the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev), the Philippines-Venezuela Solidarity Network (Phil-Ven-Sol), and the Philippines-Cuba Cultural and Friendship Association (Phil-Cuba).

To know more and register, email [email protected].

Policy Forum on Inclusion in Philippine Basic Education and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE)

The UP CIDS Education Research Program (ERP) invites you to a Policy Forum on Inclusion in Philippine Basic Education and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) and a Need for Program Evaluation with speakers Dean Marie Therese A.P. Bustos, Ph.D., Asst. Prof. Darlene D. Echavia, M.A., and Asst. Prof. Romylyn A. Metila, Ph.D. on 3 December 2018 (Monday), 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

For more event and registration information, please email [email protected].

RTD: Planted Evidence: Is the Philippine War on Drugs a Sound Policy?

The UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) and the UP Department of Political Science invite you to the round table discussion “Planted Evidence: Is the Philippine War on Drugs a Sound Policy?” on 14 November 2018 (Wednesday), 2:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

Dr. Clarissa David (UP College of Mass Communication), Dr. Meiting Li (UP Department of Political Science), Asst. Prof. Marielle Marcaida (UP Department of Political Science), and Mr. Wilfredo Beralde (Philippine Society of Criminologists, Inc.) will serve as resource persons.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Forum on Critical Theory, Pedagogy, and Literacy

The UP CIDS Education Research Program (ERP) invites you to a Forum on Critical Theory, Pedagogy, and Literacy (“Making Classrooms as Democratic Public Spheres and Teachers as Cultural Workers for Martial Law Conversations”) with Professor Jose W. Lalas, Ph.D. of the University of Redlands, California on 30 October 2018 (Tuesday), 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

Limited seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-register via [email protected] or scan the QR code in the poster. Deadline for registration is on 29 October 2018 (Monday).

World Experts Lecture Series

The Strategic Studies Program (SSP) of the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), in partnership with the UP Office of International Linkages (UP OIL), will hold the World Experts Lecture Series on 23 October 2018 (Tuesday), from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Audiovisual Room of the UP Marine Science Institute, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The public lecture, which seeks to provide insights on the developing geopolitical situation in the Indo-Pacific, will have Dr. Brendan Taylor (Associate Professor of Strategic Studies) and Dr. William Tow (Professor of International Relations), both from the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, as its speakers.

This event is free and open to the public. To pre-register visit https://goo.gl/forms/fTmqVLHXzuAt66bv1.

For more information, please contact [email protected] or (02) 981-8500 loc. 4266 to 68.

APP Conference on Development and Security Crossroads for the Philippines and Asia

The Asian Politics & Policy Journal (APP), the UP Department of Political Science, and the UP CIDS Strategic Studies Program (SSP) invite you to the APP Conference on Development and Security Crossroads for the Philippines and Asia, happening on 22 October 2018, 8:30 AM to 5:15 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

Pre-register at bit.ly/appconference2018. For inquiries, email [email protected] or call 981-8500 loc. 3586.

Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia

The UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, together with World Scientific Singapore and the UP Department of Political Science, is co-organizing the launch of and a panel discussion on the book “Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia” on October 19, 2018 (Friday), 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall. The panel discussants include Dr. Theresa Devasahayam (Singapore University of Social Sciences), editor of the book, and Dr. Jorge Tigno (University of the Philippines Diliman) and Dr. Thelma Paris (University of the Philippines Los Baños), authors of the book’s two chapters.

To register, please contact Ms. Jesam Jimenez at [email protected] or (02) 981-8500 locs. 4266 and 4267. Deadline for registration is on October 17, 2018 (Wednesday).

The Book

Research on women and food security in Southeast Asia has been limited. The collection of chapters in “Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia” is one of the first attempts at providing a lens into the linkages between women and food security at the household, community, national, and transnational levels. More broadly, the chapters examine women’s contribution in households, resource distribution to produce food, and the purchasing power to buy food. In analysing the various facets of food security in relation to gender, the analyses focus on the meanings of ‘private’ and ‘public’, and the extent to which the effects of the two spheres spill over into each other. Given women’s critical role in food production and provision, the book assesses the structural forces enabling women to access productive resources and, in turn, ensure sustainable strategies for food security; as well as it evaluates how governments might address the constraints women face in this vital role.

For more information on the book, please visit https://doi.org./10.1142/10761.

Capitalism and Inclusion Under Weak Institutions: Book Launch and Panel Discussion

The UP CIDS Program on Escaping the Middle-Income Trap: Chains for Change (EMIT:C4C) and the UP School of Economics invite you to the book launch of and panel discussion on Dr. Raul V. Fabella’s “Capitalism and Inclusion Under Weak Institutions” on October 12, 2018 (Friday), 4:30 PM, at the UP School of Economics, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

For inquiries and confirmation of attendance, email [email protected].

Change and Continuity in China’s Foreign Policy

The Strategic Studies Program (SSP) of the University of the Philippines’ Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), in partnership with the UP Diliman Department of Political Science, will hold a lecture entitled “Change and Continuity in China’s Foreign Policy” on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 from 1:30 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City. The event will present the findings of the studies conducted by SSP Research Fellows, Dr. Meiting Li and Raisa E. Lumampao, on the emerging trends in China’s foreign policy and its implications for Korea.
The lecture is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. To pre-register, please visit:https://bit.ly/2NeOVMR.
About the Speakers 
  • Meiting Li is currently Assistant Professor of International Relations at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. She previously worked in the School of International Relations at Xiamen University (China) for three years. She obtained her Ph.D. in Politics from University of Exeter (UK) in 2012. Her research interests include foreign policy analysis, China studies, and non-traditional security studies.
  • Raisa Lumampao is currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of the Philippines Diliman. She completed her master’s degree in Global Affairs and Policy from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea in 2016 and earned her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of the Philippines. She has previously worked with the Korean Embassy in Manila and the Presidential Commission on the Visiting Forces Agreement. Her research interests include East Asian politics, Middle East politics, and foreign policy.
About the Organizers
The public lecture is organized by the Strategic Studies Program of the University of the Philippines’ Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) in partnership with the UP Diliman Department of Political Science. The UP CIDS Strategic Studies Program aims to promote interest and discourse on significant changes in Philippine foreign policy and develop capacity building for strategic studies in the country. It views the Philippines’ latest engagements with the great powers and multilateral cooperation with other states in the Asia-Pacific region as a catalyst to further collaborative and multi-disciplinary research between the intellectual communities within East Asia.
For more information, please contact [email protected] or (02) 981 8500 loc. 4266-68.

Who Serves the Poor in Philippine Higher Education?

The Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform (HERPR) of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) will hold a forum entitled “Who Serves the Poor in Philippine Higher Education?” on Thursday, 4 October 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The event will feature the findings of the studies conducted by HERPR Research Fellows Mr. Karol Mark Yee and Dr. Geoffrey Ducanes on access of the poor to higher education from 1999 to 2014, particularly highlighting nuances in the profile, context, and the variety of barriers faced by students coming from the poorest households in accessing college education.

For more information, email [email protected].

Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series #9

Marxism and religion have had a rather complicated history in theory, but how are these being reconciled in more tangible terms? Explore these connections through the lectures of Edicio Dela Torre and Prof. Julkipli Wadi at the Marx Bicentennial Lecture Series No. 8, happening on 27 September 2018, 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

Know more about the lecture series and register at bit.ly/marx200ph.

Conference: The Role of the State, Education, Community Outreach, Responsible Media, and Religio-Cultural Dialogues in Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

The conference theme seeks to understand the ontologies, epistemologies, theories, studies, narratives, motivations, causes, effects, and impacts of violent extremism, including exploring approaches, frameworks, solutions, and mechanisms on how to counter it by utilizing the imperatives and significances of the state, education, sustainable community outreach programs, highly principled and responsible media, and inter/intra-faith or religio-cultural dialogues that promote religious pluralism, multiculturalism, respect for diversity, acceptance and tolerance. It is organized and sponsored by the UP CIDS Islamic Studies Program (ISP), UP Office of International Linkages (UP OIL), UP Institute of Islamic Studies (UP IIS), Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO), and UP-IIS Graduate Students Organization.

This will be held on September 22, 2018 (Saturday), 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, at the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED), UP Diliman, Quezon City. Visit https://iis.upd.edu.ph/2018/02/17/2018-conference/ or email [email protected] for more information.

Exploratory Workshop on “Islam in Southeast Asia”

The international exploratory workshop on “Islam in Southeast Asia” concentrates on publishing selected ‘peer-reviewed’ academic and policy works that focuses on theoretical, methodological, empirical, religious, spiritual, and critical studies of Islam, including mundane praxes and day-to-day realities of Muslims (and their relations to non-Muslims) in Southeast Asia. It is organized and sponsored by the UP CIDS Islamic Studies Program (ISP), UP Office of International Linkages (UP OIL), UP Institute of Islamic Studies (UP IIS), Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO), and UP-IIS Graduate Students Organization.

The workshop will be held on September 21, 2018 (Friday), 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM, at the UP National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED), UP Diliman, Quezon City. Visit https://iis.upd.edu.ph/2018/02/17/2018-conference/ or email [email protected] for more information.

RTD: Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women

Uncover the relationship of the capitalist system, the cosmetics and fashion industries, and the oppression of women in “Cosmetics, Fashions, and the Exploitation of Women,” a roundtable discussion featuring Mary-Alice Waters and Janet Roth of Pathfinder Press, happening on September 20, 2018 (Thursday), 2:00 to 5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

This event is organized by the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (AltDev) and the Philippines-Cuba Cultural and Friendship Association (PhilCuba). For more information, email [email protected].