The Third World Studies Center in its 40th Year

About the Conference

At forty, the Third World Studies Center gathers in this multidisciplinary conference its vast and resilient network of scholars and public intellectuals, academics and activists, advocates and bearers of unorthodox views from different parts of the globe. The conference aim is twofold. First, it is a time to reflect on the Center’s enduring history and its contributions to critical scholarship on Philippine, regional, and global issues. The Center has encompassed anti-authoritarian scholarship and social movements, peace studies and human security, democratization and critical articulations of the nation, political economy of transnational corporations and the history of mass transit, and digital piracy and cybersex–pioneering research efforts that established the center as a premier social science research center. Second, the conference will extend the role of the Center as meeting point for established intellectuals and young, emerging scholars. It renews a space that fosters the development of critical, alternative paradigms to promote progressive scholarship and action for change. The conference themes are the following: political economy and globalization, social movements, authoritarianism and democratic governance, peace and human security, culture and identity, (new) media and technology.

Keynote Speaker and Plenary Sessions

Keynote Speaker From Quezon to Marcos and Duterte: A Lineage of Strongman Leadership February 9, 2016 | 9:35 – 10:05 Alfred McCoy Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Plenary Sessions TWSC and …

Parallel Sessions

DAY 1 THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2017; 1:30 – 3:00 Authoritarianism and Democratic Governance 1 Venue: Auditorium Authoritarianism may hold an attraction for some leaders and/or technocrats because of its apparent …

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