Keynote Speaker

Global Populism: A Lineage of Filipino Strongmen from Quezon to Marcos and Duterte

February 9, 2016 | 9:35 – 10:05

Alfred McCoy
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Plenary Sessions

TWSC and Current Socio-Political Inquiries

February 9, 2016 | 10:45 – 11:45 am

Former TWSC Directors

Maria Ela Atienza
Teresa Encarnacion Tadem
Miriam Coronel Ferrer
Maria Serena Diokno
Alexander Magno (TBC)
Randolf David

The plenary panel is an occasion to revisit the research agenda and engagements of TWSC in the past 40 years, on how it has contributed to the growth of critical scholarship on the Philippines and the Third World. It will also be a discussion on how TWSC can further enrich social science inquiries in the Philippines.

Vantage Points in Partisan Scholarship

February 10, 2016 | 10:05 – 11:30 pm

Teresita Maceda
Paul Hutchcroft
Johannes Schmidt (presentation co-authored with Jacques Hersh)
Takushi Ohno
Mila D. Aguilar

The plenary panel will be composed of established scholars who have done extensive researches on the Philippines and the Third World. The plenary serves as an occasion to reflect on how to be an engaged scholar in societies of marked inequalities where the people’s struggle inevitably becomes that of the researcher’s too.