Anderson's lecture is in celebration of UP Asian Center's 59th anniversary. The UP Third World Studies Center, the UP Department of Political Science, and the UP Department of English and Comparative Literature are the co-sponsors to the event.
Serving as discussant is George Aseniero, a Rizal scholar and author of “From Cadiz to La Liga: The Spanish Context of Rizal’s Political Thought,” published in Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia (Vol 49:1 2013), where he examined the anarchist influences in Rizal’s political thought.
ABOUT THE LECTURER
Benedict Richard O’Gorman Anderson is Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government and Asian Studies at Cornell University. He is best known for his Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, which was first published in 1983 but has since undergone countless editions. It is a path-breaking and highly innovative work that has supplied one of the most popular and oft-quoted concepts in the academe and beyond. His other books include The Spectre of Comparisons (1998) and The Fate of Rural Hell: Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand (2012).
ABOUT THE DISCUSSANT
Dr. Aseniero was previously with the United Nations University (UNU), first in Geneva and then in Tokyo. He was in charge of the UNU research projects on development headed by Johan Galtung, regional studies for Latin America headed by Pablo Gonzalez Casanova, and the project on Africa headed by Samir Amin. As UNU researcher, he also worked with the Max Planck Institut in Germany in collaboration with Galtung. He obtained his Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Geneva. He is currently an independent researcher/writer.
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