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Friday, October 10, 2014

A Public Lecture by Dr. Benedict Anderson at the UP Asian Center


The Age of Globalization: Anarchists and the Anticolonial Imagination
Anarchists and the Anticolonial Imagination
A Public Lecture by Dr. Benedict Anderson
10 November 2014 (Monday), 2:30 - 5:00 PM
GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center Auditorium
University of the Philippines-Diliman


Benedict Anderson's public lecture, "The Age of Globalization: Anarchists and the Anticolonial Imagination," is drawn from his own similarly titled book. The Age of Globalization’s focus (is) on the final decades of the nineteenth century. The near simultaneity of the last nationalist insurrection in the New World (Cuba, 1895) and the first in Asia (the Philippines, 1896) was no serendipity. Cubans and Filipinos did not merely read about each other, but had crucial personal connections and, coordinated their actions – the first time in world history that such transglobal coordination became possible. But the coordination was mediated through “representatives,” above all in Paris, and secondarily in Hong Kong, London and New York. Both Filipinos and Cubans found, to different degrees, their most reliable allies among French, Spanish, Italian, Belgian and British anarchists – each for their own, often non-nationalist reasons. The book attempts to map the gravitational force of anarchism between militant nationalism on opposite sides of the planet. Following the collapse of the First International, and Marx’s death in 1883, anarchism, in its characteristically variegated forms, was the dominant element in the self-consciously internationalist radical Left.

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.

Seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact Janus or Kat at 981-8500 local 3586 or email asiancenter@up.edu.ph for inquiries.

Friday, October 03, 2014

College of Arts and Letters General Education Lecture Series: TATAK UP


College of Arts and Letters General Education Lecture Series: TATAK UP
13 October 2014 (Monday), 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Claro M. Recto Hall, Bulwagang Rizal,
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Featured lecturers:

RICARDO T. JOSE, PhD
Department of History
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

ELIZABETH VENTURA, PhD
Department of Psychology
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy


This lecture is organized by the College of Arts and Letters General Education Committee and co-sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy and the Third World Studies Center. 

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Bolivar and the Latin American and Caribbean Integration: Socioeconomic and Political Issues (A Public Lecture by Luis Britto Garcia)





Bolivar and the Latin American and Caribbean Integration: Socioeconomic and Political Issues
(A Public Lecture by Luis Britto Garcia)
Pulungang Claro M. Recto, Bulwagang Rizal (Faculty Center),
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
9 October 2014 Thursday 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm


PROGRAM

2:30 – 2:35                    
Welcome Remarks
Ricardo T. Jose
Director, Third World Studies Center and
Professor, Department of History,
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman

2:35 – 2:40                    
Opening Remarks
Charge' d'affaires Yelitza Ventura
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

2:40 – 2:50                     
Solidarity Message from Philippines-Venezuela Solidarity Network

2:50 - 3:20                    

Lecture
Luis Britto Garcia
Professor, Central University of Venezuela

3:20 - 3:40                     
Discussion
Eduardo C. Tadem
Professor, Asian Center, UP Diliman

Maria Teresa R. Melgar
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman

3:40 – 3:55                     
Open Forum

3:55 – 4:00                     
Closing Remarks
Jorge V. Tigno
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, UP Diliman

MODERATOR
Dennis Mendiola
Phil-Ven-Sol




ABOUT THE LECTURER

Luis Britto Garcia graduated as a lawyer at the Central University of Venezuela in 1962. He obtained a doctorate in law at the University in 1969 and a Diploma in Advanced Studies on Latin America, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris in 1982. He is a Professor of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the Central University of Venezuela since 1988. He was conferred the National Prize for Literature of Venezuela in 2001 and in 2010 awarded the Alba Cultural Award in Letters. In 2011, he was awarded the Prize of Anibal Aquiles Nazoa for Journalism. He is a narrator, essayist, playwright, artist, and author of 65 titles.