Saturday, March 07, 2015

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Four-Month Paid Video Documentary Internship

The UP Third World Studies Center is now accepting applications for paid, full-time, short-term internships (04 May-31 August 2015). Net compensation is PhP10,000.00 a month. The interns will work solely on a short video documentary project with students from the University of Montreal.

Applicants must be:

  • a University of the Philippines graduate of any social science, mass or visual communication, or humanities course, and     
  • willing to work in a four-member team in an island province for at least three continuous weeks.
Preference will be given to those who: 
  • have experience or are knowledgeable in digital filmmaking and video production, and
  • can communicate effectively both in English and Filipino.
To apply, submit the following:
  • a comprehensive curriculum vitae,
  • a true copy of grades or a printout of grades from CRS, and 
  • a letter of application addressed to:
Joel F. Ariate Jr.
University Researcher I
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Due date for applications is on 12 April 2015 (Sunday). All application requirements must be submitted online as PDF attachments at

Friday, March 06, 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: An International Conference on the Pacific War in the Philippines

Occupation & Liberation:
An International Conference on the Pacific War in the Philippines
3-5 September 2015
University of the Philippines-Diliman


In commemoration of the 70th year anniversary of the end of the Pacific War, the University of the Philippines Department of History, in cooperation with the Third World Studies Center, will hold an international conference with the theme Occupation & Liberation. The conference will underscore the role of human agency in the fight for freedom by highlighting the numerous actors involved in the fight for liberation; the various narratives that provide a meaningful way to remember the day-to-day stories of individuals who lived and survived the war; and the various discourses on the Pacific War that reveal the complexities of this critical juncture in history.

We are inviting proposals for academic papers that tackle the conference theme through one of (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • The Pacific War in the Philippines and Southeast Asia
  • Rehabilitation and reconstruction
  • Narratives from the provinces
  • Experiences of ethnic groups
  • Foreigners in the Philippines
  • Memory and representations of war
  • Folklore and folk tales about the war
  • Utilities and transportation
  • Everyday life in the time of war
  • Science, medicine, and public health
  • Arts and culture

Send 300-400 word abstracts with your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information or any related queries to


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dialogue with UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Professor Hilal Elver

United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Professor Hilal Elver visited the Third World Studies Center (TWSC) last 26 February 2015 for an informal dialogue with Filipino academics about food security in the Philippines. The informal dialogue, which was held from 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN at the TWSC Conference Room, Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman, was co-organized by the UP Asian Center and UP TWSC.

Below are photos taken from the dialogue:


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pope Francis, Charlie Hebdo & Salman Rushie: Thoughts on Religion, War, and Peace (A Public Lecture by Richard Falk)

Pope Francis, Charlie Hebdo & Salman Rushie: Thoughts on Religion, War, and Peace 
(A Public Lecture by Richard Falk)
Tuesday 24 February 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman

The Asian Center, in collaboration with Focus on the Global South, the Stop The War Coalition Philippines, The Office of Representative Walden Bello, the UP Department of Political Science, and the UP Third World Studies Center, will be holding a public lecture by Richard Falk, "Pope Francis, Charlie Hebdo, and Salman Rushdie: Thoughts on Religion, War, and Peace," on Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Richard Anderson Falk is Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University and Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2001, he served on a three-person Human Rights Inquiry Commission for the Palestine Territories that was appointed by the United Nations, and previously, on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Great Terror War (2003), Religion and Humane Global Governance; Human Rights Horizons; On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics; Explorations at the Edge of Time; Revolutionaries and Functionaries; The Promise of World Order; Indefensible Weapons; Human Rights and State Sovereignty; A Study of Future Worlds; and This Endangered Planet. He is coeditor of Crimes of War.

Professor Falk serves as Chair of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation's Board of Directors and as honourary vice president of the American Society of International Law. He also acted as counsel to Ethiopia and Liberia in the Southwest Africa Case before the International Court of Justice. He received his BS from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; his LLB from Yale Law School; and JSD from Harvard University. In March 2008, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Falk to a six-year term as UN Special Rapporteur on Palestinian Human Rights. He initiated a blog, "Global Justice in the 21st Century" in celebration of his 80th birthday,

Interested participants may send their inquiries or confirm their attendance via Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.