Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Undergraduate and graduate students of any college or university can attend for FREE the 2009 UP TWSC Seminar on Globalization, which will be held on May 11-15 at the Bulwagang Sala'am, Romulo Hall, Asian Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The week-long seminar is sponsored by the UP Third World Studies Center, the UP Asian Center, and BusinessWorld.

Please see this post for the seminar module and registration form.

For interested participants, send the accomplished registration form via fax to (02) 9205428 or email at Please present a valid school ID at the registration desk during the seminar. Seats will be reserved to those who will register before May 1, 2009.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Roundtable Discussion on Commodities Trading

Third World Studies Center

College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

University of the Philippines Diliman

invites you to a roundtable discussion on

Commodities Trading and the Global Economic Crisis


Grenville Craig

(PhD, Yale University /

President, Tiverton Trading Inc.)

April 20, 2009

10:00AM – 11:30AM

Third World Studies Conference Room

Lower Ground Floor, Palma Hall

University of the Philippines

Diliman, Quezon City

Grenville Craig is the President of Tiverton Trading Inc, and prior to this was a pioneer commodities trader with the Commodities Corporation in Princeton, New Jersey. Craig received a BA in History from Harvard University, an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Economics from Yale University.

In this roundtable discussion, Dr. Craig will discuss the basics of commodities trading, its growth and development as an alternative area of economic activity, its relationship with past crises on food and energy, and its prospects amidst the current global economic crisis.

Interested attendees may also send their questions in advance by posting on the blog or thru email at