Thursday, August 27, 2009

Public Lecture by Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr., 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation through the U.P. Diliman Department of History with the College of Arts and Letters, Third World Studies Center and Center for International Studies invite you to a public lecture by Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr., 2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, on September 1, 2009, 10am-11:30 a.m. at the Pulungang Claro M. Recto, Bulwagang Rizal (Faculty Center), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.


Opening Remarks

Ma. Luisa DL. Bolinao, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of History

Welcome Remarks
Elena R. Mirano, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Letters

Nimfa B. Ogena, Ph.D.
Professor, U.P. Population Institute
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Atty. Antonio Oposa
2009 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee

Perry S. Ong, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Director
Institute of Biology, U.P. Diliman

Closing Remarks
Cynthia Neri Zayas, Ph.D.
Center for International Studies
U.P. Diliman

Master of Ceremonies
Alvin Jason A. Camba
Instructor, Department of History
U.P. Diliman

Click here for Diliman Interactive Learning Center's (DILC) coverage of the lecture.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

U.S. Economic Policy Towards Asia (A Public Lecture)

The School of Economics and the Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines-Diliman invite you to the lecture of Dr. Marcus Noland (2009 Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturer) entitled "U.S. Economic Policy Towards Asia," on August 25, 2009 (Tuesday), 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., at the Elizabeth Gokongwei Yu Hall (SE 114), School of Economics, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

Dr. Noland has been associated with the Peterson Institute for International Economics since 1985 and a senior fellow since 1994. He will become the Institute's deputy director on September 1, 2009. He has published a dozen institute books on a wide range of topics, including trade policy, industrial policy, the Asian economic crisis, Japan, Korea, the Middle East and Islam, and the Pacific Rim. He is perhaps the world’s leading expert on the economy of North Korea and a top scholar on Korea as a whole, having won the prestigious Ohira Award for 2000–2001 for his book, Avoiding the Apocalypse: The Future of the Two Koreas. Dr. Noland spent a year as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House in 1993-94. He has taught at Yale University, the East-West Center in Hawaii, Johns Hopkins (where he received his PhD in 1985), the University of Southern California, Tokyo University and Saitama University in Japan, the University of Ghana, and the Korea Development Institute. He is a past president of the Association of Comparative Economic Studies and sits on the editorial boards of numerous scholarly journals.