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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

SEPHIS Lecture Tour on Social Movements in the South by Dr. Evelina Dagnino



The Third World Studies (TWSC), together with South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS) and UP Department of Political Science, would like to invite you to the UP TWSC-SEPHIS lecture tour on Social Movements in the South. The idea of the lecture tour is to establish connec tions between different research traditions and networks in the South. This programme enables universities in the South to invite established scholars from another part of the South, representing a specific historical school or scholarly approach, to give one or a few lectures. During his or her tour the scholar can meet colleagues and advanced students, advise on academic programmes, and explore the possibilities for collaborative research.

Evelina Dagnino is Professor of Political Science at the University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. She has a PhD in political science from Stanford University, USA. She has been a visiting professor in the United States, at Yale University, and at the University of Göteborg, Sweden; Member of the Centre Advisory Review Group for the Development Research Centre on Citizenship, University of Sussex, UK; and Chair of the Citizenship, Rights and Social Justice Track of the Latin American Studies Association. Dr. Dagnino has published extensively on the relationships between culture and politics, social movements, civil society and participation, democracy and citizenship.

Social Movements and Democratization in Latin America
December 1, 2009 (Tuesday) 10AM - 12NN
Balaw Kalinaw, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Welcome Remarks
Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem
Director
Third World Studies Center
University of the Philippines, Diliman

Message
Maria Serena I. Diokno
Professor
Department of History
University of the Philippines, Diliman
and former member, SEPHIS Steering Committee

Lecture
Evelina Dagnino
Professor of Political Science
University of Campinas, Brazil

Open Forum

Moderator
Perlita Frago Marasigan
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of the Philippines, Diliman

Building Democracy in Latin America: Relationships between Social Movements and Political Society
December 2, 2009 (Wednesday) 10AM - 12NN
Balaw Kalinaw, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Welcome Remarks
Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem
Director
Third World Studies Center
University of the Philippines, Diliman

Lecture
Evelina Dagnino
Professor of Political Science
University of Campinas, Brazil

Open Forum

Moderator
Maria Ela L. Atienza
Deputy Director
Third World Studies Center
University of the Philippines, Diliman


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Click here for DILC's coverage of the 1st lecture. And here for the 2nd lecture.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Climate Justice: A Response to Natural Disasters in the Philippines (A Larry Lohman lecture)




Focus on the Global South-Philippines is holding its bi-annual program “Deconstructing Discourse and Activist Retooling Programme" (DDARP) for 2009, together with Third World Studies Center (TWSC) and the UP department of Political Science, on the issue of climate change. A public lecture entitled "Climate Justice: A response to Natural Disasters in the Philippines" will be given by Mr. Larry Lohman, a well-known expert, activist, and researcher on climate issues for the DDARP, on November 19, 2009 from 10am to 12 noon at Palma Hall 207.

Mr. Lohman will be discussing the natural disasters the world is experiencing—including the recent ones in the Philippines. He will be giving a brief discussion of what really is the issue about climate at present, including an assessment of the international and national responses to climate change. Climate justice as a response to climate change and other alternatives will also be featured. Lastly, he will be providing updates on the progress of climate talks. An open forum will be following the lecture.

Larry Lohmann works with The Corner House, a UK-based research and advocacy organization. His books include Pulping the South:Industrial Tree Plantations in the Global Paper Economy (with Ricardo Carrere) (Zed, 1996) and the edited volume Carbon Trading: A Critical Conversation on Climate Change, Privatization and Power (Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, 2006). He is a founding member of the Durban Group for Climate Justice and his articles have appeared in journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society; Asian Survey; Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars; Development; International Journal of Environment and Pollution; New Scientist; Race & Class and Science as Culture.



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