Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Salvador P. Lopez Centennial Academic Conference

The public is cordially invited to take part in an academic conference organized in celebration of the birth centennial of former University of the Philippines (UP) President Salvador P. Lopez. Entitled, “The SP Lopez Legacy: Issues and Challenges,” this conference will be held on January 19, 2012 (Thursday) from 7:30 in the morning to 5:30 in the afternoon at the Pulungang Claro M. Recto (Faculty Center Conference Hall), Rizal Hall, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The conference will feature discussion and debate on the contemporary relevance of six major themes associated with former UP President SP Lopez: democratic governance in UP; leadership and the UP system; literature and society; progressive diplomacy; freedom of information; and peace and human rights.

Speakers include UP President Alfredo E. Pascual, Dr. Teresa S. Encarnacion Tadem, Dr. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Dr. Rolando B. Tolentino, Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo, and Dr. Bienvenido L. Lumbera. Reactors from the academe, the government, and civil society will engage the speakers in discussing the key issues raised in the presentations.

This conference is organized by the UP President’s Committee for the Commemoration of the Birth Centennial of Former UP President Salvador P. Lopez, the Office of the UP Diliman Chancellor, and the Third World Studies Center.

Please click here to access the conference program, and here for the conference's concept paper.

Please click here for the playlist of the video recordings of the Conference.

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