Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Invitation to the public lecture "Constitution Re-writing: Theory and Practice"

Constitution Re-writing: Theory and Practice
21 October 2016 (Friday), 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN
Ambion Room, College of Law, Malcolm Hall
University of the Philippines-Diliman

Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher, PhD
Program Manager
Democracy, Conflict, and Security Unit
International IDEA

Please click here for the playlist of the videos of the lecture.

Dr. Zulueta-Fülscher has a PhD on Political Theory, Democracy, and Public Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) is an intergovernmental organization with a mission to support democracy initiatives worldwide. During the forum, Dr. Zulueta-Fülscher will introduce A Practical Guide to Constitution Building (2011) as well as the ConstitutionNet website where users can find all knowledge resources produced by International IDEA dealing with design-related issues such as federalism, bicameralism, constitutional assessment, constitutional reform processes and the role of political parties, among many others.


9:00 - 9:20 AM

9:20 - 9:30 AM
Prof. Nicolas Felix L. Ty
Institute of Government and Law Reform
UP Law Center
University of the Philippines

Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer
Department of Political Science
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

9:30 - 10:15 AM
Kimana Zulueta-Fülscher, PhD
Program Manager
Democracy, Conflict, and Security Unit
International IDEA

10:15 - 11:00 AM

11:00 - 11:50 AM
Q & A

11:50 AM - 12:00 NN
Ricardo T. Jose, PhD
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman

This public lecture is organized by the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Government and Law Reform, UP Law Center and co-sponsored by the Third World Studies Center. 


Monday, October 03, 2016

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: The 5th International Conference of the Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia

ASEAN and Japanese Studies: Futures and Critical Approaches
15-16 December 2016
Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines

JSA-ASEAN is a network among Japanese Studies scholars from Southeast Asia set up in 2005 to serve as a catalyst in promoting Japanese studies in this region. It is the only organization with the aim of bringing together major Japanese studies specialists from various Southeast Asian countries with their counter-parts from Japan and other countries. It is hoped that with the combined resources of Japanese studies specialists in Southeast Asia, JSA-ASEAN would grow to become an important platform for the promotion of region-wide Japanese studies.

In order to stimulate interest and promote networks among scholars in Southeast Asia, JSA-ASEAN organizes a biennial conference as the major platform for a trans-disciplinary international exchange. The inaugural conference was hosted by the Department of Japanese Studies, National University of Singapore in October 2006. The second JSA-ASEAN conference was held in Hanoi in October 2009, organized by Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences. The third JSA-ASEAN conference was held in Kuala Lumpur by University of Malaya in 2012. The fourth JSA-ASEAN conference was held in Bangkok by the Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University in 2014.

This year’s theme is “ASEAN and Japanese Studies: Futures and Critical Approaches.” The year 2015 saw a series of events that would redirect and transform Japanese society: the apparent failure of Abenomics, the recurrent issue of Japan’s war responsibility at 70th Anniversary of end of World War II, public debates and actions against the Peace and Security Preservation Legislation, controversies about the preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the gradual reinstatement of nuclear power generation, and the forceful implementation of the new Social Security and Tax Number System. The government’s campaign of Cool Japan seems to have lost its lure amidst the competition with the powerful cultural promotion of South Korea and China in the international market of economic as well as cultural commodities. Crucial cuts to humanities and social sciences at universities will possibly engender the expansive and in-depth impact on the future generation of Japan. At this crossroads, the conference invites scholars of Japanese Studies, from the region and beyond, to examine the past and the present of Japan, and explore the possibilities of its future. 

The Philippine Conveners decided to host the event in Cebu to further promote Japanese Studies and networks with scholars from Southeast Asia, Japan and the US, beyond the universities based in Manila.  As we are holding the conference in Cebu, we will implement a policy of PRE-REGISTRATION for attendance with the following fees:

Registration Fee: 
P800 for two days or P500 for each day, inclusive of snacks, lunch and a conference kit and a certificate of attendance. (Students: P250 per day and P400 for two days)

Please click here for the tentative program and here for the reply form. Please take note that there will be no registration on site.  However, there will be a secretariat committee that will distribute the conference kits.  

Pre-registration is completed after payment of the registration fees.

For Metrobank over-the-counter payments
Payment Details:
            Company Name: Ateneo de Manila University
            Subscriber Name: Name of conference attendee
            Reference: CONF
            Subscriber Number: 188

For payments at the Ateneo Cashier's office, please ask for a Turnover Report with the following details:
            Payer: Name of conference attendee
            As payment for the following: JSA-ASEAN conference fee
            Account to be credited: 188-078-004 

Please accomplish and send us the reply form by 15 November 2016.  

For inquiries and confirmation of attendance, please contact Japanese Studies Program, Ateneo de Manila University at 426-6001 local 5248 and 5249, or (c/o Dr. Karl Ian Uy Cheng Chua, conference convener).