Tuesday, January 03, 2017

An Invitation to "The Third World Studies Center in Its 40th Year: An International Conference"

9-10 February 2017
GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, Asian Center
University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City

The Third World Studies Center of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of the Philippines-Diliman is proud to announce the celebration of its 40th anniversary with the conference, "The Third World Studies Center in Its 40th Year: An International Conference." 

Dr. Alfred W. McCoy, Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is the keynote speaker. Two (2) plenary sessions are set aside for the Center’s former Directors and respected scholars whose long academic histories have included doing research in the Philippines as TWSC visiting research fellows. Panelists include former Directors Professor Randy David of the Department of Sociology, Professor Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Dr. Teresa Encarnacion Tadem, and Dr. Maria Ela Atienza of the Department of Political Science, and Dr. Maria Serena Diokno of the Department of History, University of the Philippines-Diliman; Dr. Teresita Maceda of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature and Professor Mila G. Aguilar of the Department of English and Comparative Literature (retired) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman, Dr. Paul Hutchcroft of the Australian National University, Dr. Johannes Dragsb├Žk Schmidt of the Aalborg University, and Dr. Takushi Ohno of the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. Former TWSC visiting research fellows, contributors to Kasarinlan: Philippine Journal of Third World Studies, and members of the TWSC network will be presenting papers in panels centering around TWSC’s current research themes: (1) political economy and globalization, (2) social movements, (3) authoritarianism and democratic governance, (4) peace and human security, (5) culture and identity, and (6) (new) media and technology. Documentaries produced by student interns of TWSC and the University of Montreal will also be screened.

"The Third World Studies Center at 40: An International Conference" is endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education. Please click here for the endorsement.

The two-day conference will include snacks, lunch, and a workshop kit. The conference has a subsidized registration fee of PHP 2,000.00 can be either made at the TWSC office in cash or paid on site.

Further information about the conference can be found at Please register online via the website. 

Fifty (50) slots will be made available to undergraduate and graduate students for free, on a first come-first served basis.* The first fifty to register online will get to attend the conference for free. You will receive an e-mail acknowledging your free participation in the conference. Kindly show the e-mail and your valid student ID at the registration desk during the conference.

For undergraduate students who were not able to register for the free slots, payment of a discounted rate of PHP1,000.00 registration fee can be made. Please note that this special rate is only available to undergraduate students who will register online until 31 January 2017 (Tuesday). Please present a valid undergraduate student ID at the registration desk at the day of the conference.

*At 22:56:48 January 3, 2017, the online registration for free student participation was reached. This special registration is now closed. Kindly register as paying participants.


"The Third World Studies Center at 40: An International Conference" is supported by DZUP 1602, the official radio station of the University of the Philippines Diliman. Tune in to DZUP via 1602 kilohertz AM Radio or stream online via from Monday to Friday, 9AM to 8PM.