A joint public forum held by the UP Korea Research Center and the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. explores South Korea’s New Southern Policy and what it means for the Philippines and ASEAN.

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies through the UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, and the UP Department of Political Science invite everyone to Mga Pahayag at Sabi-Sabi sa SONA 2019, a UP roundtable discussion happening on 17 July 2019, 1:00–5:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall, Lower Ground Floor, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City.

With the Commission on Elections finally declaring the winners of the recent senatorial elections, it is apparent that some of those who made it are new to the legislature. And with much to learn about the duties and responsibilities of members of the chamber, these senators-elect may need all the tips and help they can get.

Dr. Jean Encinas-Franco, a former Senate director turned UP professor of political science, shares a few tips for new legislators.

With just a few days to go before voters troop to the polling stations for the 2019 midterm elections, several units of the University of the Philippines are busy publishing insights, fact check pieces and other materials aimed at aiding voters in their choice of candidates for the different positions in government.

The electoral arrangements of the 1987 Constitution, according to Australia National University Professor and Southeast Asia politics expert Dr. Paul Hutchcroft, have shaped political parties in the Philippines into “convenient vehicles of patronage” rather than programmatic entities.

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The UP Department of Political Science, UP sa Halalan, and the UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change (PSPC) invite you to “Strong Patronage, Weak Parties: The Case for Electoral System Redesign in the Philippines,” a public lecture by Dr. Paul Hutchcroft (Australian National University), on 8 February 2019 (Friday), 9:30 AM to 12:00 NN at Palma Hall 400, UP Diliman.

The UP CIDS Program on Social and Political Change, together with World Scientific Publishing (Singapore) and the UP Department of Political Science, is co-organizing the launch of and a panel discussion on the book “Ensuring a Square Meal: Women and Food Security in Southeast Asia” on October 19, 2018 (Friday), 2:00 to 4:00 PM, at the UP CIDS Conference Hall.

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The UP Center for Integrative Studies (UPCIDS) Programs on Alternative Development, and Social and Political Change, together with the UP Department of Political Science will be holding a roundtable discussion on the book “Islamic Populism in Indonesia and the Middle East,” on 21 October 2017, 10:00 a.m. onwards at the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies, Lower Ground Floor, Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. The discussion is free and open to the public, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

The UP Department of Political Science, International IDEA, Constitution Transformation Network, and the UP-Center for Integrative and Development Studies Social and Political Change Program invite you to a forum entitled “The Challenges of Constitution Building: The Fiji and Taiwan Experience” on Thursday, October 5, 2017, from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at the UP-CIDS Conference Room located at the Lower Ground Floor of Ang Bahay ng Alumni at UP Diliman. Dr. Naidu Vijay from the University of South Pacific, Fiji and Dr. Wen Chen Chang from the National Taiwan University will be giving lectures on the subject.