Everyone is invited to become a member of PHISO, (Philippine International Studies Organization) whether you are a historian, philosopher, sociologist, practitioner, or in any fields of social sciences and humanities. As long as you are interested in the study and/or practice of the “International,” globality, decoloniality, relationality, among others, you are warmly welcome to join the association.
With partnership with Routledge, the organization was able to establish its flagship book series entitled “International Relations in Southeast Asia.” It is edited by scholars in the region and advised by prominent IR intellectuals worldwide. PHISO is currently working on its flagship journal, the Global South Journal of International Studies, to be partnered with an international reputable publisher.
PHISO holds two regular activities, the biennial exploratory workshop (PEW) and biennial international conference (PIC). The aim is to gather scholars, practitioners, teachers and students to discuss IR scholarship and initiate research collaborations with nurturing spirit of collegiality and amicability. PHISO desires to break the walls of divisive turf, parochialism and paternalism.
This draft for further research attempts to navigate the longstanding tension between freedom, equality, and inequality in normative political theory. There is an undeniable gap between the ideals of numerical (absolute) equality—embodied in constitutions —and the realities of obscene social inequalities throughout the world….
For the complete interview, click here. Below is an excerpt of the interview: What is the most important advice you could give to young scholars? At the risk of sounding simplistic, we could start with the premise that IR has long been associated with…