Since its establishment on September 22, 2015 (formally accredited by Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of the Philippines on April 01, 2016), the Philippine International Studies Organization (PHISO) has achieved the following milestones:
- Established a dedicated core group: the Trustees and members of the Steering Committee.
- Edited the first volume on “International Studies in the Philippines” and published by Routledge. An affordable Philippine edition will be published by Ateneo de Manila University Press.
- Collaborated with Routledge to establish the “International Relations in Southeast Asia” book series.
- Edited the most comprehensive undergraduate textbook on “The Contemporary World” and a forthcoming publication with C&E Publishing.
- Gained membership from international scholarly bodies such as the International Studies Association (ISA), World International Studies Committee (WISC), International Political Science Association (IPSA), Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC), among others. See details here.
- Being advised by prominent scholars: list of prominent foreign and Filipino scholars.
- Gaining members and expanding the scope of its membership in the country and beyond. Not only within the International Studies community but also throughout Humanities, Social & Physical Sciences, and other forms of knowledge (like faith/spirituality and religion) that concentrate in the study of the “International” and “Globality.” We particularly welcome individuals whose research works relate to decoloniality and Philippine/SEA-based knowledge production.
- Jointly designed the forthcoming PhD in International Studies with Miriam College’s International Studies department. The first specialized PhD program on International Studies in the country.
- Created and solely designed the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies program at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. One of the very first undergraduate degree programs in a state university.
- Organized international conferences and brought prominent scholars to the Philippines. See details here.
- Previous and ongoing collaborations with International Studies programs and other related programs of Miriam College (with MOU), Ateneo de Davao University (with partnership agreement for 2017 conference), UP CIDS Decolonial Studies Program, Far Eastern University, Philippine Women’s University (with MOU), Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and University of San Carlos.
- Organized academic panels, forums, and workshops here and abroad. See list of events here.
- Jointly created the Decolonial Studies Research Network (DSRN) in close collaboration with the Decolonial Studies Program of the University of the Philippines’ Center for Integrative and Development Studies.
- Partnered with the College of William and Mary to assist the 2016-2018 TRIP Faculty Survey of the Philippines. TRIP stands for Teaching, Research, and International Policy. See details here.