Given WISC’s and PHISO’s shared advocacies to promote innovative research and emerging scholarship in IR, PHISO has brought to the country for the first time a WISC exploratory workshop. This well-attended event had an audience of nearly forty attendees (including the presenters and discussants) attesting to the interest in the topics discussed. Out of 57 workshop-directed abstract submissions, 5 were selected to be presented at the workshop from four different countries – Vietnam, Poland, India and the Philippines. Grants were given to the presenters of said papers while 2 paper readers from the United States were self-financed. The discussants, who were sourced from the editorial board of the PHISO-Routledge book series, International Relations in Southeast Asia, were also given grants.
PHISO’s CfP aimed to elicit research on Global South IR perspectives with a particular focus on theories, methodologies, practices and their convergence. Accordingly, workshop paper presenters are encouraged to pursue the publication of their work as part of an edited volume or monograph in PHISO’s Routledge book series, International Relations in Southeast Asia, or as journal articles.
In below’s photo, you will see from left to right: WISC Secretary-General Roberto Dominguez, Workshop Manager Archill Niña F. Capistrano, Presenters Arnaud Kurze, Christopher Lamont, Adonis Elumbre, Magdalena Kania, MD Aftab Alam, Thuy Do, PHISO President Frances Antoinette Cruz, Presenter Henelito Sevilla Jr., and PHISO Founder Nassef Manabilang Adiong
See workshop photos here.