The Members of the Honorary Board of Filipino Advisors

We are very delighted, honored, and thankful that PHISO Members of Honorary Board of Filipino Advisors are the following prominent intellectuals:


logow3Professor Walden Bello is currently International Adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.  He served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines from 2009 to 2015, during which he was chairman of the Committee on Overseas Workers Affairs. His resignation from the House in 2015 in protest at the policies of the Aquino administration is the only instance of a resignation on principle in the history of the Congress of the Philippines. He is the author or co-author of 20 books, including Food Wars (London: Verso, 2009), Capitalism’s Last Stand? (London: Zed, 2013), Dragons in Distress: Asia’s Miracle Economies in Crisis (London: Penguin, 1990), and Development Debacle: the World Bank in the Philippines (San Francisco: Institute for Food and Development Policy, 1982). Bello got his BA from the Ateneo de Manila University in 1966 and his PhD in sociology from Princeton University in 1975. He received the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) in Stockholm in 2003 for his work showing the negative impact of corporate-driven globalization. He was also named Outstanding Public Scholar by the International Studies Association in San Francisco in 2008. He has honorary doctorates from Panteion University in Athens (2006) and Murdoch University in Perth (2012).


Rivera_PhotoProfessor Temario C. Rivera is a retired professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science of the University of the Philippines. For about a decade, he also served as a tenured professor of international relations at the International Christian University (ICU) of Tokyo. He was educated at the University of the Philippines (A.B. and M.A. in political science) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Ph.D. in Development Studies). His major work, Landlords and Capitalists: Class, Family, and State in Philippine Manufacturing (University of the Philippines Press, 1994) received the Outstanding Social Science Book Award by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 1996; the National Book Award (social sciences) by the Manila Critics Circle; and the U.P. Chancellor’s Book Award. His other major books include State of the Nation: Philippines (ISEAS Singapore, 1996) and as co-author and co-editor of Chasing the Wind: Assessing Philippine Democracy (1st ed., 2011; and 2nd ed., 2016). His latest article is a book chapter on “The ASEAN and the Politics of Major Powers: Impact on the Quest for a Regional Order” (2017). Under his editorship for 20 years, the Philippine Political Science Journal, the official publication of the Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) gained the distinction of being the first professional social science journal in the country to be awarded an International Scientific Index (ISI) status and is now published by Routledge. He has written extensively on Philippine politics and democratization especially on elections, political families, political parties, the armed struggles and the peace process, middle class politics, and more recently on the Philippines’ foreign policy. He has been published in various international peer-reviewed journals, including Southeast Asian Affairs, Contemporary Southeast Asia, The Journal of Social Science, Asian Cultural Studies, Asian Survey, and the Taiwan Democracy Quarterly. Since 2013, Rivera has served as chair of the Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG), a research and policy advocacy NGO focused on issues affecting various marginalized sectors in the country.


3a4fd-claritaProfessor Clarita R. Carlos is the Elpidio Quirino Professor of International Relations (1995-96) and the Maximo Kalaw Professor of Peace and Environment (1994-95) of the University of the Philippines, Diliman. She received her PhD in Political Science from the same university. She was the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships: post-doctoral in political psychology at Cornell University (1982-83) and post-doctoral in comparative foreign policy analysis at the University of California at Los Angeles (1992). She was the former president of the National Defense College of the Philippines (1998-2001) and the current executive director of the Center for Political and Democratic Reform, Inc. Her notable publications include Democratic Deficits in the Philippines: What is to be done? (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 2010), Bureaucratic Reforms in the Philippines: Issues and Challenges (2004), and The Philippines in ASEAN: An assessment of 27 years of cooperation in selected functional areas (CIRSS, Foreign Service Institute, 1996).


Vicente Rafael photoProfessor Vicente L. Rafael is the Giovanni and Anne Costigan Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. He received his BA from Ateneo de Manila University and his MA and PhD from Cornell University. Rafael is the author of several books and articles on the history and cultural politics of the Philippines, including “Contracting Colonialism,” “White Love and Other Events in Filipino Histories,” “The Promise of the Foreign,” and most recently, “Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language Amid Wars of Translation,” all published by Duke University Press in the US and Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines. He has also written the Introduction to a collection of Nick Joaquin’s stories, “The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic” recently published by Penguin Classics. He is a regular contributor to various newspapers and journals, including Rappler, The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dissent, and Social Text and Public Culture. Rafael has received a number of awards from various institutions, including the Mellon Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Social Science Research Council (New York), and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has received several fellowships from various universities including Princeton, Stanford, University of Michigan, University of California-Irvine, University of Washington, the Nida Institute of Translation Studies (Italy), East-West Center in the University of Hawaii, Kyoto University, the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila and De La Salle, among other places. He continues to do research on the Philippines and Southeast Asia, as well as the US.


Desierto_Diane_1Professor Diane A. Desierto is the Michael J. Marks Distinguished Professor in Business Law at the University of Hawai’i (Richardson School of Law) and the Co-Director of the ASEAN Law & Integration Center (ALIC). She is a Member of the Academic Council, Institute of Transnational Arbitration (ITA-ASIL); Co-Chair of the Oxford Investment Claims Summer Academy (St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford); Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law; Associate Editor of the Asian Yearbook of International Law; Forthcoming Director of Studies for Public International Law at Hague Academy of International Law; and Principal Investigator on investment treaties of the ASEAN Coordinating Committee on Investment. Some of her notable publications include: Public Policy in International Economic Law: The ICESCR in Trade, Finance and Investment (Oxford University Press, 2015); Necessity and National Emergency Clauses: Sovereignty in Modern Treaty Interpretation (Martinus Nijhoff, 2012); ASEAN Integration and Philippine Treaties (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming in ASEAN Integration through Law Series); ASEAN Law and Regional Integration: Governance and the Rule of Law in Southeast Asia’s Single Market (co-edited with David J. Cohen, Routledge, forthcoming); International Commercial Arbitration for the Philippine Legal Profession (editor, University of the Philippines IILS Press, forthcoming). She obtained Doctor of the Science of Law degree and Master of Laws degree at Yale Law School, and her J.D. cum laude class salutatorian degree and B.Sc. Economics summa cum laude class valedictorian degree at the University of the Philippines.


Carol photoProfessor Caroline S. Hau is Professor at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. Educated in the University of the Philippines and Cornell University, she is the author of Necessary Fictions: Philippine Literature and the Nation, 1946-1980On the Subject of the Nation: Filipino Writings from the Margins, 1946-1980The Chinese Question: Ethnicity, Nation, and Region in and Beyond the PhilippinesElites and Ilustrados in Philippine Culture; and Interpreting Rizal.  She is co-editor, with Kasian Tejapira, of Traveling Nation-Makers: Transnational Flows and Movements in the Making of Southeast Asia, and, with JPaul Manzanilla, of Remembering/Rethinking EDSA.  


Roland SimbulanProfessor Roland G. Simbulan is Professor 12 in Development Studies and Public Management at the University of the Philippines (U.P.), Manila, which awarded him the U.P. Centennial Professorial Chair during UP’s 100th anniversary in 2008. He served as Chair of the Department of Social Sciences for six years, and coordinator of the UP’s Manila Studies Research Program. He served as Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, UP Manila/PGH (2002-2005), and was elected Faculty Regent in the Board of Regents, the highest policy-making body in the U.P. System (2006-2007). Simbulan is a life-time member of Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for excellence in the social sciences. As U.P. faculty member since 1982, he has been awarded several Professorial Chairs. He has written eight books on Philippine-U.S. security relations, U.S. military bases in the Philippines, Philippine foreign policy, CIA Covert Operations in the Philippines and U.S. Intervention in the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific, including The Bases of our Insecurity: A Study of the U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines (1983, 1985, 1987); A Guide to Nuclear Philippines: U.S. Bases, Nuclear Weapons and What the Filipino People Can Do About These (1988); Forging a Nationalist Foreign Policy: Essays on U.S. Military Presence and Challenges to Philippine Foreign Policy (2009). One of his books was translated into Nippongo and published in Japan in 2012 with the title, Firipin Minshu Vuisu Beigun Churyu (Tokyo: Gaifusha Publishing Co., 2012). Simbulan was Chair of the Board of Directors of Ibon Foundation from 1988-2000 where is currently the Board Corporate Secretary, and Senior Research Fellow of its Institute of Political Economy. He is also Chair of the Philippine Anti-Imperialist Studies (PAIS) and currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center for Peoples Empowerment in Governance (CenPeg), a public policy think tank. Simbulan was also national chairman of the Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition (NFPC) which spearheaded the mass national campaign against the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant(BNPP) and the campaign against the U.S. bases and nuclear weapons on Philippine territory. He is editor in chief of Yonip.com, a peace and national sovereignty website. From 1987 to 1995, Simbulan served as senior consultant at the Philippine Senate on defense and foreign relations (1987-1995), where he helped design strategies and tactics for the historic Senate rejection of the bases treaty on Sept. 16, 1991 as well as the post-bases alternative development and bases conversion legislation of the Philippine government.


Ambassador Rosario G. Manalo is the first Filipina who passed the Philippine’s career diplomat examination. She obtained BS in Foreign Service, Bachelor of Laws, and Master of Public Administration from the University of the Philippines. She also completed Master in International Relations and Diplomacy at Long Island University, USA. She served as Philippine Ambassador in Brussels, Luxembourg, Paris, Lisbon, UNESCO, and Stockholm (concurrently to both Nordic and Baltic states). She served as the Director of the European Studies program of the Ateneo de Manila University from 2005 to 2009. She lectures in Ateneo’s Political Science department, DLSU-College of St. Benilde’s Consular & Diplomatic Affairs program, Miriam’s International Studies program, and UP’s Asian Center. Amb. Manalo was Pres. Fidel V. Ramos’ adviser in 2006. She chaired the actual negotiations of the ASEAN Charter in 2007 and then became the Philippine negotiator on the Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Human Rights Body. She is currently serving as the Philippine Representative to the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights. In addition, she is representing the Philippines in the Board of Governors of the Asia-Europe Foundation. Presently, Amb. Manalo is the Dean of the Helena Z. Benitez School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and the Director of the Center for Gender Equality and People Empowerment of the Philippine Women’s University.


Professor Sukarno D. Tanggol is the Chancellor of the Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT). He earned his PhD in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and became professor at the Mindanao State University. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao’s Social Fund for Peace and Development (2002-04), and the Philippine Ambassador to the State of Kuwait (1998-2002). He was the recipient of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award in Peace & Social Cohesion (2013) and Distinguished Service Award of the Department of Foreign Affairs (2012). Some of Chancellor Tanggol’s notable publications are Regional Autonomy and Federalism: Concepts and Issues in the Bangsamoro Government (MSU-IIT, 2012) and Muslim Autonomy in the Philippines: Rhetoric and Reality (MSU, 1993).


Dr. Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez is Associate Professor of American Studies and Director of Honors at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her research focuses on U.S. empire, postcolonial and transnational cultural studies, and more specifically tourism and militarism in the colonial and contemporary contexts. Her publications include a book, Securing Paradise: Tourism and Militarism in Hawai‘i and the Philippines (Duke 2013), recent book chapters in collections such as Making the Empire Work (NYU 2015) and Mobile Desires (Palgrave 2015) and various journals such as Radical History Review, Frontiers, and The Global South.


Dr. Rommel A. Curaming is the programme leader of Historical and International Studies and coordinator of Southeast Asian Studies program at the University of Brunei Darussalam. He obtained his PhD in Southeast Asian Studies from Australian National University, MA in Southeast Asian Studies from National University of Singapore, and MA in Asian Studies from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. His research interests are politics of knowledge production, state-intellectual relations, and Filipino Malayness. He is an editorial board member of South East Asia: A Multidisciplinary Journal (UBD, Brunei Darussalam) and reviewed manuscripts for South East Asia Research (SOAS, U.K.), Journal of Social Transformation (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines), Southeast Asian Studies/ Tonan Ajia Kenkyu (Kyoto University), Asian Journal of Social Science (Brill), Kasarinlan Philippine Journal of Third World Studies (University of the Philippines), and Sojourn: Southeast Asian Journal of Social Issues (ISEAS, Singapore).


Herman Joseph S. Kraft is an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines where he teaches courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics. He has worked on and published articles and book chapters on regional security and security issues involving the Philippines and Southeast Asia. His recent publications include: “Human Security in Southeast Asia: Changing Security Norms in ASEAN?” in Chantana Banpasirichote, Philippe Doneys, Mike Hayes, and Chandan Sengupta, eds. Mainstreaming Human Security: Asian Perspectives, Bangkok, Thailand: Chula Global Network, 2012, pp. 16-29; and “Driving East Asian Regionalism: the Reconstruction of ASEAN’s Identity,” in Ralf Emmers, ed. ASEAN and the Institutionalization of East Asia, Boulder: Routledge, 2012, pp. 61-74.


RegilmeDr. Salvador Santino F. Regilme Jr. is an international relations scholar, mainly focusing on the impact of transnational factors on domestic political change in the Global South, with thematic interests on human rights, state repression, international development, and United States foreign policy. Starting September 2016, he will assume the post as an Assistant Professor of International Studies (Universitair Docent) at the Institute of History, Faculty of Humanities within the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. For the year 2015, he was a Käte Hamburger fellow on global cooperation based in Germany (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research). He recently and briefly held a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor within the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, USA (resigned due to US immigration issue). Prior to that, he earned in 2015 his PhD  in political science and North American studies based on a dissertation that he wrote at the Freie Universität Berlin and Yale University. He also hold an MA in Political Science – Democratic Governance and Civil Society at the Universität Osnabrück and a German as a Second Language Diploma from the Goethe-Institut in Göttingen. He finished his BA Major in Philosophy, Minor in Political Science magna cum laude degree, at the top of his graduating batch in 2005, at De La Salle University-Manila in the Philippines. His research appeared (and forthcoming) in leading journals such as Third World Quarterly, International Studies Perspectives, Journal of Developing Societies, Perspectives on Political Science, and Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, among many others. His two book projects include a manuscript-in-progress on the US foreign policy and human rights as well as an edited volume (together with James Parisot) contracted by Routledge on its Global Cooperation Series entitled “American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers: Cooperation or Conflict”. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Eastern Europe’s leading English-language journal in international politics.


Dr. Federico Magdalena is Associate Director and Faculty Specialist of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He obtained his PhD from the same university, and has taught Asian Studies (Islam in the Philippines) and Sociology. He is an alumnus of Mindanao State University. He currently directs the US Institute of Peace project on peacebuilding in the curriculum of Mindanao, in cooperation with Mindanao State University. This initiative supports the ongoing peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Some of his recent publications are as follows: “Moro Autonomy and the Sabah Issue: Problems and Challenges in Mindanao,” Progressio: Journal on Human Development, Vol 6 (2012): 1-21;  “Configuring the Mindanao Peace Process: Implications for Globalization and Development,” Mindanao Forum, Vol. XXV (June 2012): 69-97.


Dr. Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr. is an Assistant Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of the Tehran, a Masters degree in International Relations from the University of the Shahid Behesti, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran and Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the King Faisal Center for Islamic, Arabic and Asian Studies, Mindanao State University, Marawi City, Philippines. Dr. Sevilla’s research interests are political economy of the Middle East, Iranian Foreign Policy, Persian Gulf Security issues, US Foreign Policy in the Middle East, oil and gas security and terrorism. He was the College coordinator of the West Asian (Middle East studies) at the University of the Philippines Diliman Asian Center.

Professor Julio C. Teehankee is professor of Comparative Politics and International Development Studies at De La Salle University (DLSU). In 2013, he was appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the same university. He previously served as Chair of the International Studies Department (2008-2013); and, Chair of the Political Science Department (1994-1997; 2001-2007). He is the Executive Secretary of the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA). It is Asia’s leading academic organization dealing with political and international studies and allied disciplines. He previously served as APISA President from 2009 to 2011. Prof. Teehankee is one of the convenors of the Peace and Human Security in Asia (PAHSA) network. PAHSA is a multi-year (2011-2015) international collaboration project among four Japanese and five Southeast Asian universities, with the student exchange program as its main component. He also serves as the Regional Manager for Northeast and Southeast Asia of the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project. V-Dem aims to produce better Indicators of Democracy. Prof. Teehankee sat as board member of the Philippine Political Science Association and has served as its Secretary from 1995 to 1999. Currently, he is the associate editor of the Philippine Political Science Journal. He was formerly editor of the Asia Pacific Social Science Review and has recently been invited to be part of the editorial board of the Asian Journal of Comparative Politics – a new journal to be launched by SAGE publication.

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