organize and sponsor the
2017 Founding International Conference of
The Philippine International Studies Organization (PhISO)
to be held on 08, 09, 10 March 2017 at the Far Eastern University, Manila
Disciplining the Discipline: The History, Theory and Practice of International Relations in the Philippines
Today, scholars of IR face the daunting challenge of understanding and interrogating the complexity and dynamism of international relations. From enduring inter-state conflicts to new forms of threats, the continually evolving intricacies of 21st century global IR reaffirms the need to critically reflect and make sense of our contributions in understanding these phenomena.
In particular, IR scholars in the Philippines are compelled to look into the changing relationship of the Philippines to its neighbors and the world: whether it is integration to the ASEAN or the multi-party conflict in the West Philippine Sea. As we attempt to shed light on these issues, we also problematize the history, theory and practice of IR as a discipline in the Philippines. After all, the study of the development of the discipline is significant to the growth of the discipline itself.
In this 2017 Founding International Conference of PhISO, we invite senior, junior and emerging academics, students and practitioners to submit empirical, theoretical and methodological papers that aim to trace and map the evolution of the discipline of IR in the Philippines. We also welcome papers that deepen and expand our understanding, from the wide spectrum of approaches in IR, of the various continuing and new issues in the study and practice of international relations. Lastly, critical reflections from IR practitioners are also very much welcomed.
Themes for Individual and Panel Submissions
- Tracing and Mapping the Evolution and History of IR in the Philippines
- Navigating the Challenges in Teaching IR in the Philippines
- Frontiers in IR Theorizing in the Philippines
- Is there a Philippine IR?: Critical Reflections
- Provincializing IR Theory: Asia and the Philippines
- IR and Interdisciplinarity: Convergence and Divergence
- Critical Unpacking of Philippine Foreign Policy
- Philippines in rising ASEAN and Asia: Implications for the study of IR
- Doing IR research in the Philippines
- The relevance of IR for the Philippines in the 21st Century
Conference Venue and Dates
The conference is set to happen on 08, 09, 10 March 2017 (i.e. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) at the Far Eastern University, Manila.
Submissions and Review
We will accept proposals for panel or individual paper presentations.
For individual paper presentations, proposals must include an abstract of not more than 250 words (minimum of 170 words), 3-5 keywords, and a 100-word short biographical note (minimum of 50) indicating the name of the author/s, institutional affiliation and research interests.
For panel presentations, proposals must include a 250-word abstract (minimum of 170 words) of the proposed panel together with a 250-word abstracts (minimum of 170 words) of each papers to be presented. Panels must include a prospective chair and discussant. Each presenter should also include a 100-word short biographical note (minimum of 50) indicating the name of the author/s, institutional affiliation and research interests. Each panel must contain 4 to 6 paper presenters.
Papers should be original works that have not been submitted for publication or published elsewhere. All papers should be in English.
Submitting a Proposal
Please read carefully the instructions inserted within the submission forms for both paper presenters and panels.
Please click here for individual paper submissions.
Please click here for panel submissions.
Dates to Remember
Domestic and Foreign Participants
|Submission of paper/panel proposals||20 November 2016|
|Notification of acceptance||10 December 2016|
|Confirmation of participation||20 December 2016|
Dates for all participants
|Submission of final paper||10 January 2017|
|Release of conference program||15 February 2017|
|2016 Founding International Conference||08, 09, 10 March 2017|
Selected papers will be invited to undergo peer review process for various publication projects of PhISO. Updates and other pertinent details will be posted through the website (www.phiso.org). Submissions and inquiries are to be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are thankful for the following institutions who helped us disseminate our call for papers.