The programme of the conference on “Disciplining the Discipline: The History, Theory and Practice of International Relations in the Philippines
Organized and sponsored by PhISO and FEU Department of International Studies
08-10 March 2017 / Mini Auditorium (9th floor), FEU Technology Building, Far Eastern University, Manila

Click here to download a PDF version of the conference and workshop programmes. Addendum of programmes is available here.

Click the titles of select papers below to read abstracts and/or full papers by conference and workshop presenters.

……………March 08 (Wednesday)
……………Registration and exhibit hall (08:00 AM – 06:00 PM)
……………Opening of Book Exhibit (10:00 AM)

……………Opening Ceremony (09:00 AM – 10:00 AM)
……………Keynote Speaker: Professor Dr. Clarita R. Carlos (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

……………Coffee Break (10:00 AM – 10:15 AM)

ROUNDTABLE 1: The Philippines and the International (10:15 AM – 01:15 PM)
Moderator: Asst. Prof. Frances Antoinette Cruz (frankie.custodio@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Participants:
1.1 Dr. Nassef Manabilang Adiong (contact@nassef.info / PhISO and Co-IRIS)
1.2 Mark Salvador Ysla (mysla@feu.edu.ph / Far Eastern University, Manila)
1.3 Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano (archill116@gmail.com / University of San Carlos, Cebu City)
1.4 John Harvey D. Gamas (jhdgamas@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
1.5 Erickson D. Calata (mithijuris@yahoo.com / Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
1.6 Satwinder Rehal (dickush.rehal@gmail.com / Philippine Women’s University)
1.7 Fatima Jenesis Rosario (fatima_rosario@dlsu.edu.ph / De La Salle University, Manila)
1.8 Ricardo Roy A. Lopez (ricardo_roy_2007@yahoo.com.ph / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
1.9 Louella Zarcilla (lzarcilla@gmail.com / Lyceum of the Philippines University)
1.10 Brian U. Doce (briandoce.bd@gmail.com / Jilin University, China)

……………Lunch Break (01:15 PM – 02:15 PM)

PANEL 2: Critical Perspectives in Security and International Relations (02:15 PM – 05:15 PM)
Chair and Discussant: John Harvey D. Gamas (jhdgamas@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Assistant Professor and Chair of International Studies department

*For 4-paper panel, each paper will have 25-minute presentation, 25 minutes for the discussant, and 55-minute open forum.

2.1 Critic of Realism towards a Normative Theory of International Relations
Francisco Riodique III (franciscoriodiqueiii@yahoo.com / San Sebastian College Recoletos, Manila)
– MA student and Lecturer

2.2 The Security Predicament of a Weak State: Imprints of Colonial Legacy and Bureaupathologies in Philippine South China Sea Policy 1987-2015
Robert Joseph P. Medillo (robertjoseph0815@gmail.com / De La Salle University, Manila)
– MA candidate in Political Science

2.3 The Cosmopolarity of Sex Trafficking: Liquefying Solutions to a Liquid Problem
Archill Niña Capistrano (archill116@gmail.com / University of San Carlos, Cebu)
– Faculty member of the Department of Political Science, School of Law and Governance

2.4 Understanding Global Ethical Practices of HIV-AIDS Program of Selected Asia and African Regions and its Implications for International Relations
Jed P. Acero (acerojiee@gmail.com / University of Mindanao or UM)
– Sta. Ana High School teacher and a visiting instructor at UM

……………Coffee Break (05:15 PM – 05:30 PM)

PANEL 3: Great Powers and Institutions in Global Politics (05:30 PM – 08:30 PM)
Chair and Discussant: Archill Niña Capistrano (archill116@gmail.com / University of San Carlos, Cebu)
– Faculty member of the Department of Political Science, School of Law and Governance

*3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 will each have 20-minute presentation, while 3.4 and 3.5 will each have 30-minute presentation, 20 minutes for the discussant, and 40-minute open forum

3.1 The SEA rises: ASEAN Economic Integration and the Struggle for Captainship in East Asia
Kevin Mark Gomez (kmrgomez1@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
– Research Associate, Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies
– MA in International Relations holder, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

3.2 The Influence of Domestic and External Environment on Philippine Foreign Policy Changes: US Eviction in 1991, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
Francis Martinez Esteban (fmesteban1004@yahoo.com / Jilin University, China)
– Master in International Relations student

3.3 Implication of the Sole-Footing of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Military Endeavors of the Republic of the Philippines
Francis Mark A. Fernandez and Katrina Angeline Santos (frans.anisco@yahoo.com and katrinasantos85@yahoo.com / University of Santo Tomas)
– Advanced undergraduate students of Political Science

3.4 International Politics and Islamic Extremism in Turkey
Dr. Cihangir Arslan and Yavuz Selim Şirinoğlu (pacificdialogue@gmail.com / Pacific Dialogue Foundation)

3.5 Presentation of Scholarly Resources from SAGE Publications Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
Shirley Yap, Stephani Susilo, and Tony P. Sagun (shirley.yap@sagepub.co.uk, stephani.susilo@sagepub.co.uk, and tony.sagun@crwmarketing.net / SAGE Books Sales and Library Sales Marketing Representatives)

……………March 09 (Thursday)
……………Registration and exhibit hall (08:00 AM – 06:00 PM)

PANEL 4: Non-State Actors and Transnational Relations (09:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Chair and Discussant: Satwinder Rehal (dickush.rehal@gmail.com / Philippine Women’s University or PWU)
– PhD candidate in Sociology at UP Diliman and faculty member at PWU.

*For 4-paper panel, each paper will have 25-minute presentation, 25 minutes for the discussant, and 55-minute open forum.

4.1 Religious Actors as Epistemic Communities in Regime Compliance: Philippine Socialization to the Progressive Norms of MDGs and CEDAW during the Aquino Administration
Brian U. Doce (briandoce.bd@gmail.com / Jilin University, China)
– Master in International Relations candidate

4.2 Resistance in Public Space: Dissent of the Mass Movement against Neoliberal Policies in the Philippines
Jeconiah Louis Dreisbach (jeconiah_dreisbach@dlsu.edu.ph / De La Salle University, Manila)
– MA student in Philippine Studies

4.3 International Relations in Business Management Programs: History, Cases and Challenges in the Philippines
Dr. Aliza Racelis (aliza.racelis@up.edu.ph / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
– Associate Professor at Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business

4.4 Governments and International Business Diplomacy and Relations
Dr. Satyendra Singh (s.singh@uwinnipeg.ca / University of Winnipeg, Canada)
– Professor of Marketing and International Business

……………Lunch Break (12:15 PM – 01:15 PM)

PANEL 5: Challenges to the Concept of the State in East Asia: History, Rivalry, and Migration (01:15 PM – 04:00 PM)
Chair and Discussant: Ramon B. Beleno III (rbbeleno3@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Assistant Professor and Chair of Political Science & History Department

*For 4-paper panel, each paper will have 25-minute presentation, 25 minutes for the discussant, and 55-minute open forum.

5.1 Philippine Foreign Policy in the West Philippine Sea after the 2012 Scarborough Standoff: Implication for National Security
Rhisan Mae E. Morales (rmemorales@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Assistant Professor, International Studies department

5.2 Repercussions of Immigration Control: Case of Filipino Irregular Migration to Japan
Dr. Anderson V. Villa (avvilla@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Associate Professor, International Studies department

5.3 The International Subsystem of East Maritime Southeast Asia, 1500-1860
John Harvey D. Gamas (jhdgamas@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Assistant Professor and Chair of International Studies department

5.4 The Third Pillar of Philippine Foreign Policy: The Experience of Overseas Filipinos in Vientiane, Lao PDR
Farland Valera (masalikot@yahoo.com.ph / University of Baguio)
– PhD Candidate in Development Education & Chair of the Department of Political Science

……………Coffee Break (04:00 PM – 04:15 PM)

ROUNDTABLE 6: UP Center for International Studies’ roundtable on Pedagogy, Curriculum, and Syllabus development of International and Global Studies (04:15 PM – 07:15 PM)
Moderator: Asst. Prof. Frances Antoinette Cruz (frankie.custodio@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Participants:
6.1 Prof. Dr. Cynthia Zayas (chim.zayas@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
6.2 Prof. Raymond Macapagal (batadklp@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
6.3 Prof. Sarah Raymundo (sarahraymundo1976@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
6.4 Prof. Dr. Amparo Adelina Umali III (lq3602@yahoo.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
Discussants:
6.5 Prof. Wystan de la Peña (wystan.de_la_pena@upd.edu.ph / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
6.6 Dr. Viveca V. Hernandez (hernandez.viveca@yahoo.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
6.7 Dr. Rosario S. Del Rosario (sariodesantos@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)

……………Dinner hosted by FEU International Studies department (07:30 PM – 09:00 PM)
……………Keynote Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Herman Joseph S. Kraft (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

……………March 10 (Friday) is dedicated to undergraduate student presentations.
……………Registration and exhibit hall (08:00 AM – 06:00 PM)

PANEL 7: Revisiting the Role of Non-State Actors in International Relations (09:00 AM – 12:00 PM)
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Anderson V. Villa (avvilla@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Associate Professor, International Studies department

*For 3-paper panel, each paper will have 30-minute presentation, 30 minutes for the discussant, and one hour for open forum.

7.1 The Transformation of the Role of a First Lady
Kristine E. Corpuz, Yasmine B. Stones, and Alexandra Cates Erika B. Suyo (mskcorpuz@gmail.com, yasmine_stones@yahoo.com, lycrea.ace@gmail.com / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Advanced undergraduate students, International Studies department

7.2 The World Society Conceptions of Buddhist Transnational Actors in the Philippines: The Case of Soka Gakkai International and Tzu Chi Foundation
Chrismae Babia, Reinalyn Abrigoso, Christlyn Faith Gujol, and Margarita Yu (clbabia@addu.edu.ph, rdabrigoso@addu.edu.ph, cfogujol@addu.edu.ph, mfyu@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Advanced undergraduate students, International Studies department

7.3 USAID Role on Human Trafficking Smart Power Projection
Louis Palma Gil, Charlene Jillian Chua, Janine Deanne Fulgencio, and Nico Gabriel Veneracion (palmagillouis@gmail.com, jillchua3@gmail.com, aninedeanne.fulgencio@gmail.com, nicoveneracion@gmail.com / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Advanced undergraduate students, International Studies department

……………Lunch Break (12:00 PM – 01:00 PM)

PANEL 8: The International Politics of Middle Eastern Societies (01:00 PM – 04:00 PM)
Chair and Discussant: Dr. Nassef Manabilang Adiong (contact@nassef.info / PhISO and Co-IRIS)

*For 6-paper panel, each paper will have 18-minute presentation, 17 minutes for the discussant, and 55-minute open forum.

8.1 Decoding the Daesh: Is there Islam in the Islamic State
Haron Ar-Rashid Dima (haronarrashiddima@gmail.com / Far Eastern University, Manila)
– Advanced undergraduate student, International Studies department

8.2 Possibility of a Democratic Islam in Iran
Olivia G. Rosete (biyarosete@gmail.com / Far Eastern University, Manila)
– Advanced undergraduate student, International Studies department

8.3 The Role of Social Media during the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt
Denson Acomular (densonracomular@gmail.com / Far Eastern University, Manila)
– Advanced undergraduate student, International Studies department

8.4 International Documentary Responses of the Syrian Crisis and the Paris Attack
Paulene Andrea C. Palaganas (iampaupalaganas@gmail.com / Far Eastern University, Manila)
– Advanced undergraduate student, International Studies department

8.5 The Role of Civil Society in the Tunisian Democratic Transition
Christian Derek S. Guerra (derekguerra73@gmail.com / Far Eastern University, Manila)
– Advanced undergraduate student, International Studies department

8.6 Comparing Womanhood in Saudi Arabia and in the Philippines
Gellie Honeyca Develos (elidevelos@gmail.com / Far Eastern University, Manila)
– Advanced undergraduate student, International Studies department

……………Coffee Break (04:00 PM – 04:15 PM)

PANEL 9: Maritime Security among State and Non-State Actors in East Asia (04:15 PM – 07:15 PM)
Chair and Discussant: Rhisan Mae E. Morales (rmemorales@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Assistant Professor, International Studies department

*For 3-paper panel, each paper will have 30-minute presentation, 30 minutes for the discussant, and one hour for open forum.

9.1 Reinterpretation of Article 9: Influence to U.S. – Japan Security Relations
Sarip Aila A. Ampatuan, Kristin Joy P. Escraman, and Rogin Arvin B. Perez (saripaila@yahoo.com, kris.espicho@yahoo.com, roginperez@gmail.com / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Advanced undergraduate students, International Studies department

9.2 A Case Analysis of the Customary Fishing Practices of the Palangri and Pukotero Fisherfolk in the Sulawesi Sea
John Mark Techo, Chris Norwin Nisperos, Paolo Patawaran, and Andrian Pulma (jmptecho@yahoo.com.ph, nisperoscn@gmail.com, Patawaranpaolo@yahoo.com, andrian.pulma@gmail.com / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Advanced undergraduate students, International Studies department

9.3 Human Security Analysis of Undocumented People of Indonesian Descent in the Municipality of Sarangani, Davao Occidental, Philippines
Alexis Kate Tigbao, Lara Krystel Tongco, and Ana Mariel Villarba (aktigbao61996@gmail.com, lketongco@gmail.com, anamarielvillarba@gmail.com / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Advanced undergraduate students, International Studies department

……………Closing Ceremony (07:30 PM – 08:30 PM)
……………Keynote Speaker: Asst. Prof. Frances Antoinette Cruz (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

The Exhibit (books and academic materials) will be held on 08-10 March 2017 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM located in the 9th floor at the FEU Technology Building. The opening of Book Exhibit is on March 08, 2017 at 10:00 AM. You will easily find the place because the book exhibit is near the registration and information (helpdesk) tables.

The participating publishers are SAGE Publications Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore), the University of the Philippines Press, the Ateneo de Manila University Press, De La Salle University Publishing House, the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Far Eastern University Publications, the Ateneo de Davao University Press, and Vibal Publishing. The participating non-publishers are FEU International Studies department and DLSU International Studies department.

The registration packs will include catalogs and academic materials on International Relations provided by Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific (Singapore), BRILL (The Netherlands), Palgrave Macmillan (UK), I.B. Tauris (UK), Cambridge Scholars Publishing (UK), Co-IRIS book series, FEU International Studies department, UP Center for International Studies, and PhISO.

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The programme of the workshop on “Exploring Global South Contributions in International Relations
Organized by PhISO & FEU International Studies department, and co-sponsored with ISA Global South Caucus
09-10 March 2017 / AVR Romm (9th floor), FEU Technology Building, Far Eastern University, Manila

Click here to read abstracts of participants of the workshop.

……………March 09 (Thursday / 09:00 AM – 09:00 PM)

Chair: John Harvey D. Gamas (jhdgamas@addu.edu.ph / Ateneo de Davao University)
– Assistant Professor and Chair of International Studies department

(09:00 AM – 10:30 AM) The Internationalisation of the Social Sciences: Challenges in Overcoming Westerncentric Ethnocentrism and Introducing Perspectives from the Global South
Dr. Leon Moosavi (Leon.Moosavi@liverpool.ac.uk / University of Liverpool, Singapore)
– Director of the University of Liverpool in Singapore and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology.

……………Coffee Break (10:30 AM – 10:45 AM)

(10:45 AM – 12:15 PM) Critic of Realism towards a Normative Theory of International Relations
Francisco Riodique III (franciscoriodiqueiii@yahoo.com / San Sebastian College Recoletos, Manila)
– MA student and Lecturer

……………Lunch Break (12:15 PM – 01:15 PM)

(01:15 PM – 02:45 PM) The Security Predicament of a Weak State: Imprints of Colonial Legacy and Bureaupathologies in Philippine South China Sea Policy 1987-2015
Robert Joseph P. Medillo (robertjoseph0815@gmail.com / De La Salle University, Manila)
– MA candidate in Political Science

……………Coffee Break (02:45 PM – 03:00 PM)

(03:00 PM – 04:30 PM) Religious Actors as Epistemic Communities in Regime Compliance: Philippine Socialization to the Progressive Norms of MDGs and CEDAW during the Aquino Administration
Brian U. Doce (briandoce.bd@gmail.com / Jilin University, China)
– Master in International Relations candidate

……………Coffee Break (04:30 PM – 04:45 PM)

(04:45 PM – 06:15 PM) The SEA rises: ASEAN Economic Integration and the Struggle for Captainship in East Asia
Kevin Mark Gomez (kmrgomez1@gmail.com / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
– Research Associate, Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies
– MA in International Relations holder, St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

……………Dinner hosted by FEU International Studies department (07:30 PM – 09:00 PM)
……………Keynote Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Herman Joseph S. Kraft (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

……………March 10 (Friday / 09:00 AM – 08:30 PM)

Chair: Brian U. Doce (briandoce.bd@gmail.com / Jilin University, China)
– Master in International Relations candidate

(09:00 AM – 10:30 AM) The Influence of Domestic and External Environment on Philippine Foreign Policy Changes: US Eviction in 1991, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement
Francis Martinez Esteban (fmesteban1004@yahoo.com / Jilin University, China)
– Master in International Relations student

……………Coffee Break (10:30 AM – 10:45 AM)

(10:45 AM – 12:15 PM) Imam Khomeini and the Concept of Mustad’afin: A Postmodernist Reading
Dr. Mansoor L. Limba (mlimba@diplomats.com / University of Tehran, Iran)
– Associate Professor of Political Science, International and Islamic Studies

……………Lunch Break (12:15 PM – 01:15 PM)

(01:15 PM – 02:45 PM) International Relations in Business Management Programs: History, Cases and Challenges in the Philippines
Dr. Aliza Racelis (aliza.racelis@up.edu.ph / University of the Philippines, Diliman)
– Associate Professor at Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business

……………Coffee Break (02:45 PM – 03:00 PM)

(03:00 PM – 04:30 PM) Exploring Non-Western Perspective in International Relations: Rethinking Nehru’s Alternative Approach
Dr. Md. Aftab Alam (aftabjnu@gmail.com / University of Delhi, India)
– Lecturer, Zakir Husain Delhi College

……………Coffee Break (04:30 PM – 04:45 PM)

(04:45 PM – 06:15 PM) Resistance in Public Space: Dissent of the Mass Movement against Neoliberal Policies in the Philippines
Jeconiah Louis Dreisbach (jeconiah_dreisbach@dlsu.edu.ph / De La Salle University, Manila)
– MA student in Philippine Studies

……………Coffee Break (06:15 PM – 06:30 PM)

(06:30 PM – 07:30 PM) Politics of Sports: Significance of Philippines’ participation in International Basketball events as a platform in fostering the factors of National Identity building among undergraduate students of PUP
Jonald T. Bagasina, Elbert G. Accad, Mark Alfred E. Soria, and Erickson Calata (jtbagasina@gmail.comelbertaccad@gmail.comsoria.malfred@gmail.commithijuris@yahoo.com / Polytechnic University of the Philippines)
– Advanced undergraduate students of Political Science except Erickson Calata

……………Closing Ceremony (07:30 PM – 08:30 PM)
……………Keynote Speaker: Asst. Prof. Frances Antoinette Cruz (University of the Philippines, Diliman)

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The Programme Chairs

Frances Antoinette Cruz
(frankie.custodio@gmail.com / President of PhISO and Asst. Prof. of German Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman)

Mark Salvador O. Ysla
(mysla@feu.edu.ph / Chair of FEU International Studies department, VP for Conference, and Luzon’s Institutional Host Coordinator)

Dr. Nassef Manabilang Adiong
(contact@nassef.info / Founder and VP for Publications of PhISO, Co-founder of International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort, and Co-editor of Islam and International Relations book series)

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