Conferences and Lectures

A. An Interdisciplinary Conference on Climate Change




B. KRITIKA KULTURA LECTURE SERIES


KRITIKA KULTURA LECTURE SERIES

invites you to
a lecture


I R O N I E S OF F E M I N I S M


by

Prof. Delia A. Aguilar
Professor, Women's Studies, University of Connecticut


commentary
by

Aida F. Santos
Human rights advocate, feminist, poet


22 February 2008, Friday
4.30 - 6.00 pm
Faculty/Staff Lounge, de la Costa bldg.
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City


*ABSTRACT*
What is feminism like today, almost 40 years after the founding of MAKIBAKA in
1970? How has it evolved to address women's concerns in a globalized 21st
century? To what extent is feminist theorizing in the academy linked to this
project and, therefore, independent of theory-making in the global North?
These questions are raised in light of the disciplining of academic feminism
in the North and its virtual abandonment of emancipatory goals. How can we
work our way out of the ironies wrought by a feminism that continues to claim
radicalism even when it has turned conservative?


*SPEAKER'S BIO*
Delia D. Aguilar has a long history of engagement with the women's movement in
the Philippines and the United States, and the tensions arising from First
World and Third World feminist encounters. Her book Women and Globalization,
co-edited with Anne Lacsamana, underscores the need to comprehend women's
labor as the motor of globalized production. Aguilar, who formerly taught
ethnic and women's studies at Bowling Green State University and Washington
State University, now teaches women's studies at the University of
Connecticut. She has also taught women's studies in UP and St. Scholastica
Collage.


*COMMENTATOR'S BIO*
Aida F. Santos (a.k.a. Aida Santos-Maranan) is a human rights advocate,
writer, researcher, educator, trainer, feminist. She taught women?s studies
at the masteral program at St. Scholastica?s College (SSC) and served as
coordinator of its precursor women?s studies non-degree program. As a pioneer
in the women?s liberation movement, she co-founded several groups. Aida has
written numerous articles on women/gender issues and development concerns. She
has also served as an independent consultant to various local and
international organizations.


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Department of English
School of Humanities
Ateneo de Manila University
Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights,
Quezon City 1108 Metro Manila
Philippines
Telefax(632)426-6120
426-6001 local 5310/5311


C. MNEs and Global Integration of Thai Processed Food Industry:
A Firm Level Study


By: Dr. Archanun Kohpaiboon

The study presents the findings of firm-level case study examining the
role of MNEs in processed food exports from Thailand. Four major
export items-canned pineapple, canned tuna, processed shrimp-are
covered, focusing on both FDI and non-FDI channels of MNE involvement.
The findings suggest that MNEs have played a vital role in the
expansion of processed food exports from Thailand.

Dr. Archanun Kohpaiboon is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of
Economics, Thammasat University (Thailand), and Visiting Professor at
the Department of Economics, Ateneo de Manila University. He has been
academic staff member of Thailand's Minister of Industry, Minister of
Finance, the House Speaker, and member of the Sub-Committee of the
Policy Advisor of the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs. Dr.
Kohpaiboon received the Ph.D. in Economics from the Australian
National University.

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Time: 4:30-6:00PM
Place: Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies Conference Room
Room 206. Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall

For further information, please contact loc. 5221-5222.


D. ASEAN charter international conference

*Mark your calendars!* INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE
ASEAN CHARTER FOR EAST ASIAN INTEGRATION



The AIM Policy Center, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung,
will convene a high-level *International Conference on the Implications of
the ASEAN Charter for East Asian Integration* on *12 March 2008*, Wednesday,
from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, at the *Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila*.



On 4 February 2005, the combined efforts of the AIM Policy Center, Fidel V.
Ramos Research Chair in Policy Studies, and the Japan Economic Foundation
(JEF) paved the way for an insightful discussion on the prospects of
regional integration through bilateral and regional free trade agreements
(FTAs). The conference, entitled *An Integrated Roadmap to an East Asian
Free Trade Agreement (EAFTA)*, brought together leading Asian personalities
championing the discussion of FTAs.



After nearly three years, and in light of recent developments in the region,
the AIM Policy Center and the Fidel V. Ramos Research Chair in Policy
Studies are poised to build on the success of the 2005 conference, this time
in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.



The proposed conference seeks to:



(1) Help cascade the ASEAN Charter buzzword and facilitate greater
public understanding of its potential implications (especially for
government and business);



(2) Assess the ASEAN countries' competitiveness and readiness for
deeper regional integration;



(3) Identify both the new opportunities for, and potential obstacles
to, East Asian integration in order to equip stakeholders with policy
options and alternative strategies; and



(4) Generate ideas on how to get the private sector more actively
involved in the regional integration process.



*Former Philippine President Fidel V. Ramos* will keynote the conference.
The panel of distinguished speakers includes DFA Secretary Alberto Romulo
(TBC), World Bank Country Director Bert Hofman (TBC), former ASEAN
Secretary-General Amb. Rodolfo Severino (Confirmed), former ASEAN Deputy
Secretary-General Wilfrido Villacorta (Confirmed), Amb. Rosario Manalo
(Confirmed), DTI Senior Undersecretary Thomas Aquino (TBC), and Dr. Federico
Macaranas (Confirmed), among others. International speakers will also be
joining the discussion virtually via videoconference.



About 150 participants from the business sector, diplomatic corps,
international organizations, national government agencies, NGOs, and the
academe will be invited to the conference. Please e-mail Jhoanne L.
Estipular (jestipular@aim.edu) or Karen Goyena (kgoyena@aim.edu) if you wish
to be invited.

Tel. : (632) 426-6001 locals 5208, 5209, 5248
Fax : (632) 426-6001 local 5280
Email: acas@admu.edu.ph
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