Academic Partnerships and Public Advocacy

Miriam College – Department of
International Studies,Quezon City, PhilippinesThe Miriam College Department
of International Studies in partnership with the UP Institute of Human Rights
and the Ateneo Center for Human Rights, launched a national symposium
entitled “Peace, Human Rights and Development in a State of Lawlessness: An
Interchange among Scholars and Advocates”. The event gathered members of the
academe and civil society organizations (CSOs) from across Luzon, Visasyas,
and Mindanao.The welcome remarks was delivered by no less than Dr. Maria
Lourdes Quisumbing-Baybay the Miriam College (MC) Vice-President for Academic
Affairs.The  line-up of riveting speakers, among them, the Opening
Keynote by Atty. Jose Manuel ‘Chel’ Diokno, Founding Dean of the College of
Law De La Salle University, discussants Dr. Sylvia ‘Guy’ Estrada-Claudio of
the UP Department of Women and Development Studies, Hon. Loretta Ann ‘Etta’
Rosales former Chair of the Commission on Human Rights, Ms. Victoria ‘Mags’
Maglana human rights advocate and columnist, Mr. Isagani Serrano of the
Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, Dr. Lisandro ‘Leloy’ Claudio of the
Ateneo de Manila University Department of Development Studies, Dr. Socorro
Reyes of the Center for Legislative Development, Dr. Clarita Carlos of the UP
Department of Political Science, Ms. Carmen ‘Memen’ Lauzon-Gatmaytan of the
Nonviolent Peaceforce, as well discussants coming from the Miriam College
Department of International Studies namely, Assoc. Prof. Aurora ‘Oyie’ De
Dios, Asst. Prof. Luz Martinez, Asst. Prof. Pacita ‘Bing’ Fortin, and Senior
Lecturer Lito Arlegue. The Closing Keynote was delivered by no less than MC
Amazing Alumni Former Sec. Teresita ‘Ging’ Quintos-Deles now with the
International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in
Governance (INCITEGov).The 100 + participants of the event was also a good
mix of scholars and advocates from educational institutions and civil society
organizations (CSOs). The live streaming got over a 1000 Views. 

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