PolSci faculty, students present papers on multifarious topics at PPSA conference

Faculty members and students of the UST Department of Political Science presented their scholarly works on various political, social, and cultural topics at the recently held 2021 Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) International Conference.

Arts and Letters Faculty Secretary, Asst. Prof. Ma. Zenia M. Rodriguez and UST Political Science Department Chair Asst. Prof. Dennis C. Coronacion, Ph.D., led the Thomasian contingent in the three-day forum graced by the country’s leading political science scholars and researchers.

Rodriguez talked about international religious non-government organizations and their advocacies for peace and justice within the purview of the Dominican Order. Meanwhile, Coronacion co-presented with his student Jerome Madrid Inoc, the case of Overseas Filipino Workers in Cambodia in the context of the Global South trends in migration.

Faculty members Jazztin Jairum Manalo, delivered a study on the co-production and environmental governance in Palawan. Anthony Andrew Divinagracia probed the implications of the ABS-CBN shutdown on the final years of the Duterte administration. Cleve Arguelles, meanwhile, examined the durability of President Rodrigo Duterte’s popularity amid his mismanaged COVID-19 response.

Another faculty member, Amr Solon Sison co-presented the resurgence of “other canon” economics in the early decades of the 21st century with Arellano University instructor Bryan Joseph Ortiz.

            Political Science student Erick Joshua Lagon, dissected the great power politics of the COVID-19 pandemic under the lens of political realism.

This year’s conference theme centered on COVID-19 politics amid economic and sustainability issues confronting the world today.

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