Social Science and Society Lectures

Dr. Lourdes Portus’ Lecture on Developing Quality Social Science Research

With the launch of PSSC’s online courses on Digital Approaches to Social Science Research, let’s take a look at how Executive Director Dr. Lourdes M. Portus discussed ways to develop quality research during her lecture at the Asia Pacific Consortium of Researchers and Educators (APCORE) Convention and International Conference held on September 19 to 20, …

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Dr. Cynthia Bautista’s “Reflections on Philippine Higher Education Reform in an ASEAN and Global Context: A Social Construction”

Dr. Ma. Cynthia Rose B. Bautista, incumbent Vice President for Academic Affairs of the University of the Philippines and former Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education, delivered this four-part lecture on Philippine higher education reform in an ASEAN and global context in June 2014 at a PSSC-organized conference entitled “Energizing the Philippine Social Sciences …

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Lecture on China’s Historical Claims to the South China Sea by Atty. Jay Batongbacal

In February 2016, Atty. Jay L. Batongbacal, the Director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, delivered this four-part lecture on China’s historical claims to the South China Sea (SCS)—focusing on the Scarborough Shoal and tracing the factors and events that led to the standoff between the Philippines and China …

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West Philippine Sea Lecture by Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio

In this four-part lecture organized by the Philippine Social Science Council in February 2016, retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio laid the historical and legal narratives behind the opposing maritime claims of the Philippines and China on the South China Sea (SCS). The first part featured a detailed account of China’s creeping …

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