The primal mission of PhISO is to instill a culture of scholarship whose interest is on the theories and praxes of both International Relations as a discipline and international affairs of the Philippines.
PhISO’s first step is to gather all Filipino academicians (scholars, teachers, and students) in the field of International Relations including related social/physical sciences and practitioners (diplomats, etc.) by convening e-meetings through Facebook and Gmail groups. The first project is to form a core group that aims to formally establish PhISO. Members of the Executive Committee (officers) will be selected from the core group. Invitations will simultaneously be emailed to selected Filipino IR scholars here and abroad.
The second step is to convene a conference
at the end of 2016. The tentative schedule is on November 21-25 or early December, which includes panels, one or two plenary session(s), and meetings of the core group members. Papers presented will be collected, peer-reviewed, and published in a journal as a special issue or in an edited volume by early 2017.
PhISO’s fourth step is to contact prestigious publishing houses in order to find a host for the PhISO’s flagship journal. In 2018 onwards, PhISO members are hoping to participate in the ISA and ISA-Asia Pacific conventions annually, and papers presented will be part of PhISO’s publications.
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