6th Islamic Governance Symposium

You are cordially invited to attend the 6th Islamic Governance Symposium with the theme, “Innovation and Technology in an Islamic System of Governance,” organized by the UBD Institute of Policy Studies and in collaboration with the Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Advancement (ILIA) and with the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies.

The event will be held on November 08, 2020 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at ILIA Room 1, ILIA building of the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Click here to register.

For more information, kindly contact +673.832.9747 or email office.ips@ubd.edu.bn. Thank you.

Routledge Virtual Book Launch: International Studies in the Philippines

Join us for a virtual book launch which will map horizons of non-Western approaches in Philippine experiences of International Relations.

About this Event

How can local experiences and the social transformation generated by modernity help to enrich our understanding of the international? What might a version of the much-discussed “non-Western International Relations (IR)” look like? What continuities and discontinuities from the Philippine experience in particular can be useful for understanding other post-colonial polities? The Philippines makes a fascinating case study of a medium-sized, developing, post-colonial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural state in Southeast Asia.

Program Outline:

Welcome remarks by Taylor & Francis representative

Opening remarks by Rommel A. Curaming (University of Brunei Darussalam)

Introduction by Nassef Manabilang Adiong (University of the Philippines Diliman)

Panel discussion chaired by Frances Antoinette Cruz (University of the Philippines-Diliman)

  • Alan Chong, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore

Topic: José Rizal Attacks Imperialism Softly: Comprehending the Depths of Psychological Conversion and the Temptations of Violent Solutions

  • Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano, University of the Philippines Cebu

Topic: Sexploitative Human Trafficking In, Out and Beyond the Philippines: A Liquid Problem in a Cosmopolar International System

  • Amador IV Peleo, independent scholar

Topic: Conclusion – Small Statism and the Non-issue of IR in the Philippines


Closing remarks by Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)


Click https://bit.ly/IRBookLaunch to register.

Successful registrants will receive a Microsoft Teams meeting link prior to the event.

Should you have any enquiries, please email us at marketing@tandf.com.sg.

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Moral Governance presentation at DAP Graduate School of Public and Development Management

DAP-GSPDM in partnership with DAP sa Mindanao (DsM) conducted today, June 26, 2020, the Second Curriculum Co-Development Workshop for the Master in Public Management Major in Regional and Local Governance and Development (MPM-RLGD) for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).


The workshop focused on the development of a Framework on Moral Governance, with Dr. Nassef Manabilang Adiong, Professor of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies and Research Fellow of DAP-GSDPM, as main speaker. In his presentation, Dr. Adiong emphasized that the confluence of Faith, Freedom, Moral Authority, Common Good, and Social Ethics can produce a government that promotes Moral Governance. The framework will guide the content and delivery of the customized MPM program for the BARMM.


Reactors in this workshop included: BARMM Cabinet Secretary Hon. Mohd Asnin Pendatun, Prof. Alih Aiyub, Dr. Kamaruzzaman Bustamam-Ahmad, Mr. Antonio Kalaw, Jr., Dr. Maria Lourdes Rebullida, Dr. Teodoro Lloydon Bautista, Dr. Sukarno Tanggol and Mr. Mark Lemuel Garcia. The workshop was moderated by Dr. Bautista and Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina, Senior Vice President and Dean of DAP-GSPDM.

The project management teams of DAP-GSPDM and DsM for MPM-RLGD are led by Ms. CJ Almodal and Ms. Avon Sinajon, respectively. Both teams collaborated to make the second workshop a success.

Source: https://www.gspdm.com/Home_MPM-RLGD-BARMM