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DLSU hosts confab on ‘Militarisms,’ Feb. 21

Philippine and North American scholars will hold a conference, “Militarism(s) Then and Now,” on Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Yuchengco Lecture Room (rooms 507-509) of De La Salle University, Taft, Manila.

The conference brings together scholars from Canada and the Philippines as they examine the multiple manifestations of militarism in Asia and beyond.

Speakers will analyze historical processes, institutional structures, forms of knowledge exchange, and cultural practices that have shaped, and have been shaped by, militarism’s many articulations. They will connect seemingly disparate events such as imperialism, colonization, authoritarianism, dictatorship and fascism in order trace how these expand our understanding of militarism as method and as reality without end.

They will also reflect on antimilitaristic imaginaries that result in calls for reparation, redress and community building in the wake of war and global violence.

The forum is organized by the DLSU College of Liberal Arts, DLSU Literature Department, Akda: Asian Journal of Literature, Culture, and Performance, and Philippine Women’s University (PWU)

Speakers include: Julio Teehankee, dean of DLSU College of Liberal Arts; Francisco Benitez, PWU president, Jazmin Llana, chair of DLSU Department of Literature.

Panel 1: Takashi Fujitani of University of Toronto; Lisa Yoneyama of University of Toronto; Oscar Campomanes of Ateneo de Manila University;

Roland Tolentino of University of the Philippines; and Robert Diaz of University of Toronto.

Panel 2: Eleanor Ty of Wilfrid Laurier University; Thy Phu of Western University; Gary Davilles of Ateneo; Ferdinand Lopez of University of Santo Tomas; Paul Michael Atienza with Aloha Tolentino of University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; and Jeremy De Chavez

Panel 3: Judy Han and; Jennifer Chun of University of Toronto; Elaine Tolentino and Charmaine Willoughby of DLSU.