Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

Lectures & Conferences @ UP Asian Center

The Asian Center regularly holds lectures, conferences, roundtables, and other academic-related activities, all of which have been listed below. All conferences and the like are free and open to the public unless otherwise stated within the press release. 

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The UP Asian Center will launch a forum-poster exhibit, Asia on the Rise: Challenges for Philippine Foreign Relations, on 17 May 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm, UP Asian Center, QC. The forum-exhibit is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are asked to sign up. 

The UP Asian Center will host a forum, Contemporary Issues in Non-Traditional Security: Implications for Philippine Foreign Policy, on 11 May 2018, 1 pm–4 pm, at the Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, QC. The forum is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are requested to sign up.

The exhibit showcases the highlights, experiences, and findings of graduate students of the UP Asian Center on their cultural immersion and mapping of two Mangyan communities in northern Oriental Mindoro—the Iraya Mangyan tribe of Puerto Galera and the Alangan Mangyan tribe of Baco—from 21–22 April 2018.

The conference features three sessions covering 14 panels and 58 presentations from the graduate students of the UP Asian Center taking up their MAs at the UP Asian Center and their PhDs at the TriCollege PhD Philippine Studies program.

In the interest of looking closely into the role of religion as a catalyst of peace and development, the roundtable is organized to derive learning from selected religious communities. The event will be a venue for explicating religious doctrines that serve as foundations for peace and development initiatives, as well for presenting how these doctrines are translated into concrete, contextual programs that promote peace and development in the Philippines.