Bihing D'Laut: The Sama d'Laut’s Maritime Tradition, Culture, & Communal Resilience | Lecture, Exhibit and Dances
The students of Philippine Studies (PS) 201 of the UP Asian Center invite you Bihing D'Laut: The Sama d'Laut’s Maritime Tradition, Culture, & Communal Resilience, on 14 May 2019, 5–8 pm, UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event features a lecture on Sama Badjao, two performances of igal dances, and a photo exhibit.
The UP Asian Center, and the UP Alpha Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association, will be holding a public lecture by Dr. Armand Salvador B. Mijares, Homo Luzonensis in Asia-Pacific Pre-History, on 2 May 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 pm, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.
The UP Asian Center will be a holding a public forum, “Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges: ASEAN’s Way Forward” on 3 May 2019, 1 – 5 pm at the UP Asian Center, Quezon City. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.
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September 22; 1:30 p.m Seminar room, GT-Toyota Asian Cultural Center, UP Diliman
The Singapore government has made it a national priority to recruit foreign human capital in order to sustain economic growth. However, some of the “spillover” effects has been rising inflation, escalating property prices and overcrowding on its public transport. In terms of debates on identities, societal tensions have emerged around the concept of “us” and the “other” in Singapore. The majority of foreign human capitals are transnationals with transboundary ties and loyalties between two or more countries (normally host and sending countries). Singapore provides a useful model of how the flow of transnationals and their economic, political and social impacts are managed as part of the global economy. Often deemed as a cosmopolitan city, the role of the state in Singapore has moved towards integrating foreign human capital into society instead of assimilating them. The majority of foreign residents working in Singapore are from China, India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Faizal Bin Yahya is a Research Fellow with the Institute of Policy Studies, a research center at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. His current research focuses on Singapore, human capital, ethnic minorities, state owned enterprises, state enterpreneuralism and economic linkages between South Asia and East Asia (including Southeast Asia) at the regional and bilateral levels. He is the co-author of “The Migration of Indian Human Capital” (Routledge 2010), author of “Economic Cooperation between Singapore and India” (Routledge 2008) and author of “New Temples of India: Singapore and India Collaboration in Information Technology Parks” (Brill, 2008).
Arunajeet Kaur is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. Her research is concerned with the Indian Diaspora in Southeast Asia including Sikh identity, flow of professional Indian immigrants and political marginalization of the Indian minority communities such as in Malaysia. She is the co-author of “The Migration of Indian Human Capital” (Routledge 2010).