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The Rat in Philippine Politics: Patricio Abinales to Hold a Lecture at the Asian Center

Written by Asian Studies.

Dr. Patricio Abinales, Professor at the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’ at Mano, will deliver a free public lecture, “Star Meat, Cebu Siopao and the Anti-Muslim Ilaga: The Rat in Philippine Politics on Friday, 25 July 2014*, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, at the Seminar Room, Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman.

In this lecture, Professor Abinales inquires ‘What happens when we add rodents into the discussion of postwar Philippine politics?’ Using a multidisciplinary approach, he tries to explore possible answers to this question, and in the process argues for giving unlikely actors like rats a place in this politics. The lecture is organized by the Asian Center and the Third World Studies Center, both from UP Diliman.

Patricio N. Abinales is Professor at the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’ at Mānoa. He obtained his Ph.D. in Government and Southeast Asian Studies from Cornell University and is the author of, among other books, Making Mindanao: Cotabato and Davao in the Formation of the Philippine Nation-State (2000); Images of State Power: Essays of Philippine Politics from the Margins (1999); and Orthodoxy and History in the Muslim-Mindanao Narrative (2010). He is currently Visiting Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman and was former Deputy Director of the Third World Studies Center. 

Seats are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm your attendance and learn more about the lecture, please contact Kat or Janus at 981.8500 local 3586 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .