Panel: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and U.S.-Philippine Relations: Quo V
March 2, 2017
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
Historically one of the staunchest allies of the United States in the Asia/Pacific region, the Philippines under its new president Rodrigo Duterte is making headlines for its leader’s approach in solving the drug problem in the country and for his threat to sever U.S.-Philippine ties in favor of closer ties to China and Russia. Find out from four experts what the future holds for U.S.-Philippine relations as the panel tackles the issues of the dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, the Muslim wars and insurgency in southern Philippines, the “extrajudicial killings” and the strained U.S.-Philippine relations under the Duterte government.
Flashpoint in the Pacific: The South China Sea and U.S.-China Relations:
Michael Klare, Five College professor of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS)
Duterte, The Politics of Memory and the Legacies of America's Moro Wars in the Philippines:
Justin Jackson, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow in Global Histories at the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University
Nation-Building on Bodies: Development and Politics Under Duterte:
Riko Rosete, Visiting Lecturer in Economics, Mount Holyoke College
One Hundred Nineteen Years of U.S.-Philppine Relations (1898-2017): From "Friends" to "Enemies"?
Richard T. Chu, Five College Associate Professor in History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by UMass History Department, UMass International Programs Office, and Five College Program on Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS).