The Philippine Political Science Association (PPSA) celebrates 50 years of path breaking contributions to the promotion of the study of Philippine politics through the professional development of its members and academic advances made in teaching, research and publications. The 2012 PPSA International Conference seeks to showcase the evolution of political science as a discipline grounded in theories that provide analytical and critical tools in comprehending political realities. The 2012 Conference also provides a venue in which to reflect on the previous and present contributions of the discipline as stepping stones in charting new directions in the field of political science.
The PPSA, through its activities in general and its annual conferences in particular, has continuously and critically engaged fellow academics (not only in political science but also in the other social science disciplines), policy-makers, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and social movement players as well as public intellectuals on topics touching on day-to-day political realities at the local, regional and international arenas. One of its many strengths is that it is multidisciplinary in its approaches as well as in its engagements. Thus, its members do not only include political scientists, but also sociologists, historians, and economists, among others. As with the previous PPSA conferences, the 2012 PPSA International Conference foresees the participation of around 150 academics, researchers, and public intellectuals as well as well-known policy and opinion makers and social movement and civil society players on 12-14 April 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan as its local partner.
For participants who are requesting for a copy of the endorsement of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), click here to download the CHED Endorsement of the 2012 PPSA International Conference.
The 2012 PPSA International Conference will have "Building on the Past, Reflecting on the Present and Charting Future Directions in Studies on Philippine Politics" as its major theme.