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Watching the Philippines, Reporting Duterte

  • The Pulitzer World Room, Columbia University (map)

The two-day conference will feature a series of panels focusing on Duterte's presidency, the media, polarization, and Duterte's war on drugs. Register here.

Full program:


5:30 - 6:20 PM        Book Launch, A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency, Edited by Nicole Curato  (University of Canberra)    

6:20 PM - 6:45 PM     Reception

7:00 - 9:30 PM    Film Screening of Ma’ Rosa - 515 Dodge Hall, Columbia University

  • Introduction by, and Q & A after the show, with Neferti Tadiar (Columbia University) and Vicente Rafael (University of Washington)


9:00-9:15 AM        Welcome

9:15 -10:45 AM    Panel I        Where in the World is Duterte’s Philippines?

Moderator: Ann Marie Murphy (Columbia/Seton Hall)

  • John Gershman (New York University)

  • Andy Nathan (Columbia University)

  • Maria Ortuoste (California State University)

10:45 - 11:00 AM    Break        

11:00 - 12:30 PM    Panel II        Duterte and the Politics of Populism 

Moderator: Duncan McCargo

  • Nicole Curato (University of Canberra)

  • Leloy Claudio (University of De La Salle)

  • Glenda Gloria (Harvard University)

12:30 - 1:30 PM    Lunch    

1:30 - 3:00 PM        Panel III    Drugs, Policing and Extrajudicial Killings 

Moderator: Eduardo Moncada (Barnard College of Columbia University)

  • Alfred McCoy (University Wisconsin)

  • Sheila Coronel (Columbia University)

  • Steffen Jensen (University of Aalborg)

3:00 - 3:15 PM        Coffee Break        

3:15 - 4:45 PM        Panel IV    Resistance 

Moderator: Neferti Tadiar

  • Albert Alejo (Loyola School of Theology)

  • Kiri Dalena (Resbak)

  • Ea Torrado (Daloy Dance Company)

4:45 - 6:15 PM        Panel V     Photographing Duterte’s Drug War 

Moderator: Sheila Coronel

  • Daniel Berehulak (New York Times)

  • Vicente Rafael (University of Washington)

  • Raffy Lerma (freelance photographer)


Columbia Journalism School

New York Southeast Asia Network

Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Columbia CSER: Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Columbia Center for Justice

Asian American Writers Workshop

University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Co-Organizers: Sheila Coronel, Duncan McCargo, Neferti Tadiar