BiographyNassef Manabilang Adiong is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort), PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization), and DSRN (Decolonial Studies Research Network). He works on theoretical research between Islam and International Relations (particularly, comparing Islamic governance with the nation-state system), and explores Muslim polities in Southeast Asia. Presently, ranked as Associate Professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman, where his decolonial ideas led him in the creation of the CIDS Decolonial Studies Program. In the same university, he is an affiliate faculty member of the Center for International Studies and was a former co-convenor of the CIDS Islamic Studies Program.
PhD, METU, Ankara, 2016
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Nassef works on theoretical research between Islam and International Relations (particularly, comparing Islamic governance with the nation-state system), and explores Muslim polities in Southeast Asia.
By: Nassef Manabilang Adiong
Join us for a virtual book launch which will map horizons of non-Western approaches in Philippine experiences of International Relations.
About this Event
How can local experiences and the social transformation generated by modernity help to enrich our understanding of the international? What might a version of the much-discussed “non-Western International Relations (IR)” look like? What continuities and discontinuities from the Philippine experience in particular can be useful for understanding other post-colonial polities? The Philippines makes a fascinating case study of a medium-sized, developing, post-colonial, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural state in Southeast Asia.
Welcome remarks by Taylor & Francis representative
Opening remarks by Rommel A. Curaming (University of Brunei Darussalam)
Introduction by Nassef Manabilang Adiong (University of the Philippines Diliman)
Panel discussion chaired by Frances Antoinette Cruz (University of the Philippines-Diliman)
- Alan Chong, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU, Singapore
Topic: José Rizal Attacks Imperialism Softly: Comprehending the Depths of Psychological Conversion and the Temptations of Violent Solutions
- Archill Niña Faller-Capistrano, University of the Philippines Cebu
Topic: Sexploitative Human Trafficking In, Out and Beyond the Philippines: A Liquid Problem in a Cosmopolar International System
- Amador IV Peleo, independent scholar
Topic: Conclusion – Small Statism and the Non-issue of IR in the Philippines
Closing remarks by Aigul Kulnazarova (Tama University, Japan)
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Successful registrants will receive a Microsoft Teams meeting link prior to the event.
Should you have any enquiries, please email us at [email protected].
By: Nassef Manabilang Adiong
Subjects: Philosophy and Religion, Religion
Each activity in this series of book launches, chaired by distinguished scholars, will feature a 5-minute presentation on Co-IRIS by Dr Nassef Manabilang Adiong, a 15-minute talk on “Islam and Democracy: Lessons learnt from the Arab Spring” by Dr Deina Abdelkader, another 15-minute talk on “The Khamenei Doctrine: Iran’s Leader on Diplomacy, Foreign Policy and International Relations” by Dr Raffaele Mauriello, and an open forum. The events will be held at various locations, including CIMEL of SOAS, the Philippine Embassy in London, OXCIS, and Royal Holloway’s CIWAS. Please be guided of the schedules below:
January 15, 2019 (Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (CIMEL) at SOAS, University of London
Chair: Dr Jonathan Ercanbrack
Venue: Room G3, main SOAS building, SOAS University of London, 10 Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
To register, please contact Dr Ercanbrack at [email protected].
January 16, 2019 (Wednesday, 10:00 am – 12:00
Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines in the UK
Chair: Second Secretary and Consul Rommel A. Romato
Venue: Exhibition Hall, Philippine Embassy, 10 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG
Registration via email ([email protected]) is required.
January 17, 2019 (Thursday, 5:00 – 6:30 pm)
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Chair: Mr Richard Makepeace
Venue: Damascus Room, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Marston Road, Oxford OX3 0EE
To register, please contact the academic office at [email protected].
January 18, 2019 (Friday, 5:30 – 7:00 pm)
Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS) at Royal Holloway, University of London
Chair: Dr Mohammad R. Kalantari
Venue: Moore Auditorium, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ciwas-book-launch-islam-in-international-relations-politics-and-paradigms-tickets-53017472688
You are welcome to submit your research monograph in the
following publications edited, advised, and supported by the
– International Journal of Islam in Asia (Brill Publishers)
– Islam and Global Studies series (Palgrave Macmillan)
– Islam and International Relations series (Gerlach Press)
– Islam in Southeast Asia series (Palgrave Macmillan)