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12 NOV 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 24. 4 PAGES 

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CLA Faculty Members Present Papers in Annual Pol Sci Confab

Two faculty members of the Political Science Department of the College of Liberal Arts presented their papers in the annual conference of the Political Science Association last October 22 – 26 at the Philippine Social Science Center. Their papers focused on this year’s conference theme “Philippine Democracy on Trial.”

During the conference, Dr. Antonio Contreras presented his paper titled “Polity Beyond of the State: A Post Modern View of the Philippine Political Institutions in the Context of People Power, Terrorism and Narco-Politics.”

On the other hand, Dr. Renato Cruz de Castro read his article titled “Explaining the 1991 Breakdown in the US-Philippine Security Relations: Exploring the Limits of an Alliance of Necessity.”

In a related development, Ronald Holmes of the Political Science Department was elected as the new president of the Philippine Political Science Association, while Jun Pedro was elected as the secretary.

Salazar speaks on micro-hydro power

Mechanical Engineering Department faculty Godofredo Salazar served as a resource person on talk about micro-hydro power during the National Conference on Alternative Sources of Energy at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) last October 22-24.

Organized by the Partnership for Clean Air and the Environmental Education Network of the Philippines, ADB , United Nations Environmental Program, Department of Energy, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, this year’s conference theme was “Towards an Environmentally Sound Energy Future.”

Estanislao elected regional coordinator of of Signum Fidei Luzon Chapter

College of Business and Economics Guidance Counselor Dr. Susan Estanislao was elected regional coordinator for Luzon during the Regional Assembly of Signum Fidei Luzon Chapters held in DLSU-Zobel on October 20. She will serve for two years.

Teehankee graduates as first Development Studies PhD

Political Science Department Chair Julio Teehankee was the first to graduate under the Doctoral in Development Studies program of the College of Liberal Arts. He finished with distinction in the recent commencement exercises for the second trimester. Teehankee obtained his AB Political Science from DLSU-M, while he took his MA in Political Science in the University of the Philippines.

Teehankee’s dissertation, titled “Power Bequeathed: Generational Shift and Elite Reproduction in the 11th House of Representatives,” explored the adaptive strategies utilized by political dynasties to maintain their dominance in congressional politics.



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