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26 NOV 2001. VOLUME 33. NUMBER 26. 4 PAGES   

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Lecture-forum tackles good governance

Dr. Wolfgang Merkel of the University of Heidelberg

The La Salle Institute of Governance, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung held a lecture-forum on the influence of political systems on political party formation last November 15 at the Ariston Estrada Seminar Room.

The lecture-forum was titled “Comparing the Presidential and Parliamentary Political Systems: How Do They Impact on the Process of Political Party Formation?.”

It was meant to generate crucial insights on the challenges and opportunities for restructuring political systems in ways that could further deepen democracy.

Dr. Wolfgang Merkel, Executive Director of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Heidelberg shared valuable insights on the topic with students and faculty members of the university.

The lecture-forum was further enriched by the discussants, Dr. Wilfrido Villacorta, president of the Yuchengco Center for East Asia, and lawyer Jose Luis Martin Gascon, executive director of the National Institute for Policy Studies.

Headed by Dr. Francisco Magno, the La Salle Institute of Governance is a research establishment that promotes effective, transparent, accountable and participatory governance by designing and implementing high-quality research, training, project management, and monitoring and evaluation activities.

On the other hand, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, represented by Dr. Rudolf Traub, is a German non-profit, private educational foundation. Its projects focus on empowering marginalized sectors and groups, promoting socio-political dialogue, and building awareness through exchange programs.

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