Monday, May 10, 2010
GSU Asian Studies and Galing Foundation, Inc. co-sponsored by Dept. of Political Science presented "Upcoming Presidential Elections in the Phil...
Ces Alberto, Aries Arugay, Arjho Turner, Dr. Kim Reimann, Dr. Chip Carey, Toni Daya-Luetgers & Dr. Eric Friginal
April 29, 2010
GSU (Georgia State University) Asian Studies Center and Galing Foundation, Inc. co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science at GSU presented "Upcoming Presidential Elections in the Philippines, What is at Stake?" held at the Troy Library, GSU General Bldg.
Panelist were; Henry "Chip" Carey, an Associate Professor in Department of Political Science at GSU who has lived and done research in the Philippines. Eric Friginal, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Linguistics and ESL at GSU and has done extensive research related to call centers located globally, including in the Philippines. Aries Arugay, a Fulbright graduate student in the Department of Political Science at GSU and also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Toni Daya-Luetgers, founder and executive director of the Galing Foundation, a local non-profit organization that promotes education in the Philippines.
Topics presented were "An overview on Philippine politics" by Dr. Carey, "Philippine Presidential Candidates Views on education policy and the importance of English proficiency for international competitiveness by Dr. Friginal, "10 Things to Remember this Election" by Mr. Arugay and "The Filipino community in Atlanta and Georgia" by Ms. Daya-Luetgers.
After the event, Filipino students commented on how they felt they needed to learn about politics in the Philippines. Dr. Kim Reimann, Director of GSU Asian Studies was very pleased with the students' response and thinks there may be some opportunities to do another event next year with the Filipino students organization.
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