The Asian Center, in cooperation with the Asian Politics & Policy journal, the Asian Studies journal, UP Department of English and Comparative Literature (DECL), UP Department of Political Science, and the UP Third World Studies Center, invites the public to ‘A Conversation with Benedict Anderson’ on March 11, 2013, 10-1130 am at the GT-Toyota Auditorium, Asian Center, UP-Diliman.
The interview panel will consist of Eduardo Gonzalez, PhD and Michiyo Yoneno-Reyes, Phd, both of the Asian Center; Lily Rose Tope, PhD, of DECL; and Ramon Guillermo, PhD, of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature.
Benedict Richard O’Gorman Anderson is Aaron L. Binenkorb Professor Emeritus of International Studies, Government and Asian Studies at Cornell University. He completed his PhD dissertation entitled “The Pemuda Revolution: Indonesian Politics, 1945-1946” in 1967 at Cornell University, where he became director of the Southeast Asian Program from 1983 to 1989. Anderson published Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, for which he became well-known. First published in 1983, it is a path-breaking and highly innovative work that has supplied one of the most popular and oft-quoted concepts in the academe and beyond. His other books include The Spectre of Comparisons (1998); Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-colonial Imagination (2007); and The Fate of Rural Hell: Asceticism and Desire in Buddhist Thailand (2012).
Admission is free and open to the public, but seats are on a first-come, first-served basis.