University of St. La Salle

USLS to hold 2023 Jose W. Diokno Memorial Lecture on Nov. 22

The University of St. La Salle is set to host the annual Jose W. Diokno Memorial Lecture on November 22, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Miguel Hall M23-M25.

The lecture series, initiated in 1992 in honor of the distinguished Lasallian, Sen. Jose W. Diokno, has become a prominent platform for intellectual discourse, featuring notable leaders, scholars, and influential figures from various sectors.

This year's lecture, titled "The Nexus of Religion and Politics: Critical Juncture in Public Life," will be keynoted by Dr. Jayeel S. Cornelio, a respected professor in Development Studies at Ateneo de Manila University and the current Visiting Professor of the USLS Graduate School Programs.

Dr. Cornelio's expertise in the sociology of religion is evident in his extensive body of work, comprising over 100 articles, publications, and books. His research delves into pressing issues in contemporary Philippine society, such as religious support for strongman politics, the struggle for gender equality, and evolving attitudes of young people towards religion.

Given the enduring relevance of religion and politics in the Philippines, the Department of Political Science at the College of Arts and Sciences, extends a cordial invitation to the public to participate in this intellectually stimulating event.

The lecture aims to facilitate a rational and scholarly discussion on the intricate relationship between religion and politics in the Philippine public life.

The lecture series, spanning over three decades, continues to uphold the legacy of Sen. Jose W. Diokno, contributing significantly to the intellectual enrichment of the community.

The University anticipates a thoughtful and impactful discussion that will resonate beyond the lecture hall, shaping perspectives and fostering a deeper understanding of the intersection between religion and politics in the Philippines.

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