The Oscar M. Lopez Center, in partnership with the Philippine Social Science Council (PSSC), will be holding The Climate Dialogues: Bolstering Climate Action with Social Science on January 27, 2021 (Wednesday) from 9am to 11am via Zoom. This event continues the initial brainstorming with social scientists last October, which generated a number of questions and concerns on climate change from the perspective of social sciences.
The upcoming event will focus on how the social sciences can help and contribute to solving climate change. The conversations will be moderated by Prof. Flordeliz Abanto of the Philippine Academic Society for Climate and Disaster Resilience and will feature representatives from different fields of social sciences:
Dr. Rosalie Arcala Hall, a full Professor and Scientist I at the University of the Philippines Visayas, involved in research projects on disaster management and water governance with grants from UP Visayas and UP System Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR).
Dr. Helen Dayo, Anthropologist and a Gender and Development specialist at the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB), known for her interdisciplinary engagement in water governance, food security and climate change.
Mr. Jim Duran, communication lecturer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Philippines Communication Society.
Atty. Josine Alexandra Gamboa, environmental lawyer, law professor, and public policy specialist.
Dr. Emmanuel Luna, professor of Community Development at the College of Social Work and Community Development in UP Diliman, specializing in community-based disaster risk reduction and management, social development strategies, and participatory evaluation.
Dr. Rene Ofreneo, professor emeritus and former dean of University of the Philippines Diliman School of Labor and Industrial Relations.
Dr. Oliver Sta. Ana, professorial lecturer for the University of the Philippines Diliman and the De La Salle University, and heads the academic services of Maynilad Water Academy.
For inquiries regarding this event, please contact Mr. Alfi Lorenz Cura (OML Center) at [email protected].