Philippines Update 2018: Contesting the Philippines

Event details


Date & time

Friday 25 May 2018 to Saturday 26 May 2018


University House, Australian National University, Canberra
ANU Canberra


Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno, Secretary, Department of Budget and Management, Philippines Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P. A. Sereno, Supreme Court of the Philippines


Mr Rory MacNeil
+612 6125 5484


Paper Abstract submissions are now invited. Presentations should address topics that fit broadly with the conference theme from fields including political economy; trade and investment; law and regulation; poverty and social protection; electoral politics; judicial politics; gender, health and policy; conflict and peace-building; governance and accountability; bilateral and regional relations; democratization and human rights; media and politics; climate change and policy responses, security and terrorism. 

Selected papers will be considered for publication.

Forum submissions: Paper submissions that cannot be accommodated in panel may be invited to feature as interventions or to pose questions during the Day 2 Update Forum.

Poster submissions: Graduate and postgraduate students working on aspects of the Philippines or Australia-Philippines relations are invited to prepare poster presentations of their work in progress, which will be displayed during the conference. Poster presenters will have an opportunity to introduce their work to Update participants as part of the Update program.


Paper abstracts (maximum 300 words) are invited for submission by 30 January 2018. Notification of acceptance will be by 15 February 2018.

Presenters whose papers are accepted will be notified by 15 February 2018 and in some cases, travel subsidies to attend the conference will be available.

Poster submissions are invited for submission by 30 March 2018. The Update organizers will work with students submitting on format, graphics and printing.

Student prizes

Travel subsidies will be awarded for student submissions as follows:

  1. $1000 for best student paper submission
  2. $500 for second-best student paper submission
  3. $500 for best student poster submission
  4. $400 for second-best poster submission

To be eligible for the above prizes, you must submit the first draft of your complete paper or poster by 30 January 2018.


Contact Rory MacNeil at for questions and paper/poster submissions

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