Philippines-Australia Forum at La Trobe

The Philippines-Australia Forum supports a wide range of research, engagement, and teaching initiatives to increase awareness of Philippine politics, culture, and society, strengthening people-to-people connections and institutional partnerships between the Philippines and Australia.

The Forum aims to serve as an active hub for academics, businesses, civic society, and other parties with an interest in the Philippines, especially for students in the Philippines and Australia interested in Philippine studies.

The Philippines-Australia Forum at La Trobe is an initiative funded by the Philippine Consulate General in Australia and the Philippine Government to advance Philippine studies at La Trobe University.

Photo: by Angelito Valdez Jr Photography

New initiative to further Philippines studies in Australia

New initiative to further Philippines studies in Australia

La Trobe University receives donation from the Philippine Consulate in Melbourne.

Partnership explores new avenues of research in the Philippines

Partnership explores new avenues of research in the Philippines

La Trobe University and Ateneo de Manila University's partnership leads a PhD program encouraging a growth in research collaboration between scholars in the Philippines and Australia.

New approach to climate change on Tambaliza island

New approach to climate change on Tambaliza island

A story of a community which came together through ‘Bayanihan’ to accomplish a specific task and planned ways of supporting each other to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan and adapt to climate change.

Philippines-Australia Forum at La Trobe University

Philippines-Australia Forum at La Trobe University

Listen to recordings of our 'Philippines in Focus' Seminar Series on this playlist

About

Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribari is the Director of the Philippines-Australia Forum, and a Senior Lecturer in Crime, Justice and Legal Studies at the Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University.  His research focuses on constitutionalism, judicial politics, and the rule of law in comparative perspective, with an emphasis on contexts of democratic deterioration. He also has a strong interest in the internationalisation of higher education, particularly on international mobility and intercultural teaching and learning.

Raul holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of South Carolina, an LL.M. from Cambridge University, and a Law Degree from Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (Caracas, Venezuela). His work has been published in a variety of prestigious outlets, including The Journal of PoliticsLaw and Social Inquiry, the Annual Review of Law and Social SciencesInternational Political Science Review and The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, among others.

Raul is a Co-Editor at Thesis Eleven (Sage). He is currently the Vice-President of the Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Programs (CULJP) and has served as Chair of the Section on Venezuelan Studies (SVS) of the Latin American Studies Association (2020-2022). He has written and provided commentary on issues relevant to his expertise to a variety of media outlets in Australia and globally.

Diana Heatherich (Program Manager of Global Research for La Trobe Asia)

Dr Anthony Moran (Associate Professor in Sociology & HUSS School Director of Graduate Research)

Rei Fortes (Liaison Officer and Copywriter)

Here are the recordings for previous seminars of the Philippines-Australia Forum at La Trobe University.

Ms Maria Lourdes M Salcedo (Consul-General - Philippine Consulate-General in Victoria)

Mr Jan Sherwin Perez Wenceslao (Consul - Philippine Consulate-General in Victoria)

Dr Trever Hogan (Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Sociology)

Prof Nick Bisley (Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Prof Lawrie Zion (Associate Dean, Research and Industry Engagement)

Dr Sallie Yea (Tracey Banivanua Fellow – Planning)

Dr Brooke Wilmsen (Senior Lecturer – Anthropology)

Dr Kerstin Steiner (Associate Professor – Law Melbourne)

Professor Dennis Altman (Vice Chancellor’s Fellow and Emeritus Professor)

Ms Jenn Lee (Senior Lecturer – Digital Health Information and management)

Dr Shem MacDonald (Lecturer – Language and Education)

Prof Nicole Curator (Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Canberra)

Dr Gulzar Malik (Associate Dean, International Partnerships – School of Nursing and Midwifery)

Dr Raelene Wilding (Head of Sociology – Department of Social Inquiry)

Dr Alfred Presbitero (Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Business and Law – Deakin University Business School)

Ms May Red Zafra (La Trobe Alumni and runs Tagalog Learning Inc.)

Mr Andrew Albert Ty (Graduate Researcher in English and Creative Writing at La Trobe University - Ateneo de Manila University partnership)

Mr Gilbert Jacob Que (Graduate Research in Planning at La Trobe University - Ateneo de Manila University partnership)

Ms Marjorie Muyrong (Graduate Researcher in Sociology at La Trobe University - Ateneo de Manila University partnership)

Mr Francis Sollano (Graduate Researcher in Crime, Justice & Legal studies at La Trobe University - Ateneo de Manila University partnership)

Ms Jacquline Marie Tolentino (Graduate Researcher in Politics at La Trobe University - Ateneo de Manila University partnership)

Mr Neville Jay Manaois (Graduate Researcher in Sociology at La Trobe University - Ateneo de Manila University partnership)

Ms Anna Torres Abblitt (Student Advisor in Shepperton at La Trobe University)

Mr Nikos Lexis Dacanay (Graduate Researcher at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University)

Dr Steven (Steve) Muncy (Executive Director of Community and Family Services International - CFSI)

Mr Cliff Picton (Board Member at Community and Family Services International - CFSI)