June 22 | Register for "The power of the foul mouth: Silencing the critics" A conversation with the editor of the Duterte Reader


Event information

  • Type: Forum and discussion
  • Date: June 22 (Friday) 2018
  • Time: 16.00 - 18.00
  • Location: ISS campus , Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague (directions) Coffee lounge
  • Enrolment: Fill in the form below. Limited slots available. Priority for PhD candidates of the Graduate School.
  • Contact: Audrey Esteban
  • Email: esteban@ihs.nl


The PhD community invites all Graduate School PhD candidates to join the conversation with the editor of the Duterte Reader, Dr. Nicole Curato. The collection of essays offers an overview of Rodrigo Duterte’s rise to power and actions of his early presidency of the Philippines. The book is a critical analysis of one of the most media-savvy authoritarian rulers of our time.

The reader has contributions from leading experts on the society and history of the Phillipines. The Duterte Reader is necessary reading for anyone needing to contextualise and understand the history and social forces that have shaped contemporary Philippine politics. Editor Dr. Nicole Curato will be present for a presentation and discussion.

About the speaker

Dr. Nicole Curato is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. She holds Australian Research Council's Discovery Early Career Research Fellowship for her work on democratic innovations in post-disaster contexts.

Book discount

Dr. Curato can bring pre-ordered books on the day of the event (June 22) at a discounted rate of 10 euros (original price is 18 euros if ordered directly from Cornell plus shipping). Please email esteban@ihs.nl before June 8 to pre-order your copy.

A Duterte Reader Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency

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