Prof. Miriam Coronel-Ferrer is the plenary speaker for the Philippine Sociological Society’s 2015 National Conference at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology. Prof. Ferrer is the Chairperson of the Government Peace Negotiating Panel for Talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Her presentation is entitled “May Tiwala: The Trust Factor in Peace Building and Conflict Transformation.”
The theme for this year’s conference is Sociology of Peace and Conflict: Contexts and Challenges.
Joining Prof. Ferrer in the roster of plenary speakers is sociologist Dr. Francisco “Pancho” Lara, the author of the recently published book Insurgents, Clans, and States – Political Legitimacy and Resurgent Conflict in Muslim Mindanao, Philippines.
Registration for the National Conference is still open. Abstract submissions for paper presenters are due on 15 August. Guests are also welcome to register. Please visit http://philippinesociology.com/national-conference/ for more information.