In 1986, when millions of Filipino citizens took to the street to force the ouster of President Ferdinand Marcos, the world took notice. This talk examines the lessons that American scholars and policy practitioners learned from the Philippines' "People Power" revolution, including both democratization studies in international affairs and regime change in U.S. neoconservative foreign policy thinking.
And what about today? Can the lessons of 1986 offer global policymakers some guidance in responding to popular revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa?
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Assoc Prof Christopher Capozzola, Interim Associate Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Tuesday, 05 April 2011
- 5.15 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Seminar Room 2-1
Level 2, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road