Third World Studies Center
University of the Philippines
Joe Ariate is University Researcher at the The Third World Studies Center, a social science research center in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP), University of the Philippines, Diliman. It is committed to analyzing and developing alternative perspectives on Philippine, regional, and global issues grounded on academic research in the best tradition of scholarly practice. Its mission is to develop critical, alternative paradigms to promote progressive scholarship and action for change by undertaking pioneering research on issues of national and international concerns; create spaces for discussion and dialogue; publish original, empirically grounded, and innovative studies; and build a network of activist-scholars and public intellectuals.
TWSC is a social science research center that focuses mainly, but not limited to, the following areas of concentration from a multidisciplinary perspective: political economy and globalization, social movements, authoritarianism and democratic governance, peace and human security, culture and identity, and (new) media and technology. The Center also gives emphasis to its duty as a social science research center to set standards in skills and ethics in research not only within the University but also the larger academic community.