Lectures on National Security Reform

December 17, 2012

Two of members of the Department of Political Science, Drs Lourdes Rallonza and Alma Maria O. Salvador gave lectures on security at the National Defense College of the Philippines as part of the three-week Senior Executive Course on National Security (SECNS) on 26 Nov  to 14 Dec 2012. Dr Rallonza and Dr  Salvador's respective lectures on gender and Security Sector Reform was well received as it raised issues on engendering the AFP and implementing human security in a forum attended by ranking officers of the AFP.

The Department of Political Science's Working Group in Security Sector Reform presented the findings of a current research in defense spending and Alignment of National Security Policies in the Australian Embassy. Members of the working group Dr Alma Maria O. Salvador and Kathline Tolosa argued for a comprehensive and coherent national security strategy and a reexamination
of spending for alternative environmental and disaster security. The presentation provided for a one of a kind venue for international funding agencies interested in security sector reform and governance, the AusAid, The Asia Foundation, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung to sit in one forum last Dec 14th to discuss findings and the future of SSR research.