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How the Marcos Dictatorship Made Duterte Happen: Human Rights in the Philippines

Presented by the Gallatin Human Rights Initiative. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.

“Just at the moment when the collective memory of Marcos’s brutality was fading and his partisans were recasting his martial law regime as a bold developmental initiative, Raissa Robles has delivered a powerful corrective. After years of rigorous research, she carefully documents the regime’s orgy of corruption and recovers persuasive eyewitness testimony to its tortures from both the perpetrators and their victims. More than any other work published in the thirty years since the dictator’s downfall, this book inscribes all this evidence of the regime’s excesses in the historical record for further generations of Filipinos.”

—Dr. Alfred McCoy, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Jerome Whittington (NYU Department of Anthropology) and Ruben Carranza (International Center for Transitional Justice) serve as discussants.

 

 

 

 

Image: Philippines People Power Protest, September 2017. AP/Bullit Marquez.

Organizer: Gallatin Human Rights Initiative
Venue: Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
Address:
8 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003 United States
Phone: (212) 998-3700
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