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This conference will bring together academics, journalists, and community activists to discuss the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte and the media. Spanning two days, the conference will include a book launch, a film screening, and five panels. The conference will begin on Tuesday evening with a book launch of A Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency, followed by a screening of "Ma Rosa," directed by Brillante Mendoza. The screening will take place at 7pm in 515 Dodge Screening Room at Columbia University and will be followed by a post-film discussion with Professor Neferti Tadiar (Barnard College, Columbia University), and Vincente Rafael (University of Washington). The panels will cover the role of Duterte's Philippines in the world, the politics of populism, drugs and extrajudicial killings, resistance and community activism, and documenting the drug war.

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This conference is sponsored by the Columbia Journalism School, New York Southeast Asia Network, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia CSER: Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Columbia Center for Justice, Asian American Writers Workshop, and the University of Sydney Southeast Asia Centre.

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