DAVID WURFEL: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA
Born: Seattle, Washington, USA; May 22, 1929
Died: Seattle, Washington, USA; November 12, 2012
Status: Canadian and U.S. citizen; married to Katherine Watada Wurfel, three children
University of the Philippines, 1947-48
San Diego State College, 1946-47, 1949-50; BA in Political Science, 1950
University of California at Berkeley, 1950-51; MA in Political Science, 1953
Cornell University, 1951-53, 1957-59; PhD in Government and Asian Studies, 1960
International Christian University, Tokyo. Instructor, Asst. Prof. in Political Science, Sept. 1959 – July 1962; Visiting Assoc. Prof., April – June 1965; Professor, 1993 – 95.
University of Missouri, Columbia. Asst. Prof. of Political Science, 1962 – 1964; Assoc. Prof., 1964 – 1968.
University of Singapore. Fulbright Visiting Lecturer in Political Science, June 1964 – March 1965.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Visiting Assoc. Prof. of Political Science, 1966 – 67.
International University of Japan. Visiting Lecturer, Sept. – Dec. 1984.
University of Windsor. Assoc. Prof. of Asian Studies, 1968-69; Assoc. Prof. of Political Science, 1969 – 72; University Research Professor, 1990; Professor, 1972-93; Professor Emeritus, 1994 – .
Institute of International Relations, Hanoi. Visiting Lecturer, Jan. – April 1997 (under auspices of Program for International Studies in Asia, supported by Ford Foundation.)
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Visiting Prof. of Political Science, Jan. – April 1998.
University of Hawaii at Manoa. Andrews Distinguished Visiting Prof. of Asian Studies, Jan. – May 2002.
Introduction to International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Politics of the Third World
Third/ Fourth Year
Case Studies in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
The Middle East in Conflict
Politics of Southeast Asia
Foreign Policies in Southeast Asia
Political and Socio-Economic Development in the Philippines
Japan-Southeast Asian Relations
(Plus various graduate seminars)
Other Academic Appointments and Professional Responsibilities:
International Christian University. Chair, University Library Committee, 1960-62.
University of Missouri. Chair, Committee on Asian Studies, 1965-66.
Peace Corps. Asst. Director, Training Program for Thailand, Columbia, Mo., Fall 1965.
Mid-America Assembly. Asst. Director for Program, “The United States and Japan”, Columbia, Mo., April 1966.
Fairlane Assembly. Co-Director for Program, “The United States and the Philippines”, Dearborn, Michigan, Nov. 1966.
Iona College, University of Windsor. Board of Directors, 1970-78; Chair, Program Committee, 1971-73; Co-chair, “Peace Education in the 1970s”, Nov. 1971, co-sponsored by Center for Teaching about Peace and War (CTPW), Wayne State University; Co-chair, “China: New US and Canadian Perspectives, March 1972, co-sponsored by CTPW; Co-chair, “Development and Justice”, March 1973, co-sponsored by Canadian Council of Churches and Canadian Catholic Conference, with CIDA support.
University of Windsor. Senate Executive, l970-72; Chair, Senate Committee on Integrated Studies, 1970-73; Senate Committee on Review of Tenure, 1971-72.
Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, Singapore. Visiting Fellow, May-Aug., 1970.
Canadian Institute of International Affairs. Chair, Windsor Branch, 1972-73.
Institute of Philippines Studies, Ateneo de Manila University. Visiting Research Fellow, 1961, 1974-76.
Australian National University. Visiting Fellow, Dept. of Political and Social Change, Research School of Pacific Studies, March-June 1983.
University of Michigan. Associate, Center for South & Southeast Asian Studies, 1983-93.
Waseda University, Tokyo. Visiting Foreign Scholar, Social Science Institute, 1984-85.
University of Toronto. Visitor, Department of Political Science, Sept.-Dec. 1990.
Institute for Popular Democracy, Quezon City. Visiting Research Fellow, 1991, 1999
York University/University of Toronto. Executive Committee, Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1986-1988; Senior Research Associate, 1995-2002.
York University. York Centre for Asian Research, Senior Research Associate, 2002-
Member, Board of Directors, SANE: Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, 1966-68
Election Observer, South Vietnam, September 1967, for United Methodist Church
Candidate of NDP for Member of Parliament, Essex-Kent riding, 1980
Member, Asia Advisory Committee, United Church of Canada, 1980-86
Member representing United Church of Canada, Ecumenical Delegation to Vietnam, May 1986
Member, Board of Directors, Third World Resource Centre, Windsor, Ont., 1985-1993
“Out of the Cold” [for homeless], Trinity-St.Paul United Church, Toronto, weekly volunteer, fall and winter, 1996-2006
Chair, Homelessness Action Group, Toronto, 1999-2004
Observer with International Federation for East Timor-Observer Project, accredited to UN for East Timor referendum, Dili, Aug. 15-Sept. 5, 1999.
Member, Asia Committee, Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, 2003-2006
Chair, Canadian Friends of Sabeel-Toronto, 2003-05
Member, Task Group for Ethical Investment in the Middle East, Toronto Conference, United Church of Canada, 2006-
Fellowships and Grants:
Cornell University, Southeast Asia Fellow, 1951-53, 1957-58.
Ford Foundation, Research Fellow in the Philippines and SE Asia, 1955-56.
Social Science Research Council, Faculty Research Grant, for research on Philippine political elite, 1961.
Canada Council, Research Grant, for research on Singapore political elite, 1970.
Canada Council, Research Grant and Leave Fellowship, for research on Philippine and Thai agrarian policy, 1974, 1975-76.
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC), Bilateral Exchange Grant, Japan, April-May 1982.
SSHRCC, Research Grant for study of Japan-Philippines mutual images, in Japan and the Philippines, 1983-85.
SSHRCC, Small Conference Grant for “Political Economy of Foreign Policy in SE Asia”, Windsor, Ont., 1987.
Canadian Institute of International Peace and Security, Grant for Panel on Indochina Conflict at Windsor conference, 1987.
CIIPS, Travel Grant for Academic Delegation to Vietnam, 1988.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Grant in Support of Publication of Political Economy of Foreign Policy in Southeast Asia, 1988.
Canada-ASEAN Centre, Research Grant for study of Philippine presidential elections, May 1992.
Canada-ASEAN Centre and SSHRCC, Conference Grants for “ Political Economy of SE Asia in the New World Order”, Windsor, October 1992.
SSHRCC, Research Grant for study of obstacles to implementation of agrarian policy, in Vietnam and the Philippines, 1990-1992.
PAC 2000, Department of External Affairs, Canada, Project Grant for assisting Hanoi University to establish a Department of Political Science, 1993-96.
Ministry of Education, Japan, Research Grant for study of Japanese NGOS active in SE Asia, 1994-96.
Canadian Embassy, Hanoi, Canada Fund Grant for purchase of Political Science books for Hanoi University, 1995-2002.
Association for Asian Studies, Committee on Undergraduate Asian Studies, 1963-64; Comm. on Research Materials in SE Asia, 1969-1971; Board of Directors and SE Asia Regional Council, 1974-76.
Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Program Chair, 1968; Vice President, 1969; President, 1970.
Canadian Council on SE Asia Studies, Founding Chair, 1973-75.
Canadian Society for Asian Studies, Chair, Constitutional Drafting Committee, 1969; Executive Committee, 1975-78; Program Chair, 1978; President, 1978-80.
Canadian Asian Studies Association [merger of CSAS and Canadian Association of South Asian Studies], President, 1980-81; Program Chair, 1988.
‘The Philippine Rice Share Tenancy Act’ , Pacific Affairs, March 1954.
“Agrarian Reform in the Republic of Vietnam”, Far Eastern Survey, June 1957.
“Philippine Agrarian Reform under Magsaysay”, FES, Jan. and Feb. 1958.
“The Philippines” in Governments and Politics in Southeast Asia, George Kahin, ed. (Cornell University Press, 1959; revised ed., 1964)
“Foreign Aid and Social Reform in Political Development: A Philippine Case Study”, American Political Science Review, June 1959.
“Trade Union and Labor Relations Policy in the Philippines”, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, July 1959.
“Some Notes on the Political Role of Labor Movements: A Philippine Case Study”, ICU Journal of Social Science, June 1960.
‘The Violent and the Voiceless in Japanese Politics’ , Contemporary Japan, Nov. 1960.
“Chinese Representation in the United Nations: A Proposal”, Christian Century, Oct. 4, 1961.
‘Okinawa: Irredenta on the Pacific’, Pacific Affairs, Winter 1962-63.
‘Philippine Elections: Progress for Democracy’ , Asian Survey, May 1962.
“Taiwanese Nationalism: A Problem for US Policy”, Studies in Asia, 1963.
“The Philippines”, Journal of Politics (special issue on political finance), Aug. 1963.
“The Pattern of SE Asian Responses to International Politics”, in William Henderson, ed., Southeast Asia: Problems of US Policy (MIT Press, 1963).
“A Changing Philippines”, Asian Survey, Feb. 1964.
“Vietnam: A Proposal”, Indian Quarterly of International Affairs, March 1965.
“The Problems of Decolonization”, in Frank Golay, ed., The US and the Philippines (American Assembly, 1966)
‘Prospects for Democracy in Japan’ , University of Missouri Business and Government Review VII: 2 (March-April 1966).
“The Philippines: Intensified Dialogue”, Asian Survey, Jan. 1967.
“The Saigon Political Elite”, Asian Survey, Aug. 1967.
‘Preliminary Report on the 1967 Elections’ , mimeo, Board of Christian Social Concerns, United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1967.
Review article on Kahin and Lewis, The United States in Vietnam, in The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Feb. 1968.
“Individuals and Groups in the Policy Process”, in Abueva and DeGuzman, eds_., Foundations and Dynamics of Filipino Government and Politics_ (Bookmark, 1969).
Editor, Meiji Japan’s Centennial: Aspects of Political Thought and Action (University Press of Kansas, 1971).
“The Philippines”, in Southeast Asian Political Documents, Roger Smith, ed. (Cornell Univ. Press, 1971).
“The Philippines” in Encyclopedia Britannica, 1974.
“Southeast Asian Foreign Policies: The Case for Domestic Determinants”, International Journal (Toronto), Vol. XXIX, No. 3, Summer 1974.
Philippine Agrarian Policy Today: Implementation and Political Impact , Institute of SE Asian Studies (Singapore) Occasional Paper No. 46, May 1977.
“Martial Law in the Philippines: The Methods of Regime Survival”, Pacific Affairs, Spring 1977.
“Elites of Wealth and Elites of Power, the Changing Dynamic: A Philippine Case Study”, Southeast Asian Affairs 1979 (Singapore).
“The Political Consequences of Population Growth in the Philippines” in Population and Politics in the Philippines, ed. by Georges A Fauriol, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1979
“Indo-China: The Historical and Political Background”, in Elliott Tepper, ed., Southeast Asian Exodus—from Tradition to Resettlement (Ottawa, CASA, 1980).
“Agrarian Policy since Independence: Causes and Consequences”, in View from the Paddy II (Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1982).
“A Turning Point in Philippine Politics”, Kabar Seberang (Townsville, Australia), December 1982, 85-101.
“Philippine Politics: The Unhappy Prospects”, Sekai [in Japanese] Oct. 1982.
Philippine Foreign Policy: Strategy for Regime Survival, (Joint Centre for Modern East Asia, Toronto, Canada and the Pacific Working Paper Series, 1983).
‘The Development of Post-War Philippine Land Reform: Political and Sociological Explanations’ in Second View from the Paddy, ed. by Antonio Ledesma, Perla Q. Makil and Virginia A. Miralao, Institute of Philippine Culture, Ateneo de Manila, 1983
“The Philippines: Dimensions of Crisis”, San Diego State University Report, Spring 1984.
“The Succession Crisis and Institutional Constraints”, in R.J. May and F. Nemenzo, eds., The Philippines After Marcos (London: Croom Helm, 1985).
“The Aquino Legacy and the Emerging Succession Struggle in the Philippines”, Southeast Asian Affairs 1985 (Singapore)
“Government Responses to Armed Communism and Secessionist Rebellion in the Philippines” in Chandran Jeshurun, ed., Governments and Rebellions in Southeast Asia (Singapore: ISEAS, 1985).
“1985: Turning Point in Philippine Politics” , Sekai [in Japanese], May 1985 .
‘Philippine-Japanese Relations: The Economic and Cultural Determinants of Mutual Images’ , Journal of Northeast Asian Studies, Summer 1986.
Filipino Politics: Development and Decay (Cornell University Press; Quezon City: Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1988).
“Summing Up: the Philippine Situation”, invited paper at conference on the Philippines, University of Passau, Passau, Germany, 1989
‘What Chance for Peace in Indo-China?’ , PEACE Magazine, April/May 1989
‘Philippine Agrarian Reform: from Marcos to Aquino’ , Pilipinas (Summer 1989).
“Perestroika Vietnamese Style: Problems and Prospects”, in Richard Stubbs, ed., Vietnam: Facing the 1990s (Toronto: Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies, 1989).
“The Philippines’ Precarious Democracy”, International Journal (Toronto), (Summer 1989).
“Notions of Philippine Security in the SE Asian Environment”, paper at conference on Changing Context of Security Relations in SE Asia, Montebello, May 1990.
Editor (with Bruce Burton) and contributor [chapter on Philippines , and conclusion], The Political Economy of Foreign Policy in SE Asia (London: Macmillan, 1990).
“Democratic Transition in the Philippines 1978-1988”, in Dianne Ethier, ed., Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Southern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia (London: Macmillan, 1990).
‘Elites and Agrarian Reform in the Philippines: A Preliminary Repor’ , Institute of Popular Democracy (Quezon City), 1991
“Canadian Aid, Social Change and Political Conflict in the Philippines: Prospects of Conflict Resolution”, in Robert Miller, ed., Aid as Peacemaking (Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1992).
‘From Aquino to Ramos: Change or Continuity in the Philippines?’ , Current History (December 1992).
“Doi Moi in Comparative Perspective”, in William Turley and Mark Selden, eds., Reinventing Socialism in Vietnam (Boulder: Westview Press, 1993).
Editor (with Bruce Burton) and contributor, Southeast Asia in the ‘New World Order’: Rethinking the Political Economy of a Dynamic Region (London: Macmillan, 1996).
Review of “The Anti-Marcos Struggle: Personalistic Rule and Democratic Transition in the Philippines”, Pacific Affairs (Summer, 1996), 291-2.
“Eastern Asia in the Next Decade”, Public Policy (Quezon City), (Jan.-March 1998), 85-105.
“The Party-List Elections: Sectoral or National? Success or Failure_”, Kasarinlan: A Philippine Quarterly of Third World Studies_, 13:2 (4th Quarter 1997), 19-30.
“The Party-List Election: Sectoral Failure or National Success_?”, Institute of Popular Democracy: Political Brief_ (February 1998), 1-11.
‘Between China and ASEAN: The Dialectics of Recent Vietnamese Foreign Policy’ , in Carlisle Thayer and Ramses Amer, eds., Vietnamese Foreign Policy in Transition (Singapore: ISEAS, 1999), 148-169.
“Convergence and Divergence Amidst Democratization and Economic Crisis: Thailand and the Philippines Compared”, Philippine Political Science Journal, 20: 43 (1999), 1-44.
“Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative: An Agenda for CIDA and Canadian Development NGOs in Asia”, study prepared on contract for Canadian Council on International Cooperation, Ottawa, July 1999.
Review of “Booty Capitalism: The Politics of Banking in the Philippines”, Journal of Asian Studies, 58:3 (August 1999), 892-3.
‘Human Security in East Timor? Xanana’s Leadership’ , PEACE Magazine, 25:5 (Fall 1999), 19-21.
(with Kerry Pither), “East Timor and Canada: A Special Report”, CCPA Monitor, 6:8 (Feb. 2000), 13-16.
“Les Philippines: une democratie hesitante dans le contexte international”, Revue Internationale de Politique Comparee, Vol. 8, no. 3 (2001), 501-518.
“The Philippines: Collateral Damage in the War on Terrorism?”, Bulletin of the Canadian Consortium on Asia Pacific Security, No. 33 (May 2002), 1-4.
“Constitution for a New State: Political Context and Possible Problems in East Timor”, Portuguese Studies Review, 11: 1 (2003), 103-121.
“Israel/Palestine: the Peace Movement Endures Crisis”, PEACE Magazine 19:2 (2003), 6-9.
‘Democracy, Nationalism and Ethnic Identity: The Philippines and East Timor Compared’ , in Susan Henders, ed., Democratization and Identity: Regimes and Ethnicity in East and Southeast Asia ( Toronto: Lexington Books, 2004), 201-224.
“Mining and the Environment in the Philippines: The Limits on Civil Society in a Weak State”, Philippine Studies [Quezon City], 2006
“Israel/Palestine: Long Term Dreams, Short Term Despair”, PEACE Magazine 22:3 (2006), 23-24.
Selected Special Lectures and Unpublished Papers:
“The Philippine Political Elite”, lecture in Seminar on the Philippines, SE Asia Program, Cornell University, Oct. 1962.
“Education and the Political Elite: Japan, Korea and the Philippines”, paper, Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, March 1963.
“Financing Politics in Asian Democracies”, paper, Annual Meeting of American Political Science Association, New York, Sept. 1963.
“Prospects of Democracy in Southeast Asia”, special lectures at Universities of Lucknow and Delhi, India, Nov. 1964.
“Alignment, Guerrilla Warfare and Neutrality in Indo-China”, lecture, Quaker Asian Diplomats Conference, Siemreap, Cambodia, Jan. 1965.
“Malaysia and the Philippines: The Comparative Study of Political Institutions in their Cultural Context”, USIS Lecture, University of the Philippines, April 1965.
“US Policy in Asia: Problems and Prospects”, Quaker Asian Diplomats Conference, Kuraishiki, Okayama-ken, May 1965.
“The American War in Vietnam: A Self-Defeating Strategy”, talk at symposia on Vietnam, Northwest Missouri State College, Sept. 1965; University of Missouri, Oct. 1965; Lawrence University, Nov. 1965; and Texas A & M University, Dec. 1965.
“Instability in Vietnam”, lecture, Center for SE Asia, University of California, Berkeley, March 1966.
“The Political Culture of Vietnam”, paper, Annual Meeting of Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, March 1967.
“Early Steps Toward Modernization in Vietnam and Korea: A Comparison”, with S. S. Cho, paper, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Oct. 1968.
“Foreign Policy in SE Asia”, paper, Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, Pittsburgh, Pa., April 1970.
“Singapore’s Legislative Elite”, paper, Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, D.C., April 1971.
“The Philippines Revisited”, lecture, Windsor Branch, Canadian Institute of International Affairs, Sept. 1974.
Commentaries for CBC programmes “Sunday Magazine”, “Commentary”, and “World at Six” on Vietnam and Cambodia, 1974 and 1975.
“The Politics of Philippine Agrarian Reform”, lecture/seminar, Institute for SE Asian Studies, Singapore, April 1976.
“Recent Developments in Philippine Agrarian Policy”, lecture/seminar, Ajia Keizai Kenkyujo (Institute of Developing Economies), Tokyo, May 1976.
“Democracy, Dictatorship and Revolutionary Movements in the Philippines”, lecture/seminar, Friends’ World College, Kyoto Branch, May 1976.
“Philippine Politics Today”, lecture/seminar, Institute for International Studies and Training, Fujinomiya, Japan, May 1976.
“Agrarian Reform in Thailand and the Philippines: A Comparison”, lecture sponsored by Committee on SE Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Nov. 1976.
“The Distributive Impact of Philippine Rural Credit Policy”, paper, Workshop for Research on Rural Institutions, East-West Center, Technology and Development Institute, Honolulu, Feb. 1977.
‘Philippine Agrarian Policy Today’, lecture/seminar, Center for South and SE Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, Feb. 1977.
“Peasant Expectations and Agrarian Policy in Southeast Asia”, paper, Annual Meeting of Canadian Society for Asian Studies, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 1977.
“Philippine-American Relations: The Colonial Legacy”, paper, Canadian Council on SE Asian Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont., Nov. 1977.
“Philippine-American Relations since Martial Law”, lecture/seminar, Center for South and SE Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Nov. 1977.
“Vietnam and Her Neighbours in World Politics”, lecture for Detroit Council for World Affairs, March 1980.
“Philippine-American Interactions during Martial Law: Has Dependency Increased?”, paper, First International Conference on Philippine Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 1980.
“The Search for Legitimacy in the Philippines since 1972”, paper, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Council for SE Asian Studies, Calgary, November 1981.
“Philippine Politics: The Succession Struggle Begins”, lecture, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, April 1982.
“The Changing Character of the Philippine Political Elite”, lecture, Kyoto University Center for SE Asian Studies, April 1982.
“Dilemmas of Transition in Asian Dictatorships: The Philippine Case”, paper, Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs, Ann Arbor, Oct. 1982.
“Trends in National Elite Composition—Causes and Consequences”, paper, Conference on Philippine Elites, Australian National University, June 1983.
“Prospects in Philippine Politics”, lecture, Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines, Diliman, June 1983.
“The Revolutionary Movement in the Philippines”, lecture, Institute of SE Asian History, Sun Yat Sen University, Canton, July 1983.
“Trends in the Philippine Political Economy—with notes on an Indonesian Comparison”, paper, Annual Meeting of Canadian Political Science Association, Guelph, Ontario, June 1984.
“The Political Economy of Philippine Agrarian Policy”, invited paper, Conference on the Political Economy of Agrarian Policy in SE Asia, Chiengmai, Thailand, Jan. 1985 (sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, New York).
“Elite Succession and Revolutionary Politics in the Philippines”, lecture, Centre for Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong, June 1985.
Commentaries on the Philippines, Canada AM (TV) and CBC Journal (TV), Feb. 1986.
“The Regime in the Barrio”, paper, Conference on the Philippines, Yale University, April 1986.
“Philippine Politics in the Constitutional Era”, lecture, Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C., August 1986.
“The Philippines”, in a symposium, ‘Can (Should) the United States Promote Democracy Abroad?’, Yale Center for International Studies, New Haven, Oct. 1986.
“SE Asia and ASEAN”, lecture, National Defence College, Kingston, Ontario, Feb. 1987.
“The Pacific Basin: Alliances, Trade and Bases”, lecture, Detroit Council for World Affairs, Feb. 1988.
“Revolution or Restoration in the Philippines”, lecture, University of Windsor Research Board Colloquium, Feb. 1988.
“Vietnam: Trends in Domestic Policy”, paper, Annual Meeting of Canadian Asian Studies Association, Windsor, June 1988.
“Philippine Foreign Policy and Dependent Neo-Patrimonialism”, paper, Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, London, U.K., March 1989.
“Problems and Prospects for the Aquino Government”, paper, Symposium on Economy and Politics in the Philippines under Corazon Aquino, University of Passau, Germany, June 1989.
“Land Reform under Aquino: Lost Opportunity”, paper, Third International Philippine Studies Conference, Quezon City, Philippines, July 1989.
‘State and Society in the Philippines: Capacity and Autonomy in Rural Areas’ , paper Canadian Council for SE Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Nov. 1989.
“Doi Moi in Comparative Perspective”, paper for Workshop on Renovation, Hanoi, June 1990 (sponsored by Social Science Research Council, New York)
“The Philippine Presidency under Aquino”, panel presentation annual meeting of Association for Asian Studies, Washington, D.C., April 1992
“Human Rights in SE Asian International Relations”, panel presentation, Annual Meeting of ASEAN Institutes of Strategic and International Studies, Manila, Jan. 1993.
‘Land Reform for the Elite: Voluntary Offers to Sell under CARP’ , paper presented at annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Los Angeles, California, March 1993
“Major Trends in SE Asian International Relations since the End of the Cold War”, lecture, Cornell University Southeast Asia Program, Ithaca, N.Y., April 1993.
“The Study of Political Change”, lecture, Hanoi University, July 1993.
“Recent Trends in Asian International Relations”, lecture, Institute of International Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hanoi, Jan. 1994.
“Change and Continuity in the Vietnamese Village: The Consequences of Decollectivization”, paper, Meeting of International Association of Historians of Asia, Tokyo, Sept. 1994.
“The Regional Political Economy of SE Asia: An Update”, lecture, Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies Seminar Series, University of Toronto, Dec. 1995.
“The Political Economy, Context for Business: A Thai-Philippine Comparison”, JCAPS Asian Business Studies Program, Feb. 1996.
“SE Asian Foreign Policies in the 1990s: Responding to the `New World Order’”, paper, Annual Meeting of International Studies Association, San Diego, April 1996.
“The Expanding Role of Japanese NGOs in Southeast Asia”, paper, Special ISA Meeting, Makuhari, Japan, Sept. 1996.
“Japan in SE Asia: The NGO Dimension”, lecture, Sejong Institute, Seoul, Oct. 1996.
“Vietnam in ASEAN”, lecture, Shanghai Institute of International Relations, Shanghai, Oct. 1996.
“Vietnamese Foreign Policy: Between China and ASEAN”, paper, EUROVIET III Conference, Amsterdam, July 1997.
“Coping with Economic Crisis during Democratic Consolidation: Thailand and the Philippines Compared”, paper, EUROSEAS Meeting, Hamburg, Sept. 1998.
“Eastern Asia: Political Adjustments to Economic Crisis”, lecture, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco, April 1999.
“Environmental Policy in the Philippines: The Marcopper/Placer Dome Case”, paper, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Asian Studies, Ottawa, June 1999.
“The East Timorese Struggle for Independence: Retrospect and Prospect”, lecture, JCAPS Seminar Series, University of Toronto, Sept. 1999.
“Southeast Asia: The Past in the Present”, keynote address, The Camden Conference: Southeast Asia, Continuity and Change, Camden, Maine, Feb. 2000.
“Dilemmas of Justice, Rehabilitation and Reconciliation in East Timor”, paper, Annual Meeting of Canadian Peace Research and Education Association, Kingston, Ont., June 2000.
‘One Hundred Years of Agrarian Institutions’ , paper, Sixth International Philippines Studies Conference, Manila, July 2000.
“The Political and Cultural Context”, lecture, RCMP East Timor Orientation Program, Ottawa, August 2000.
“Future Prospects in the Asia Pacific: Implications for Philippine Policy”, paper, EUROPHIL Conference, Alcala de Henares, Spain, September 2001
“Civil Society and Democratization in the Philippines”, conference paper at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, March 2002
“The Philippines: Problems and Prospects, Despair or Hope?”, professorial lecture, Center for Philippine Studies, University of Hawaii, March 2002
“A New Constitution for a New State: East Timor”, paper, Islands of the World Conference VII, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, June 2002
“Mining and the Environment in the Philippines: Limits on Civil Society in a Weak State”, paper, International Philippine Studies Conference, Leiden, June 2004
“Vietnam and Me”, in panel on Rethinking the Vietnam War, Canadian Council of SE Asian Studies, meeting at York University, October 2005