Uncertain Times: A field update on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) plebiscite

December 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012 (Third Floor) Add to Calendar

Please join us for a Public Seminar featuring Justin Richmond, Founder and Executive Director of Impl. Project

When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte signed the landmark Bangsamoro Organic Law in July of this year, it marked the next step in establishing greater autonomy for the Muslim-majority region in the southern island of Mindanao. As the upcoming referendum to ratify the law approaches, uncertainty remains as various political entities seek resolution to a decades-long, periodically violent struggle for self-rule. This presentation will provide a data-driven update and assessment of the sub-regions, traditional opposition groups, and other factors at play that will impact the outcome of the plebiscite.

Justin Richmond is the Founder and Executive director of Impl. Project. Before starting Impl. Project, Justin worked as a forward deployed engineer at Palantir Technologies, where he led field implementation during both the Typhoon Haiyan and Typhoon Hagupit responses in the Philippines. Previously, Justin served two tours in Afghanistan as USAID’s District Stability Framework coordinator, mentoring joint civilian/military/Afghan teams on stabilization implementation in eastern Afghanistan. Prior to USAID, he served in the U.S. Army as a special operations team leader in the southern Philippines, focusing on stabilization, counterinsurgency, and information operations.

Open to the public
Limited Seating

Please RSVP: 944-7111 or EWCInfo@EastWestCenter.org

Paid parking is available on the UHM campus.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Philippine Studies - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Event Sponsor
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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(808) 944-7111, EWCInfo@EastWestCenter.org

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