THE AGENDA FOR HOPE:
The Loyola Schools scholarly work contribution to national development on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Ateneo de Manila University
The Loyola Schools, inspired to be Lux in Domino, would like its scholarly work contribution to focus on how we can help move the country forward and to give our people hope. The Agenda for Hope seeks to present ideas on how to share prosperity, to democratize governance, to sustain development, to preserve and transform Philippine identity and culture, and to inspire our youth, since these are key areas of engagement where we can realistically produce social revolution within our lifetime. The Agenda for Hope should also be realistic, feasible, offer new directions for the future, motivate the audience into engagement and action, and reflect the Ateneo thinking and way of doing things.
Interdisciplinary groups were formed for each point in the agenda. Members of the groups have identified the core ideas pertinent to their point in the agenda, and are conducting research and engaging in discussions to further develop their themes and messages. The outputs will undergo a peer review process and will be published in a form and language accessible to the general public, whom the Loyola Schools seeks to influence, galvanize, and inspire to hope through this project. The faculty will likewise publish their papers in more academic or scholarly venues. Alternative forms of dissemination, such as theater productions, and photo and video exhibits, are also being considered by some groups. All in all, the process of developing the Agenda for Hope is envisioned to be one that will enliven the research culture in the Loyola Schools, even as it aims to contribute to national development efforts.
Group coordinators for the Agenda for Hope:
Sharing Prosperity Dr. Fernando Aldaba
Democratizing Governance Dr. Cristina Montiel
Sustaining Development Dr. Fabian Dayrit and Dr. Teresita Perez
Preserving and Transforming Philippine Identity and Culture Dr. Remmon Barbaza
Inspiring our Youth Dr. Ma. Emma Concepcion Liwag