President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has been called many names: The Trump of the East, a dictator-in-waiting, the bastard child of Philippines’ democracy.
Beyond these colourful labels, however, are critical social transformations occurring in the Philippine society that accompany Duterte’s rise to presidency.
Dr Nicole Curato (ARC Discovery Early Career Research Fellow, Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, University of Canberra).
Professor Nick Bisley (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia, La Trobe University)
This event was the book launch of a new book edited by Nicole Curato: 'The Duterte Reader: Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte’s Early Presidency'.
Held at the City Campus of La Trobe University on 30 November 2017.