From Peripheries to the Seas: Reclaiming Our Narratives from Colonialism and Imperial Hegemony

The Institute for Nationalist Studies is a non-profit, research organization based in the Philippines. It stands for a nationalist economy, people-centered development, and alternative views on local and international socio-economic and political concerns of the Filipino people. INS was originally founded on March 15, 2003, in coordination with the Center for Nationalist Studies (CNS) of the University of the Philippines and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. However, the institute has been reformed and relaunched last July 2020, in response to these trying times where the call for a sovereign Philippines that upholds the democratic rights of the majority of its people rings true.

In the current Philippine setting, imperialism is evident through certain examples such as the West Philippine Sea acquisition of China, and military intervention of the United States of America. As a result, the Filipino people have been suffering under the imperialist reign of some countries which causes adverse effects on their livelihood.

In line with the current imperialist interventions in the Philippines and relaunching of the institute last July 2020, the institute crafted an event entitled From Peripheries to the Sea: Reclaiming our Narratives from Colonialism and Imperial Hegemony. This event will last from July 21 to July 30, 2021. 

Publication material from INS

Through highlighting the history and perspectives on anti-imperialism and decoloniality, the five-day event aims to propagate and instill a nationalist consciousness through mass-oriented and scientific learning.

Along with the processes and prospects of the organization, these events will traverse the significance of propaganda work, anti-imperialist critique, methodology, and struggle, and the effects of imperialism on spaces and their study.

On top of all these events is a roundtable discussion with various scholars and progressives worldwide on the centennial celebration of the Chinese Communist Party, conversing its historic phenomenon and its relationship with the Global South.

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Brought to you by:
Rise for Education Alliance – Kisay
Concerned Students for Justice and Peace – Metro Manila
National Union of Students of the Philippines
Rise for Education – Tarlac

In cooperation with:
SAKBAYAN | Samahan ng Kabataan para sa Bayan | UPLB
Gabriela Youth PLM
Sociosphere – The Sociology Core Group

Special thanks to:
Campus Alliance for Dedicated and Unified Action (CADUA)
UPLB University Freshman Council
CEAT Student Council – University of the Philippines Los Baños
Anakbayan Nueva Ecija
UPLB College of Human Ecology Student Council
Panday Sining Romblon
College Editors Guild of the Philippines
UPLB College of Development Communication Student Council
UP College of Agriculture and Food Science Student Council
UPLB College of Economics and Management Student Council

Media Partner:
UPLB Perspective

For further details, check out the official Facebook page of the Institute for Nationalist Studies for announcements regarding the said event. (


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Publication material from Institute for Nationalist Studies (INS)

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