The Second Visayas International Studies Society (VISS) Convention
I would like to invite fellow international studies majors on this one! :)
This convention is open to all international relations/studies, foreign service, diplomatic and consular affairs students and the like all over the country! We humbly invite you to join us here in Cebu!
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VISS Website: http://visscon2013.wix.com/visscon2013
The Convention Theme
Since its birth in 1967 by virtue of the Bangkok Declaration, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been earnest in its commitment to actively respond to the challenges posed by the globalizing years. For the past forty-six years, the organization has reached unprecedented heights towards enhancing regional cooperation through the signing of the ASEAN Charter and the commitment to increase integration with the ASEAN Community Blueprint 2009-2015. With the deadline of the Blueprint comes, it is an imperative that the academe, especially scholars of International Relations, to reassess the process of integration and to map the role of and the implications to the Philippines and of the Visayas region in such process.
In light of this issue, the Carolinian Circle of Young Diplomats (CCYD) of the University of San Carlos Department of Political Science – International Relations and Foreign Service Track (USC POSC-IRFS) will be hosting The 2nd Visayas International Studies Society Convention with the theme: “Bringing Cooperation to Greater Heights towards ASEAN Community 2015: Identifying the Role of Visayas in Responding to the Challenges of Regionalism”. It will be held in the Mandarin Plaza Hotel in Cebu City on November 21 to 24, 2013.
The VISS 2013 logo is basically a festival head dress which represents the distinct characteristic of the Visayas among the two major islands in the Philippines, Luzon and Mindanao. The Visayas is home of the country’s major religious and cultural festivals such as the Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo, Aklan, Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo, MassKara Festival in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Pintados Festival in Tacloban, Leyte and the Sinulog Festival in Cebu. The smiling mask is a depiction of the hospitality of the Visayans to many local and foreign tourists all over the world as it is also the home of many pristine tourist spots such as beaches and old churches. The 10 colors fanned out at the top of the smiling mask represent the 10 ASEAN countries which depicts that amidst the diversity of cultures, it still fosters cooperation and unity towards its present goal of achieving the ASEAN Community 2015.
Carolinian Circle of Young Diplomats
The Carolinian Circle of Young Diplomats (CCYD) is the student organization of the International Relations and Foreign Service (IRFS) Track of the Department of Political Science from the School of Law and Governance of the University of San Carlos located in Cebu City. CCYD was launched a year after the IRFS Track was newly implemented in the year 2010. Although a newfound organization, members have already exposed themselves as delegates to the Mindanao International Studies Society (MISS) Conventions in 2011 and 2012 in Cagayan de Oro City and in Davao City, respectively. It currently upholds a Parliamentary form of government, and consists of two houses: the House of Commons and the House of Exemplars. The CCYD is the primary host and organizer of this year’s VISS.
How to Register:
Step 1: Pay the registration fee.
The registration fee is inclusive of meals, accommodation for the duration of the convention, city tour, convention kits and t-shirts.