This year's conference aims to 1) inform the public of the progress of the development of the Asian Democracy Index (ADI); 2) discuss the theory underlying our methodology; 3) discuss the Consortium's plans; and 4) obtain feedback on all of the above.

Program
The 2012 Asian Democracy Index (ADI) International Conference

DAY 1 (August 30, 2012) 
Venue: Claro M. Recto Hall, Rizal Hall, University of the Philippines-Diliman

9:00-10:00         Registration

10:00-10:10       Opening Remarks

                          J. Prospero E. de Vera III
                                Vice President for Public Affairs
                                University of the Philippines

10:10-10:15       Conference Overview

10:15-10:35       ADI Framework and Methodology

                        Hee-Yeon Cho
                                Director
                                Democracy and Social Movements Institute
                                Sungkonghoe University, South Korea

10:35-11:05       Summary of the 2011 ADI Pilot Test Findings 

Representatives from the first three member-countries of CADI (Indonesia, the Philippines, and South Korea) will present a summary of the findings of the 2011 pilot test in his/her country.
                       
11:05-11:45       Reactions

                        Bonojit Hussain
                                Independent Researcher and Political Analyst

                        Felipe B. Miranda
                                Professor Emeritus
                                Department of Political Science
                                College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
                                University of the Philippines-Diliman

11:45-12:00       Open Forum 

12:00-1:10         Lunch 

1:10-3:00           Presentation of the 2012 ADI Survey Findings 

A representative/s from each of four member-countries of CADI (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and South Korea) will give a presentation on the conduct and preliminary findings of the 2012 Asian Democracy Index project

3:00-3:20           Coffee Break 

3:20-4:05           Reactions
           
                        Temario C. Rivera
                                Professor
                                International Christian University, Tokyo

                        Edna Estifania A. Co
                        Professor
                        and
                        Dean
                        National College of Public Administration and Governance
                        University of the Philippines-Diliman

4:05-4:50           Open Forum 

4:50-5:00           Closing Remarks and Synthesis


DAY 2 (August 31, 2012):
Venue: Third World Studies Center, Palma Hall, University of the Philippines-Diliman

9:30-10:00         Registration

10:00-10:20       Opening Remarks and Recap of Day 1 

10:20-11:10       Discussion: Democracy in Asia through the Looking-Glass of ADI

11:10-11:35       Reaction          

                        Malaya C. Ronas
                        Professor
                        Department of Political Science
                        College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
                        University of the Philippines-Diliman

11:35-11:55       Open Forum

11:55-12:00       Closing Remarks and Synthesis 

CADI Presenters/Discussants

Andrew Aeria
Associate Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Malaysia, Sarawak

Dirga Ardiansa
Data and Publications Division Manager
Centre for Political Studies
Faculty of Social and Political Science
University of Indonesia

Amrapali Basumataray
Assistant Professor
Kirori Mal College
University of Delhi

Clarinda Lusterio Berja
Assistant Professor
Department of Social Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences
University of the Philippines-Manila

Hyung-Chul Kim
Research Professor
Democracy and Social Movements Institute
Sungkonghoe University, South Korea

Irwansyah
Assessment Division Manager
Center for Political Studies
Faculty of Social and Political Science
University of Indonesia

Tan Seng Keat
Research Manager
Merdeka Centre for Opinion Research, Malaysia

Seoungwon Lee
Research Professor
Democracy and Social Movements Institute
Sungkonghoe University, South Korea

Anton Pradjasto
Executive Director
Center for Democracy and Human Rights Indonesia

Miguel Paolo P. Reyes
University Research Associate
Third World Studies Center
College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of the Philippines-Diliman