Dean Wadi is one of the guest speakers during the forum.
It’s been months since Charlie Hebdo shootout took place but the aftermath of the incident still lingers. Intellectuals gather together to discuss the issue. One such gathering was held in UP College of Mass Communication auditorium on February 11, 2015. It was organized by the UP Broadcaster’s Guild. The event is part of yearly forum called Media Revolution. This year’s Media Revolution’s theme is “Are We Charlie?: A Discussion on Censorship, Ethics, and Free Speech in the Aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo Attack”.
MNLF Chairman Datu Abul Khayr Alonto, MILF Chief peace negotiator Mohager Iqbal, IIS Dean Julkipli Wadi, and HRVC Board member Chito Gascon (L-R).
Dean Wadi presented a paper on “Sovereignty v. Sub-State” at the Joint Committee Hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law held at the Senate on February 2, 2015. Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes Chairwoman, presided over the hearing. Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Government, Senator Teofisto Guingona III, Committee on Peace, Unification, and Reconciliation Chairman, and Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, joined her.
Risale i-nur Scholars visit IIS
Last January 29, 2015, a group of Turkish Islamic scholars from the Rizali-e-nur congregation visited the IIS. Two of them lectured on Islam and some accounts about Bediuzzaman Said Nursi, the author of Risale i-nur, a popular Islamic treaties about spirituality, ethics, the Qur’an, and many others. The speakers were Mr. Husnu Bayram and Mr. Muhammad Riza Derindag. It was a heart-warming story as well as an informative one.