Dean Julkipli Wadi talked about the Mindanao peace process since the Mamasapano encounter at Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman on March 24, 2015. He highlighted the need to have comprehensive peace process and greater representation of stakeholders in the discussion of Bangsamoro Basic Law. He related the Mindanao peace process to Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens’ song “Peace train”. He remarked: “We are like travelling on a peace train traversing on and off a peace tunnel.”
National Book Development Board (NBDB) “a government agency mandated to be the lead catalyst for building a culture of reading and authorship, awarded a book grant to Darwin J. Absari, IIS senior lecturer on Muslims in the Philippines and Islam in Southeast Asia.
Dean Julkipli Wadi was resource person in the forum “Bangsamoro Basic Law Framework Discussion” held at the College of Arts and Letters New Building on February 26, 2015. Dean Wadi emphasized the unique features of the BBL while comparing it to past government policies in the South.