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University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines


Prof. Roland G. Simbulan

Prof. Roland G. Simbulan

2008 University of the Philippines Centennial Professorial Chair Awardee

Full Professor in Development Studies and Public Management, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines, Manila, where he has taught for the past 26 years (as of Dec. 2007).

Author of five books on Philippine-US security relations, Philippine foreign policy, and U.S. military bases, and authored 24 scholarly articles published in international and national journals/publications. Authored books include: The Bases of Our Insecurity: A Study of U.S. Military Bases in the Philippines (1983, 1985, 1987); A Guide to Nuclear Philippines ( 1988);  The Continuing Struggle for an Independent Philippine Foreign Policy (1991);  and Ang Tagumpay Laban sa Sandatang Nukleyar at U.S. Bases.(1992). Forging A Nationalist Foreign Policy (2009)

Elected Faculty Regent of the U.P.System in 2006 to represent the 3,600 faculty members of the University of the Philippines in the U.P. Board of Regents, the highest policy-making body of the U.P. System.

Former Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, University of the Philippines, Manila (2002 – 2005).

Former Chair, Department of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, for six years or two terms.

Former Coordinator, Manila Studies Research Program, University of the Philippines, Manila, (1997 – 2000 ).

Lifetime Member, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for Excellence  in the Social Sciences.

1995 Bayaning Pilipino Awardee of the Eugenio Lopez Foundation and Ateneo Ugat Foundation ” for his outstanding defense of Philippine sovereignty.”

Former Senior Political Consultant/ Adviser of Senator Wigberto Tanada, 1987 – 1995; Regularly invited as a resource person in Senate and House Committees on Foreign Affairs, National Defense and Environmental Issues.

Since 1990 he served as the National Chairperson of the Nuclear Free Philippines Coalition (NFPC) which spearheaded successful national campaigns to remove U.S. military bases in the Philippines, incorporate a nuclear weapons – free provision in the 1987 Constitution and permanently mothball the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant in Morong Bataan that was constructed by the Marcos dictatorship.  He also sits in the Board of Directors of several NGOs like Ibon Foundation where he served as Chair of the Board from 1988 – 2000, the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER), SOLJUSPAX, among others


Below are books written by Prof. Roland G Simbulan.



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 The following are additional publications by Professor Roland G. Simbulan.


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