Jose Luis Gascon

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Mr. Jose Luis Gascon "is executive director of LIBERTAS (Lawyer's League for Liberty), a Manila-based network of civic-minded legal professionals committed to reforms in the justice sector and the promotion of freedom, equality, and the rule of law in the Philippines. He also lectures in the political science departments of Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University, and is corporate secretary of the International Center for Innovation, Transformation, & Excellence in Governance (INCITEGov). The youngest member to both the 1986 Constitutional Commission and the first Congress following the end of martial law, Mr. Gascon has also served as a peace negotiator and undersecretary of education. He was the recipient of an Asian Public Intellectual Fellowship in 2007, a Stanford University Summer Fellowship on Democracy and Development in 2005, and a Benigno S. Aquino Fellowship for Public Service in 2001. During his fellowship at NED, Mr. Gascon is examining the challenges of Philippine democracy, with particular focus on the strengthening of political institutions." [1]

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  1. 2006–2007 Reagan Fascell Democracy Fellows, NED, accessed September 14, 2007.