Research and the Social Agenda: The Tale of Two Rivers (Of Dead Rivers and the River of Life)


This oration was delivered by the author during the annual discurso de apertura at the formal opening of the academic year 2019-2020 at the University of Santo Tomas last August 1, 2019. The discurso started as a Dominican Catholic tradition on July 16, 1866 as an annual event. The professor or dean assigned the preparation of this academic paper is appointed by the rector of the university a few months prior to the opening of each school year.

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