About Sass

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A transsexual Filipina based in The Netherlands, Sass Rogando Sasot is an international relations scholar, columnist, and political blogger. She holds an MA in International Relations in Leiden University and finished a Combined Major in World Politics & Global Justice, and a minor in International Development (magna cum laude) at Leiden University College. She was one of the co-founders of the pioneer transgender rights organization in the Philippines, the Society of Transsexual Women of the Philippines (STRAP). In 2014, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health gave her the 2014 Harry Benjamin Distinguished Education and Advocacy Award, in recognition of her valuable contributions to advocacy for transgender equality and rights.  In 2017, she became the first Filipina transsexual woman given a regular opinion column in a newspaper in the Philippines. Her broad and expanding research interests as a scholar includes realist political philosophy, international relations theories & histories, philosophy of history, territoriality, conflict resolution, diplomacy and statecraft, UN Security Council, and the South China Sea conflict.

You can contact her at sass@forthemotherland.net

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