Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is an academic, columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and author of Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt Against Elite Democracy (Palgrave). He was previously an assistant professor of political science at De La Salle University and Ateneo De Manila University in Manila, and adviser at Philippine Congress. He can be reached at @Richeydarian (Twitter/Facebook) and