The Strategic Studies Program (SSP) of the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), in partnership with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Philippines, invites you to the webinar, “COVID-19 and the Indo-Pacific: Emerging Trends and Opportunities,” happening on 28 July 2021, 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (PH), via Zoom.
About the Webinar
This webinar seeks to examine the transformations that have taken place in the strategic environment—such as on international politics, the economy, and the security architecture—as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify its consequent challenges and opportunities for the Philippines and the Indo-Pacific.
The webinar takes off from the discussions in the Katipunan Dialogue, a podcast series produced as the sixth iteration of the SSP’s annual Katipunan Conference. Launched in 2015, the Katipunan Conference serves as a platform for discussing current and emerging issues that impact Philippine foreign policy and the region. It undertakes a strategic scan of the international and regional environment from multiple perspectives to produce practical and informed policy opinions and decision-making aids for various stakeholders.
Topics and Speakers
Developments in the Regional Strategic Environment
- Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Ph.D.
Director, Centre for Security, Strategy, and Technology,
Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi
- Julio Amador III
Founder and Chief Networker,
Philippine Strategic Forum
Regional Security and Its Implications for the Philippines
- Gen. Emmanuel T. Bautista (Ret.)
Member, Board of Trustees,
Foundation for the National Interest
Prospects for Economic Recovery After COVID-19
- Tina S. Clemente, Ph.D.
Professor, Asian Center,
University of the Philippines Diliman
Philippine Foreign Policy Under the Duterte Administration
- Ambassador Laura Quiambao-Del Rosario
President, Miriam College