The Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) invited Dr. Baviera to a roundtable to discuss prospects for Philippines-China relations under the new Duterte administration. Dr Liu Ming, director of the Institute for International Relations and Prof. Li Kaisheng, who had spent six months in Manila in 2015 as a visiting research fellow at the Asian Center,  were the main facilitators. Prof Cai Penghong, who is a long-time Philippines and Southeast Asia scholar, also shared his deep insights into the current situation. The event was held on June 28, merely three days before  the new Philippine government was to be installed.


The Royal Institute of International Affairs, also known as Chatham House, held a workshop on Resources, Sovereignty and Geopolitics in Hong Kong from 26-27 May 2016. This was organized in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The meeting discussed case studies in management of resource conflicts and the need for regional cooperative approaches as well as in some cases an intraregional resource policy. Dr. Baviera presented the South China Sea disputes case study. The summary report of the conference is available online.

APPFI President Aileen S.P. Baviera held a Public Lecture on  “Domestic Stakeholders in Philippine Maritime Disputes:  Impact and Influence on Foreign Policy” as a part of the UP President Edgardo J. Angara (PEJA) Lecture Series organized by UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) and UP Asian Center. The lecture was held last June 3, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium. 



Last May 6, Prof Baviera delivered a presentation at Yale University during a conference on the theme Conflict in the South China Sea. The conference was organized by the Council on Southeast Asian Studies, Yale University in partnership with the Council on East Asian Studies, The Macmillan Center, Yale University; and the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education (IVCE), New York. Prof Baviera’s presentation was titled “Geopolitical Quandaries in the South China Sea: Implications for the Philippines, China and the US”.