Pathways President and CEO Prof. Aileen Baviera, Ph.D. was among the two guest speakers in the 2nd Prof. Benito Lim Memorial Lecture Series held last July 13, 2019 at the Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center in Intramuros, Manila. The event was organized by the Philippine Association of Chinese Studies (PACS), Filipino-Chinese Friendship Association Inc. and Kaisa Para Sa Kanluran Inc.

Photo from ISIS Malaysia

Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress participated in the 33rd Asia Pacific Roundtable (APR) organized by the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia and the regional think tank network ASEAN-Institutes for Strategic and International Studies (ASEAN-ISIS). The roundtable was held in Kuala Lumpur, from 24 – 26 June 2019. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Prime Minister of Malaysia, delivered the Keynote Address discussing Malaysia’s development, ASEAN’s role in the region, the state of the Asia-Pacific, and challenges and trajectory of current global affairs.

At center are Stable Seas Director Curtis Bell and project manager Asyura Salleh with Dr. Baviera.

Maritime security and law enforcement, fisheries management, promotion of coastal welfare, and illicit trade are among the problem areas the Philippines and neighboring countries face in the Sulu and Celebes Seas. Two non-profit organizations jointly organized a workshop to explore solutions to these various challenges and opportunities. Stakeholders from the government, private sector, academe, and non-governmental organizations participated in the workshop held on June 10 and 11 at the Heritage Hotel Manila.

The Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation Inc. together with the University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP-CIDS) hosted a roundtable discussion on the “Dilemmas of the Indo-Pacific” on April 26, 2019. The discussion, moderated by Dr. Charmaine Willoughby, convenor of the APPFI’s Regional Security Architecture Program, examined the United States’ Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy.