The Valdai Discussion Club was established in Russia in 2004. Since then, its website indicates that more than 1,000 representatives of the international scholarly community from 71 countries have taken part in the Club’s activities.

As part of its Asia program, it co-organized a conference with the Malaysian Institute for Strategic and International Studies on November 21 & 22, to which think tanks and organizations from Malaysia, China, India, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, and the Philippines, among others, were invited. Pathways to Progress’s Aileen Baviera was the sole representative from the Philippines.

The Singapore Institute for International Relations, in cooperation with U.K.’s Royal Institute of International Affairs (better known as Chatham House), hosted the UK-ASEAN Dialogue for Cooperation and Collaboration Post-Brexit at the Eden Hall, the British High Commissioner’s residence in Singapore, last November 8. The EU Centre in Singapore was also involved in the dialogue.

Program Convenor Dr. Aaron Jed Rabena and Research Associate Grace Guiang represented Pathways at the 5th ASEAN-China Think Tank Dialogue on 25 October 2018 in Beijing.

Think Tank Dialogue

Pathways president, Dr. Aileen Baviera, with fellows and other experts participated in the workshop on imagining a new Asian order.

Several experts from APPFI actively participated in the experts’ scenario-building workshop on “Imagining a New Asian Order 2020 to 2035" held on 27-28 October 2018 in Makati City. Led by Pathways president, Dr. Aileen Baviera, research fellows Dr. Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby, Dr. Aries Arugay, Mr. Julio S. Amador III, Ms. Diane Faye Despi, and Mr. Lucio Pitlo served as speakers or discussants during the workshop.