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.

Dr. Gilberto Llanto and Mr. Julio S. Amador III with PIDS President Dr. Celia Reyes and Dr. Heejin Lee, president of KAIDEC (Photo by PIDS).

Research fellows, Dr Gilberto Llanto and Mr. Julio S. Amador III, joined international experts from South Korea, India, China, Japan, Khazakstan, and ASEAN member-states in the 4th International Symposium on Asian Development Studies to discuss development cooperation in ASEAN. The symposium was held on the 25th to the 26th of October, 2018 at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). Mr. Amador chaired the first session on non-ASEAN actors for ASEAN’s development where Dr. Llanto served as discussant of the five research studies presented. The event was organized by the Korea Association of International Development and Cooperation (KAIDEC) and the PIDS, with the support of the Korea Foundation.

Research Fellow Dr. Charmaine Willoughby attended the 11th ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Dialogue on behalf of APPFI. The conversations focused on China’s soft power influences in the region, strategies to manage great power relations and overcome barriers to trade, and democracy in Southeast Asia. The Dialogue also featured perspectives of young delegates and scholars on the trilateral relationship.

Photo from China Institute of International Studies

Pathways President Aileen Baviera and Trustee Miriam Coronel-Ferrer delivered presentations during the Asia Mediation Retreat in Beijing hosted by the China Institute of International Studies, the HD Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.