COVID-19 and the Indo-Pacific: Emerging Trends and Opportunities


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

Registration and Inquiries

To join, register via Zoom at bit.ly/Covid19-theIndoPacific until 28 July 2021, 9:00 a.m. For inquiries, email ssp.cids@up.edu.ph.

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