Forum on Culture Highlights Cultural Diplomacy as Potent Foreign Policy Tool

In an increasingly interdependent world where mass communication technology ensures that individuals have access to each other more than ever, cultural diplomacy is fast proving itself to be a useful tool for states in expanding their reach and influence to foreign communities through non-violent means. Cultures not only reflect distinctive qualities and identities that set continue reading : Forum on Culture Highlights Cultural Diplomacy as Potent Foreign Policy Tool

FSI Holds Mabini Dialogue on Australia-Philippines Relations and its Implications for the Region

To assess the existing dynamics of the Australia-Philippines bilateral relationship and help create a common understanding on the role of this partnership within the context of ASEAN and the Indo Pacific, the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) held a Mabini Dialogue titled “Australia-Philippines Relations and its Future continue reading : FSI Holds Mabini Dialogue on Australia-Philippines Relations and its Implications for the Region

People-to-People Engagement and Increased Economic Investments: Key to Strengthening Cambodia-Philippines Relations

In celebration of the 65th anniversary of Cambodia-Philippines bilateral relations, the Foreign Service Institute and the National Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations of Cambodia, with the assistance of the Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh, organized the Mabini Dialogue on the “Current State and Future Prospects for Cambodia-Philippines Relations,” on 19 October 2022 via Zoom. continue reading : People-to-People Engagement and Increased Economic Investments: Key to Strengthening Cambodia-Philippines Relations

Panama and The United Nations

Continuously improving the quality of life and going beyond maritime cooperation – these were two of the main themes discussed during the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) Mabini Dialogue on “Panama and the United Nations” held on 28 July 2022. FSI, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Panama in the Philippines, organized the continue reading : Panama and The United Nations

Experts Explore Practical Steps to Uphold South China Sea Arbitration Award Under the Marcos Jr. Administration

In commemoration of the sixth anniversary of the South China Sea Arbitration Award, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) organized a Mabini Dialogue to explore the possible courses of action the Marcos, Jr. administration could take to promote and honor the Award. The event, titled “6th Anniversary of the South China Sea Arbitration Award: Policy Directions continue reading : Experts Explore Practical Steps to Uphold South China Sea Arbitration Award Under the Marcos Jr. Administration

Experts Underline the Importance of Women Leadership and Advocacy Across All Levels of Society

The Mabini Dialogue titled “Commanding the Wind: Women as Central Figures in the Fight Against Climate Change” brought together experts to examine and share their thoughts on the critical role of women in countering climate change and working towards a sustainable future.  The event was jointly organized by the Foreign Service Institute and the US continue reading : Experts Underline the Importance of Women Leadership and Advocacy Across All Levels of Society

EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT COMMON POINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING PHILIPPINES – PALESTINE RELATIONS

The Philippines and Palestine have many common points that both countries should take advantage of in order to enhance their already flourishing diplomatic relationship. This was the central theme of Ambassador Saleh Asad Saleh Fhied Mohammad’s discussion in the Foreign Service Institute’s Mabini Dialogue titled “Navigating Philippines-Palestine Relations: What’s Next?,” held on 24 February 2022. continue reading : EXPERTS HIGHLIGHT COMMON POINTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING PHILIPPINES – PALESTINE RELATIONS

Ambassadors, experts, discuss the relevance of the Abraham Accords at Mabini Dialogue

The Foreign Service Institute and the Embassy of Israel in Manila conducted the Mabini Dialogue “The Changing Paradigm in the Middle East: The Abraham Accords and the New Era of Arab-Israeli Diplomatic Relations” on 30 March 2022, bringing together experts and distinguished speakers to examine and share their perspectives on the significance of the Abraham continue reading : Ambassadors, experts, discuss the relevance of the Abraham Accords at Mabini Dialogue

Webinar: Navigating Philippines-Palestine Relations: What’s Next?

Join us in our Mabini Dialogue titled “Navigating Philippines-Palestine Relations: What’s Next?” on Thursday, 24 February, from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (Manila Time) via Zoom. The webinar will discuss the opportunities for cooperation following the establishment of the Embassy of Palestine in Manila in 2020. Please click this link to register: https://bit.ly/MDSPH-PalestineRelations