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

Experts revisit, explore ways to strengthen the ASEAN Charter

“…ASEAN is evolving—therefore, ASEAN also needs to be better prepared and more responsive to the transformative shifts and mounting uncertainties in the external environment…”, thus remarked Assistant Secretary Daniel Espiritu of the Office of ASEAN Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs as he welcomed the participants to the Mabini Dialogue organized by the Foreign Service Institute on 27 continue reading : Experts revisit, explore ways to strengthen the ASEAN Charter

Mabini Dialogue Series: Sketching Precolonial Southeast Asia

Do you know about the ASEAN Identity? Have you ever been curious about Southeast Asian pre-colonial ties? Join us in our Mabini Dialogue entitled “Sketching Precolonial Southeast Asia: Toward Fostering ASEAN Community Rooted in Regional Identity” on Wednesday, 25 August 2021, from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (Manila Time) via video conferencing. The webinar will discuss continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Series: Sketching Precolonial Southeast Asia

Expert Asserts Shared Values and Interests Guide Canada’s Indo-Pacific Visioning

Canada has a strategic interest in developing an Indo-Pacific policy that aims to enhance Canadian engagement with states in the Indo-Pacific region from a holistic perspective, and one that emphasizes shared values, norms, and interests.  Strengthening Philippines-Canada ties would be an essential part of a Canadian Indo-Pacific strategy that is anchored on building up various continue reading : Expert Asserts Shared Values and Interests Guide Canada’s Indo-Pacific Visioning

FSI Hosts the 12th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Training Institutions of ASEAN Plus Three

  The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) hosted the 12th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Training Institutions of ASEAN Plus Three (ASEAN+3) from 19-21 April 2017 at the Manila Ballroom A of the Marriott Hotel Manila in Pasay City.  Heads of ASEAN+3 diplomatic training institutions and their respective delegations were in attendance. Director-General continue reading : FSI Hosts the 12th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Training Institutions of ASEAN Plus Three

Skills Enhancement Training for Personnel and Volunteers of the Local Government Units: Davao

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) through its Special Programs Section conducted a skills enhancement training from 9-12 January 2017 for personnel and volunteers of the local government units (LGUs) in preparation for the launching of the ASEAN 2017 Philippine chairmanship. The training at the SEDA Abreeza Hotel, Davao City was attended by Davao LGU personnel continue reading : Skills Enhancement Training for Personnel and Volunteers of the Local Government Units: Davao

FSI Conducts Training for Myanmar Diplomats

Twenty-five newly recruited Foreign Service Officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar attended the Training on Protocol, Diplomatic Decorum and Conference Management for Myanmar Diplomats conducted by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) from May 26 to 30 in Yangon.

ASEAN in the Power Web

By Julio S. Amador III President Barack Obama’s upcoming participation in the East Asia, APEC, and the ASEAN-U.S. confabs in Southeast Asia during his October trip to the region will highlight important challenges that the region faces, particularly the role that small states play in great power relations. While analysts and scholars are still debating continue reading : ASEAN in the Power Web