October 12: The First 100 Days of President Duterte: An Overview
SAIS Philippines Roundtable with Featured Speaker Ambassador John F. Maisto
Open to SAIS students, faculty, alumni, and Philippines Roundtable participants
Seats are limited. RSVP required
The Southeast Asia Studies Program | Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
The Johns Hopkins University | 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW | Tel. 202.663.5837
Ambassador (ret.) John F. Maisto is a thirty-three year former career member of the U.S. Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to Venezuela (1997-2000), Nicaragua (1993-1996), and the Organization of American States (2003-2006). He was Senior Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council and, concurrently, Special Assistant to the President, 2001 to 2003. He was Foreign Policy Adviser at the U.S. Southern Command, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America, and he served in Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Panama, and the Philippines. His Philippine service was in Manila as Political Officer (1978 to 1982), and at the State Department as Deputy Director and then Director of Philippine Affairs (1982-1986), during the People Power transition to democracy.
He is currently President of the US-Philippines Society and a Director of the Miami-based U.S. Education Finance Group and of the Washington-based International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). He is a Director of ECI, a Central America-based resort and retirement company. He is also a Consultant on Global Affairs at Arizona State University, and member of the Board of Advisors of the American Committees on Foreign Relations (ACFR) in Washington. He writes and speaks on U.S. foreign policy; trade, investment and growth; democratic transitions; regional issues; security and defense matters; and international education.