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November 16: SAIS Philippines Roundtable on the President Duterte Administration’s Foreign Policy

The Duterte Foreign Policy: Return of Equi-balancing

The Duterte Administration has sought to expand partnerships during visits to China, Japan, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand and Malaysia. President Duterte’s recent actions indicate the Philippines is strengthening its naval and coast guard capabilities with help from Japan and South Korea. With President-elect Donald Trump, the President’s message towards “enhanced US-Philippines relations” may possibly signal a change in tone.

Please join us in a roundtable discussion with Professor Renato Cruz de Castro on the Duterte Administration’s foreign policy.

Renato Cruz de Castro

Professor, International Studies Department, De La Salle University
Charles Lui Chi Keung Professional Chair in China Studies

Wednesday | 16 November 2016 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM
SAIS Rome Building
1619 Massachusetts Avenue Room 806
Washington DC 20036 

This event is organized in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins Southeast Asia Studies Program at SAIS.

Light lunch will be served.


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