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June 4: A Forum on Marawi Siege One-Year Later

Monday, June 4, 2018
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

Please join us in a forum to assess the pace of recovery, the political and security environment, and status of displaced persons following the 5-month Marawi siege that began on May 23, 2017.

Featured speakers include Sam Chittick (by Skype), the Asia Foundation’s Philippine Representative and Aleem Guiapal, Executive Director of REZA-ARMM (2016-2017) and 2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow.

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Featured Speakers

Sam Chittick is the Asia Foundation’s country representative for the Philippines where he oversees the Foundation’s programming in the Philippines, focused on supporting economic growth, strengthening justice and the rule of law, fostering peace and development, and improving governance. Chittick has deep expertise in governance and decentralization; peace, security and conflict; local economic development; and human rights and the rule of law. In his last role before joining the Foundation, he served as a Conflict, Security, and Development Consultant for the World Bank in Washington, D.C., while working on peace in southern Philippines, forced displacement challenges in Afghanistan, and development challenges in Thailand’s southern provinces. Chittick has a Master’s degree in International and Community Development from Deakin University, Australia, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Sydney University, Australia.

Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal is the executive director of the Regional Economic Zone Authority- Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (2016-2017). His major area of interest is in the development of the agricultural industry, tourism, investment and finance and comprehensive sustainable development (REZA 2020 Plan). He recently completed Advanced Studies on Economic Development as 2017 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Michigan State University. Prior to his current position, he served as Director of the Bureau of Muslim Economic Affairs, National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (2011-2016). He is a forerunner in the filing of the Islamic Financing Act now under committee discussion in the Philippine Congress. As part of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship, he is doing his professional affiliation with the US-Philippines Society.

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