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May 18 Book Talk | Walking Through History

Walking Through History
Erwin Tiongson

Thursday, 18 May 2023
6:00 PM

1617 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036

In celebration of the Asian American Heritage month in May, Sentro Rizal of the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. and the US-Philippines Society proudly present “Kumustahan sa Embahada” Walking Through History featuring: Erwin Tiongson.

Erwin R. Tiongson is a professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, serving as Deputy Director of the Global Human Development and previously as Professor in the Practice of International Affairs. He writes about Philippine history. His essays have appeared in the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Magazine, the New York Times, Positively Filipino, Slate, the Washington Post, Washingtonian and White House History Quarterly.

Tiongson is cofounder of the Philippines on the Potomac (POPDC) Project, a family undertaking that started in 2012 to list the places in the DC area that had significance to Philippine-American history and culture and led to an evolving Philippine-American street map of DC. The project inspired his recently published book, “Philippine-American Heritage in Washington, DC.”

In his book, Tiongson narrates the intertwined histories of the Philippines and the United States along the streets of Washington, from the end of the Spanish American War in 1898 through Philippine independence in 1946, and the many years since. Hidden in plain sight are the stories of the fascinating figures that once inhabited these spaces.

Join us during this special talk on 18 May 2023 at 6:00PM at the Philippine Embassy’s Chancery Annex, 1617 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20036. Prof. Tiongson will be signing pre-purchased books which are available via online bookstores.

Due to limited seating capacity, please register to attend in person, by 12 May 2023 at


An email confirmation from the Philippine Embassy will follow.

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