The UP Asian Center and the Center for People Empowerment in Governance will hold a public lecture, VFA Termination: New Strategic Moves? by Ericson Baculinao, on 2 March 2020, 2 pm–4 pm, 2F, Seminar Room, UP Asian Center, Diliman, Quezon City. The lecture is free and open to the public; seating is first-come, first-served; walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.
President Duterte’s termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) signals new strategic possibilities. It lessens U.S. ability to dictate on Philippine foreign policy; enhances overall cooperation with China leading to possible solutions to the South China Sea disputes; and widens space for the country’s initiatives for a more independent foreign policy.
Mr. Ericson Baculinao is the long-time, award-winning Beijing bureau chief of NBC News U.S. television. He has lived and worked in China for the past 48 years.
The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
Border-Crossing Dilemmas under COVID-19: Filipino and Southeast Asian Workers Residing in and Heading for Japan | A Webinar (23 Sept 2020)
The UP Asian Center will be holding a webinar, “Border-Crossing Dilemmas under the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Focus on Filipino and other Southeast Asian Workers Residing in and Heading for Japan,” on 23 September 2020, 2 – 4 pm (Philippine time), via Zoom. The event is free, but participants must register using an authenticated Zoom account.
The UP Asian Center held the webinar, “Taiwan vs. COVID-19: Standing Up to the Challenge,” on 16 September 2020, 2 – 4 pm (Philippine time) via WebinarNinja. Watch the webinar replay.
The UP Asian Center will be holding a webinar, "Debriefing Seminar and Special Lecture on Japanese Politics and Society" via Zoom on 22 September 2020, 2–4 pm (Philippine time).
Wikang Filipino at iba pang Rehiyunal na Wika at Gamit Nito Sa Panahon ng mga Hamon at Krisis | Zoom Webinar (28 Aug 2020)
Magdaraos ang Tri-College Ph.D. Philippine Studies Program, UP Diliman ng isang webinar, “Wikang Filipino at Iba pang Rehiyunal na Wika at Gamit Nito sa Panahon ng mga Hamon at Krisis,” sa 28 Agosto 2020, 2:00 n.h–5:00 n.h (GMT+8:00, Oras ng Pilipinas).