In 2016, Dr. Aileen S.P. Baviera conducted an initiative that sought to map experts whose work contributes and can contribute to strategic economic and political-security studies. The rationale of this component is to deepen the bench by casting a wider search for experts in the country. The mapping involved individual consultations, leading to a documentation of experts from the academe, non-government organizations and the public as well as private sector. The mapping initiative shall also document the related ongoing and completed activities of these experts that are in line with the China/Strategic Studies Program.