The Pilot Certificate Course, 2016

In 2016, the China/Strategic Studies Program built on the achievements in 2015 and introduced the pilot training program on Strategic Studies.

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2015 Seminar on Philippine Studies

The program consisted of lectures by experts, covering Philippine history, law, geography, culture, politics, economy, social issues, foreign relations, and media.

Philippines’ Key Issues and Challenges in Its Strategic Environment

Utilizing the insights drawn from the conferences in 2015 and 2016,  Dr. Jay Batongbacal produced analysis on the Philippines’ key issues and challenges in its strategic environment. This initiative was intended to promote long-term visioning and strategic thinking among academics, decision-makers, and the interested public.

Mapping Initiative for Strategic Economic and Political-Security Studies

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…

Changing Economic Strategy of China and Implications for Chinese Foreign Relations

As a component of the 2015 program, Dr. Tina S. Clemente conducted research on the Changing Economic Strategy of China and Implications for Chinese Foreign Relations. It not only engaged the discourse but it also conducted numerous consultations with key informants in various stakeholding sectors. Dr. Clemente was able to present preliminary findings in the 1st Katipunan…

Philippines-China Economic Relations: Prospects and Possibilities

The UP CIDS’ China/Strategic Studies Program worked with the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) in organizing a consultative roundtable discussion on aspects of investment and trade. The discussion was in aid of assessing recent developments in the country’s engagement with China, following President Duterte’s state visit to China in October…

UP CIDS’ China/Strategic Studies Program Holds 2nd Katipunan Conference

Last October 20 to 21, 2016, representatives from the government, civil society and the academe attended the 2nd Katipunan Conference entitled, “Philippine Strategic Environment: New Direction, New Challenges” held at the UP-Law Center. The Katipunan Conference is one of the main components of the China and Strategic Studies Program of the UP Center for Integrative…

UP CIDS’ China/Strategic Studies Program holds 1st Katipunan Conference

Following a successful one-day symposium on the importance of Track II Diplomacy in fostering better Sino-Philippine relations, and to cap the first year of its existence, the China/Strategic Studies Program team members decided to convene academics, government officials and representatives from the private sector in a bigger conference offering a strategic scan of the geopolitical,…

UP CIDS to host lecture on US-China competition in Asia Pacific

The UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS) along with the UP Diliman Department of Political Science, is organizing a brief lecture by Professor William T. Tow of Australian National University (ANU)  on 18 September 2015 (Friday) from 9:00am to 11:30am  at the Seminar Room, GT-Toyota Asian Center, UP Diliman. Read more here: UP CIDS…

China’s Worldview and Self-Image in Today’s World Politics

Included among the activities of the China/Strategic Studies program was a lecture series on emerging foreign policy issues. The series aimed to promote discussions among academics and public intellectuals in aid of gaining better insight into the study of China. In this light, the program organized a roundtable discussion with the theme “China’s Worldview and…