"Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security" on April 28, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

“Philippines 2016: Governance, Growth, Development and Security” will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

As Philippine President Benigno Aquino III concludes his six-year term, leading officials and analysts from the Philippines and the United States offer perspectives on Philippine governance, growth, development and security, and the prospects for U.S.-Philippines relations.

Agenda

10:00-10:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks by Hank Hendrickson, Executive Director, U.S.-Philippines Society
                        Introduction of Ambassador Cuisia by Lorenzo Piccio, M.A. Candidate, Johns Hopkins SAIS
                        Keynote Remarks by H.E. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr., Philippine Ambassador to the United States of America

10:30-11:30 a.m. Panel 1: Governance, Growth and Development with Q&A
Speakers:
Motoo Konishi, Former Country Director for the Philippines, The World Bank
Gloria D. Steele, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development
Matthew L. Bohn, Vice President of Administration and Finance and Chief Financial Officer Millennium Challenge Corporation
Moderator: Hank Hendrickson, Executive Director, U.S.-Philippines Society

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Panel 2: Peace and Security with Q&A
Speakers:
Zachary Abuza, Professor, National War College
Patricio Abinales, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Ruth Wedgwood, Burling Professor of International Law, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Moderator: William Wise, Senior Associate Director, Asian and Southeast Asia Studies Program, Johns Hopkins SAIS

12:30-12:45 p.m. Luncheon

12:45-1:25 p.m. Reconvening Remarks by Hank Hendrickson, Executive Director, U.S.-Philippines Society
                      Introduction to Senator Lugar, Lorenzo Piccio, MA Candidate, Johns Hopkins SAIS
                      Keynote Remarks The Honorable Richard G. Lugar, Former Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee with Q&A
1:25-1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks by Ambassador John F. Maisto, President, U.S.-Philippines Society

Date

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday April 28, 2016

Location

Rome Auditorium 
Johns Hopkins SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington DC, DC 20036

Register 

The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press may RSVP by completing the online registration form.

Media Contacts

Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
sande100@jhu.edu 

Lucille Ferraren
Program Manager
U.S.-Philippines Society
202.525.3982 office
Lucille.Ferraren@usphilsociety.org 

Darell Ann R. Artates
Public Diplomacy Officer
Embassy of the Philippines
202.467.9432 office
info@philippinesusa.org

 
For more information, visit sais-jhu.edu or @SAISHopkins   
 

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Date: 
Friday, April 22, 2016