ADVANCING PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH THE 6th NACT COUNTRY COORDINATORS MEETING AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Researchers from the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) attended the 6th Network of ASEAN-China Think Tanks (NACT) Country Coordinators Meeting and the NACT Annual Conference which were held on 13-14 June 2019 at the Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference featured four sessions around the continue reading : ADVANCING PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH THE 6th NACT COUNTRY COORDINATORS MEETING AND ANNUAL CONFERENCE

CIRSS Researcher Joins Panel at the 5th Ocean Dialogue in Hanoi

Edcel John A. Ibarra, Foreign Affairs Research Specialist at the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies (CIRSS) of the Foreign Service Institute, shared his views on the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in managing the South China Sea disputes at the 5th Ocean Dialogue held in Hanoi, Vietnam on 18 continue reading : CIRSS Researcher Joins Panel at the 5th Ocean Dialogue in Hanoi

29 New Foreign Service Officers Complete Cadetship Course with FSI

The Honorable Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Teodoro Locsin, Jr. graced, as guest of honor, the closing ceremony on 27 June 2019 of the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) intensive training program for the latest batch of the newly-commissioned Philippine Foreign Service Officers (FSOs). Twenty-nine (29) new FSOs completed the FSO Cadetship Course (FSOCC) Batch XXVI, which continue reading : 29 New Foreign Service Officers Complete Cadetship Course with FSI

FSI Trains DFA’s Records and Communication Officers

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted the Basic Records and Communication Officers’ Course from 24 May to 03 June 2019 for personnel of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) assigned and/or projected to assume Records and Communication Officer duties and responsibilities in the Home Office and at Foreign Service Posts (FSPs). Thirty-one (31) personnel participated continue reading : FSI Trains DFA’s Records and Communication Officers

Mabini Dialogue Explores EU’s Role as a Security Actor in Asia

The “center of gravity” is shifting to Asia, which makes the peace, stability, and security in the region crucial to EU, stressed Pedro Serrano De Haro Soriano, Deputy Secretary-General for Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service of the European Union (EU) during the Foreign Service Institute’s continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Explores EU’s Role as a Security Actor in Asia

FSI gears for ISO certification

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is optimistic it would be ISO 9001:2015 certified this 2019, as it undergoes training for Quality Management System (QMS) through a P1.3M technical assistance grant from the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP). An ISO certification attests an institution’s capacity to reliably provide products and services that satisfy both client continue reading : FSI gears for ISO certification