Iran Ambassador pays farewell call on FSI OIC (Director-General)

Foreign Service Institute (FSI) Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat received Iran’s Ambassador to the Philippines Mohammad Tanhei, who made his farewell call at the Institute on 31 October 2019. FSI is a partner of the Islamic Republic of Iran through an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Iran’s Institute for Political and International Studies. The MOU, continue reading : Iran Ambassador pays farewell call on FSI OIC (Director-General)

Mabini Dialogue Features Expert Witness on the Marine Environment in the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Marine biologist Dr. Kent Carpenter, expert witness in the South China Sea Arbitration Case, showed evidences of the irreparable harm inflicted on the marine environment in the South China Sea during the Foreign Service Institute’s Mabini Dialogue. The forum, co-organized by the Embassy of the United States of America in Manila, was held on 21 continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Features Expert Witness on the Marine Environment in the South China Sea Arbitration Case

Hungary and the Philippines Compare Notes on China at the Mabini Dialogue

States in Central and Eastern Europe and the Southeast Asian region have converging and diverging interests and perceptions on the continuing rise of China as a global power. They also share common challenges and potential fields of cooperation in their relations with China.    This sums up the discussion during the Mabini Dialogue entitled “Through continue reading : Hungary and the Philippines Compare Notes on China at the Mabini Dialogue

Three in one FSI pushes three projects from Hanoi trip

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) had a productive participation in the 14th Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Institutions of ASEAN+3 as FSI’s Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat had also explored projects for the Institute from two side meetings. The Annual Meeting of Deans and Directors was held last 23-25 October 2019 in Hanoi, continue reading : Three in one FSI pushes three projects from Hanoi trip

FSI releases “Women in Diplomacy” book on the 10th year of PH Magna Carta of Women

The Philippines’s women diplomats, from across generations and geographic assignments, gathered together to share their experiences in foreign service during the launch of the pioneering book, “Women in Diplomacy: The Remarkable Ambassadors in the Philippine Foreign Service,” on 11 October 2019 at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The book is a joint publication of continue reading : FSI releases “Women in Diplomacy” book on the 10th year of PH Magna Carta of Women

Mabini Dialogue Discusses the Importance of Community in Fighting Terrorism

Communities are at the center of the fight against terrorism. While communities are directly affected by violent extremism, they could also be seen as a dynamic complement to anti-terrorism operations. This was one of the key discussion points in the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Mabini Dialogue, “Exploring Community Involvement in Fighting Against Terrorism.” The forum, continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Discusses the Importance of Community in Fighting Terrorism

FSI Pioneers Training on Business Analytics

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), in partnership with the University of the Philippines National Engineering Center (UP NEC), conducted a special training on Business Analytics from 30 September to 02 October 2019. Thirty (30) participants, comprising of the current batch of Foreign Service Officers undergoing the cadetship course and the Institute’s staff, including FSI’s Officer-in-Charge, continue reading : FSI Pioneers Training on Business Analytics