The Philippines and Turkey Launch Celebrations in Manila for the 70th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations with a Mabini Dialogue on Turkish Foreign Policy

Manila, 18 September 2019 – “The Philippines and Turkey are on track towards an even closer friendship, bolstered by the various levels of engagement between our Governments and our peoples.” This was how the speakers described the current state of Philippines-Turkey relations during the Mabini Dialogue on “The Philippines and Turkey: 70 Years and Beyond,” continue reading : The Philippines and Turkey Launch Celebrations in Manila for the 70th Anniversary of Bilateral Relations with a Mabini Dialogue on Turkish Foreign Policy

FSI Offers Course on Commitment to Public Service and Good Governance

Integrity, Accountability, Patriotism, and Professionalism are core values for every public servant and pillars for good governance. Bearing this in mind, the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted a Seminar on Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees on 15 August 2019. Twenty (20) continue reading : FSI Offers Course on Commitment to Public Service and Good Governance

Leveling Up Japanese Language Studies through the Ikebana Experience

Recognizing culture as a significant aspect in learning a foreign language, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) held an Ikebana workshop, conducted as part of the Cultural Appreciation Program. This workshop was organized on 14 July 2019 for the participants of the Nihongo V class to enable these students to gain a better understanding and appreciation continue reading : Leveling Up Japanese Language Studies through the Ikebana Experience

FSI boosts relations with representatives from diplomatic institutes and Embassies, proposes cooperation in teaching Arabic

FSI boosts relations with representatives from diplomatic institutes and Embassies, proposes cooperation in teaching Arabic In July and August, the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) exchanged information and best practices in diplomatic training with visitors from counterpart diplomatic institutions in Saudi Arabia and Malaysia and a youth delegation from the US. FSI also explored possible areas continue reading : FSI boosts relations with representatives from diplomatic institutes and Embassies, proposes cooperation in teaching Arabic

Mabini Dialogue Discusses the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Phenomenon

A “whole-of-society” approach is key to keeping at bay the emergence of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) among a country’s citizens. Such an approach seeks to build resilient communities and promote inclusion among all stakeholders, regardless of their makeup (e.g. migrant, indigenous, and religious). These were among the main points raised during the Foreign Service Institute’s continue reading : Mabini Dialogue Discusses the Foreign Terrorist Fighter Phenomenon

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