The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) joins hands with Club de Damas Latinas, Inc. (CDL) to promote language and cultural appreciation among the Institute’s Spanish language students. FSI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CDL on 10 January 2020 to formalize their partnership in enhancing the program and activities to learn and appreciate the Spanish and continue reading : Deepening ties with Latin America, FSI forges partnership with the Club de Damas Latinas, Inc.
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) marked its 43rd founding anniversary with the theme “FSI @ 43: Celebrating Empowerment and Leadership” last 05 December 2019 at The Heritage Hotel, Pasay City. The celebration included various activities anchored on the theme: (a) Seminar-Workshop on Gender and Leadership,which featured feminist leaders: Dr. Aurora Javate-De Dios, Senior Project Director continue reading : FSI @ 43: Celebrating Empowerment and Leadership
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) conducted a “Training Course on Counterterrorism” from 09 to 13 December 2019 for Foreign Service Officers in the Home Office and Foreign Service Posts. This course was organized by the Institute through the training services offered by the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation (GRMF), a non-profit organization based in Honolulu and continue reading : DIPLOMATS AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR COUNTERING VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) offered a pioneering course for the Institute this 21-22 November 2019, in cooperation with the London-based Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies (CPDS). Ms. Celeste Vinzon-Balatbat, FSI Officer-in-Charge (Director-General), coordinated with CPDS for the course to materialize. CPDS is an independent institution that conducts programs for professional development for diplomats continue reading : FSI partners with the Centre for Political and Diplomatic Studies for first time Heads of Post training
The Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI) Carlos P. Romulo (CPR) Library capped its celebration of the 2019 Library and Information Services Month with a storytelling session for children, held on 30 November 2019. The Library partnered with Barangay 111 zone 12 of Pasay City in selecting 50 children, aged 10-12, from its community to participate in continue reading : Barangay Storytelling: Carlos P. Romulo Library Reaches Out to the Community
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)
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
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