FTPS Implements the Basic Records and Communication Officers’ Course for FY 2021

The Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy – Functional and Transition Programs Section (CPRSD – FTPS) concluded the Basic Records and Communication Officers’ Course (BRCOC), held from 15 to 23 February 2021. Thirty-four (34) personnel from the Home Office and Consular Offices participated in the Course. BRCOC 2021 was the first online records and communication continue reading : FTPS Implements the Basic Records and Communication Officers’ Course for FY 2021

FSI Highlights Cultural Diplomacy in Art Workshop and Museum Tour

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) kicked off the new year with an Art Workshop and Museum Tour for its personnel held on 27-28 January 2021. The tour was a required supplementary activity for the Seminar-Workshop on Cultural Diplomacy Awareness Through Art Expression, which aims to increase awareness of art as a vital agent of cultural diplomacy. The continue reading : FSI Highlights Cultural Diplomacy in Art Workshop and Museum Tour

Call for Papers: US-Philippines’ Next Generation Leaders’ Initiative

In collaboration with the Foreign Service Institute, and with the support of the US Embassy in the Philippines, the Pacific Forum would like to invite everyone to participate in the Pacific Forum’s Call for Papers on US-PH Relations. This project is part of the Pacific Forum’s US-Philippines’ Next Generation Leaders Initiative which seeks to further advance US-Philippine Alliance, and to connect young continue reading : Call for Papers: US-Philippines’ Next Generation Leaders’ Initiative

FSI Successfully Concludes Its Online Language Courses – 2020 Series

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) recently concluded its online Beginner and Post-Beginner Language Courses that began in 2020. These language courses covered Bahasa Indonesia, French, and Spanish. The French Online Course (Level A1.2) was conducted from 20 August 2020 to 13 January 2021 with 36 participants; the Spanish Online Course (Level A1.2) from 6 July continue reading : FSI Successfully Concludes Its Online Language Courses – 2020 Series

SEC. LOCSIN URGES FILIPINO DIPLOMATS TO “GO WHERE IT COUNTS” TO COUNTER VIOLENT EXTREMISM

“In my watch, we’re gonna go when it is dangerous to go when things really count,” said Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro L. Locsin, Jr., in the webinar, “Contemporary Application of Counterterrorism Concepts,” organized by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) on 5 February 2021. Secretary Locsin also reminded the webinar participants that diplomacy is continue reading : SEC. LOCSIN URGES FILIPINO DIPLOMATS TO “GO WHERE IT COUNTS” TO COUNTER VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Is There Convergence on the South China Sea Arbitration Award?Legal Experts Weigh In

There is a certain level of convergence of views among claimant and user states on the final Award in the South China Sea Arbitration, legal experts within and outside the region acknowledged during the online Mangrove Forum organized by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) on 21 January 2021. The Award, issued on 12 July 2016, continue reading : Is There Convergence on the South China Sea Arbitration Award?Legal Experts Weigh In

Scholars Discuss Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Trajectory Under Prime Minister Suga

“Prime Minister Suga’s official statements broadly indicate the administration’s priorities in domestic and foreign policies…There is also a need to realign the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) closer to the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) in order for the FOIP framework to be seen less as a tool of encirclement of China or as continue reading : Scholars Discuss Japan’s Foreign and Security Policy Trajectory Under Prime Minister Suga

FSI Completes Online Course on Passport Services – Advanced Level

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), through the Carlos P. Romulo School of Diplomacy (CPRSD), successfully completed the Online Course on Passport Services-Advanced Level (OCPS-AL), a fully asynchronous online course. Thirty-six (36) personnel from the Department of Foreign Affairs’ (DFA’s) Home Office, Consular Offices, and Foreign Service Posts participated in the Course. CPRSD’s Functional and Transition continue reading : FSI Completes Online Course on Passport Services – Advanced Level