Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines and Senior Director at McLarty Associates
Thomas C. Hubbard is a former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines (1996-2000) and South Korea (2001-04) who had a distinguished forty-year career with the foreign service. He is a Founding Director of the US-Philippines Society and also sits on other advisory boards including as Chairman of The Korea Society in New York City. He received his BA in political science from the University of Alabama and has been awarded honorary doctorates by the University of Maryland and the University of Alabama.
Renato Cruz De Castro, Professor in the International Studies Department & Charles Lui Chi Keung Professorial Chair in China Studies, De La Salle University
Renato Cruz De Castro is a full professor in the International Studies Department, De La Salle University, Manila, and holds the Charles Lui Chi Keung Professorial Chair in China Studies. His research interests include Philippine-U.S. security relations and Philippine defense and foreign policy.
William Wise, Non-Resident Fellow and Chair, Southeast Asia Forum, Stimson Center; Practitioner-in-Residence, Retired, Southeast Asia Studies, JHU – SAIS (Moderator)
William Wise is a Nonresident Fellow affiliated with the Southeast Asia Program at the Henry L. Stimson Center. He is currently developing the new Southeast Asia Resource Center at Stimson, a project to promote and sustain the study of Southeast Asia at colleges and universities in the Mid-Atlantic region.