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The State of Politics in the Philippines

Please join us for a discussion about politics in the Philippines one year ahead of the 2022 presidential election with Sheila S. Coronel and Patricio Abinales. The roundtable will review potential presidential candidates and examine issues facing the Philippines and its international partners leading up to the election. Our guest analysts will consider how the “lame duck” effect could impact President Duterte’s approach to his last year in office, the challenges of balancing foreign and domestic politics, and regional problems such as the South China Sea conflict.

Featured Speakers

Sheila Coronel, Director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University

Sheila Coronel is the director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and the Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. She worked for many years as a journalist in the Philippines and was a co-founder and director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. She is the author and editor of more than a dozen books. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Ramon Magsaysay Award for journalism.

Patricio Abinales, Professor, Department of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Patricio Abinales is a professor at the Department of Asian Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa and co-author of State and Society in the Philippines (2017). He is currently revising a piece titled The Philippines: Democracy at Death’s Door for the Cambridge University Press Elements in Politics and Society in Southeast Asia.

William Wise, Non-resident Fellow at the Stimson Center

William M. Wise chairs the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Forum, a project to promote the study of Southeast Asia at colleges, universities and research centers in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Stimson Center, affiliated with the Southeast Asia Program.Professor Wise’s government and teaching career focused on defense, security and intelligence issues in Asia. From 2005 to 2019 he managed the Southeast Asia Studies program at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, and taught courses on Southeast Asia and intelligence problems in Asia. See his full biography here.

Closing remarks by Hank Hendrickson, Executive Director of the US Philippines Society

This event is co-hosted with the US–Philippines Society.

Part of the Southeast Asia Forum Project
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