UP’s 5th Katipunan Conference to focus on COVID-19 and the strategic environment

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To what extent has the pandemic altered the strategic environment in the Asia Pacific? Learn more about the Emerging Trends in the Regional Environment at the time of COVID 19 in the first installment of the 5th Katipunan Conference on Tuesday, October 6 from 10:00-11:45 AM via Zoom.

Interested participants may pre-register at http://bit.ly/5thKatipunan for access to this free lecture.

Organized by the Strategic Studies Program of the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS), this four-part lecture series carries the theme “COVID 19 and the Strategic Environment: Change and Continuity” and looks into the transformations that have taken place and how these impact on Philippine strategic interests and on the regional security architecture since the onset of the global pandemic.

The Katipunan Webinar Series will also feature discussions on norms and international law in ASEAN (October 12); conflict and security (October 19); and scan of the future developments in the region (October 26). Participants may also pre-register for these lectures via http://bit.ly/5thKatipunan.

Now on its 5th year, the  Katipunan Conference serves as a platform for discussing current and emerging issues that impact Philippine foreign policy and the region. It undertakes a strategic scan of the international environment from multiple perspectives to produce practical and informed policy opinions and decision-making aids for various stakeholders.

For more information, please direct your inquires to ssp.cids@up.edu.ph or visit www.cids.up.edu.ph.