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Philippines–U.S. Relations: Evolving Opportunities and Challenges

The Philippines has traditionally been seen as a gateway to Southeast Asia and a strong ally of the United States in the Pacific. The country’s natural beauty and endowment have attracted many to its shores but have brought opportunities and challenges to the nation as well.

Learn about its continued march toward economic development and as an archipelagic nation in a sea of warring interests, as we engage Philippine Consul General in San Francisco Neil Ferrer in a discussion.

MLF ORGANIZER: Kalidip Choudhury


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Neil Ferrer

Philippine Consul General

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Kalidip Choudhury

Ph.D., Chair, Asia-Pacific Affairs Member-led Forum, The Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California—Moderator