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 more 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 this April.

Afterward, join us for a taste of Philippine cuisine and a glimpse of the famous night markets with vendors displaying fares ranging from chocolates to coffee. Free giveaways from the Philippine Department of Tourism–San Francisco are also in store for lucky attendees.

Kalidip Choudhury

An Asia-Pacific Affairs Member-led Forum program. Forums and chapters at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

Photo courtesy the speaker.

Image - Neil Ferrer

Neil Ferrer

Philippine Consul General

Image - Kalidip Choudhury

Kalidip Choudhury

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