The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman will be holding a public forum, Conflict in West Asia: Implications on Philippine Labor Migration, on 31 January 2020, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the UP Asian Center, Diliman, QC. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first served. Walk-ins are welcome, but participants are encouraged to sign up.
Representatives from different government agencies have been invited to serve as discussants/reactors (To be confirmed/updated)
Morteza Sabouri, PhD is the Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Manila.
Henelito Sevilla, Jr., PhD is an Assistant Professor at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. He handles courses in Philippine Foreign Relations and West Asia. He obtained his PhD in International Relations from the University of Tehran. His research interests are Philippine-Middle East relations, energy security and Persian Gulf security.
Rolando Talampas is an Associate Professor and College Secretary at the Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. He teaches courses in Asian Studies, particularly Theories and Perspectives in Asian Studies and Research Methods. His research interests include development, Iraq and Philippine studies.
The forum is the first in the Asian Center’s “Current Asian Affairs Lecture Series,” which aims to tackle challenges arising from issues concerning progress, growth and development in 21st-century Asia. Involving scholars, policymakers and stakeholders, it seeks to provide varied perspectives and options for solutions that will be beneficial in addressing challenges in development in Asia and their implications on the Philippines.