CAA Philippines: A Luncheon Seminar "Political and Economic Trends in Asia"

Makata, Philippines
Asia Society Philippines and the Columbia Alumni Association of the Philippines warmly invite you to a luncheon seminar that will be held at the Tower Club, Philamlife Tower, Makati City. The luncheon will feature a presentation by visiting Professor of Political Science from Columbia’s Weatherhead East Asia Institute, Professor Duncan McCargo, and Economist, Mr. Jun Trinidad. Professor McCargo is prominent for his contributions on the current debates on the politics of Thailand, but he is centrally concerned with the nature of power. His fascination on the undercurrents of the Asian political system had led him to study questions relating to the use of media, sub-national conflicts, and the politics of justice, among other issues. Mr. Jun Trinidad was former Citi Country Chief Economist for the Philippines and Thailand. The speakers will share their views on the recent political and economic trends in Asia and how these affect the dynamics of the Philippine economy.