Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The UP Asian Center is organizing a roundtable, Southeast Asia and Industry 4.0, on 11 November, 9 am to 11 am, ASEAN Hall, UP Asian Center, QC. The roundtable is free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, but participants are encouraged to sign up.


Resource Speakers

H.E. Gerard Ho is Ambassador of Singapore to the Philippines. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in May 1997. He was Director-General of the ASEAN Directorate from January 2015 to February 2019, and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of Singapore in Jakarta from February 2010 to December 2014. He was First Secretary in the High Commission of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur from January 2004 to July 2007, and First Secretary in the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations in New York from April 2000 to August 2003. Ambassador Ho took up his post as Singapore’s Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines on 18 March 2019. Ambassador Ho obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He obtained a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University, New York, in 2009. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore)

Also speaking at the roundtable is Prof. Glen Imbang, who teaches at the Technology Management Center, University of the Philippines Diliman. A third resource speaker has also been invited.

Happy 64th Birthday, Asian Center!

This event is part of the Asian Center's 64th anniversary celebrations. View full list activities and sign up.


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The Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded atthe journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.