The UP Asian Center will be holding a rountable, "Regional Integration and Cooperation in Asia," on 14 November 2019, 3–5 pm,at the UP Asian Center, 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.
Regional cooperation and integration (RCI) has played a major role in the economic transformation of Asia and the Pacific. Despite the rising tide of protectionism elsewhere, Asia and the Pacific remains one of the most integrated regions in the world. However, RCI will have to face a number of emerging challenges and developments if it is to continue to have a hand in shaping the region’s economic fortunes. The discussion will provide an overview of trends in RCI in Asia and the Pacific, examine some of RCI’s contributions to development in the region, and discuss some of the challenges and new developments confronting RCI going forward.
Bernard Ng Thiam Hee is Senior Economist, Office of Regional Economic Integration. He works on financial integration, macroeconomic surveillance, and early warning systems in the Office for Regional Economic Integration of the Asian Development Bank. He manages the Asian Bonds Online web portal and the Asia Bond Monitor, a quarterly report on local currency bond market developments in Asia. Prior to joining ADB, he worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Central Bank of Malaysia. (ADB)
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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 at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.
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