EWI Senior Fellow Discusses Governance in Philippines

News | April 29, 2019

On April 25, 2019, Dr. Ronald U. Mendoza, Dean of the Ateneo School of Government at Ateneo de Manila University and Asia-Pacific program senior fellow, visited the EastWest Institute (EWI) to exchange views on the current state of domestic politics in the Philippines and the country’s engagement in regional issues. The discussion focused on the Ateneo School of Government’s research into the implications of the concentration of power in political dynasties and the Duterte administration’s anti-drug campaign. 

Enriched by drawing on a diverse set of programmatic perspectives within EWI, the discussion involved Zoe Leung, Farwa Aamer and Jace White with the Asia-Pacific program; Asia-Pacific Fellow—with a Japan and East Asia focus—David Janes; Teresa Val with the Russia and the United States program; and Michael Depp with the Global Cooperation in Cyberspace program.

Since 2018, EWI has expanded its regional perspectives through the Asia-Pacific Fellows Network, which covers the regions of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Oceania. The Fellows Network represents expertise and nationalities that span 16 countries to include Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand.