SAIS Southeast Asia Studies Program
The Asia Foundation
with generous support from
CAN THE PHILIPPINES BREAK OUT OF ITS AFFLICTION?
Prospects for Democratic Governance, Economic Development, and Philippine-US Relations
April 7-8, 2008
Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
1740 Massachusetts Avenue
This one and a half-day conference brings together American and Filipino government officials, scholars, experts, and watchers of Philippine affairs, providing a venue for exchanging ideas on the prospects for political reform, economic development, and peace and security in Southeast Asia’s oldest democracy. Specifically, the meeting will look into the issues and problems concerning democratic consolidation, reform of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, economic development, internal armed conflicts, and the future of bilateral partnership between the Philippines and the United States.
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