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The Philippines Under President Duterte: Nagging Questions and an Optimistic Outlook

  • April 29, 2017
  • AMN Healthcare

How is the Philippines doing economically and politically? Why is President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, which is taking a serious toll in human lives and social cohesion, still popularly supported? Is the Duterte administration pursuing a set of domestic and foreign policies that promote inclusive economic growth and a stable political environment? Are there reasons to be cautiously optimistic about the Philippines future?

In his talk, Professor Ravanilla will frame these concerns in the broader economic and political context of the Philippines, and suggest ways to understand and draw insights from the country’s current affairs.

About Our Speaker

Born and raised in the Philippines, Nico Ravanilla is an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, where he researches ways to improve governance in developing democracies. Before coming to UCSD, he held the Walter H. Shorenstein Postdoctoral Fellowship in Contemporary Asia at Stanford University. Professor Ravanilla earned his BS and MA from the University of the Philippines, and his Ph.D. in political science and public policy at the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


6:00-6:30 PM Registration & Reception

6:30-8:00 PM Presentation


AMN Healthcare Boardroom

12400 High Bluff Drive

San Diego CA, 92130


Mailing Address

San Diego World Affairs Council (SDWAC)

PO Box 34010

San Diego, CA 92163


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