The National Defense College of the Philippines (NDCP) and the Hawaii-based Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS) held a webinar today, June 10, from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM via Microsoft Teams.
The webinar featured Prof Alexander L Vuving PhD of the DKI APCSS who delivered a presentation on the topic “Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific in the Early 21st Century”. Prof Renato C de Castro PhD of the De La Salle University was the Discussant.
In his Welcome Remarks, NDCP President BGen Archimedes H Viaje AFP (Ret) PhD MNSA CESE said that the jointly conducted webinar aims to provide a useful platform for practitioners, scholars and enthusiasts on national security and defense to exchange insights under an evolving “new normal”.
The NDCP and DKI APCSS have agreed to hold a series of webinars on common security concerns.
DKI APCSS Director RAdm (ret) Peter A Gumataotao, in his Closing Remarks, highlighted the need to include other voices and perspectives to deepen understanding of strategic issues as the Indo-Pacific region deals with complex geopolitical realities.
The total of 101 participants who joined the virtual dialogue was composed of NDCP officials, faculty, members of the Master in National Security Administration (MNSA) program Regular Class 55 and graduates of the Senior Executive Course on National Security (SECNS), Executive Course on National Security (ECNS) and other short courses. DKI-APCSS officials, faculty and Filipino alumni, government officials and members of the academe were also invited to attend.
This is the first in a series of NDCP-DKI APCSS webinars.