The perennially popular Great Decisions lecture series returns January 17 and continues on consecutive Fridays through March 6 at 12 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the International Colloquium at Portland State University, the series features a wealth of perspective and opinion from diplomats, policy experts, academics, and Foreign Service professionals. Join us for another year of great conversation around some of the globe’s big-picture, pressing issues.
January 31: The Philippines and the U.S. | Joshua Eastin (Portland State University)
The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a large-scale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S, relations with the Philippines?
All Great Decisions events take place Fridays at 12 p.m. at Portland State University, Academic and Student Recreation Center, Room 001, 1800 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201.
If you’re unable to attend one of the talks, Great Decisions is live-streamed and archived on WorldOregon’s YouTube channel
This event is free for PSU students and faculty and for those auditing through The Senior Adult Learning Center.
Complimentary coffee for Great Decisions is made possible through the generous donation of Caffe Umbria
Great Decisions: the Philippines and the U.S.
1800 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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