Date: May 12, 2015
Venue: Crown Regency Resort, Station 3, Boracay island, Aklan
The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), lead convenor of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN), is organizing the 2015 APEC Study Centers Consortium (ASCC) Conference which will be held on May 12-13, 2015 in Boracay Island, Philippines. The conference is part of the Second Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 2) and related activities.
The conference session will follow the priority areas of APEC 2015, namely: enhancing regional economic integration; fostering SMEs' participation in the regional and global economy; investing in human capital development; and building sustainable and resilient communities.
The annual ASCC Conference provides an excellent opportunity for academics and scholars to discuss and exchange ideas on the APEC themes and to identify areas for regional collaboration among other APEC Study Centers (ASCs). Outcomes of the conference may serve as inputs to the different APEC working group discussions and may be integrated in the Leader's statements.
The PASCN is one of the ASCs in APEC member-economies. ASCs undertake research, disseminate information, and facilitate discussion on APEC-related issues to support the attainment of APEC's vision and goals. The PASCN was established in 1996 through an administrative order as the Philippines' response to the APEC Leaders Education Initiative, which aims to develop regional cooperation in higher education and research. It is composed of the Asian Institute of Management, Ateneo De Manila University, Central Luzon State University, De La Salle University, Mindanao State University, Silliman University, University of Asia and the Pacific, University of San Carlos, University of the Philippines, Xavier University, Department of Foreign Affairs-Foreign Service Institute, and PIDS.
Check out the Call for Papers and other conference details in the ASCC 2015 and PASCN websites.
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