[BY INVITATION ONLY] A Special Conversation with Enrique Manalo, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the PhilippinesVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The United Nations General Assembly Comes to Asia Society
Join us for a special event with the Philippines Secretary of Foreign Affairs, the Hon. Enrique Manalo. He will share his views on the rules based order, and what it means for the Indo-Pacific region and the world. This conversation will be led by Asia Society Policy Institute’s Daniel Russel. This event is part of Asia Society’s series of programs with world leaders visiting New York during the United Nations General Assembly, held annually in September.
***This program is by invitation only. Registration and confirmation of registration is required for entry.***
The Hon. Enrique Manalo is Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines. He was appointed in view of his long and distinguished career in the Philippine Foreign Service and his vast experience in diplomacy. During his more than four decades of service in the DFA, he was appointed as Undersecretary for Policy twice. In this capacity, he was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in matters involving the country’s relations with the international community. As Undersecretary for Policy, he also served as the Philippines’ Senior Official in the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting, which is the working level mechanism for ASEAN policy formulation and priority-setting. He is an expert in multilateral diplomacy, having served as the Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York immediately prior to being appointed as Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He was also the Philippine Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva. He has held other notable positions, including Acting Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Philippine Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Belgium, Assistant Secretary for European Affairs, Minister Counselor and Deputy Permanent Representative in the Philippine Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, and First Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. In recognition of his exceptional service to the country, he was awarded the Order of Lakandula with rank of Grand Cross (Bayani) in 2018, the Gawad Mabini with rank of Grand Cross (Dakilang Kamanong) in 2017, and the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Grand Cross (Datu) in 2010.
Daniel Russel is Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy at the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI). Previously he served as a Diplomat in Residence and Senior Fellow with ASPI for a one year term. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State, he most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Prior to his appointment as Assistant Secretary on July 12, 2013, Mr. Russel served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director for Asian Affairs. During his tenure there, he helped formulate President Obama’s strategic rebalance to the Asia Pacific region, including efforts to strengthen alliances, deepen U.S. engagement with multilateral organizations, and expand cooperation with emerging powers in the region. Prior to joining the NSC in January of 2009, he served as Director of the Office of Japanese Affairs and had assignments as U.S. Consul General in Osaka-Kobe, Japan (2005-2008); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands (2002-2005); Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus (1999-2002); Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (1997-99); Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1995-96); Political Section Unit Chief at U.S. Embassy Seoul, Republic of Korea (1992-95); Political Advisor to the Permanent Representative to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador Pickering (1989-92); Vice Consul in Osaka and Branch Office Manager in Nagoya, Japan (1987-89); and Assistant to the Ambassador to Japan, former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield (1985-87). In 1996, he was awarded the State Department's Una Chapman Cox Fellowship sabbatical and authored America’s Place in the World. Before joining the Foreign Service, he was manager for an international firm in New York City.
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